PARISH ACTIVITIES

WEEK OF 25 SEPTEMBER

  • Sunday 25th September – 11.00am – Service of Worship at St Stephens. Preacher and Leader of Worship: Reverends Barbara Peddie and Mary Caygill.

OUR BIG DAY OUT
The beginning of ‘Moving Forward’ Programme
Church Service 11am
Lunch 12.30 -1.30pm
Moving Forward: First Steps 1.30-4pm
Please come … we need you all to help define what
“church” will be for us from this moment on!

  • Monday 26 September – 7.30pm Men’s Group – at the home of Don Eade, 2/112A Moncks Spur Road, Redcliffs. Ph 384.4754. Topic: “The Things You Stumble Upon When Travelling.” All blokes welcome to join us – get a break from the rugby!
  • Tuesday 27 September – 10am – Walking Group – McLeans Forest Park, meet at park entrance opposite Orana Park, Grade 1,2 or 3.

WEEK OF 2 OCTOBER

  • Sunday 2 October – 10am – Communion Service – Upper Riccarton. Preacher: Rev Mary Caygill.
  • Tuesday 4 October – 10am – Walking Group – Westmorland, meet at car park opposite PMH, Grade 2.
  • Tuesday 4 October – Synod Planning Day at Rangiora. Details to follow.

WEEK OF 9 OCTOBER

  • Sunday 9 October – 11am – Service of Worship at St Stephens. Preacher and Leader of Worship: Reverend Mary Caygill.
  • Tuesday 11 October – 10am – Walking Group – Ilam Gardens, meet at Ilam Fields, 106 Waimairi Road. Grade 1.
  • Wednesday 12 October – 2.00pm – Afternoon Theology Group.

WEEK OF 16 OCTOBER

  • Sunday 16 October – 11am – Service of Worship at St Stephens. Preacher and Leader of Worship: Reverend Mary Caygill.
  • Tuesday 18 October – 10am – Walking Group – Leithfield-Kowhai River-beach, meet at the Old Leithfield Hotel. Grade 2.

WEEK OF 23 OCTOBER

  • Sunday 23 October – 11am – Service of Worship at St Stephens. Preacher and Leader of Worship: Reverend Mary Caygill.
  • Tuesday 25 October – 10am – Walking Group -Orton Bradley Park, pool cars at PMH, Grade 1, 2 or 3.

WEEK OF 30 OCTOBER

  • Sunday 30 October – 11am – Service of Worship at St Stephens. Preacher and Leader of Worship: Reverend Mary Caygill.

PEOPLE NEWS

  • We remember in prayer Jean Cardwell, Maureen Blenkiron, Ida Hocking and Lorraine and Terry Reid in their time of ill health.

BEYOND THE PARISH

  • Hearts for Canterbury: The Museum is open again, and there are some new displays, one of which delighted us with its array of thousands of heart shaped mainly embroidered messages of hope and love to us in earthquake-torn Canterbury. It is in the Visitor Lounge, on the first floor. It brought tears to our eyes to realise that thousands of people from many countries want us to know that we have been in their thoughts and surrounded by their love. It was all inspired by a Napier lady, Evie Harris, who had the idea. She asked four of her friends to ask four of their friends to ask four of their friends, and so on, to send her their coloured hearts. Her appeal spread overseas, and now these lovely hearts are spread all over the walls of the visitor Lounge.  It could just be that someone suffering from the effects of the quakes could be helped by these messages of love and hope. Just to see the display is inspiring …. Ernie and Jan.
  • District Youth Service: The Upper Riccarton Youth will be hosting our October Service. Come and hear, see and share on World Communion Sunday, a night to celebrate the Gospel from all around the world!  Sunday 2 October, 7pm, at Upper Riccarton. Please spread the word, feel free to advertise to other youth. Spread the word and Spread the Gospel!!! Look forward to seeing you all there!! District Youth Committee.
  • Theology and Church Architecture: DON’T MISS OUT!!! This is your last chance to register for the Theology & Church Architecture Conference on Wed 28 September, 9am-3.30pm. This is an ecumenical venture and will be held at The Christchurch Chinese Church 286 Greers Rd. The conference is an opportunity for both lay and ordained people interested in thinking theologically about church architecture and to hear architects and theologians from Otago, Auckland & Victoria Universities. Cost is $20 for the day which includes lunch. Ph: Chris, 03 355- 9145, or email to register.
  • A letter of thanks has been received from Gilberthorpe School:
    To the Parishes of Hornby Riccarton and Durham Street,
    On behalf of the staff and children of Gilberthorpe School we would like to thank you so much for the donation of food and money for our Breakfast in Schools Programme. Up to 25 children use the programme some days, and without your support, we would struggle to provide food for them.
    We are very grateful for your generosity.
    Your’s sincerely
    Kathy Duthie, School Secretary.
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