SERVICES THIS WEEKEND
Following the events of last weekend (fire in the Vestry) we are pleased to advise that we are able to use St Mary’s church from today and services will be held there this weekend. Thanks to everyone who assisted last weekend enabling us to hold our services in the alternative venue. We would also like to thank you for upholding our church in prayers.
STAFF ON LEAVE
Upcoming leave dates for our staff are:
Kate Harvey-Green – 28 April to 14 May
(Kate due back in the office on Mon, 17 May)
Heidi Cavaye – 27 April to 30 April
(Heidi due back in the office on Mon, 3 May)
KARORI ANGLICAN AGM
The AGM was held on Monday night and had good attendance. It was encouraging to see how much has happened in our community over the last year, and we thank God for His provision through an unusual year. If you didn’t get a chance to see the annual report, which contains news from all our different ministries, these are available in the gathering area this Sunday. Please take home!
Tax receipts for the financial year ending 31 March were emailed out last week. If you have not received your copy, please check your junk mail inbox and/or contact Heidi in the office. Please take this time to consider donating your rebate back to Karori Anglican.
Our church flowers this week have been donated by Jenny Mawson and her families in loving memory of her husband John.
THE COLLECTIVE YOUTH GROUP
Bri King is no longer co-leading The Collective Youth Group and we wish Bri well in her future endeavours. In the mean time, Luke Paynter, who is involved in AYM Youth, will assist Joe Cook until a replacement is found. Welcome back Luke!
MIND HEALTH COUNSELLOR
This month we farewell our Mind Health counsellor Kirstie Wilton as she embarks on running her own business in Lower Hutt. Kirstie’s last day with us will be Friday, 30 April. There will be a replacement counsellor and we are currently working with Mind Health to secure that role.
KARORI ANGLICAN ECO-CHURCH – CARING FOR CREATION
Meeting – Wednesday, 5 May
We are meeting to review and share our KAC Eco-Church passions and ideas to plan our strategies for 2021. Join us on Wednesday, 5 May at 7:30pm in the Prayer Room in the vicarage. Bring your ideas and passions to integrate care of creation and sustainability into the life of our church, and ways we can protect and restore the environment through our church and community-based conservation projects and education. There are many projects and workshops happening this year in other Eco-Churches which we will share to encourage and support us as we journey with A Rocha Aotearoa NZ’s project of supporting churches to actively care for God’s earth as an integral part of their mission. For more information contact Stephen Sharp 0274-530-000
SGM – SAVE THE DATE!
The next Karori Anglican Special General Meeting will be held on Sunday, 16 May. This meeting is to make a final decision on our commitment to Te Korōria. Exciting!
Please save this date in your calendars now!
MARY POTTER ANNUAL STREET APPEAL
Mary Potter is looking for collectors for their annual street appeal on Thursday 13 May and/or Saturday, 15 May. If you have a few spare hours available to assist, please register your interest by clicking on this link
The Marriage Course will no longer be held in May. There is a possibility we may hold it later in the year. If you are interested in attending this course, please register your interest with Heidi in the office.
ANGLICAN DIOCESE INTERMEDIATE CAMP
22-23 May, St Johns Fielding
For school years 7-9 (11-14 year olds)
A great action packed 24-hour camp of activities and active learning for kids around the lower North Island.
If your child is interested in attending this camp, please contact Chris Casey, Junior Youth Ministry Co-ordinator at Anglican Movement, Tel: 027 472 1057
More info can be found at this link
ALPHA COURSE – SAVE THE DATE!
Weds, 7 July – Intro Dinner
Weds, 4 August – 10 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
If you are interested in attending Alpha, or you know someone who is, please email email@example.com
ST MARY’S CHURCH PEWS – LAST CHANCE
Please order your pews before 30 April. Following this date we will open orders to the general public. Pick up a pricing schedule from the church foyer this Sunday, or, if you would prefer a copy emailed to you please request this via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.