News for Sunday 15 May 2016

Pink Ribbon Pancake Breakfast
As a way of integrating our church and SMASH communities the SMASH club children are hosting a Pink Ribbon Pancake Breakfast on Friday 27 May here in the church. This is to support the Breast Cancer Foundation.  You are warmly invited to attend from 7.15 am till 8.30 am.  Tickets cost $5 but all further donations will be gratefully received.

As part of our 5th Sunday and incorporating the "Generous Hospitality" theme, we also ask for volunteers from KAC to help us host this very worthwhile event.  We simply need help serving the breakfast (which will be already-made pancakes, tea and coffee.)

To buy tickets and volunteer your help please contact Tabatha or Yvette at the SMASH Office on office@thesmashclub.org.nz or 476 2747

Every Sunday, 10:30 am, KAC Youth Lounge

High school aged youth—a new study time during the 10:30 am service.  We will gather together with the rest of the church for worship but will leave with the Sunday School crew and head over to the offices for a weekly study and then re-join the church for communion.

Cursillo Weekends

Cursillo is a movement of the Church, with its own method that helps Christians learn and live what is fundamental to being a Christian. And having done that, to help these same Christians discover and live out a personal vocation.  

The three day weekends are an opportunity to live for a short time in Christian community, distancing yourself from the pressures of the outside world. 

Men’s Weekend 9-12 June - applications close 21 May.  
Contact: Liam Jones 027-544-2479
Ladies Weekend 14-17 July - applications close 25 June.  
Contact: Maree Stenhouse 027-924-3146

John’s Open Office
John will be down at Café on the Square (beside the Library) every Tuesday from 3.30 pm if you want to drop by and speak to him.

Mary Potter Hospice Street
Can you give an hour or two of your time to collect for Mary Potter?  Friday 20 May or Saturday 21 May.  Register at: marypotter.org.nz.  You can help change someone’s life.

Healing Service
St Teresa’s Church, Karori with
Fr John Rea.  Thursday,19 May 7.30 pm

St John of God Fundraiser
Movie:  Now You See Me 2
Sunday 26 June 7 pm (for 7.30 pm) at the Penthouse Cinema, Brooklyn
Tickets $20 each.  A brilliant night is guaranteed - fantastic action thriller, spot prizes and good company!  Book your tickets, contact annie.kenning@sjog.org.nz; or call 464 2010; or speak to Evelyn Churchill. 

YOUTH ALPHA
Friday 20 May, 7 pm, Church Hall, high school aged youth
The second Alpha session we will be looking at the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Why did Jesus die?  Did Jesus have to die?  What impact does the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus have on me?  Join us as we watch a 20 minute movie about this and then begin to discuss what all of this means to us.  As always, there will also be awesome hangout times, games and food. 

Parenting Tween and Teen Years
for parents of 12 to 18 year olds
The teenage years can be like riding a roller coaster.  Toolbox aims to take out a few of the nastier twists and turns on the track, and also to help parents hold on and enjoy the ride.  While these years can be challenging, they can actually be some of the best years of your life - and theirs!

Karori Course
Dates:  Tuesdays 24 May to 28 June, 7-9 pm
Venue:  Karori Anglican Church, 8 Fancourt Street, Karori
Cost:  $75 per person, $110 per couple (subsidies available for anyone who needs help with the cost).  Toolbox is free for grandparents raising grandchildren, foster carers, whanau caregivers, home for life and adoptive parents.  To book, visit the events page at www.theparentingplace.com
Facilitated by Janelle Ruri and hosted by Ian Cook.