THIS SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER
Join us at the 9am or 10.30am Service to hear from Rev. Julia Coleman and have the opportunity to receive prayer for healing.
THIS SUNDAY BRING A PLATE AND FAREWELL THE WHEELERS
Our lovely Wheeler family are heading back to their mission post in Kapuna. Please join us for a shared lunch to wish them well on the next part of their adventure. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare to return, and for their travel.
HAVE YOU GOT YOUR TEAM? 23 SEPTEMBER 7 PM AT MARSDEN CULTURAL CENTER
We are hosting a Quiz Night as a fundraiser for Te Korōria. We will be auctioning some great prizes, which currently include an amazing bach stay, an Interislander Travel Voucher, a Personal Trainer Session, and Crystal and glassware, and a garden design consultation! Get your friends/workmates together, its a great opportunity to involve the wider community and provide much-needed funds for Te Korōria while having a great time!
Questions have been designed by a local quiz master and are currently being reviewed by a NZ mastermind champion and Sale of the Century winner so stand by! Teams can be 6-8 people, if you can’t get a whole team together then book in a part team and we can join you up with other “part teams”. There will be a few auctions run during the evening and a raffle. There will be a welcome drink on arrival, and guests are invited to bring any other drink they might want. Light snacks will be available for purchase. To book your tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a bach that you might be able to offer as an auction item, we would love to hear from you.
HEIDI HAS A NEW OPPORTUNITY- FINISHES AT KARORI ANGLICAN 23rd SEPTEMBER
Congratulations to Heidi who has accepted a new role with a finance company, she will be finishing her role here on 23 September. We really appreciate everything that Heidi has brought to her position, her range of skills in administration, organisation as well as her faith and commitment to Karori Anglican. Heidi is really excited about her new opportunity and we wish her well in her future! We will of course continue to see her as an active part of our community (phew!).
This means we are looking for our new Ministry Administrator. The role has been advertised externally. We very much welcome applications from within our congregation and community, so if you are interested or know of someone who might be interested we would love for them to get in touch. Please contact Ian (email@example.com) for more information and a job description. Send a cover letter & CV to the same email by September 10th
Click here to view the job advertisement
RETURN TO MORNING TEA
From Sunday 11th we will be returning to having morning tea, now that COVID-19 risk is reducing (Yay!). There will be volunteers providing this through a roster (as previously). If you are not in an housechurch and would like to help out with this (it’s fun, involves food, and a great way to meet everyone at church), then please let Heidi know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will put you into a group to serve together. Housechurch leaders look out for the roster in your email box.
AUCTION OF HISTORIC FLAG – 15 SEPTEMBER
Dunbar Sloane will be auctioning our Historic Flag on the 15th of September, as agreed at our AGM. Please let anyone you know who might be interested to register to bid. Click here to go to Dunbar Sloanes website for full information. All proceeds go towards Te Korōria. Please also keep this fundraising opportunity in your prayers.
SPRING WORKING BEE AT ECEC – SAT 17 SEPT 9 am – 3pm
Join us and ECEC parents as we spend some time sprucing up our Early Childhood Centre. Come for an hour or two, or the whole day! A whole range of jobs is available, no matter what your skill set! Please get in touch with Geoff Lee for more information, Geoff.email@example.com
LATEST TE KORŌRIA UPDATE
The membrane on the roof has now been installed. There have been a few weather delays, but we are looking forward to seeing the roofing going on over the next week. Please pray for no wind! Then more of the wall framing goes on and the RAB on the external walls. We really appreciate all the amazing donations we have received so far. Keep those little orange books coming back, or just email Kate or Heidi if you would like to donate, or just need to know a bit more about something.
MANNA MINISTRY MEALS – SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER SAVE THE DATE!
Thank you so much to people who have already dropped off Mana meals for our freezer – love your work! Please keep Sunday, 18 September free after church to cook some meals to further stock the freezer. Cooking in housegroups is great fun, or just grab some friends together. . If you would like to be involved, but don’t have a group to join, then please let the office know and we can connect you with a group. Food containers and labels will be available to pick up in the church foyer.
SEASON OF CREATION 1 SEPTEMBER – 4 OCTOBER
Together during the Season of Creation, Christians around the world unite in prayer and action to protect God’s creation. The Season of Creation starts on 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends on 4 October, the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Many Anglicans take this opportunity to reflect on their relationship with creation, and to consider how God may be calling them further into Anglican Communion’s fifth mark of mission: “To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth”.
Click here for resources and ideas to participate during this season
ALPHA – 9 WEEK COURSE
Explore Life, Faith, Meaning
Come along, meet new people and discuss topics of faith. It’s not too late to register your attendance – contact Heidi if you are interested.
When: 7pm – 9pm on Monday nights
Where: St Mary’s Church, 8 Fancourt Street, Karori
Unsure if this is for you? Check out the video below and be encouraged!
WEDNESDAY MORNING PRAYER
Start your day with prayer!
Join us for morning prayer from 8am – 8.30am each Wednesday morning at St Mary’s church.
Don’t forget that you can place prayer requests by going to our website. Prayer is also available on Sundays at the back of the church after both services.
MIND HEALTH COUNSELLING SERVICES
We are pleased to advise that Counsellor Sarah Richards is now “I am Hope” registered/approved! This means that she can offer two free sessions of counselling to anyone 5-24 years old. Sarah works from our office from 9.30am-5.00pm each Monday. 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.
OUR VISION AND VALUE STATEMENTS
We are a church that embraces God’s Word and Spirit, practices 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
GARDEN LANDSCAPING COURSE
Every garden can be transformed into a beautiful, unique space fulfilling its own potential!
Through attending 6 informal lessons and using proven landscaping principles in a friendly classroom, you will be inspired to weave your own character and needs to develop plans to bring about the garden of your dreams. Suitable for all levels of gardening and design abilities. For more information, please contact Yvette at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 0210 2454 988. Limited spaces.
Starts: Thursday, 25 August for 6 consecutive weeks, from 7-9pm, here at St Mary’s Vicarage. Cake and coffee from 6.30pm.
Cost: $155 per person. Payment plan available. Please ask.
NEW WINE 2023 19 – 23 JANUARY – DATE FOR YOUR DIARY!
Next year we will be heading to New Wine over Wellington Anniversary weekend as church Whānau. It’s back in its normal format, with international speakers (Mike Pilavachi is back!). 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!
SEASONS FOR GROWTH
For people who have been touched by change, loss, separation, divorce, illness, this programme provides an opportunity to process and gain skills to respond well to such experiences. Catholic Social Services is offering a six week small group programme for adults with companion Bridgett Parkin.
Dates: Starts Sunday, 4 September and runs for six consecutive Sunday afternoons (participants to attend all six)
Venue: Wilton (venue on application) Cost: $40.
Registration, or for more information contact Bridgett by email: email@example.com
Registrations close Wednesday, 24 August