KARORI ANGLICAN AGM
This year’s AGM will be held on Monday, 2 May starting at 7pm. This year the annual report will be in digital format, available from Wednesday, 20 April. We will upload it onto our website and send you a link via email. A few hardcopies will be available for those who are not online.
PARISH DINNER – IDEAS NEEDED!
We are looking for theme ideas for our parish dinner being held in early July. We will have suggestion box at our Sunday services after Easter.
For your information our previous dinner themes have been: Robbie Burns night, The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, Alice in Wonderland, Countries/International theme.
See you at the AGM!
COMPETITION TIME! – WHO CAN GET THE MOST PEOPLE TO DONATE A BRICK?
WIN A VOUCHER FOR DINNER AT LOGAN BROWN
Selling all 500 bricks raises $100,000. We have 457 bricks left to sell so need help in asking people to donate one. You can ask in-person – pick up some brochures from Church or just direct people to the Karori Anglican website to complete a purchase. If you are on Facebook you can share the opportunity to donate “post” onto your own profile. It’s really easy, and with a personal note above the facebook post, it really does result in bricks being donated. People can have names or business names/logos engraved on the bricks. Some people are buying bricks to commemorate loved ones, which is a great idea. The bricks will be paved outside Te Korōria and the counselling rooms. Don’t forget to let Kate know which of your friends/relatives donated a brick so we can keep track of the winner.
EASTER WORKING BEE
Saturday, 16 April 9.30-11.30am
We are holding an Easter Working Bee on Saturday, 16 April from 9.30am-11.30am. We have numerous opportunities to assist either inside or outside of church – so do sign up through the clipboards or contact Mike Scrivener 04 970 3069.
STAFF ON LEAVE
Rev Ian Cook will be on leave for a week following Easter. He is due back in the office on Tuesday, 26 April. If you are in need of priest during this time, please contact the office.
Please also note Kate Harvey-Green will be on extended leave following back surgery from 20th April. Kate is due back in the office mid-June.
KARORI ANGLICAN COMMUNITY – COVID UPDATE
If you, or someone in your household, has had exposure to Covid then please stay at home until you are verified as COVID free. The isolation period is currently 7 days.
Please note the following:
- Masks are encouraged in services.
- Communion will be returning to both elements after Easter.
- Morning tea will be returning to normal following Easter.
TREASURER ROLE AND FAREWELL TO JANET TIFFIN
Janet has been working for us recently as our treasurer. However, due to personal circumstances, she has resigned. We wish her well as she plans her next steps and every blessing for her future.
We are now seeking expressions of interest for people who might be interested in this part-time role. The job is flexible and can work around existing commitments, the ideal candidate would be experienced in Xero and running payroll. If you would like to find out more, or know someone who might be great in this position, please get in contact with Ian Cook email@example.com
LATEST TE KORŌRIA UPDATE
We are really encouraged to receive a grant from the Lion Foundation for $30,000 towards the cost of the lift! We are very grateful for their support. Our total funds raised has just topped $3m, which is great progress (total cost $4.7m). The lift itself is now on a boat from Australia. The blockwork continues to rise around the outside and now inside of Te Korōria. Meanwhile, work has continued on the Counselling/Meeting rooms they are just about weatherproof (windows to come!). Have a look on our webpage/FB or Insta to see more. Fundraising is still a focus for us – a new fundraising thermometer is on our fence line so we can record the progress. Please do keep promoting our brick fundraiser with friends and family. If you know of anyone that you think the fundraising team should be approaching, please do let Kate know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SMASH SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
SMASH has spaces for school children (ages 5-13) in their Holiday School Programme which runs from 19 – 29 April.
This is a fun-packed programme running different themes each day with age-appropriate activities. For more information please contact Yvette email@example.com or visit the SMASH website
HOPE PROJECT BOOKLETS
Thanks to those who joined the Hope group last Saturday and distributed Hope project booklets around Karori. You are awesome!
NAVIGATING DEMENTIA SEMINAR
Thursday 12 May, 4.30-6pm – Karori Community Centre, 7 Beauchamp St, Karori
Dementia Wellington is holding a 90-minute seminar on dementia in Karori. This seminar will cover:
- What is and isn’t dementia.
- What to do if you are concerned about changes in memory or thinking.
- Ideas for living well with dementia.
- Support and resources available from Dementia Wellington and other organisations.
There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and connect with others in similar situations.
For more information or to register please contact Dementia Advisor Tina Carter firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 411 22196.
The seminar is free although koha would be most appreciated.
MIND HEALTH COUNSELLING SERVICES
Counsellor Sarah Richards is now working from our office from 9.30am-5.00pm each Monday and Tuesday. Do let your friends or family know if they are looking for support.
To book a counselling session with Sarah, or to find out more information about Mind Health, please visit the website. Sarah enjoys working with adults, teens and children. She is passionate about counselling and the power of the therapeutic relationship to bring healing and freedom. She has experience in the areas of: grief and loss, anxiety, abuse, self-harm, eating disorders, self-worth and school counselling. She likes psycho-education and resourcing her clients with practical tools.
WE HAVE NEW RECYCLING BINS!
As part of our passion for integrating care of creation and sustainability into life and activities in our church and community, we are excited to reveal our new recycling bins for St Mary’s gathering area and the church office. We now have four separate bins for Glass, Landfill, Paper and Plastics and Cans. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to help keep our community and country clean! When using these bins it is very important that rubbish is put in the correct bins and that any recycling items, ie. plastics, cans and bottles, are thoroughly washed and dried before throwing them away. We thank you in advance for your continued support in keeping our church community eco-friendly! You will see these bins in St Mary’s as well as in the offices, SMASH, and the Early Childhood Centre thanks to a grant from Wellington City Council.
If you have any pastoral care concerns or queries please contact Ian Cook email@example.com
KARORI ANGLICAN CAPS & TEE SHIRTS FOR SALE
We will be selling Karori Anglican caps and tee shirts on Sunday in the gathering area. If you have already ordered one, come and collect it, and if not you can buy one on the spot! These will look great when you are out serving the community in Kaitiaki or anywhere else! You can pick up the tee shirts and caps
Pricing: $20 per cap and $35 per Tee shirt (navy with KA logo on chest) – both the cap and tee shirts are dark navy in colour – refer picture above.