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