Weekly Notices for 5 November
Mission Project: The Retiring Offering at Trinity and Bucket Mission at St Stephens this morning, will go to the NZ Presbyterian Women for the support of the Presbyterian Church in Myanmar.
Eatwell Fruit & Vege Co-op: Market-fresh fruit & vegetables. Packs $15 or $8. Text or phone 022 123 3663 or Facebook: facebook.com/eatwelltimaru and message to order, for a pack each Thursday for pick up on the following Tuesday. Thank you
Holiday Programme: Yes it’s almost time for “Animals of Christmas” – the theme for this year’s children’s Christmas holiday programme on the 19 and 20 Dec With planning well under way we are seeking some enthusiastic people to help run activities. Our next meeting is on Tues 7 Nov, 3pm in St Stephens church. Come along and share your ideas of donkeys, camels and other animals from the Christmas story. Call Catherine 686 1382 for more information.
Good Companions: Thurs 9 Nov at 2pm at St Stephens. Juliet Crawford will report on the NCW Conference results. All welcome.
A Congregational Vote : to ordain Stephanie Holland to the office of Elder. Voting on November 12, at both sites.
Presbyterian Womens Lunch Group: Final meeting for the year is on Wed 15 Nov at The Shearers Quarters, 12.30pm. Please let Alison 688 4317 or Dianne 686 0440 know if you will be attending by noon on Mon 13 Nov so Shearers Quarters can be notified. When replying advise if you need a ride or can provide a ride.
Boys & Girls Brigade Fundraiser: We plan to have a stall at the Temuka Christmas Parade on Sat 25 Nov. We need your help! Bottles/jars of things (eg non-alcoholic drink, preserves, shampoo, sauce…) for the Tombola (mystery bottle lucky dip). Contact: Fiona 688 0375.
Presbyterian Women present ‘A Christmas Gathering’, on Thurs 7 Dec at St Stephens 11.30–2pm. Please bring Luncheon food to share, dessert will be provided. Christine Lloyd will be speaking on her time working on the Mercy Ship. Men are welcome to share this time of happy fellowship.
Preliminary Notice: Community BBQ at Trinity, Sun 26 Nov 4.30pm. We are reaching out to the South end community with an invitation to share our hospitality and for them to tell us what they like about living in the area and what their concerns are and what would be activities they would like to be part of. This is a TPP initiative. We invite you to help. BBQ cooks, Tea and Coffee makers, people to welcome and encourage conversations, people to help in any way at all you may.
College Road Roster for Dec/Jan/Feb. Please phone the office 686 0981 or Mollie on 688 3355 if you are not available to be on the roster for the next 3 months. Please reply by 8 Nov. Also if you would like to do the DATA duty.
Need personal prayer? Contact one of the TPP Prayer Chain Branches: Rosalie 684 5878, or Heather 684 3847, or Marj 684 4953. All requests confidential.
Stir up Sunday, Congregational Meeting and Stephanie’s Ordination 26 November at Trinity, College Road 9.30am. Stir Up Sunday is a centuries old English tradition in which cooks would spend the last Sunday before Advent preparing the Christmas Pudding. Because of timing we are going to make a Christmas cake instead on the first Sunday of Advent. Please come and help stir the mixture for the TPP Cake which will be served on Christmas Day.
Congregational Meeting: re: TPP Parish Council intention to apply to CPT for funding for the St Stephens Foyer upgrade.
PLUS Stephanie Hollands ordination (subject to the Congregations Approval)
Mission Group have two appeals running: A “Toiletries Appeal” – For the Women’s Refuge, running to Sunday 12 November. Suggestions Soap, face cloth, tooth brush, tooth paste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, tampons, and playdoh for the children (which they use as a therapy tool). Sponge Bags are not required as the Refuge has a supply of these at present.
Food Bank—When you buy a supermarket “special” item perhaps you could buy two, one for the Food Bank. Your donation doesn’t necessarily need to be a foodstuff item, it can be a cleaning product, or a toiletry item like toothpaste. These are very much appreciated.