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.