Readings for next Sunday, 17th December:

Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11                                  Psalm 126

1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24                         John 1: 6-8, 19-28


Green Island Community Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols will be held at St Margaret’s Church, next Sunday 17th December at 7pm. Please support this special community event hosted by our parish.


Combined Parish Services: please note that all upcoming combined parish services will be at 10am except for Christmas Day, when the service will start at 9.30am. We invite you to bring a contribution for morning tea after each combined service, but please note there will not be morning tea on Christmas Day.


Living Christmas Trees: we have a number of small living Christmas Trees for sale ($10) available from the parish office – please speak to Wendy if you would like to see them.


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.


Bake Sale for Hospital Chaplaincy in Dunedin Hospital Foyer 9.30am Friday 15th December. Christmas baking much appreciated, if you can help. Please deliver to Frances at the hospital chapel or if you bring it to our parish office by 1pm Thursday, Wendy will take it to the hospital for you.


Special Services at First Church:

Christmas Eve at 5.30pm, Carols for Kids (children, families and grandparents all welcome.) Limited parking available.

Christmas Eve 11.30pm – Carol Singing

New Year’s eve at 11pm – all welcome to a Watchnight Service.



This Week at Coastal Unity:

Tuesday 12th Dec         7.30pm         Green Island Property Committee

Wednesday 13th           7.00pm         Session in Dutton Lounge

                                     7.30pm         Resourcing for Mission in Dutton Lounge

Thursday 14th Dec      10.00am         Fruit & Vege depot

                                   11.30am         Lunch@Sidey – Last lunch for 2018

                              5 – 5.45pm          Fruit & Vege depot

                                    7.00pm          Green Island Community Carols Choir final practice at St Margaret’s Church

Saturday 16th               9.00am          Caversham Market

Sunday 17th                 9.30am          Morning worship at Caversham

                                  10.30am          Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                  11.00am          Morning worship at St Margaret’s

Sunday 17th Dec         7.00pm           Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols at St Margaret’s Church, Green Island


Christmas Services:

Wednesday 20th         6.30pm           Dunedin South Community Carols at

                                                              St Patrick’s Basilica, Macandrew Rd

Sunday 24th              10.00am           Combined parish service at Caversham

                                   9.00pm           Carols by Candlelight at Caversham Baptist Church, South Rd (supper at 8.30pm)

Monday 25th               9.30am           Christmas Day combined parish service at Caversham


Other Services:

Sunday 31st Dec      10.00am            Combined at St Margaret’s Green Island

Sunday 7th Jan         10.00am            Combined at Caversham

Sunday 14th Jan       10.00am            Combined at St Margaret’s Green Island

Sunday 21st Jan       10.00am            Combined at Caversham

Sunday 28th Jan        9.30am             Worship at Caversham

                                11.00am            Worship at St Margaret’s Green Island