Readings for next Sunday, 4th June (Pentecost):

Acts 2: 1-21 or Numbers 11: 24-30                              Psalm 104: 24-34, 35b

1 Corinthians 12: 3b-13   or Acts 2: 1-21                   John 20: 19-23 or John 7: 37-39

 

Quiz & Dessert Night: A huge thank you to all who donated the wonderful prizes and desserts for Wednesday’s Quiz & Dessert Night and to all who came along on the night. Special thanks to Alan Kilpatrick again for preparing searching yet entertaining questions, and to Susan Kilpatrick, Anne Watkins, Ken & Alison Baker and Wendy for putting the event together; $687 was raised on the night – well done!

 

Hospital Chaplaincy Bake Sale – Friday 2nd June, 9.30am in Dunedin Hospital Foyer. Baking, produce, jam all very much appreciated – contact Frances on 474 0999 ext 58130 or drop into the hospital..

 

Presbyterian Support needs you! OCTACAN, now in its 9th year, takes place on Thursday 22 June; in addition to the call-out for cans, this year PSO is doing a street collection along George Street and at local supermarkets from 9.00 to 3.00pm. We are a looking for smiling volunteers to shake a bucket for and hour or so.  All funds donated on the day will go towards purchasing food for the foodbank throughout the year.  Money is very important to the foodbank as it allows us to buy perishable food, to supplement the tinned items we distribute.  
If you can give a little of your time on 22 June, please register by calling Jasmin Graham at 477 7115, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thanks for supporting PSO in this way.

 

Power and Gas offer for the staff, volunteers, friends and family of Presbyterian Churches: Presbyterian Churches is working with Nice1 to deliver you savings on your power and gas as they did earlier this year with many of our churches. In 2016 we saved Presbyterian Churches on average 22% on power and gas costs. This opportunity is now open to individuals connected to Presbyterian Churches. Nice1 will tender your account to the main selected retailers and present you with the best deal. And even better, it’s free even if you switch your power. To find out more please talk to Wendy in the parish office.

 

“A Season of Reflection” Opoho Presbyterian Church will host the first of 5 reflective services tonight at 7pm. This first service will focus on TheProliferation of Grace and will engage in worship through prayer, song, symbol, scripture, story and silence. Experience a more contemplative approach to meeting together with God and each other. All welcome.

 

High Tea BrainstormCaversham Community Group invites you to Carisbrook School at 3pm on Saturday 10th June; bring a plate and plenty of ideas on how to mould the future of Caversham.

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

The Psalms and the Life of Faith - Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday June 2 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday June 3. 530 Castle Street Seminar Room, University of Otago.

Course costs $30. Please register online at  http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

This Week:

Thursday 1st June      10.00am Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 4th June           9.30am           Morning worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  12.30pm          Lunch at Mitchell’s

                                    1.45pm          Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

Coming up…..

Monday 5th June                                Parish Office closed – Queen’s Birthday

Tuesday 6th June        7.30pm           Caversham Property Committee

 

Saturday 10th              9.00am           Caversham Market

 

Sunday 18th June       2.30pm            Afternoon Communion at Caversham

                                                          (note change from usual day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 28th May:

Acts 1: 6-14                                     Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35           

1 Peter 4:12-14;  5: 6-11                 John 17: 1-11

 

Quiz & Dessert Night 2017 is THIS Wednesday 24th May, 7pm in Sidey Hall. Don’t miss this fantastic FUNdraiser – awesome desserts and great raffle prizes on offer. Bring along as many teams as you can manage – we need lots of teams to ensure a successful event; if you can’t arrange a team, come along anyway and join a team on the night. ($20 per team – up to 6 people.) It is helpful (but not essential) if you pre-register your team at the parish office (487 6367.) Our Fundraising team greatly appreciates your support.

 

Parish Directory: has been updated and copies are now available from the office for a $1 donation.

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship will meet tomorrow, Monday, 22nd May, 2pm in Dutton Lounge. Claire Aitken from Moana House will be speaking. Moana House is a well-established residential therapeutic community for adult male offenders who want to change their lives. All welcome (men too!) to hear this interesting talk.

 

Caversham Market: Shirley appreciates your continuing support of the monthly market – she thanks you for all the donations you have recently provided.

 

Christian World Service newsletter “Autumn Story: copies are available on the back table – please feel free to take one.

