Weekly Notices 21 April
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.
The Three Presbyterian Women”s Groups of our Parish, are meeting at St Stephen’s Church on Thursday, May 2nd, at 12 noon.
The women from the Temuka Parish are also invited. Please bring finger food to share for Lunch. Sales table. Speaker: Alison Linscott will share her experience of attending the APW Conference in Timaru in 1972. All women are welcome to join with us.
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
- The Leprosy Mission
Boys & Girls Brigade: Kindling available all year round, for sale $10 a sack. Contact Fiona 688 0375 or see me at church.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Indoor Bowls: Weekly on Thursday at 7pm in the St Stephens Hall. Bring along a new member. Phone: John ph 686 0510.
Alpine Presbytery Newsletter: Keep up to date on what is happening in our Alpine Presbytery. A few copies of the Newsletter are being placed on the table in Foyers each week. Pick up a copy, you might find something of interest in it. If you are not on our email list and would like a copy emailed, please contact our office ph 686 0981.
Early Churches in and around Timaru: We have been given the opportunity to sell these books for $20. $10 which will stay with TPP the other $10 towards Hamilton’s costs. A sample is in the foyer. Contact the office 686 0981 to purchase.
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.
Christian Superstore—102 Stafford Street:
Ways to contact us:
Facebook “Christian Superstore Timaru”. Keeping up to date with new stock & what is happening locally within the local churches and community. A great space to let you know what is going on. If you want to message us with orders or thoughts please do so. Email for if you have any questions: email@example.com
Life Church: Are running two 10 week Life Keys courses starting on Tues 30 April and ending on Tues 2 July: The courses are:
- Woman to Woman—designed to assist women to overcome the challenges of life.
- Valiant Man—designed to fortify and restore the moral and spiritual integrity of men living in a highly sexualised world.
For more information please see the poster on the noticeboard or pick up a brochure.
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.