Central Office: 349 Wai-iti Road, Timaru, 7910  Phone: 03 686 0981       Email: oneoffice@timarupres.org.nz

Weekly Notices for 12 November

Retiring Offering and Bucket Mission last week amounted to $290.20 for support of the Presbyterian Church in Myanmar.  Many thanks to all who contributed.

A Congregational Vote : to ordain Stephanie Holland to the office of Elder.  Voting will be held today at both sites.

Presbyterian Women’s 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

Journey 21—Next Sunday 19 November  Meet at C-Bay Carpark at 9am.  November topic is:  Reflection on Juliet Batten’s book A Cup of Sunshine, discovering the sacred in everyday life

Tai Chi:  Please come and join in gentle exercise at St Stephen’s Hall, Thursdays 10.30am.  Contact:  Michelle 022 0523 810

Preliminary NoticeCommunity BBQ at Trinity, Sun 26 Nov 4pm. 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.

Boys Brigade fundraiser:  Boys Brigade is selling Cowells Seconds Mini Pavlovas there is 12 in a pack for $15 these are ideal for Christmas.  I have been told these will last 3 months (if you don’t eat them first).  You can order them today at either church.  This is a great way to support Boys Brigade and start your Christmas dinner prep.

The Community Club:  Meet each Tuesday, 1.30-3.30pm at 349 Wai-iti Rd for Cards 500, Indoor Bowls, Scrabble & Art.  New members welcome. Contact:  Sid & Hazel 684 3478.

Christmas (Winter) Lunch:  To be held on Tuesday, 28 November at the St Stephens Hall at 12noon.  If you would like to come along, please contact Ngaire phone  686 1834 for catering purposes.

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.

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.

Bookings of Rooms in Both Complexes:  Please remember to check with the Office and book in your group before you advertise it.  This helps prevent double bookings.  Phone 686 0981.

Keep up to date with the latest information on our website:  www.timarupres.org.nz

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)

Christian Superstore  – 102 Stafford Street:  Just as God’s creation is diverse. These can be seen in the 2018 calendars that we also have in store. Calendars that can fit into those small envelopes with those Christmas cards that are sent overseas. Yes we have those too. The Bible Society 12 card packs are now in store with both Traditional and NZ views. This may seem early to  recommend Christmas stock but cards have a bit of habit of selling early.  So come and view the options. Look and see the talent that we have throughout the world and the blessings that we have in this store.  Don’t forget we are open until 5 pm and between 10 and 2pm on Saturdays.


Giving  Everything that we have is a gift from God.

You can contribute financially in the following ways:

  • Cash, cheque or envelope in the offering plate, thanks.
  • Automatic Payment or internet banking – Acc no: 03-1714-0405434-01

Or if you have any queries, please email us at:  finance@timarupres.org.nz

Need more Offering Envelopes?  Contact the church office 686 0981

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