Readings for next Sunday, 5th November:

Joshua 3: 7-17                                 Psalm 107: 1-7, 33-37

1 Thessalonians 2: 9-13                  Matthew 23: 1-12


Special Appeal for Lunch@Sidey: A very BIG thank you to all who have donated to the Lunch@Sidey special appeal; to date you have generously donated $350 towards this community mission. If others wish to contribute, we are happy to receive further donations.


Green Island Market Day – Saturday 2nd December. Our parish will again hold a mini-fair as part of this large community event, and is seeking offers of help from across the parish. Donations for a grocery hamper raffle can be brought to either worship centre on Sundays (or the office) along with other saleable goods. We will probably also serve morning teas again, so offers of baking and offers of help on the day, or with setting up on Friday 1st would be appreciated. Please contact Alison (Green Island) on 488 4205 or Sue (Caversham) on 487 7899 if you can help in any way.


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.


Green Island Community Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols will be held at St Margaret’s Church, Sunday 17th December at 7pm. Singers are needed for the choir, with the first practice being held at St Margaret’s on Tuesday 21st November at 7.30pm. If you are interested please contact Jack Rutherford on 488 6081 or turn up on the 21st November. Why not invite your neighbours and friends to join the choir also?


“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..


Arts & Crafts Day Saturday 4th November, 11am – 4pm organised by the Waikouaiti Karitane Presbyterian Parish. 5 sites to visit (recycled clothing, clock making, concrete critters, art, recycled furniture, weaving, pottery demonstration) plus many displays and a plant stall in the Church Hall, Kildare St. Tickets $10, Devonshire Tea and map included. Tickets available on the day or enquiries to Judy Irving (465 8484) or Victoria Hart (465 7897.)




Tearfund presents Naomi Striemer’s “Giving it to God” tour around NZ. Naomi will be performing at Mornington Presbyterian Church,16 Maryhill Terrace, Mornington at 7pm, Saturday 4th November. This is a free event. All welcome.


“Luther +500 – the relevance of Martin Luther’s Reformation in 2017” – a talk on Sunday 12th November, 7pm at St Matthews Anglican Church, 30 Hope St. Presented by Rev Dr Stuart Lange, Church historian and Senior Research Fellow, minister at Massey Presbyterian Church, West Auckland. All welcome. Supper.


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 or call at the parish office for an order form. Let’s share hope this Christmas.


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This Week:

Tuesday 31st Oct         7.30pm          Caversham property committee in St Andrew’s

Thursday 2nd Nov      10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                   11.30am         Lunch@Sidey

                              5 – 5.45pm          Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 5th Nov          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