News for Sunday 27 November 2016

Angel Tree
We are supporting Angel Tree again this year.  Angel Tree Christmas nurtures the precious link between a prisoner and their children by providing nearly 4,000 Christmas Gifts to children every year from their incarcerated parent.  

If you would like to purchase a $20 or $30 Warehouse Voucher on behalf of a prisoner for their child, please select a name off the board at the side of the church.  Warehouse vouchers can be purchased through Countdown or The Warehouse.  Please return the voucher together with the Angel Tree tab in an envelope on Sunday, 4 December.  For the child receiving the gift voucher it shows that their Mum or Dad hasn't forgotten them and still cares about them.  For more information contact Maree, ph 938 7864.

Printed rosters for the December to February services are available in the Gathering Area.\

John’s Open Office
While John is away Wendy will be doing the open office at Café on the Square (beside the Library).  This Tuesday it will be from 10.30 am (note the time change for this week) if you want to drop by and speak to her.

Gold Card Lunch
Final lunch will held at Zealandia on Thursday 1 December, 12 pm.  To book see Judy Edgar after the service or phone 476 7257.

Wanted to Borrow
Extra long garden loppers.  Not for very thick branches, just high up.  Please let Yvette know if you have some to lend.  021 0245 4988.

Bake Sale
On Sunday 4 December Paige and Griffyn will be selling cookies after the 10.30 am service to fundraise for the Wellington Hospital.  If you would like to support them and the Hospital please come prepared to buy yourself a delicious treat! 

Anglican Missions Update
John Davidson’s home group contributed $350 to a sewing project where Melanesian Sisters sew Cassocks, Albs and Chasubles to sell to Clergy.  They also sew dresses and sell them to the public, enabling them to have an income.

Paul Tipping’s home group also contributed $350 to the Melanesian Sisters.  Their community of about 200 sisters plant and water a large vegetable garden and needed basic garden equipment and seeds. They hope to expand the garden to produce more food to sell and provide an income.

Anglican Missions Spring Appeal
The Spring Appeal is supporting: 
Diocesan Boys Hostel Hyderabad Pakistan, three mission partners working with Syrian refugees and medical support and community development in remote Anglican health centers' in Uganda.
Appeal forms are in the gathering area or from Garth England
972 7149, the Anglican Missions office 473-5172,

City Mission Food
Food to the value of $100 was delivered to the City Mission this week.