Newsletter 09 April

Sunday - Emergency Supplies
We are filling our emergency container with tins to feed 200 people for 3 meals with snacks for 4 days (as recommended by the Civil Defence).  To support this there will be tins of food for you to purchase today.  Please buy a tin or two, or put your name down to pledge what you wish to buy.  Cash or IOUs will be accepted (no EFTPOS).  Any questions please ask Yvette or Ian.

Entertainment Books
ECEC is raising funds for a van by selling the Entertainment Book.  Available in digital or book format, $65 each.  To purchase one or find out more contact Janet Hughes,
476 0319, or order direct:  Thanks for your support.

Easter Church Clean-up
Saturday 15 April 9.30 am.  Bring cleaning materials and friends to come and help make St Mary’s gleam for Easter.

Lenten Appeal
The Lenten appeal will be supporting: 
The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre for children with disabilities. 
The Rainbow Wing Safe House at the Christian Care Centre in the Solomon Islands.
Comprehensive services for poor children at the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in the Gaza Strip.
Appeal envelopes available in the gathering area.

John’s Open Office
John will be down at Café on the Square (beside the Library) every Tuesday from 3.30 pm.  Do drop by, have a coffee and speak with him

Pink Ribbon Breakfast
After last year’s great success, and as a continuous effort to integrate our Church and SMASH communities the SMASH club children are hosting another Pink Ribbon Pancake Breakfast on Thursday, 13 April at the SMASH hall.  This is to support the Breast Cancer Foundation.  You are warmly invited to attend from 7.15 am till 8.30 am.  Tickets cost $10 but all further donations will be gratefully received.  Only 40 tickets available this year.

We also ask for volunteers from St Marys to help us host this very worthwhile event.  We simply need help serving the breakfast (which will be already-made pancakes, tea and coffee.)

To buy tickets and volunteer your help please contact Tabatha or Yvette at the SMASH Office, 476 2747 or

SMASH Girls Day
As part of the SMASH Holiday Programme we are hosting a Girls Day on 28 April.  We are including a hot sit down lunch to which the "significant women" of the Girls attending will be invited - mums, grannies, aunts.....  If you are girl aged between 5 and 105 and able to provide a delicious soup (for up to 6 people) please let Yvette or Tabatha know, or 476 2747.  You would of course be invited to join us for the sit-down meal and get to join in the fun!  This is a new initiative and one we are excited about "giving a go!"