Newsletter 27 May

Vestry Secretary Position
The amazing Thea Wallace is stepping down as Vestry Secretary after several years.  We are looking for someone to step in to fill the gap.  If you are a competent minute-taker who is available on the fourth Monday of every month, contact Zoë.  If you would like to know more about what is required, chat to Thea (10.30 service).

Please Pray
Please pray for all those involved in the process of appointing a new vicar, that the person God wants is appointed.

Donations to KAC
You can support KAC by making donations either using the envelopes provided or by direct credit to our bank account
02 0500 0019955 00.  If you do not have a number for the recording of donations, request one on a giving envelope or contact Zoë. 

Pastoral Conversations
Wendy will be at the Café on the Square this Tuesday from 3.30 pm. Do drop for a coffee and a chat.

Preachers Save the Date!
Rev Joe McGarry will be leading a preaching seminar at KAC, June
15-16 and June 30.  Joe will also be preaching the Stubbs Memorial Sermon on 1 July.  More information to come.  Register your interest with Stephen Sharp aocombo@hotmail.co.nz

June Refugee Intake
There is another refugee intake coming to Wellington in June.  There are many ways we can help.  Talk to Mike Scrivener 970 3069 or visit http://movementonline.org.nz/refugee/ to get involved:
- Fundraise for household items
- Collect household items
- Sort household items
- House setup
- Help women get their NZ driver license
- Donate to CWS Rohingya appeal

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Take a stand and partner with World Vision to bring life changing help to children of the South Sudan.  Last year Karori Anglican raised over $1,500 doing the famine, this year we are going to top that!

You don't have to give up food, famines of all types are possible (including giving up talking, technology, living out of a backpack, food rations...) and its heaps of fun when you do it with friends. 

Want to be part of this years famine?  See either your GodZone, or Youth leader or Kate Harvey-Green with any questions or to get a pack.  The easiest way is to head online and set up your profile....at famine.org.nz.  Remember to join the Karori Anglican Team so we can work together to raise heaps together!

Love Their Heads
Children lose proportionally more heat through their heads therefore hats are more important to children.  So KAC will be knitting beanies for the kids at Karori West School to keep them warm this winter. 
We will also be sewing hooded vests from upcycled blankets.  Do you have any colourful blankets that you no longer use?  We can put them to a new purpose to keep kids warm that need our support.  Contact Wendy

 

Newsletter 13 May

Family Fish n Chip Night
Friday 18 May - 5:30—7 pm
Come along to KAC and join the church family for a Fry-day night of fun.  Text your order to Kate 021 124 5471 by 17 May.  Fish, chips and hot dogs orders only please.  Feel free to invite friends to join us.  BYO wine or beer to share, pay for your food by Koha on the night or through online banking.  Some of us have tickets to the rugby afterwards—contact Ian Cook to join!

Rev John’s Installation
John’s Installation will be on the 20 May at 2 pm at Wellesley college Eastbourne  It would be great for as many as possible to attend this service to support him in the beginning of a new season in his life.

We Remember
Funeral services have been held for Nan Willis (in her 101st year) and David Luke (ex St Mathias) 91 yrs, both from Sprott House.  Please keep Nan’s and David’s families in your prayers.

Pastoral Conversations
Wendy will be at the Café on the Square this Tuesday from 3.30 pm. Do drop for a coffee and a chat.

Vestry Secretary Position
The amazing Thea Wallace is stepping down as Vestry Secretary after several years.  We are looking for someone to step in to fill the gap.  If you are a competent minute-taker who is available on the fourth Monday of every month, contact  Zoë.  If you would like to know more about what is required, chat to Thea (10.30 service).

Euthanasia Seminar
“Check Out:  Exploring the End of Life Choice Bill.”  The seminar will be facilitated by Lynne Bowyer, PhD; and Deborah Stephens, PhD. The workshop will cover a grounded understanding of euthanasia, what end of life care options exist now, what the bill proposes and the issues with this.  16 May, 7 pm,
St Lukes, Wadestown.  Entry by Koha.

Please Pray
Please pray for all those involved in the process of appointing a new vicar, that the person God wants is appointed.

Donations to KAC
You can support KAC by making donations either using the envelopes provided or by direct credit to our bank account
02 0500 0019955 00.  If you do not have a number for the recording of donations, request one on a giving envelope or contact Zoë. 

Preachers Save the Date!
Rev Joe McGarry will be leading a preaching seminar at KAC, June
15-16 and June 30.  Joe will also be preaching the Stubbs Memorial Sermon on 1 July.  More information to come.  Register your interest with Stephen Sharp aocombo@hotmail.co.nz

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Love Their Heads
Children lose proportionally more heat through their heads therefore hats are more important to children.  So KAC will be making beanies for the kids at Karori West School to keep them warm this winter. 
Everyone can help so watch this space for more information soon.