 

Bruce Hamill’s 2016 Study Leave Reports can be borrowed from the office if you would like to read them. There are two documents – “Learning to do Lunch – a theological reflection on a Missional Community” and “The God Revolution – a short course in Christianity.”

 

Spirituality Seminar: Dunedin Hospital Chapel, Thursday 25th May, 1-2pm. Speaker will be Dr Prue Murdoch, a Dunedin GP and partner at Amity Health Centre. Prue is actively involved in mentoring tertiary students, both within the church and the medical school. Nurturing robust Christian faith that can engage with all of life is a key interest. All welcome

 

FREE Talk: Stained Glass In Dunedin by Brian Miller; Thursday 25 May, 7pm in Herron Hall, Knox Church. This talk will cover early Dunedin stained glass artists and the work of Roy Miller who produced over 300 church windows in over 130 churches around the country. Also information on how hand-made glass is produced and how to maintain and conserve stained glass windows.

 

STAINED GLASS  TOUR: Saturday 27th May, 10:30am – 4:30pm.12 Dunedin Churches (including Caversham Presbyterian) will be open for viewing the windows. Entry will be by the self-guided tour booklet which can be purchased at the Thursday night talk ($15 cash) or from Knox Church foyer after 10.30am on the Saturday. Organised by Southern Heritage Trust.

 

 “A Season of Reflection” Opoho Presbyterian Church will host a series of 5 reflective services from May through to September. 7pm on Sundays 28th May, 18th June, 16th July, 20th August and 24th September. All welcome. See notice-board for more details.

 

Farewell Lecture: “The Missional Church in Aotearoa: Reflections on a Decade of Relating to the Church in NZ” – by Rev Dr Lynne Baab. Tuesday 6th June, 5.15pm in Burns 1 Lecture Theatre, Otago University. To be followed by a farewell function in Humanities Common Room, 1st Floor, Arts Building. RSVP for farewell function to 479 8516 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All welcome.

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

The Psalms and the Life of Faith - Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday June 2 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday June 3. 530 Castle Street Seminar Room, University of Otago

 

Healing, Travelling, Seeing: How Augustine Helps Us Understand Christian Formation - Revd Jono Ryan, Minister, Highgate Presbyterian Church, PhD candidate, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday July 14 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday July 15 St David’s Seminar Room 1, University of Otago.

Each course costs $30. Please register online at  http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to  http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

 

This Week:

Monday 22nd           2.00pm    Caversham Women’s Fellowship

Wednesday 24th     7.00pm    Quiz & Dessert Night – Sidey Hall

Thursday 25th        10.00am     Fruit & Vege depot

                              11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                         5 – 5.45pm     Fruit & Vege depot

                              7.30pm      Ministry Settlement Board – at St Margaret’s

Saturday 27th  10.30am – 4pm  Caversham Church open – stained glass tour

Sunday 28th             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, 7th May:

Acts 2: 42-47          Psalm 23      1 Peter 2: 19-25          John 10: 1-10

 

Quiz & Dessert Night 2017 is coming up on Wednesday 24th May, 7pm in Sidey Hall. We would appreciate your

  • donations of wine, chocolates and raffle prizes (new items only please)
  • asking your friends and neighbours to make up teams ($20 per team)
  • pre-registering your team (up to 6 people) at the parish office (487 6367)
  • coming along and joining a team on the night if you can’t arrange one

Our Fundraising team greatly appreciates your support.

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

Islam and Christianity - Dr Adam Dodds, Senior Pastor, Elim Church

7:00 – 9:00 pm Monday May 8, 15 & 22. At Elim Church Conference Room, 67 Harrow Street

The Psalms and the Life of Faith - Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago

7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday June 2 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday June 3.

530 Castle Street Seminar Room, University of Otago

Each course costs $30. Please register online at  http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

 

This Week:

Monday 1st May                      Term 2 starts

Thursday 4th          10.00am     Fruit & Vege depot

                              11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                         5 – 5.45pm     Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 7th                9.30am     Morning Worship at Caversham

                              10.30am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                              11.00am     Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

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

                                1.45pm    Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

 

 

Annual Donation receipts are now available for those on the envelope and automatic payment systems.

