Readings for next Sunday, 26th November:

Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24                 Psalm 100

Ephesians 1: 15-23                         Matthew 25: 31-46


Green Island Market Day – Saturday 2nd December. This parish fundraising opportunity is only 2 weeks away! Can you help with any of the following?

  • Donations for a grocery hamper raffle – please leave in church foyer
  • Pre-sell raffle cards
  • Help set up on Friday 1st December
  • Help on a stall on Saturday 2nd December
  • Provide baking for morning teas

Please indicate on the clipboard today where you can help or contact either Alison (488 4205) or Sue (487 7899.)



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 this Tuesday 21st November at 7.30pm. If you are interested please contact Rodney on 488 2648 or turn up on the 21st November. Why not invite your neighbours and friends to join the choir also? Regrettably Jack Rutherford has had to step out from this event for health reasons.


Bible Society Christmas Cards for sale: $7.99 per pack. Each pack contains 12 cards and envelopes. On each card is a bible text on the theme of Christmas and a Christmas greeting. In every pack there are four designs, three of each design. All cards are 100mm x 150mm (NZ Post standard). Money raised from the sale of these cards will help provide bibles for people all around the world. Available from Barbara, phone 453 0344, or at the office.


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.


Quiz Night at Mosgiel Memorial RSA: Tuesday 21st November, 7pm. Raising funds for roof repairs on the Mosgiel North Taieri Presbyterian Church. $5 per person, 6 per team. Register your team on 489 6890.


Cavy Night Market: is happening on Saturday 25th November, 4pm-7pm at Carisbrook School. This is an event for the whole family, with activities and stalls  to suit people of all ages. Do go along.


 Thornbury Church is going to be sold and a closing and decommissioning service will be held on Sunday Nov 26th beginning at 2pm. If you have had a connection with this church or the Limestone Plains / Western Southland parish, you are invited to join for this special occasion in the church at 87 Foster Road, Thornbury.


CHRISTMAS IN THE HOME: Saturday 9th December at 18 Hobson Street, St Clair from 2pm - 5pm. Quilts, Christmas decorations, afternoon tea, sales table (plants, sweets, baking); $10 entry fee adults (children free.) Tickets from Anne 454 5657, Charlotte 455 7998 or Jean 454 5708. A fundraiser organised by Friends of First Church.


Presbyterian Support Otago Annual Report is available in on the back table for anyone who wishes to read it.


A labyrinth has been created in the grounds of First Church, on the lawn near the corner of Moray Place and Burlington Street. It is open 24/7 and available for anyone who wishes to use it. There is a leaflet with some suggestions of how it might be used, but of course the invitation is an open one to walk and pray and see what comes.


Dunedin  Community Christmas Dinner will again be held at the Dunedin Town Hall, (main entrance off Moray Place) on Monday 25th December, 11.30 am - 2.30pm.  This is a free meal but please phone Connect South on 4716177 to reserve a place. No alcohol served or permitted; guests need to be seated by 12 noon. 


 This Week:

Monday 20th Nov       12.30pm         Caversham Women’s Fellowship Lunch

Tuesday 21st                 7.30pm         Green Island Community Carols Choir Practice

                                                               at St Margaret’s Church

Thursday 23rd             10.00am         Fruit & Vege depot

                                   11.30am         Lunch@Sidey

                              5 – 5.45pm          Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 26th                  9.30am         Morning worship at Caversham

                                   10.30am         Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                   11.00am         Morning worship at St Margaret’s