New Build Fundraising Campaign
Thanks to everyone who came to our Quiz night last weekend. It was heaps of fun and we raised over $1,500!
If you missed collecting a fundraising campaign and pledge sheet you can pick these up from the back of the Church, although most people will receive one in the mail if we didn’t see you at the Quiz or the Services last week.
Please return the Pledge sheets by the 8 December, to the office, or into the marked box on the welcome desk at each service. If you would like to send a digital copy, you can scan and email (or take a photo on your phone) to Kate firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
Heidi Cavaye has been appointed as our new Ministry Assistant, Administration. Heidi is part of the 10.30 congregation and has been ably leading and organising the music worship at the 10.30 service. We are excited for her to be joining the staff team.
Zoё will be fare-welled at the 10.30 service on Sunday 1 December.
New Wine Early Bird Registration Closing This Week!
Early bird registration closes 30 November!
Start the year than with KAC’s summer family camp: New Wine festival. We dive deeply into the word and we worship in varied and wonderful ways. Most importantly, we hungrily pursue the presence of God in ministry, across all ages. Book now http://newwine.org.nz/summer-festivals-2/kapiti/ There are options for paying your tickets off over time, check out the website for more info.
Advent Working Bee
As we wait in anticipation of the birth of Jesus during Advent, we spend time preparing our hearts and preparing our building for the coming celebrations. Join us Saturday 14 December 9.30 am — 12 pm, for a working bee to get the church and grounds ready for Christmas.
Rosters are live now on Infoodle and will be pinned up in the Gathering Area this week. Please take a look and let Zoё know this week if you have been rostered on for a date that you are not available for. Please also consider putting your hand up to help with a service on Christmas Eve or Christmas day. Contact Zoё for more information.
Royal Commission on Abuse in Care (https://www.abuseincare.org.nz/ )
As you may be aware the Royal Commission on Abuse in Care has commenced its work.
I wanted to communicate with you about this important work firstly to ensure we are doing all we can to enable people to connect with the Commission if they have a story they want share about their experiences. Secondly I wanted to be clear about our welcome and support of the work of the Commission.
This Royal Commission is looking into what happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in care between 1950 and 1999. The focus of the Commission is on “Abuse in Care” with reference to (1) state-run institutions, (2) faith-based institutions. The extent of (2) includes our care of children, young people and vulnerable adults in our churches, schools, orphanages, elder care homes, and other ministries governed and managed by Anglican entities.
The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, including the Diocese of Wellington, welcomes the scrutiny and independence that this enquiry will bring. As a church we actively sought to be included within the scope of the Commission’s enquiry. We are fully committed to engagement with the Commission and its work, and will do all in our power to assist the Commission fulfilling its purposes.
Ultimately, we hope to contribute to a process of accountability, closure, and healing that embraces the core Gospel message that “the truth shall set you free.”
Accordingly, the Diocese of Wellington encourages submissions to be made to the Commission by survivors of abuse.
These are contact details for communicating with the Commission:
Phone: 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday (NZT)
0800 222 727
Mail: Royal Commission of Inquiry
PO Box 10071
Bishop Justin Duckworth, Anglican Diocese of Wellington.