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

 

Newsletter 28 January

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We Remember
It is with great sadness that we bring news that Liz Messina passed away on Sunday 21 January.  A service for Liz was held at St Mary’s on Friday
26 January.  Please keep Bene and Eric, and Liz’s family and friends in your prayers.

Need a visit or a chat?  Here are two options:
Wendy would love to visit you.  Just give her a call or email her to set up a time that suits and she will pop in for a chat and pray with you.  Working?  No problem she will come to you on your lunch break. 

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.

 

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Seasons for Growth is a programme which explores the effects of change, loss and grief.  Using the imagery of the four seasons, the programme is a safe way to help people process and adjust to changing experiences. 

Bridgett Parkin will run a programme of six weekly sessions, starting on Sunday 18 February, 2.00—4.30 pm, in the church office.  Cost $25 for the workbook.  For more information or to register contact Bridgett

934-1811 or honitonfantail@gmail.com

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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

Farewell

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As many of you know, after 19 years of dedicated and sterling service to the Karori Parish, our vicar John Hughes and Janet are moving on to a new stage in their ministry.  John is to become vicar of Eastbourne.  They go with our thanks, our blessings and our very best wishes. 
Their last Sunday in the Parish will be 18 February 2018. There will be only one service at 10 am.  This will followed by a catered lunch and some speeches. 

There will also be a presentation.  Parishioners will no doubt wish to express in a tangible way their gratitude for John and Janet’s service to the Parish.  Please make donations in specially marked envelops or by specifically identified bank transfers, preferably by Thursday 15 February.