Parish Events ...
Ark After School Programme - resumes on the 13 February
Study & Prayer
Lent begins on the 14 February and we have ordered Lenten Study books. Please let Kate, Ann or Judy know if you would like to do this study.
World Day of Prayer service is being hosted at St Mary’s Silverstream this year. It will be held on Friday 1 March at11am. If you would like to know more about this service please contact Kate and she can send you some more information.
Shared morning tea between the services in the Church Hall to farewell Rev Andy Eldred. Please bring a plate to share.
The Church’s AGM is to be held at 4pm on 24 March. David Joplin is collating the AGM reports so if you normally write a report can you please get them to David (email@example.com). Also this year is election year for a new Vestry so can you please pray fully and consider either standing for Vestry or nominating someone for Vestry.
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Church Calendar ...
The Ministry Leaders Family Camp is being held at El Rancho from the 8th to the 10th March. All people in the parish in leadership positions are invited.
Christian World Service is the official development organisation for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, as well as for a number of other Christian churches. Click here for details.
The Diocese is calling for volunteers for refugee resettlement in Wellington. There is a need for quality small appliances, towels, and bedding (duvets, sheets, blankets, protectors). In addition, donations are much appreciated, and can be deposited into the Diocese account with a reference, or through our website: www.anglicanmovement.nz/donate.
Anyone wanting to be involved on an ongoing basis can volunteer through their parish. Volunteers gather donations or fundraise to pull together a collection of household items, which can either be new or second hand. Another parish, then sets up these items in the house that they family will be moving to. Anyone interested in donating items or volunteering through their parish can speak to Refugee Support Coordinator Phil McCarthy on 021481204 .
Another option for people wanting to be involved with the settlement process is to volunteer directly with the Red Cross. With full training is provided. Contact Aileen Davison firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer with the Red Cross.
Climate Change Response
Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill After public consultation, this bill replaces the original Zero Carbon Act. The Bishops are asking Anglicans to make submissions to the Select Committee considering the bill. See the pamphlet available in the Church foyer for more information relating to make a submission.
An explanatory video can be found here.
And a sermon from Bishop Ellie here.