Readings for next Sunday, 30th July:

Genesis 29: 15-28                  Psalm 105: 1-11, 45b   or  Psalm 128          

Romans 8: 26-39                    Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52


Next Sunday, 30th July, as it is the fifth Sunday of the month, we will hold a combined Parish service at St Margaret’s Green Island at 11am, morning tea at 10.30am. There will not be a service at Caversham next Sunday. To share transport, meet at Caversham Church by 10.20am. We invite you to bring a small plate for morning tea.


Hospital Bed-pushing: Coastal Unity is rostered to help patients attend the hospital chapel service on Sunday 6th August. If you are able to help on this day, please let Wendy know as soon as possible.


Winter Warmers Sale: It is intended to have special winter warmers sales tables at the Caversham Market on Saturday 12th August. We invite donations of books, puzzles, warm bedding and winter clothing (in good condition.) Please bring to the office during office hours or phone the office to arrange collection of goods.

We would appreciate a few more helpers on the day, so if you can help please contact either the office or Sue on 487 7899.


Sunday 27th AugustPresbyterian Support Sunday at Coastal Unity. Pete Strang will be leading both services in the parish with Presbyterian Support’s Michelle Gerwitz at Caversham and Amanda Reid at St Margaret’s Green Island.

Pete plans to have a question and answer session with the PSO representatives, and invites your questions about Presbyterian Support to be included in this forum. Please contact Pete with suggested questions – ph 487 7478 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Your Feedback wanted! Members of the Ministry Settlement Board would very much like to hear your response to their open letter in the last Coastal Press. Please share your thoughts with any of the following: Sybil Kirkwood, Pete Strang, Kath Fa’Asega, Glenyce Hall, Lynda McLachlan, Jack Rutherford or contact the Rev Tokerau Joseph on 477 7150.



Thank you from Presbyterian Support Otago for your recent donations to the Foodbank. “With support from you and others in our community we are able to meet…immediate needs and give them hope in a period of struggle. Thank you for making a difference in our community.”


Facilitating and/or resolving conflict in our congregations: a workshop for congregations, elders, ministers and others led by Ruth Chapman, Church member, former University of Otago Mediator, with others from the Dunedin Community Mediation Trust. Saturday 5 August , 11am to 3pm at Mornington Presbyterian Church, 16 Maryhill Terrace, Maryhill, Dunedin. The workshop costs $8 with lunch provided. Interested?? Enquiries: Julie 022 670 1523 and RSVP to Julie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Seminar: “The Spirituality of James K. Baxter” - 31st August, 10am-4pm at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross, 89 Church Street, Mosgiel. Presenters: Mike Riddell (writer and playwright) and Prof. Kevin Clements (Director of National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.) Cost: $80 (includes lunch.) More details on poster on notice-board. Register with Nola on 473 1141 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


This Week:

Monday 24th                                      Term 3 starts

Thursday 27th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.00am          Service at Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 30th               10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Combined Service at St Margaret’s Green Is