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

Weekly Notices 8 April 2018

Mission Project:  Bucket Mission at St Stephens and Retiring Offering at Trinity  last week raised a total of $387.90 for   Refugees resettling in Timaru through the Gleniti Baptist Church. Many thanks to all those who contributed.

Combined Service: at Trinity, College Rd, next Sunday 22 April   at 9.30am.

Mission Updates recently received:  These are in the magazine holder on the table in Foyers:  Please feel free to take and read:

Mission Without Borders,  · Barnabasaid

Indoor Bowls:  Meet every Thursday, at 7pm in the St Stephen’s Hall.  Come and join our friendly group for fellowship and fun.  No experience necessary as our members are always willing to help and offer advice.  All ages welcome. Bring along a new member. Phone: John 686 0510.

Presbyterian Women Lunch Group:  Meet Wednesday 18 April in Room 1, Trinity Hall at 12.30pm.  Shared lunch.  Guest Speaker:  Trish Andrews (Timaru’s Anti Graffiti Lady) and Rob Coleman (Photography).  All  welcome.

Elders Gathering:  Will be held on 26 April at 7pm in the St Stephen’s Church. To discuss ‘Mission Planning’.

Youth Group: Paint Ball Outing will be  Sunday 6 May.  Cost per person is $20.

TCMA: Church St Bible Chapel. Collecting Building materials and good household items for Tonga. Leave goods at the Church St Bible Chapel in the mornings. Thank you.

Trinity Basement Garage Sale:  Please    consider the condition of the items you   donate. Is it in good saleable condition? Is it clean? Are all the pieces intact such as for puzzles or tools or camping gear? Is the item in working order?  Trestles have been placed in the various areas of the basement apart from the clothes racks (I ran out of time to position them) so from now on any items you bring PLEASE take them to the relevant area.  Please understand that we absolutely do not want junk or any electrical equipment as it’s    unreasonable for the church to have to pay to dump it!  Please note we need people to sort linen/drapes etc, homewares, Bric a brac, kitchen items, books, puzzles and clothing, garden and workshop tools, furniture, Kids stuff.  I’m away until 23 April looking after grandchildren and expect to spend that week working in the Basement. Please contact the office if you have items so you can arrange access to the basement.  Contact Helen 021 768 973 or email helenandroger@xtra.co.nz

Art Bonanza: Gleniti Baptist is again holding their fundraising art bonanza in April.  The opening night will be 18 April, and closing midday 21 April.  Any artists interested in putting work in for this exhibition are  welcome to contact Dale Davey 684-6250 or email:  quaver@snap.net.nz  Artworks will need to be presented ready for    hanging/displaying.  Woodwork, fine art, sculpture are some of the categories    available.  Fundraising cause is being finalised at the moment.

Boys & Girls Brigade: Kindling for sale $10 a sack.  Contact Fiona ph 688 0375 or speak to me at church.

Christian Superstore, 102 Stafford Street

Over the last couple of weeks I have had questions from different people asking how they could understand the Bible better. Coming to know Christ and understanding the church culture can be a challenge and very confusing. What does it all mean? Why do we do what we do? What makes what we do so different to so many others? Even as a long time believer I like to refresh myself on these questions to gain stronger grounding in my faith. I rejoice that people are happy to ask at the local bookshop.

We offer a variety of options from “Every Day with Jesus for New Christians” or a book released by Deron Spoo last year entitled “The Good Book” ($29.99) available for both children and adults. This book looks at the themes of the bible and offers an explanation of God’s heart and mind.

We are currently looking for more volunteers to join us as we offer our ministry to the community. Are you interested? Can you help us out on an afternoon or a morning? Come and talk to April or Alexia. We rejoice in God’s richest blessings seen and unseen.

Have you seen the series of these movies. They are great movies that define Christ in our world. We have had many of these DVD’s in our store and they sell fast.

Another release from the God’s Not Dead series is due out in the cinema’s. If you want this locally we need to encourage our local Cinema to bring this to our area.  Reminding them that we like seeing these movies locally and they can and will be popular. Great for friends and family to gather together united to sharing the gospel.

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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