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
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
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