St Mary’s – Sunday, 24 January 10am
Join us at St Mary’s church for a combined shorter service and after for a BBQ.
St Mary’s – Sunday, 7 February 6pm
A reminder to join us for Evensong with the St Mary’s church choir.
WHEELERS FAREWELL (FOR NOW)
Sunday, 31 January 10.30am
The Wheeler family are off on an overseas mission at the end of February. Join us on the 31st for their farewell and bring something to share for lunch after the service. Please keep the Wheelers in your prayers as they prepare for this mission.
Tuesday, 9 February 7.00pm (nibbles) for 7.30pm start
We are holding a SGM to vote on releasing funds for preparation work for our new build, Te Korōria. The meeting will be held in the Activity Room, part of our current Parish Hall complex. A copy of the formal motion we are voting on will be available before the meeting. You do need to be on the parish electoral roll to vote. If you would like to be added to the parish roll please get it touch with Wendy Davidson.
CHURCH STAFF CONTACT
Ian Cook is on leave from 21-31 January. For any urgent matters In his absence please contact Alison Camplin on 021 02706311. Heidi is back in the office from Tuesday, 26 January.
FAIR DAY, SUNDAY 14th FEBRUARY
We will be kicking off the year with a Fair day on Sunday, 14 Feb following the 10.30am service. As part of the fair we will be having a fun pet show (prizes for the waggiest tail, looks most like the owner etc), so please invite your friends and neighbors along. If you are able to help run a stall please let Kate know – 021 1245471. We have had quite a few volunteers (thanks) but would love some more.
SUPPORT FOR AMANDA MALLET
Amanda (a past congregation member who some of you will know well) is having a house built for her by Ngāti Awa River Monastery. They have hit unexpected compliance costs in the construction of her house and have asked whether anyone might be willing to donate some money towards resolving this issue for them. If you would like to make a donation, you can do this through our normal bank account, noting in the reference field what it is for, or via cash/envelope noting it is for Ngāti Awa.
12-14 MARCH – SIGN UP NOW!!!
Karori Anglican Weekend Away
12-14 March at Palm Grove Christian Camp, Paraparaumu
Please let Heidi know if you would like to stay in a nearby house – and attend the camp each day – we get that bunk beds are not for everyone!
Grab your registration form and drop it back to us or take a photo of it and email it to Heidi firstname.lastname@example.org
5 prizes yet to be claimed for early registrations!
FEED MY LAMBS – THANK YOU!!
Thanks to all those who have helped to raise $3,580 (final amount) towards St Saviours Anglican Church ministry in Kaitaia. The money has been used to buy local food vouchers – your donation has supported families and the local economy over the festive season. Our GodZone kids made gorgeous Christmas cards for Feed My Lambs in Kaitaia to accompany the food vouchers.
ST MARY’S CHURCH PEWS – FOR SALE
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 email@example.com
SUNDAY SERVICES UNDER COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 1
Please note we are still under Alert Level 1 so it is very 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.
Contact Tracing is still important, so if you have a phone download the app and scan in, or sign in with the person at the door when you come to a church service. https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-resources-and-tools/nz-covid-tracer-app
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.