PARISH DINNER – THIS SATURDAY, 2 JULY!
5pm for 5.30pm start
We are looking forward to the parish dinner this Saturday. Get your dancing shoes on and see you there!
We have a few seats available at various tables so if you haven’t signed up, but would like to, then let Heidi know and she will fit you onto a table!
FORTY HOUR FAMINE – THIS WEEKEND
World Vision’s Forty Hour Famine is raising funds to help make change for kids who urgently need clean water. Clean water is a human right. One in every five children don’t have enough clean water to get through the day. You can support this fantastic cause by joining the Karori Anglican team or by simply making a one-off donation!
To find out more, visit the Karori Anglican team page at this link
YOUTH INTERN ARRIVING!
Whilst our extensive hunt for a YCF minister has not yet found a suitable candidate, we are excited to let you know that we are hosting a Youth Intern!
Ben Bormann from Germany starts next term and he arrives into the country on 14 July. We envisage that he will be leading the youth on their Friday night trips to JNOC next term, and also running the Youth Sessions during the services on Sunday, amongst other things. Ben has fantastic English, good experience leading youth, and has been mentored by his home pastor. Ben will be living with the Cook family during his time with us and we look forward to welcoming him and seeing where this partnership might lead.
We are also continuing in our recruitment for a YCM minister, so please keep this hunt in your prayers.
IMPORTANT LEADERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
It is with deep sadness that the Anglican Diocese of Wellington have announced that Assistant Bishop, Bishop Eleanor has been appointed to the position of Suffragan Bishop of Hull in the Diocese of York, UK. +Ellie will be back at the end of August so that we can celebrate (and commiserate!) together, including services of thanksgiving. Those dates will be released in due course. +Ellie’s installation into her new role will be in mid-late September. As the year progresses, Diocesan Council and Senior Leadership Team will review their own mission as Anglican Movement and spend time prayerfully discerning how best to structure the Diocesan senior team.
ALPHA IS COMING!
9-week course starts Monday, 1 August
Who do you know who needs Jesus? We invite you to start thinking about who you would like to invite along to this life changing course
Alpha is a warm, friendly course where everyone is welcome. Over some food, we will explore what the Christian faith is all about through a series of dynamic videos and open discussion.
When: 7pm on Monday nights, starting 1 August 2022
Where: St Mary’s Church, 8 Fancourt Street, Karori
To register your interest to attend or to find out more information, please email email@example.com
If you are feeling unsure then check out Anna’s Alpha journey in this 2 minute video.
FUNDRAISING FOR NZCMS MISSION – SCOTT & NIKKI WHEELER & THE KAPUNA WHĀNAU
Join the Wheeler family at a fundraising screening of the film Lightyear!
Where: Light House Cinema Pauatahanui, 3 Paekakariki Hill Road
When: Sunday, 10 July. Arrive from 4.30pm, movie starts promptly at 5pm.
Tickets: $20 or more. Bring cash for raffles!
To book your tickets contact: Miriam firstname.lastname@example.org or Natalie email@example.com
LATEST TE KORŌRIA UPDATE
Te Korōria is rising above the fence line! This week you will have noticed quite a bit of change as the framing has started to go up for the top floor of the building. You can now work out where the roof line will be, and the large hole facing the road is the front door! Our fundraising efforts continue – we are into the home stretch! Specifically, we are fundraising for the fit-out now. You will soon see a brochure, from which you can choose items to donate to Te Korōria. There are heaps of things to choose from and to fit any budget. Invite friends and neighbours to choose an item too! The services in this building are going to be such a blessing to our community, so lets get behind this final effort to create a space to reflect God’s glory!
OUR VISION AND VALUE STATEMENTS
We are a church that embraces God’s Word and Spirit, practises generous hospitality and partners with our community as we live out our faith.
Our vision is to be a faithful Christian whānau restoring wholeness and hope as we serve and strengthen our community of Karori and Mākara.
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
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.