Readings for next Sunday, 22nd October:

Exodus 33:12-23                             Psalm 99

1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10                Matthew 22: 15-22

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship, meets tomorrow, Monday 16th October. Meet at Caversham Church at 1.30pm to ‘car pool’ for a visit to Pam Seaton’s garden in Fairfield.

 

Special Appeal for Lunch@Sidey: during October we are inviting members of the parish to contribute in support of our very successful community mission, Lunch@Sidey. Many of you generously provide soup for this Thursday lunch, and we receive bread and vegetables from Foodshare. However, we regularly need to purchase tea, coffee, sugar, milk, margarine etc and our funds are now running low.

If you are able to help support the lunch in this way, please place your donation in a marked envelope with your offering any Sunday in October, or send directly to the office. Thank you.

 

Sunday 29th October: being a 5th Sunday, will be a combined service at Caversham, starting at 10am. Please bring a small plate for morning tea

 

Kew Park Proposed changes: it has come to our attention that the City Council is planning to put in extra skateboarding equipment at Kew Park, but at the expense of half the basketball court. The proposal is to take away one basketball hoop and just leave the markings for half a court. A number of us are happy to see new equipment added but not happy about taking away half the basketball court, which was part of the original project, agreed on and fundraised for by the community. There is currently some community consultation in progress, so we encourage you to have your say by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

World Vision Child Sponsorship: The new donor year for our sponsored child began on 1st August and an updated donor list is on the back table. An annual donation of $22 per donor should cover our annual commitment to Jyoti in India. We welcome others to be involved. Thank you all for your support.

 

“Plumbing, Plastering and Pudding – Ladies’ Workshop”Wednesday 1st November, 7pm at Stepping Stones Rooms, 186 Macandrew Rd. FREE to women of all ages and abilities, but as spaces are limited please RSVP to Alana on 021 415 530 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Give Hope this Christmas: Christian World Service’s Gifted programme enables you to support one of CWS’s overseas programmes helping people build better lives for themselves and their families. Gifts include fruit trees for a Filipino family, bees for a Sri Lankan family, a water tank for a Ugandan family, goats or sheep for a Palestinian family, classroom materials for rural Haiti, medical care for Palestinian mothers etc etc. In return, you receive a gift card to give to your family or friend which shows the gift made to communities overseas. Buy online at gift.org.nz or call at the parish office for an order form. Let’s share hope this Christmas.

 

Christian Theology at Otago University: The Dept of Theology and Religion at Otago University offers a range of papers on campus and by Distance Learning. A poster and leaflets of courses being offered in 2018 are on the notice-board.

 

This Week:

Monday 16th                  Deadline for November Coastal Press

                                    1.30pm      Caversham Women’s Fellowship meet at Caversham Church

Wednesday 18th         7.30pm          Resourcing for Mission

Thursday 19th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                   11.30am         Lunch@Sidey

                              5 – 5.45pm          Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 22nd                 9.30am          Morning Worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

Monday 23rd                                      Labour Day Holiday – Parish Office Closed

 

Readings for next Sunday, 15th October:

Exodus 32: 1-14                              Psalm 106: 1-6, 19-23

Philippians 4: 1-9                            Matthew 22: 1-14

 

Presbyterian Women: The next Green Island PWANZ meeting is this Tuesday 10th October at 1:30pm. Please wear something red. Alison will talk about her recent trip to America.

 

Mowing of Caversham Church Lawns: Thank you so much to those who have agreed to help out with the lawns – if anyone else is happy to take a turn on this roster please contact June on 487 7293.

 

Special October Appeal for Lunch@Sidey: during October we are inviting members of the parish to contribute in support of our very successful community mission, Lunch@Sidey. Many of you generously provide soup for this Thursday lunch, and we receive bread and vegetables from Foodshare. However, we regularly need to purchase tea, coffee, sugar, milk, margarine etc and our funds are now running low.

If you are able to help support the lunch in this way, we invite you to place your donation in a marked envelope with your offering any Sunday in October, or send directly to the office. Thank you.

 

Kew Park Proposed changes: it has come to our attention that the City Council is planning to put in extra skateboarding equipment at Kew Park, but at the expense of half the basketball court. The proposal is to take away one basketball hoop and just leave the markings for half a court. A number of us are happy to see new equipment added but not happy about taking away half the basketball court, which was part of the original project, agreed on and fundraised for by the community. There is currently some community consultation in progress, so if you wish to have your say, and we would encourage this, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or contact DCC Parks and Reserves.

 

From Presbyterian Support Otago: Did you know that your pre-loved goods can do great things? Spring is here, and the change in season may mean you’ve been inspired to do a spring clean. We have made it easy for people to donate suitable unwanted goods to us, so they can be passed on to families in need or sold through one of our three charity shops. Yellow bags for your goods are available at the Coastal Unity Parish office or St Margaret’s Church – Presbyterian Support would collect bags if you contact them, or leave at Parish office.

