Newsletter 23 April

5th Sunday—29 April 10 am
As part of Fifth Sunday Service on 29 April Vestry would like to present a Property Update.  This update will include:
· The Vision and mission outcomes for the Connection Point
· How we are building the capability to operate the Connection Point
· Progress on planning, fundraising and construction
· A wrap up of the seismic strengthening and repairs to St Matthias, Makara
Questions on any property matters please ask the to Property Manager, Geoffrey Lee, any time before, during or after this Property Update.

Prepare for Winter and Fill the Freezer
After our fifth Sunday service (29 April) we will be cooking in groups to make meals for the Manna Ministry freezer.  Please sign up on the clipboards to either host a team of budding chefs or to be part of the cooking team.  Let’s prepare for winter together.

No Midweek Service    
There will be no midweek service this Wednesday as it is ANZAC day.

Donation Tax Receipts
These were available for collection from the Gathering Area yesterday. Those not collected will be posted today.

Morning Prayer
Join with the AYM crew in starting your day with community and prayer. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.15—7.40 am at St Mary’s. 

From John
Thank you so much for my generous farewell gift.  Your kindness and generosity is much appreciated.  I have bought an electric bike with much of it and am looking forward to riding it around Eastbourne bays.  Every blessing for the future, John.

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. 

Lenten Appeal
Donations for Anglican Missions Lenten Appeal may be put in the collection anytime during April and May.  Envelopes are available at the Welcome Desk in the Gathering Area. 

The Winter Project
This is a student lead charity group run by six, Year 12 students from Samuel Marsden.  They collect second hand winter woollens and deliver them to schools for children and their families who need warm clothing.  Please bring any preloved, clean, warm clothing in good condition to the box in the foyer of the church.  They need:  scarves, beanies, gloves, jerseys, tops, warm pants or shoes.

TONIGHT: KARORI ANGLICAN CHURCHES
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
7.00 pm, Monday 23 April 2017

The evening begins at 7.00 pm with shared dessert and coffee.  Please bring dessert to share.  Meeting starts at 7.30 pm.  Nominations and any items to be raised have closed.  Please pick up a copy of the annual and financial reports and the agenda when you leave church today.
Please note: No impromptu business will be accepted on the Meeting’s Agenda.  Please note, only those on the Parish Electoral Roll can vote.  Parish Electoral Roll is available in the Gathering Area and the office.  If you wish to be added to the Electoral Roll please complete an application form in the gathering area and return to Wendy or the Church Office.

 

Newsletter 25 March

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Giving and the Tax Year
The tax year ends on 31 March. Now is a good time to increase or add to your gifts to the church to take full advantage of the Tax Rebate.
Gifts made either to the Parish Ministry or to the Building Fund qualify for 33% Tax Rebate.
We invite you to consider this and thank you for your generosity.

Church and Grounds Clean-up
Easter clean-up is on Saturday 31 March 9.00 am.  Bring cleaning materials and a big smile and help make Karori Anglican gleam for Easter. 

Readers for Good Friday
Readers needed for the Easter Vigil, 30 March.  Please contact Zoё.

Need a visit or a chat? 
Wendy would love to visit you for a chat or to pray with you.  Either give her a ring or email to arrange a time or join her at the Café on the Square (beside the Library) every Tuesday from 3.30 pm.  Working?  No problem she will come to you on your lunch break. 

Lenten Appeal
This year’s appeal will collect for the Saviour Evangelical School in Jordon, Rwenzori Special Needs Foundation in Uganda and the Arab Episcopal School in Jordon.  Lenten Appeal envelopes are available at the Welcome Desk.

Newsletter 18 February

A Smile is a Conversation Starter
Our elderly are often lonely and love just to connect with someone.  Karori Anglican runs a service every Tuesday at Sprott House and serve morning tea.  Can you spare an hour to help with welcoming, serving morning tea and just having a chat to some of the residents?  We would love you to join the team.  The services are every Tuesday at 10 am, you decided how often you can commit to helping.  Contact Judy Scrivener 970 3069 or Jenny Button 476 5759

Wanted!
Your unwanted red bricks, for a home garden landscape project.  Any number large or small; they will be collected from your site.  Contact Yvette 476 6030 or 0210 2454 988.

Healing Service

St Teresa’s Karori are hosting a healing service with Fr John Rea.  Tueday 20 Febrauary, 7.30 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Farewell Festivities After the Service

Please join with us with the farewell festivities after the service.  Just make your way across to the lawn outside the office after the service where the fun will begin.

Priest in Charge
The Wardens are pleased to announce that the Bishops have appointed Reverend Ian Cook as the Priest in Charge during the interregnum.  We are grateful to Ian for stepping up and taking on this responsibility at this time.

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Climate Catalysts

Within the Anglican Diocese of Wellington there is a growing network known as the Climate Catalysts (CC for short).  This network is made up of ordinary people who are eager to encourage members of their church to engage in various activities focused on environmental justice.  There are currently about 45 churches connected to the network, but sadly Karori Anglican Churches isn’t one of them.

What’s involved? - 'Joining' is very low-key -

· the selected CC person will be added (or multiple persons from a single church) to an email list, and/or a Facebook group. 

· About once a month, you will be sent an email or update the FB page with details on upcoming environmental justice type events, available resources, and general encouragement from the Advocacy team at the Wellington Anglican Diocese. 

If you would like more information, or are interested in getting involved, please contact Zoё at the Parish Office.

Newsletter 4 February

Godzone
Our children’s ministry, Godzone, starts 11 February in the 10.30 service.

Sprott House Services
We urgently need more helpers for welcoming and serving morning tea at the Sprott House Services on Tuesdays at 10 am.  Contact Judy Scrivener 970 3069 or Jenny Button 476 5759

Wanted!
Your unwanted red bricks, for a home garden landscape project.  Any number large or small; they will be collected from your site.  Contact Yvette 476 6030 or 0210 2454 988

Family Fair Day
Sunday 11 February—12-3 pm, St Mary’s Church lawn.
Games, prizes, face painting, sausage sizzle, candy floss, bouncy castle, petting zoo, music, races.  And find out about our kids programmes. 
Bring your kids and your pocket money.

Shrove Tuesday—13 February
 

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SMASH needs your help to celebrate Shrove Tuesday with our Karori Community.  The SMASH Children will prepare some pancakes, but we also need your help with food items and serving.  See the sign up sheet
It is a fantastic opportunity to have our whole Karori Anglican community together!

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KAC Playgroup meets every Monday of the school term for preschool aged children and their parents/caregivers.  Join us in a caring, safe environment with lots of toys and great morning tea!  For more information contact Nikki
027 696 7694.

Where:  in the meeting hall behind the SMASH hall

When:  Mondays 9.30—11.30 am, starting 12 February