Now that our SGM has approved proceeding with Te Korōria construction, we have taken a significant step forward!  The next step is to get final sign off from the Diocese (because they own the land and all buildings), and we are in the process of finalising the loan agreements and building consent.  We are expecting those to go smoothly.  Our estimated timeline should see the work beginning on the hall complex (actual diggers and builders on site) in September!!!  If you have been considering whether to donate to this build (either now or in the future), please let us know, as it will really help with our financial planning for construction.  Please keep this project in your prayers for funding and as we continue to develop all the missional opportunities this building will support.

40 HOUR FAMINE
40hr famine challenge time is almost here!  We have a world vision rep coming to inspire us at our 10.30am service on 13 June. To sign up you can follow the link below or follow the link on Karori Anglican’s Facebook page.  
https://my.worldvision.org.nz/d/ss/0sgI3n/karori-anglican-church

ST MATTHIAS (MAKARA) SERVICE
This Sunday we are holding a 10am service at
St Matthias. Rev Alison Camplin will be presiding.


VESTRY NEWS
At its last meeting Vestry celebrated God’s goodness after Te Korōria was supported by the congregation at the Special General Meeting. Building consent is hoped for later this month. Vestry received a number of Health and Safety Plans for Karori Anglican and will be working with the building contractor to ensure safety on our worksite once construction commences, expected end of August. Please continue to pray for this project.

PARISH DINNER – SAT, 3 JULY
Sign Up Now!!!!
Let us know if you can come and if you have already been invited to a specific table. Feel free to invite friends along as this is a great missional opportunity for our Parish!
Sign up clipboard will be passed around this Sunday.
Alternatively, email heidi@karorianglican.org.nz

SUNDAY FAMILIES LUNCH
There will be no lunch on the first Sunday of June, due to Queen’s Birthday weekend. Instead, we will meet on the second Sunday, 13 June. See you there!

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT – UPDATE
Patricia Cooper, Diocesan Refugee Resettlement Co-ordinator, Anglican Movement has advised that 6 families will be coming to Wellington on 16 July.  Karori Anglican will be collecting for house hold items for one male adult refugee (aged 24).  More details and a list of items needed will be available shortly (some items previously donated are in storage). Any enquiries to Mike & Judy Scrivener 04 970 3059.

ALPHA COURSE
Weds, 7 JulyIntro Dinner
Weds, 4 Augus
t at 7pm – 8 week course kicks off

Alpha is an opportunity to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment. More info on Alpha can be found at this link
Invitations will be available to pick up in our gathering area from this weekend. If you have any questions, please email office@karorianglican.org.nz

YOUTH ALPHA COURSE
Starts: Sun, 4 July – 10.30am-Midday
We are running a Youth Alpha course for 12-17 year olds. The course will be run during the 10.30am service on Sundays, starting 4 July. This is a fantastic opportunity for youth to begin taking steps to making their faith their own!
If you are interested in attending this course, please fill in your details (or your teen’s details) on the circulating clipboard.

A FEW THINGS
A big shout out to Hamish and Samson of Sticks & Stones Landscaping for their generous donation of a trailer load of topsoil! Thank you!
Firewood is available for parishioners to collect from the trailer parking area behind the Parish offices.

KARORI ANGLICAN CHURCH AWAY WEEKEND
Our Church Away Weekend (the first one in some years) was held in March at Palm Grove, Paraparaumu. All who attended had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the great venue and speaker.  Given the success of this event, it has been decided that we will run it every 2 years (alternatively) with New Wine for January 2022.

GIFT OF STOLES – REV DAVID JONES
Mrs Jennifer Jones has kindly gifted seven stoles from her late husband David to St Mary’s.
This is a very timely and appreciated gift as our previous stoles were destroyed in the Vestry fire.
Thank you Jennifer.

COUNSELLING SERVICES
Until our new Mind Health counsellor arrives,
we recommend Lower Hutt based Kirstie Wilton. Kirstie is available through her website www.revivedthinking.co.nz and offers in-person, online and phone counselling services.

DEVOTIONAL BOOKS
We have some ‘devotional books’ available which you are more than welcome to borrow. You can pick up the books from the gathering area on Sunday. Before borrowing the books, we kindly ask that you fill out your contact details on the form which will be provided.

ST MARY’S CHURCH PEWS
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 heidi@karorianglican.org.nz

SUNDAY SERVICES UNDER COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 1
Under Alert Level 1 so it is still 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.
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.