KAC ECO CHURCH CARING FOR CREATION
Successful Makara Beach Clean-up!
A huge shout out to all the volunteers who pitched in with the Makara Beach Clean-up last Sunday. It was a beautiful sunny day and we managed to clear a number of plastic items from the beach including a car tyre and various other pollutants. Check out the photos at church this Sunday!
THANK YOU JOYCE & JUDY!
Thanks to Joyce Foster and Judy Scrivener who made marmalade and sold it at church last week. All proceeds ($135) have been very kindly donated to our New Build. Ka Pai ladies – thank you!
Resonance Choir & Soloists
Friday, 6 August at 7pm
An inspiring evening featuring Mozart’s Coronation Mass and movements from Handel’s Coronation Anthems. Featuring Karori based soloists Nicola Holt, Maaike Christie-Beekman, Jamie Young and Simon Christie. Pianist Emma Sayers will perform alongside the choir as well as the Resonance Choir (formerly known as the Local Vocals).
Suggested Donations: Waged $20, Unwaged $10, Children Free.
All proceeds donated to the Karori Foodbank.
We have a weekend retreat booked starting Friday, 27 August 2021 at Kopua Monastery, situated on a rural farm near Dannevirke. You are welcome to join the Cistercian Monks for any of the monastic services during the weekend while enjoying the solitude and peace of this sacred place. We have exclusive use of the lovely guesthouse. Interested in joining us on retreat? Contact Stephen 0274-530-000. More information on Kopua Monastery can be found at www.kopuamonastery.org.nz
TE KORŌRIA BUILD
It’s starting! Te Korōria build is about to get underway!
We are just sorting out the final points before we “sign on the dotted line”. Choice Commercial have a start date locked in – 17 September – just 7 weeks away. Building consent is still working its way through the council but is expected to be granted in the next couple of weeks.
As part of the preparation, you will notice:
- Tarmacking of the parking area around the offices will start on Monday, 2 August, creating more car parks around the church offices area. This will take approximately two weeks and please note that car access will be restricted whilst these works are going on.
- Fence and hoardings will go up around our halls site. Demolition of the old hall is one of the first items to get underway.
- All access to the Activity Room and ECEC will be via the back steps, past the church offices. The Activity Room will be usable, but will have no toilets. SMASH will be moving all its operations up to the Church Offices and St Mary’s. Working in a slightly more confined space will have some challenges, like storage of equipment, but has great opportunities for us to work closer together. In terms of Sunday Services, there should be very little impact. 😊
- Your friends and neighbours will start asking questions about what’s going on. Please do share with them our vision for Te Korōria, and give them the orange brochure that’s available in the foyer for you to take. Encourage them to support the project financially if that’s appropriate. This is a great opportunity to spread our vision, and gain community support.
It’s been a long journey to this point and we are very thankful to everyone who has been part of it, giving financially and of their time. This is a major milestone and the beginning of a whole new phase – the building of Te Korōria and then the establishment of the outreach operations within it. If you want to know more/feel God nudging you to help in some way, please do get in touch with Kate, Ian or Geoff to discuss further.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Do you like offering hospitality? Or have a strong organising bone in your body? We are looking for volunteers to form a Te Korōria hospitality event crew. We will be creating and hosting a few events to communicate to the Karori Community what we are building, why, and seeking their financial support. Please let Kate know if you are interested or have questions. We would really love a large team – makes it more fun for everyone!
The heart of Cursillo is a 3-day live-in event that presents a specific method for deepening and living out our Christian faith. Cursillo also provides a strong follow-up and support network of both small groups and wider gatherings for mutual encouragement.
This year the Men’s Cursillo event is being held at St Matthew’s Collegiate School, Masterton from 7-10 October 2021 and the Women’s event is being held at El Rancho, Waikanae from 14-17 October.
If you are interested in attending either of these events, or you would like to know more, please contact Liam Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
FILLING UP FAST
Tucked quietly below the Bell Tower is a 20ft shipping container on hire from Royal Wolf. It is there to store materials and equipment during the construction of Te Korōria. Already 25% full, over the next month the container will be filled right up as we empty the Parish Hall before its demolition.
BELL TOWER & VESTRY REPAIRS UNDERWAY!
We are pleased to advise that contractors have started repairing the fire damage to the Vestry Room and Bell Tower. We will keep you updated with the progress. In the meantime, please keep yourself and your children away from the scaffolding that has been erected in the church.
ALPHA 8-WEEK COURSE
Started Wednesday, 4 August at 7pm
The Alpha Course is still open to anyone who wants to attend. You can ring our office on 04 476 8978, or email email@example.com to find out more. More info can be found at our Facebook page, click this link
Tel: 04 476 8978 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH ALPHA COURSE
The Youth Alpha Course for school years 9 and up is now underway. The 8-week course runs every Sunday from 10.30am-midday. Teens please meet at the SMASH Activity Room.
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.
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 email@example.com
ALERT LEVEL 1
Under Alert Level 1 our services run to the usual schedules ie. morning tea is served, communion is by two elements, and the kids head out together to their GodZone groups from the 10.30am service.
Please 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.