Newsletter 30 July

Samuel Marsden Open Morning
You and your daughter (or Preschool son) are invited to the Marsden School Karori Open Morning, Friday 18 August, 8.45 am and 12 pm. This is a good opportunity to see the school in action and learn about the programmes and opportunities for your child.  Enrolments are open.

Afternoon Fellowship
Wednesday, 2nd August, 1.30 p.m. in the Prayer Room, with Tabatha, SMASH Manager.

Volunteer Opportunity!
Parent Help is a not for profit organisation aimed at helping parents build resilient and positive families/whanau through a free parenting helpline, affordable parenting courses and counselling services.  They need volunteers for a street appeal, Wednesday 20 September.  Call 802 5767 or

Organ Recital
Our own David Trott is giving an organ recital on Tuesday 1 August at 12.15 in Old St Paul’s. Why don’t you pop along and support him.


Foodbank Donations
Each week we collect food for the City Mission Foodbank.  City Missioner, Tric Malcolm wrote to thank us for the $2,715.00 worth of donations from April 16—March 17.  There is a basket at the back of the church.  Bring a non perishable food item from your pantry and contribute to our collective donation. Your generosity helps the City Mission to help those in need to regain independence and self worth.  Keep it up!

Opportunities to Help
There are many different people who serve our church in so many different ways behind the scenes.  We are looking for two more spots to be filled: 
One person to change the altar hangings as the church calendar changes. 
Another person to oversee the gathering area kitchen.  You will need tact, the ability to organise, willingness to clean and you will get the last word on how the space runs!  Contact Zoё for more information.

Parish Dinner
The new date for our Parish dinner is 26 August.  Put this in your diaries. More information about our family gathering coming soon.