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

Weekly Notices 7 April

Mission Project:  Bucket Mission and  Retiring Offering donations today, will be for Presbyterian Women’s Special Project  The overseas part of the Presbyterian Women’s Special Project this year will  support work in Fiji.  This will help communities to prepare in case of disaster, to improve agricultural livelihoods using organic methods, especially for women and young people.  The New Zealand    Project is for Bellyful which provides free meals to families with newborn babies or young children with serious illness, if there is limited family or social support.

Presbyterian Women:

** Evening Group: Tues 9 April, 7.30pm.  Visit to the Aoraki Funeral Services Please ring Linda Fraser  027 688 9170 for details.

**     Lunch Group:  Wed 17 April, Room 1 at 12.30pm, Trinity Community Centre.  Shared lunch & Sales table.  Speaker: Paul Glass with Guide Dog ‘Drew’. Come along and hear all about this partnership.  All women welcome.  Contact Dianne 686 0440 or Alison 688 4317.

Good Companions:  Thurs 11 April, 2pm at St Stephens.  Brent Richardson will tell us about the Charity Bike Ride.  All welcome

Prayer Breakfast:  Saturday, 13 April,  8am to 9am St Stephen’s Lounge. Come and pray for the church.   All welcome

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

The Timaru District Choir:  present ‘The Easter Story in Song’.  Sat 13 April, 2pm at Trinity Church, College Rd.  See poster.

Easter Services:

Good Friday 19 April

10am Life Church, Morgans Road

Easter Sunday 21 April

7am Breakfast at the port end of Caroline Bay.  Please bring your own seat.

9.30am  Combined Service at Trinity

Mission Update:  Our annual knitting project has started, and will continue on through the winter months. Patterns for small    teddy bears, fingerless mittens, slippers, bunny blankets (for toddlers) and comfort dolls are all available in the church foyers, along with some wool and Dacron. Some of these items will be given to the hospital chaplain for distribution, and the remaining items will go to Hanan and Kowhai kindergartens. During April, Buy and Supply will be raising funds to cover expenses    incurred when members visit Hanan and Kowhai kindergartens for the very popular cooking sessions.

Eatwell Fruit & Vege Co-op:  Market-fresh fruit & vegetables.  Packs $15 or $8.  Text or phone 022 123 3663 or Facebook:       facebook.com/Eatwell Timaru & message to order, for a pack each Thursday for pick up on the following Tuesday.  Thank you.

CBA:  Share the heart of the Easter message on main stream radio. Pamphlet in Service sheet with all the details.

National Council of Women of New Zealand 2019

I am the representative from Timaru Presbyterian Parish on this body and I have been for a number of years since the late Nessie Home asked to be replaced.

At the branch level of South Canterbury N.C.W. has a membership of women representing organizations or as individual members. There are currently 20 members in our branch and we would welcome more who are interested in the field of women and children; their rights and safety and any proposed changes to legislation which could effect them.

Pertinent international, national and local issues are discussed at our monthly meetings and when suggested, our branch will forward a submission or contribute to discussion on a current topic to the national office.  These are known as Action Items. Recent examples of our involvement have been our input into discussion and debate on Gender Inequality examples, Equal Pay Amendment Bill, BDMRR (Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration) which ensures all people have equal       protection under our laws and have adequate access to the rights available to other New Zealanders.

It is a vital group and the only organization where women can connect easily and  readily with government ministries and representative groups. We would welcome your participation.

Please contact me by telephone 686 1717 or by email if you would like to ask me about involvement:  crawfordjuliet@hotmail.com

Juliet Crawford

TPP representative National Council of Women


From the Treasurer Three quarters of the way through the financial year and we are looking at a significant increase in our deficit. Our giving is lower than expected but this is offset by a slightly higher interest return. Unfortunately the unexpected repairs to the roof at College Road has meant an exceptionally large repairs and maintenance bill. This will result in our deficit being over $100,000.00 unless we can increase our income and/or curb our expenditure. The upside of this is that most of our major deferred maintenance is now paid for but the downside is we have had to draw down from the investment fund which means lower interest income next year.

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