Nine Lessons and Carols 11 December, 7pm.
- A traditional service that retells the Christmas story through bible readings and carols led by St Mary’s choir.
- St Matthias, Makara, 6pm, Family Friendly Service with Christingle
- St Mary’s at 11pm, with carols led by St Mary’s choir from 10:30pm
- Holy Communion service with carols, 8am
- Family Christmas service with communion, 10am
Summer Services 2023
- Join us at 10am for a 40-minute family-friendly service followed by BBQ and ice-cream!
- Every Sunday in January
SMASH NATIVITY – 7TH DECEMBER (5-6.30PM)
The SMASH nativity will take place on the 7th of December from 5 to 6:30pm at the St Mary’s Church Hall. Jesus Club and Girl Zone have been working hard writing scripts and rehearsing so we would love to see you come and support them.
HELPERS ARE STILL NEEDED
For the success of the afternoon, we need helpers for a range of jobs:
- Sausage sizzle – Please let Scott Dennison know you are available
- Serve drinks – 2-3 helpers
- Serve Mince Pies – *require 2 helpers
- Craft – Christmas tree decoration – *require 3 helpers
- Christmas tree decorator – *require 2 helpers
- Edible craft – Manger Biscuits – *require 3 helpers
The event starts at 5pm. As helper you will be needed from 4.30pm to set up your stand (table and chair for example). YOU DO NOT need to do any pre-purchases; everything will be provided, but you are welcome to make your stand as welcoming, fun and inviting as you like!
21 NOVEMBER SGM RESULT
Thank you to all who came along and took part in our SGM on Monday. We started the evening with an opportunity to have a look around the building work, it was great to be able to share the progress in person and so much better than a power point presentation! Voting was held on our motion on expenditure, and we are pleased to announce that the vote count (22 votes) was 100% in favour. Minutes of the meeting will be available to be considered at the AGM in 2023.
TE KORORIA UPDATE
It was great to be able to show some of the congregation around Te Korōria before the SGM this week. We heard a few “Wow’s” and people talking about the amazing things we can do in the community from here. The insulation is going in everywhere and there is masses of gib waiting to go on the walls next week. Internal painting is about to get underway in the Counselling Rooms. Both SMASH and ECEC have offered to contribute funding towards Te Korōria totaling $70,000 which is very helpful in our continued fundraising. Donations towards fit-out have increased to $143,000, including these contributions. Thanks, everyone!
REPAINTING OF THE PRAYER ROOM – THANKS GREGOR, HEATHER AND GEOFF
Our thanks to Gregor and Heather Coster and Geoff Lee for their work over last weekend to prepare and re-paint the prayer room in the Church Offices. The re-fresh was much needed (come and have a look!) and it is great to have it back in use so quickly. All of the offices will be gradually refreshed as we prepare to return the building to be a residence once again.
There is ongoing COVID-19 infection in our community, and so we will be pausing the use of the common cup at communion services to keep everyone safe. We also ask that if you are in a “serving” role for a service, please wear a mask.
FRIDAY YOUTH – 6:30PM MEET AT ST MARYS
Karori Anglican youth and JNOC youth are going to be joining together once a term. This week we head to Johnsonville, so please meet at the Church at 6.30pm and let Ben know that you are coming!
WORKING BEE – 3RD DECEMBER (9:30 -11:30AM)
There will be a Christmas clean up on the 3rd of December from 9.30 to 11.30am. It’s time to make St Mary’s shine before Christmas! Come for an hour or two, and help polish the brass, clean glass and generally make our beautiful Church shine.
NEW WINE 2023 19 – 23 JANUARY – MASTERON – LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING FOR CATERING PURPOSES
In January we will be heading to New Wine over Wellington Anniversary weekend as church Whānau in MASTERTON. It’s back in its normal 5 day format, with international speakers (Mike Pilavachi is back!).
Take 5 full days at the start of the year to rest, relax and bask in the presence of God. When you come and embrace the New Wine Festival experience you’ll find He takes you on the most incredible journey and you’ll leave filled to the brim with the Holy Spirit and strengthened with the truth, life and promises of God. They are great speakers organised for all ages, and fresh leaders in the kids zones too. Make coming a priority in your summer! Register now to grab early bird, whānau, and team discounts… and Grace Box if you need it too!
For more information, and to register, head to their website – click here. There will be tenting and dormitory options in addition to AirBnB’s. Book the dates in your diary now! We will be sending around clipboards during services to organise catering etc for everyone who is able to come from Karori Anglican.
Resonance Choir Year End Concert Saturday 26 Nov, 7.30 at St Mary’s Church
We are singing a popular repertoire which includes songs by:
- Elton John
- Leonard Cohen
- Frank Sinatra
- Paul Simon
- and many more
This will be followed by a few nibbles and drinks. Koha entry.
We look forward to seeing you!
TWILIGHT GOLF IS BACK! At KARORI GOLF COURSE
Come and bring a friend to play a round at Karori Golf Club. Wednesdays, tee off between 4.30-5.15 pm. $20 will get you nine holes and a BBQ afterward. It’s great fun and we have a group of regulars from Karori Anglican. Any questions? Get in contact with Geoff Lee. email@example.com
A TE KORŌRIA PRESENT
For Christmas or special events, why not ask for a donation to Te Korōria instead of a present? Not only does this bring in extra donations but it also raises awareness among those who are invited to your event of Te Korōria. You can direct people to the new website tekororia.org.nz to make a donation, it’s easy, fast and has so many benefits! Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help setting this up.
THEME FOR THE YEAR:
‘You did not choose me but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last.’ John 15:16