PARISH DINNER – SAT, 3 JULY Seats are filling fast! Let us know if you can come and if you have already been invited to a specific table. Feel free to invite friends along as this is a great missional opportunity for our Parish! If you haven’t already, sign up on the clipboard or, alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org
STAFF / VESTRY RETREAT Staff and Vestry will be away this weekend at their annual Retreat. If you have any urgent queries, please contact Alison Camplin 02102706311.
40 HOUR FAMINE We have a 40hr Famine World Vision rep coming to inspire us this weekend at the 10.30am service. To sign up you can follow the link below or follow the link on Karori Anglican’s Facebook page. https://my.worldvision.org.nz/d/ss/0sgI3n/karori-anglican-church
SUNDAY FAMILIES LUNCH Meeting this Sunday, 13 June after the 10.30am service. See you there!
Karori Kaitiaki – Kākā Working Bee at Birdwood Reserve Sunday, 13 June 2-4pm All are invited to join local group Karori Kaitiaki – Kākā at a planting working bee at Birdwood Reserve this Sunday. Get along and have some fun!
Now that our SGM has approved proceeding with Te Korōria construction, we have taken a significant step forward! The next step is to get final sign off from the Diocese (because they own the land and all buildings), and we are in the process of finalising the loan agreements and building consent. We are expecting those to go smoothly. Our estimated timeline should see the work beginning on the hall complex (actual diggers and builders on site) in September!!! If you have been considering whether to donate to this build (either now or in the future), please let us know, as it will really help with our financial planning for construction. Please keep this project in your prayers for funding and as we continue to develop all the missional opportunities this building will support.
ALPHA COURSE Weds, 7 July – Intro Dinner Weds, 4 August at 7pm – 8 week course kicks off Alpha is an opportunity to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment. More info on Alpha can be found at this link Invitations will be available to pick up in our gathering area from this weekend. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
YOUTH ALPHA COURSE Starts: Sun, 4 July – 10.30am-Midday We are running a Youth Alpha course for 12-17 year olds. The course will be run during the 10.30am service on Sundays, starting 4 July. This is a fantastic opportunity for youth to begin taking steps to making their faith their own! If you are interested in attending this course, please fill in your details (or your teen’s details) on the circulating clipboard.
VESTRY NEWS At its last meeting Vestry celebrated God’s goodness after Te Korōria was supported by the congregation at the Special General Meeting. Building consent is hoped for later this month. Vestry received a number of Health and Safety Plans for Karori Anglican and will be working with the building contractor to ensure safety on our worksite once construction commences, expected end of August. Please continue to pray for this project.
KARORI ANGLICAN CHURCH AWAY WEEKEND Our Church Away Weekend (the first one in some years) was held in March at Palm Grove, Paraparaumu. All who attended had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the great venue and speaker. Given the success of this event, it has been decided that we will run it every 2 years (alternatively) with New Wine for January 2022.
COUNSELLING SERVICES Until our new Mind Health counsellor arrives, we recommend Lower Hutt based Kirstie Wilton. Kirstie is available through her website www.revivedthinking.co.nz and offers in-person, online and phone counselling services.
DEVOTIONAL BOOKS We have some ‘devotional books’ available which you are more than welcome to borrow. You can pick up the books from the gathering area on Sunday. Before borrowing the books, we kindly ask that you fill out your contact details on the form which will be provided.
SUNDAY SERVICES UNDER COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 1 Under Alert Level 1 so it is still important that you continue to sign in when you attend services, either via the COVID tracer app or on paper. A few things to note: Morning Tea will be served. Communion will be served as two elements. Stay home if you’re sick, report flu-like symptoms and do not travel if unwell. Remember: It is important to keep tracking the places you visit by using the Government Contact Tracing App, continue to regularly clean your hands and stay home if ill.