 

 

This Week:

Monday 9th Oct           7.30pm          Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 10th               1.30pm          Green Island PWANZ

Wednesday 11th          7.00pm          Session

Thursday 12th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Saturday 14th              9.00am           Caversham Market

Sunday 15th                9.30am           Morning worship at Caversham

                                 10.30am           Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                 11.00am           Morning worship at St Margaret’s

                            

 

Readings for next Sunday, 1st October:

Exodus 17: 1-7                                Psalm 78: 1-4, 12-16

Philippians 2: 1-13                          Matthew 21: 23-32

 

Left at Caversham last Sunday – a small white plate with blue flower decoration. Please contact the office if it is yours.

 

Mowing of Caversham Church Lawns: With the current volunteers down to just 3, we are looking for people who would be prepared to go on a roster to mow the 3 pieces of lawn round the Caversham buildings. One more person would mean each would be required for an hour every 8 weeks, while two more would lighten the load to once every 10 weeks.  In the given week, you may do the lawns at a time that suits you - and the weather. The motor mower and fuel are supplied. Please give this some thought and contact Wendy at the church office or June at 487 7293 if you are willing to help.

 

Special Appeal for Lunch@Sidey: during October we are inviting members of the parish to contribute in support of our very successful community mission, Lunch@Sidey. Many of you generously provide soup for this Thursday lunch, and we receive bread and vegetables from Foodshare. However, we regularly need to purchase tea, coffee, sugar, milk, margarine etc and our funds are now running low. If you are able to help support the lunch in this way, we invite you to place your donation in a marked envelope with your offering any Sunday in October, or send directly to the office. Thank you.

 

A Thank you from Jan and Sande: we would like to thank the soup-makers, those who pick up from Foodshare and the Thursday helpers. Lunch@Sidey couldn’t operate without your help each week! We feed around 30 people each week; free food and good company – do come along!

 

Nambawan! – Global Mission’s September Vanuatu Newsletter is on the notice-board. Interesting stories about our local parishes’ involvement in Vanuatu.

 

Presbyterian Support “People” newsletter the Spring edition is on the back table for those who haven’t already received their own copy. If you would like to have your copy posted to you, please contact Presbyterian Support and ask to go on their mailing list. There are also a new supply of yellow bags in the office if you wish to use them to take your pre-loved goods to Presbyterian Support.

 

“A Season of Reflection” Opoho Presbyterian Church is holding the final in the series of reflective services tonight at 7pm. All welcome. See notice-board for more details.

 

“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” – Theology, Popular Culture and NZ’s Ongoing Fascination with Euthanasia - a public lecture by Dr Sam Bloore. Tuesday 26th September, 5.15pm, in Archway 2 theatre, Otago University. All welcome.

 

Spirituality Seminar: “A Personal Spiritual Journey” – Rev Greg Hughson, in the Dunedin Hospital Chapel on Thursday 28 September, 1-2pm. All welcome to attend this seminar.

 

This Week:

Thursday 28th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Friday 29th                                        End of Term 3

Sunday 1st Oct            9.30am           Morning worship at Caversham, Communion

                                 10.30am           Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                 11.00am           Morning worship at St Margaret’s, Communion

                                12.30pm            Lunch at Mitchell’s, South Rd, Caversham

                                  1.45pm            Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

Readings for next Sunday, 8th October:

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20                       Psalm 19

Philippians 3: 4b - 14                               Matthew 21: 33-46

 

THANK YOU to all who helped with the parish stall at the Election Day market! $310.50 was raised thanks to all who provided baking, produce, parsley etc and to Margaret Forbes, Linda Burns, Anne Watkins and Sue Lambie for manning the stall.

 

Special Appeal for Lunch@Sidey: during October we are inviting members of the parish to contribute in support of our very successful community mission, Lunch@Sidey. Many of you generously provide soup for this Thursday lunch, and we receive bread and vegetables from Foodshare. However, we regularly need to purchase tea, coffee, sugar, milk, margarine etc and our funds are now running low.

If you are able to help support the lunch in this way, we invite you to place your donation in a marked envelope with your offering any Sunday in October, or send directly to the office. Thank you.

 

Mowing of Caversham Church Lawns: With the current volunteers down to just 3, we are looking for people who would be prepared to go on a roster to mow the 3 pieces of lawn round the Caversham buildings. One more person would mean each would be required for an hour every 8 weeks, while two more would lighten the load to once every 10 weeks.  In the given week, you may do the lawns at a time that suits you - and the weather. The motor mower and fuel are supplied. Please give this some thought and contact Wendy at the church office or June at 4877293 if you are willing to help.

