News for Sunday 9 October 2016

Earthquake Status of the Church
People have been asking whether we can go back to using the sanctuary now that the tower is strengthened.  The answer is NO!  

The sanctuary and the choir vestry are now the most vulnerable parts of the building.  “the choir vestry should not be used for choir practices and the sanctuary entered sparingly”.

VICAR & CHURCH WARDENS

Thanksgiving Dinner
You are invited to join our church family at a Thanksgiving Dinner to celebrate the past and to secure the future.  Invitations are in the Gathering Area, please take one.  Saturday 15 October, 6.30 pm, St Mary’s Church, Karori.  If you would like to attend but as yet have not been contacted by a table host, please contact the Ray Muller 478 1224.

Infoodle Roster Training 
We’re holding two training sessions on using your rosters on Infoodle:  --13 November after the 10.30 service 19 November at 11 am.  So we can display things on the big screens we will meet in  the church.  All people who are on rosters and need to use Infoodle are invited to attend.

Annual Bishop’s Golf Day
The Annual Bishop’s Golf Day, playing for the Danny Te Hiko Memorial Cup, will be held at the Levin Golf Club, 11 November.  Tee off times 9.30 am onwards.  Cost is $20.00 each per round.  All those interested in joining Bishop Justin for an eventful day or for more information, email Brenda Callear bcallear@orcon.net.nz or 233 8244.

NEW WINE SUMMER FESTIVAL Kapiti—19 to 23 JANUARY 2017
“Your Love Cries Out. ….because your love is better than life.”  Ps 63

This is our church camp and there is a programme for all ages 0-99!  The Kapiti summer festival is about our community coming together, getting to know one another, laughing, worshipping, becoming equipped for the year ahead where together we seek to see God’s kingdom in our everyday lives.

Register now:  newwine.org.nz/summer-festivals.  Early bird prices close 30 November, the maximum cost for families amount has dropped to $480.  Also complete one of our forms to let us know that you are coming and to register for meals.
Accommodation
We have some accommodation available at a Holiday Home KAC has booked.  Contact Wendy Davidson.