The Christmas season is almost here!
It’s a busy time for everyone so please put the following dates in your diary.
Let It Glow Christmas Carols
St Mary’s church, 5.30pm, 5 December
UV lights and face painting from 5.00pm!
Nine Lessons and Carols
St Mary’s church, 7pm, 13 December
Christmas Eve Services
St Matthias, Makara, 7pm, 24 December
St Mary’s, 11pm, 24 December with carols from 10.30pm.
Christmas Day services
8am Holy Communion with carols
10am Family Christmas service
Summer Services
27 Dec – 31 January 2021
Join us at 10am for a family-friendly service followed by BBQ and ice-cream.

Our Family Celebration!
10am-3pm, Saturday, 21 November
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

God has moved among us in so many ways this year. Let us gather with grateful hearts to honour the call to ministry of our ordinands, spend some time together as family, and give thanks to God for His goodness among us.
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Diarise the date – 9 December 2020 – 5.00pm
Girls Zone is hosting their very own WOW show using recyclable materials.
We are committed to the church’s drive of “Caring for Creation”. We are raising awareness amongst our children, showing how we can make a difference and learning new ways of reducing waste. 
Our theme is All of God’s Creation – and our show is going to be spectacular! 
Looking forward to having you with us!  We would love to have some volunteers to serve food and drink at the event and connect with the SMASH families!
Helpers are required on the night, please contact Yvette by email or telephone 04 476 2747.

A Reflective and Practical  Workshop
Where: Conference Centre, All Saints Anglican Church, Hataitai
When: 10am-4pm Saturday, 7 November 2021
Cost: $20.00 RSVP: by 30 October 2020
Rev Alister Hendery will take a reflective practical workshop on grieving.  It is for anyone who wishes to reflect on their own experiences of loss, and for people who want to support others who grieve.  It will cover:
• We all lose and grieve – far more than we realise.
• What do we make of our grief?
• The way you grieve is utterly unique to you.
• What can we offer someone who is in the midst of grief?
• Where does God fit into the pain of grief?
Wendy will be taking a car over if anyone would like transport. Email

ECEC is hosting a Grandparents service at 10am on
29 November (5th Sunday).
Please bring along your parents, grandparents or even great grandparents to this special service.

Karori Baptist Church Hall, Marsden Village
Friday, 13 Nov 12pm-8pm & Saturday, 14 Nov 9am-4pm
The Karori Lions Club and Rotary Club are holding a Karori Community Book Fair. Spend $20 and be in to win fabulous prizes!

Agape Budgeting Service provides free of charge budgeting advice to individuals and families throughout the Wellington Region.  They also assist the Karori Foodbank clients who are required to have an appointment with an Agape trained budget advisor so they can continue to receive food parcels.  Agape currently need to recruit and train more advisors.  An online training course will be starting soon.  If you are interested to join and help those in our communities who are in financial difficulty, please call Heather for more information and to register phone 04 477 3000.

Interested in Purchasing a Pew?
If you are interested in purchasing a pew, please register your interest by emailing Heidi in the church Office .
Costs will be available from next week!

12 – 14 March 2021 – Palm Grove Christian Camp, Paraparaumu
Pick up a brochure and registration form from the church foyer this Sunday!
The brochure provides you with the full weekend cost (this covers two nights accommodation and meals, including Saturday breakfast through to Sunday lunch) and a rough guide on the activities planned for the weekend. Registering early really helps our planning so please fill in the registration form and return it to Heidi in the Church Office as soon as possible.

The Karori Food Bank is run by the five churches in Karori providing food parcels where there is need. 
The Food Bank would greatly appreciate donations of the following items:
Canned fruit, peas, corn and beetroot, spreads (jam, peanut butter, honey), tea, coffee, biscuits and crackers.  Donated items can be left at the Karori Community Centre.
Fresh produce is purchased to be included in the food parcels.  Financial donations are used to purchase these items.  Financial donations can be made to Karori Foodbank Bank Account: 02 0500 0677261 00 
To receive a tax receipt for your donations please email Shirley Black
Please include the amount of the donation, your name and address and if you would like one receipt at the end of the tax year or receive it immediately as a one-off donation.

Given Wellington’s recent move to Alert Level 1 and keeping in line with the Government’s guidelines, from this Sunday we are going back to having a 9.00am and 10.30am service.
A few things to note:
Morning Tea will be served.
Communion will be served as two elements.
Contact Tracing is still important, so if you have a phone download the app and scan in, or sign in with the person at the door when you come to a church service.
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.