PARISH ACTIVITIES:
WEEK OF JULY 10
Tuesday July 12 – 10.00am – Walking Group – Meets at the Halswell Quarry.
Tuesday July 12 – 7.30pm – Parish Council – meeting at Wallace Woodley’s home.
Wednesday July 13 –  2.00pm – Afternoon Theology Group – meets at Jean Piper’s home

WEEK OF JULY 17
Sunday July 17 – 11.00am  – Service of Worship at St Stephens. Led by Reverend Dr Barbara Peddie. Prior to the service beginning there is an opportunity to share morning tea with members of the St Stephens congregation in the hall.
Tuesday July 19 – Walking Group – Arrangements to be announced.

WEEK OF JULY 24
Sunday July 24 – 11.00am  – Service of Worship at St Stephens. Led by Reverend Dr Mary Caygill. Prior to the service beginning there is an opportunity to share morning tea with members of the St Stephens congregation in the hall.
Tuesday July 26 – Walking Group – Arrangements to be announced.
Tuesday July 28The Dame Malvina Major Foundation presents a delightful concert featuring young talented artists who are now emerging in the performing arts. This concert is the brainchild of 19 year old Tasman Davids, ballet dancer, who is featured on our poster and a recipient of a Dame Malvina Major Foundation Arts Excellence Award. Tasman will dance the pas de deux from ‘Sleeping Beauty’ with Katie Hurst-Saxton as well as a crowd pleaser before leaving for Russia to study at the Vaganova Ballet Academy. He is the first New Zealander to be accepted.

7pm – 26th July, 2011 – Aurora Centre, Burnside High School
Cnr Greers Road & Memorial Avenue -Christchurch

Tickets: $20 from Dash Tickets, 0800 327 494
http://www.dashtickets.co.nz,  363 Cafe, 363 Colombo Street

Pianist Tony Lin returns from Freiberg, Germany where he is studying and Rachelle Pike, mezzo-soprano, is home from her studies at The Manhattan School of Music in New York.
All of the young people featured in this concert want to raise money to help rebuild Christchurch. Christchurch West Rotarians will serve mulled wine at the interval. Dame Malvina Major will be joined by a chorus of young singers to close the evening. We look forward to your company.

WEEK OF JULY 31
Sunday July 31 — 10.00am – Combined Service of Worship with Hornby/ Riccarton Parish at Upper Riccarton Methodist Church. This is a Service of Worship for the 5th Sunday of the month where the different congregations making up the Hornby/Riccarton Methodist Parish and the Durham St Methodist Parish come together in a combined service of worship. Morning tea will be available following the service.
Tuesday 2 August — Walking Group — details to be announced.

WEEK OF AUGUST 7
Friday and Saturday — August 5 and 6 –  Central South Island Methodist Synod meets at Dunsandel.
Sunday August 7 — 10.00am – Combined Service of Holy Communion with the Upper Riccarton congregation at Upper Riccarton Methodist Church.  Preacher — Reverend Dr Barbara Peddie and Leader of Worship/Celebrant– Reverend Marcia Hardy. Morning Tea following the service.
Tuesday August 9 — Walking Group — details to be announced.
Wednesday August 10 –  2.00pm — Afternoon Theology Group – meets at Jean Piper’s home.

WEEK OF AUGUST 14
Sunday August 14 –  11.00am Service of Worship at St Stephens. Preacher and Leader of Worship — Reverend Dr Mary Caygill. Prior to the service beginning there is an opportunity to share morning tea with members of the St Stephens congregation in the hall.
Tuesday August 16 — Walking Group — details to be announced.
Tuesday August 16 — 7.30pm  – Parish Council Meeting — venue to be decided.

PARISH PEOPLE NEWS:
–   We continue to surround Lorraine and Terry Reid with our love and prayers. Lorraine has had a recent time in hospital with further tests and treatment and should be back at home by the middle of this coming week. Messages of love and care are greatly appreciated. We rejoice with them in the safe and healthy arrival of a new grandson Robyn.
–   We continue to be mindful of those members of the congregation who are working through the implications of the announcements concerning the future of their homes and properties with all the uncertainty and anxiety this brings.
–   Mary Caygill will be away from Saturday July 30 to Thursday August 11, attending the World Methodist Council Meeting and the World Methodist Conference in Durban, South Africa. Mary is the Co-Convenor of the Social and International Affairs Committee of the Methodist World Council and this will be her last meeting in this role.

PETITION RE: LIQUOR OUTLET IN UPPER RICCARTON.
We share concerns with the Hornby/Ricca rton Methodist Parish with the current debate concerning the location of a further liquor outlet store being provided within the neighbourhoods of Upper Riccarton and Hornby. There is an opportunity for you to directly express your concern in adding your signature to the petition accompanying a letter of protest/support alongside the Hornby/Riccarton Parish as to this latest development.

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