 

Left at Caversham on 17th September – a small white plate with blue flower decoration. Please contact the office if it is yours.

 

Kew Park Proposed changes: it has come to our attention that the City Council is planning to put in extra skateboarding equipment at Kew Park, but at the expense of half the basketball court. The proposal is to take away one basketball hoop and just leave the markings for half a court. A number of us are happy to see new equipment added but not happy about taking away half the basketball court, which was part of the original project, agreed on and fundraised for by the community. There is currently some community consultation in progress, so if you wish to have your say, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or contact DCC Parks and Reserves.

 

World Vision Child Sponsorship: The new donor year for our sponsored child began on 1st August and an updated donor list is on the back table. Those who have supported this mission in the past will find their names on the list but we also welcome others to be involved. An annual donation of $22 per donor should cover our annual commitment to Jyoti in India. Thank you all for your support.

 

Caversham Connect September issue (print version) – copies are available in Dutton Lounge or from the Caversham 9012 letterbox by Kew Park. Please feel free to pick up a copy then pass it on to a friend or neighbour when you are finished.

 

Christian World Service Spring Story newsletter – copies are on the back table. This includes a summary of the CWS Annual Review.

 

From Presbyterian Support Otago: Did you know that your pre-loved goods can do great things? Spring is here, and the change in season may mean you’ve been inspired to do a spring clean. We have made it easy for people to donate suitable unwanted goods to us, so they can be passed on to families in need or sold through one of our three charity shops. Yellow bags for your goods are available at the Coastal Unity Parish office or St Margaret’s Church – Presbyterian Support would collect bags if you contact them, or leave at Parish office.

 

This Week:

Today                        12.30pm          Lunch at Mitchell’s, South Rd, Caversham

                                    1.45pm          Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Tuesday 3rd Oct           7.30pm           Caversham Property Committee

Thursday 5th Oct       10.00am           Fruit & Vege depot

                                   11.30am         Lunch@Sidey

                              5 – 5.45pm          Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 8th                   9.30am          Morning Worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 24th September:

Exodus 16:2-15                     Psalm 105: 1-6, 37-45

Philippians 1: 21-30              Matthew 20: 1-16

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship meets tomorrow, 18th September, 1.30pm in St Andrew’s Lounge. This will be an afternoon of games and a quiz. All welcome.

 

Election Day Market: We will be having a parish cake stall at the Election Day Market at Caversham this Saturday, 23rd September. We welcome your donations of cakes, squares, loaves, cheese rolls, savoury items etc etcplease bring into the office on Friday 22nd September or early on the Saturday.

 

Mowing of Caversham Church Lawns: With the current volunteers down to just 3, we are looking for people who would be prepared to go on a roster to mow the 3 pieces of lawn round the Caversham buildings. One more person would mean each would be required for an hour every 8 weeks, while two more would lighten the load to once every 10 weeks.  In the given week, you may do the lawns at a time that suits you - and the weather. The motor mower and fuel are supplied. Please give this some thought and contact Wendy at the church office or June on 487 7293 if you are willing to help.

 

Advance Voting: is available in the Sidey Hall complex on week days until Friday 22nd.   If your group is meeting in the halls during the fortnight leading to the elections, please be mindful of the polling booth in the complex and leave the parks adjacent to the ramp entrance for those requiring level access to the polling booth. 

 

World Vision Child Sponsorship: The new donor year for our sponsored child began on 1st August and an updated donor list is on the back table. Those who have supported this mission in the past will find their names on the list but we also welcome others to be involved. An annual donation of $22 per donor should cover our annual commitment to Jyoti in India. Thank you all for your support.

 

Otago Healthcare Chaplaincy Support Trust Annual Public Meeting will be held at 1pm on Thursday 21st September in the Dunedin Hospital Chapel, followed by refreshments. Guest speaker will be Rev Tim Pratt, National Manager of ICHC. All welcome. RSVP for catering to Frances on 474 0999 xtn 58130 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

“A Season of Reflection” Opoho Presbyterian Church is holding the final in the series of reflective services next Sunday, 24th September at 7pm. All welcome. See notice-board for more details.

 

This Week:

Today                       11.00am           Parish Annual Congregational Meeting

Monday 18th                1.30pm          Caversham Women’s Fellowship in St Andrew’s Lounge

Wednesday 20th          7.30pm          Resourcing for Mission in Office

Thursday 21st             10.00am         Fruit & Vege depot

                                   11.30am         Lunch@Sidey

                              5 – 5.45pm          Fruit & Vege depot

Saturday 23rd               9.00am          Election Day Market at Caversham

                                                          Daylight Saving begins - Clocks forward 1 hr

Sunday 24th                 9.30am          Morning Worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning Worship at St Margaret’s