 

Readings for next Sunday, 14th May:

Acts 7: 55-60         Psalm 31: 1-5, 15-16      1 Peter 2: 2-10               John 14: 1-14

 

St Margaret’s PWANZ: the next meeting on the St Margaret's PWANZ is this Tuesday 9th May at 1:30pm. Would everyone bring something old that they treasure, to talk about.

 

Quiz & Dessert Night 2017 is coming up on Wednesday 24th May, 7pm in Sidey Hall. We would appreciate your

  • Donation of raffle prizes (new items only please)
  • asking friends and neighbours to make up teams ($20 per team)
  • coming along and joining a team on the night if you can’t arrange one
  • pre-registering your team (up to 6 people) at the parish office (487 6367)

Our Fundraising team greatly appreciates your support.

 

Bruce Hamill’s 2016 Study Leave Reports can be borrowed from the office if you would like to read them. There are two documents – “Learning to do Lunch – a theological reflection on a Missional Community and “The God Revolution – a short course in Christianity.”

 

“A Season of Reflection” Opoho Presbyterian Church will host a series of 5 reflective services from May through to September. 7pm on Sundays 28th May, 18th June, 16th July, 20th August and 24th September. All welcome. See notice-board for more details.

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

The Psalms and the Life of Faith - Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago

7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday June 2 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday June 3.

530 Castle Street Seminar Room, University of Otago

Healing, Travelling, Seeing: How Augustine Helps Us Understand Christian Formation - Revd Jono Ryan, Minister, Highgate Presbyterian Church,
PhD candidate, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago

7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday July 14 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday July 15

St David’s Seminar Room 1, University of Otago

Each course costs $30. Please register online at  http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

 

This Week:

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

                                1.45pm    Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Monday 8th May      7.30pm    Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 9th             1.30pm    Green Island Presbyterian Women

Wednesday 10th      7.00pm    Session

Thursday 11th        10.00am     Fruit & Vege depot

                              11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                         5 – 5.45pm     Fruit & Vege depot

Saturday 13th           9.00am     Caversham Market

Sunday 14th             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, 30th April:

Acts 2: 14a, 36-41                  Psalm 116: 1-4, 12-19

1 Peter 1: 17-23                     Luke 24: 13-35

 

Calling Caversham soup-makers: Today we have fresh vegetables and some frozen stock available at Caversham to be made into soup for Lunch@Sidey. Soup can be brought in on any day during the week as we can freeze it until needed. Thanks for your support of this programme.

 

Next Sunday 30th April – being a 5th Sunday, will be a combined Parish service at Caversham, starting at 10.30am followed by a shared lunch. The Freemasons of Coastal Otago will join us on this occasion (see your April CoastalPress.) Please bring food to share for lunch next Sunday.

 

Quiz & Dessert Night 2017 is coming up on Wednesday 24th May, 7pm in Sidey Hall. Start asking friends and neighbours to keep this date free for an evening of fun and yummy food!! Only $20 a team (up to 6 people) so start getting your team(s) together now!!

 We would appreciate donations of wine, chocolates and raffle prizes (new items only please) which can be brought to the parish office.

Our Fundraising team appreciates your support.

 

Caversham Women's Fellowship:  tomorrow, Monday 24th April. Meet at Caversham Church at 1:15pm to share rides into Dunedin to visit "Unstitched" shop at 23 Princes St. (opposite old D.I.C. entrance.) Bring gold coins for afternoon tea.

 

Spirituality Seminar: "Well-being and the Human Soul” led by Prof Grant Gillett;  Dunedin Hospital Chapel, this Thursday 27 April 2017, 1-2 pm.

Grant Gillett is a qualified neurosurgeon and practised until 2006. He is now a Professor of Medical Ethics at the Bioethics Centre of the Otago University Medical School, and a fellow of the Royal Society. He has authored over 350 articles in medical ethics, philosophy, bioethics, the philosophy of psychiatry and neuroscience. Organized by the OTAGO HEALTHCARE CHAPLAINCY SUPPORT TRUST.

 

This Week:

Monday 24th           1.15pm     Caversham Women’s Fellowship at Caversh. Church

Tuesday 25th        ANZAC Day – office closed

Thursday 27th       10.00am      Fruit & Vege depot

                              11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                         5 – 5.45pm     Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 30th            10.30am    Combined Parish Service at Caversham followed by Pot Luck Lunch- please bring food to share