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

Weekly Notices 28 May

Retiring offering (Trinity) and Bucket mission (St Stephens) Next week will go to support the families of the Christchurch Mosque shootings last month. We have all been touch in some way by this horrific event and this is just a small way in which we can respond and show the love of Christ.

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 Action Group: Are looking for a representative from St Stephens to join this group Please phone Evi  (684 5399)  or Alison 688 4317  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.

Rhythm Kids:  Meets at Trinity Hall every Tuesday during the school term from10.00am-11.00am. Contact Helen 684 6403 or 021 768 973 .

Boys & Girls Brigade:  Kindling available all year round, for sale $10 a sack.  Contact Fiona 688 0375 or see me at church.

Deadline for May/June LINK:  Please email to: link@timarupres.org.nz or drop copy in to the Church Office by Friday 3 May.

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

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 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
  • Tearfund
  • Barnabasfund

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

Saturday, 11 May

8am to 9am

St Stephen’s Lounge

come and pray for the church

All welcome

Hospice Awareness Week:

As you are aware sometimes people are reluctant to talk about death and dying   making end of life difficult for patients and loved ones. We are keen to see conversations about dying grow and to provide support and education around these topics. Over the course of three days we are offering a morning and early evening session on: Lets talk about dying (particularly looking at some of the common myths around death, palliative care and grief), Supporting yourself and others in grief, and advanced care planning. Sessions will run for approximately 1 ½ hours and will have an element of participation/interaction and discussion. Light refreshments will be served at all sessions. In addition we would like to invite you to tour the Hospice at 11:30 and to join us as we burn the cards form the Farmers Tree of remembrance Campaign on Thursday 16th at 12 noon. To assist in catering registration for these events is via phone (03)6877670 or email support@hospicesc.org.nz


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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