Newsletter 8 July

Café on the Square
Wendy will not be at the Café on the Square this Tuesday. Please ring her if your would like to meet for a coffee and a chat.

VACANCY:  Vestry Secretary
The amazing Thea Wallace is stepping down as Vestry Secretary after several years.  If you are a competent minute-taker who is available on the fourth Monday of every month and can fill this gap, Please contact Zoë.  If you would like to know more chat to Thea.

Organ Recital
Our 9 am Music Director David Trott is giving an organ recital as part of the Old St Paul’s Lunchtime Concert Series.  12.15—1.00 pm, Tuesday 10 July.

Ian on Leave
Priest-in-Charge Ian Cook will be on leave 6—14 July.  If you have an urgent pastoral need during this time please don’t hesitate to contact the office and we will put you in touch with the right support.  

Good Food, Good Company
If you have not been at KAC long, or would like a safe place to invite your non-church friends and family – come and join us for a relaxed evening around good food.  We are all ages and meet monthly on a Sunday evening in a home.  Next one is 6—7.30 pm, Sunday 1 July, at 18 Burn Street.  If you would like to come or just find out a bit more – speak to Yvette 021 02454988 or Ruth 027 2973993.

Pastoral Counselling
Need someone to work through some of the “stuff” life throws at us?   Wendy and Kathleen are currently completing a year long course on pastoral counselling.  As part of the course they must practise the skills they are learning with some willing participants (any age).  If you would like some help please contact:
Wendy—027 4885071, 476 8978 or Kathleen—972 9642.

Karori Food Bank
The Karori food bank is a cooperative run by all the churches in Karori.  KAC at present doesn’t have many volunteers helping and they currently need more volunteers.  See the enclosed sheet for more information how you can help.

Space at St Mary’s ECEC
It you know of anyone looking for a childcare space please contact Heather Te Huia, Head Teacher St Mary’s ECEC, 4760319, heather@stmaryschildcare.org.nz

Low-Waste Workshop
In the spirit of Plastic Free July, Nicky Mildenhall will be running a (kid-friendly) workshop for making beeswax food wrap.  Friday 13 July, 1.30 pm in the Vicarage kitchen. Sign up today on the clipboards or talk to Zoe.  If you have any 100% cotton fabric that we can use, please drop it off at the office this week.  Please bring your favourite low-waste (zero packaging) afternoon snack and a koha to cover the cost of materials.

Beanies and Vests for Karori West School
Woohoo we have 54 beanies and 4 vests completed!!  But there is still more work to do.  Help us to join patterns or cut out patterns for the vests.  Or if you want help knitting or to learn to knit, join us on Saturday 14 July 1.30—4 pm at the church office OR Wednesday 11 July, 7.30—9 pm 84 Hazlewood Av.  Chocolate biscuits provided!!

ALPHA IN KARORI
Alpha will run during term 3 on Wednesday evenings, starting 25 July, 7—9 pm.  Invitations are available in the Gathering Area and the Office.  Please invite your friends, families and colleagues!  For more information and to RSVP, contact Zoe.

SGM to Elect a People’s Warden—Today 8 July
There will be a Special General Meeting today immediately after the close of the
9 am Service which will then be adjourned until immediately after the close of the 10.30 am service.  The sole business of the SGM is to elect a people’s warden, the existing people’s warden having recently resigned.  Nominations are closed.

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

Washing Machine Needed
Someone in our community is in need of a new washing machine.  If you have or know of a machine please contact the Parish Office. 

 

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

Love their heads.jpg

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!!