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

Weekly Notices 14 April

Mission Project:  Bucket Mission and Retiring Offering donations last week totalled $212.50 and will be given to Presbyterian Women’s Special Project. Thanks to all those who donated.

Presbyterian Women 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.

Easter Services:

Good Friday 19 April

10am Life Church, Morgans Road

Easter Sunday 21 April

7am Breakfast on the Beach

NB:  Now in front of Observation Deck at Caroline Bay.

Please bring your own seat.

9.30am  Combined Service at Trinity

Bible Society Cheese-rolls: Our cheese-rolls will be distributed on Sunday 12 May and 26 May. Could you please order them from Alison (688 4317), Margaret (688 2363) or Evi (684 5399). Money raised will be for  Bibles in prisons.

Bible Society Group: Are looking for a representative from St Stephens to join with these ladies. Please phone Evi Frank   (684 5399) for more information.

Winter Lunches:  are held  on the 4th   Tuesday, of the month at St Stephens from May to September. This Lunch Outreach has been running for many years and enjoyed by many. There is a charge for the meals and all costs are reimbursed.

To be able to continue with this outreach we need a team of  people to help in the kitchen.: cooking, setting up tables, serving of meals and cleaning up afterwards
If you can help with these meals even occasionally please  contact, Bev  Ph  686 1207   Email bquigley1@kinect.co.nz

Mission Update:  Our  knitting project has started, and will continue for the winter months. Various Patterns are 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.

The Community Club:  Meet Tuesdays, 1.30-3.30pm at St Stephens for Cards 500,    Indoor Bowls, Scrabble & Art.  New  members welcome. Contact:  Sid & Hazel 684 3478.

CBA:  Share the heart of the Easter message on main stream radio. Pamphlet on table in Foyer 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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