Weekly Notices 26 September 2021
Link Deadline: Please send copy for the Sept/Oct Link to: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop into the Church Office by Friday 8 October
AGM: Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 10 October after the Combined Service at Trinity at 10am.
Community Lunch: Our next lunch is 26 October at 12 noon at St Stephens Church Hall. We are very pleased with the numbers attending, 47 at our last meal. We have no limit on the numbers for this meal, which cost $10 payable at the door. To reserve your place phone Bev 686 1207, Sid 684 3478 or the office ph 686 0981.
Mission Project:: October’s project is raising funds for Westport Ministers’ Association flood recovery and support. Put your money aside and bring along next week to the combined service at Trinity.
Operation Christmas Boxes 2021: We would like to support this project again this year. Each box is to contain something to wear, something to play with, something for school, something to love, something special and something for personal hygiene for boys and girls in ages 2-14 years. You are all invited to support this by providing items as above or make a contribution towards travel costs which is $10 per box. If you wish to fill your own box please remember to include the transport cost of $10. A box will be in each foyer for you to put in the items or leave the donation. I will have a supply of the OCC boxes available soon. Unfortunately due to Covid there is not the same amount of time to collect the goods and boxes with final date being the 17 October. For further information contact Judith 688 6004.
The Gloriavale Leavers Support Trust are hosting a clothing sale (fill-a-bag for $5) at the old Baptist church 16 Tyne St on Tues 28 Sept 9am-1pm and Thurs 30 Sept 1pm – 5pm. Proceeds go to the Gloriavale Leavers Family Resettling Fund. We have listed it on Facebook, so please share the event link if you’re interested:
Mission Magazine Updates: Check out the magazine holder in Foyers for the latest updates. Feel free to take and read.
Changes of Address etc: Please advise the church office of any changes. Thank you.
Live Streaming: Every Sunday morning at the 10.30am service at St Stephens.
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.
Plant Sale: We have just experienced another excellent Plant Sale and Baking Stall. Thank you to ALL our wonderful helpers who stayed positive in challenging circumstances. The exciting part of it all was the way that the whole team joined in, each person collaborating and working as part of a team. The money we have received so far was $3,010.20, but the enjoyment that people got from this easily trumped (!) our total. Thank you and GOD BLESS YOU ALL. Murray, Bev and Sandra.
All users of our Churches, Hall, Foyer, Lounge and Rooms at St Stephens and Trinity If you are the last person in your group to use the rooms, please make sure that the lights and heaters/heat pumps are turned off, and all the windows are closed.
Reflections: Mondays 11am at St Stephens starting Monday 4 October. Finding new life in the Parables of Jesus. Join us for a six week series exploring God’s story and our stories through the parables of Jesus. Contact Helen ph 021 768 973 or 684 6403 and leave a message.
NZ COVID Tracer poster: This is on our entrance doors. Scan the poster with the NZ COVID Tracer App to keep track of where you have been, or fill in the Contract Tracer forms on the table in Foyers to protect yourself and your community. Ministry of Health.
Giving Everything that we have is a gift from God.
You can contribute financially in the following ways:
- Cash or envelope in the offering plate, thanks.
- Automatic Payment or internet banking – Acc no: 03-1714-0405434-01
Please use either your name or Envelope number as a reference.
Or if you have any queries, please email us at: email@example.com
Need more Offering Envelopes? Contact the church office 686 0981