40 hour famine.png

40 Hour Famine
Take a stand and partner with World Vision to bring life changing help to children of the South Sudan.  Last year Karori Anglican raised over $1,500 doing the famine, this year we are going to top that!
You don't have to give up food, famines of all types are possible (including giving up talking, technology, living out of a backpack, food rations...) and its heaps of fun when you do it with friends. 
Want to be part of this years famine?  See either your GodZone, or Youth leader or Kate Harvey-Green with any questions or to get a pack.  The easiest way is to head online and set up your profile....at famine.org.nz.  Remember to join the Karori Anglican Team so we can work together to raise heaps together!

 

Newsletter 6 May

Family Fish n Chip Night
Friday 18 May - 5:30—7 pm
Come along to KAC and join the church family for a
Fry-day night of fun.  Text your order to Kate
021 124 5471 by 17 May.  Fish, chips and hot dogs orders only please.  Feel free to invite friends to join us.  BYO wine or beer to share, pay for your food by Koha on the night or through online banking.  Some of us have tickets to the rugby afterwards—contact Ian Cook to join!

Pastoral Conversations
Wendy will be at the Café on the Square this Tuesday from 3.30 pm. Do drop for a coffee and a chat.

Climate Catalysts
Rosemary Cole and Zoё Henderson have volunteered to be our Climate Catalysts at KAC. They will be keeping the parish up to date on opportunities to care for our environment.  Please talk to them if you have questions or ideas (big or small) about increasing sustainability in Karori.

Donations to KAC
You can support KAC by making donations either using the envelopes provided or by direct credit to our bank account
02 0500 0019955 00.  If you do not have a number for the recording of donations, request one on a giving envelope or contact Zoë. 

Work Needed
Belynda Bird is looking for a job, particularly in Childcare or similar work.  Please keep her in your prayers, and contact her if you know of anything.  Ph 476 9518

Love and Stitches
Do you knit?
Do you want to learn to knit?
Do you want to help others?
Love N Stitches do just that with love and laughter.

Love N Stitches meet second Saturday of the month, 1.30—4 pm
Next meeting 12 May at the church office.  Everyone Welcome.

Thank you! We Filled the Freezer
95 meals were cooked last Sunday, thank you!  These meals will feed over 200 people and will show them that they are not walking this journey alone, and people care for them.  Looks like people had lots of fun too!!

 

Newsletter 23 April

5th Sunday—29 April 10 am
As part of Fifth Sunday Service on 29 April Vestry would like to present a Property Update.  This update will include:
· The Vision and mission outcomes for the Connection Point
· How we are building the capability to operate the Connection Point
· Progress on planning, fundraising and construction
· A wrap up of the seismic strengthening and repairs to St Matthias, Makara
Questions on any property matters please ask the to Property Manager, Geoffrey Lee, any time before, during or after this Property Update.

Prepare for Winter and Fill the Freezer
After our fifth Sunday service (29 April) we will be cooking in groups to make meals for the Manna Ministry freezer.  Please sign up on the clipboards to either host a team of budding chefs or to be part of the cooking team.  Let’s prepare for winter together.

No Midweek Service    
There will be no midweek service this Wednesday as it is ANZAC day.

Donation Tax Receipts
These were available for collection from the Gathering Area yesterday. Those not collected will be posted today.

Morning Prayer
Join with the AYM crew in starting your day with community and prayer. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.15—7.40 am at St Mary’s. 

From John
Thank you so much for my generous farewell gift.  Your kindness and generosity is much appreciated.  I have bought an electric bike with much of it and am looking forward to riding it around Eastbourne bays.  Every blessing for the future, John.

Pastoral Conversations
Wendy will be at the Café on the Square this Tuesday from 3.30 pm. Do drop for a coffee and a chat. 

Lenten Appeal
Donations for Anglican Missions Lenten Appeal may be put in the collection anytime during April and May.  Envelopes are available at the Welcome Desk in the Gathering Area. 

The Winter Project
This is a student lead charity group run by six, Year 12 students from Samuel Marsden.  They collect second hand winter woollens and deliver them to schools for children and their families who need warm clothing.  Please bring any preloved, clean, warm clothing in good condition to the box in the foyer of the church.  They need:  scarves, beanies, gloves, jerseys, tops, warm pants or shoes.

TONIGHT: KARORI ANGLICAN CHURCHES
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
7.00 pm, Monday 23 April 2017

The evening begins at 7.00 pm with shared dessert and coffee.  Please bring dessert to share.  Meeting starts at 7.30 pm.  Nominations and any items to be raised have closed.  Please pick up a copy of the annual and financial reports and the agenda when you leave church today.
Please note: No impromptu business will be accepted on the Meeting’s Agenda.  Please note, only those on the Parish Electoral Roll can vote.  Parish Electoral Roll is available in the Gathering Area and the office.  If you wish to be added to the Electoral Roll please complete an application form in the gathering area and return to Wendy or the Church Office.