Readings for next Sunday, 24th December:

2 Samuel 7: 1-11, 16                      Psalm 89: 1-4, 19-26

Romans 16: 25-27                           Luke 1: 26-38


Green Island Community Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols: 7pm tonight at St Margaret’s Church. During this service a collection will be taken in support of the Red Cross Refugee resettlement programme. Supper will be served following the service – if you could bring a small plate, it would be appreciated. This will be a wonderful community event hosted by our parish – do invite your family, friends and neighbours along.


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.


Message from Session: The Session, at their recent meeting, made a number of decisions which require the support of the congregation. To gain this, a Special Congregational Meeting will be held immediately following the combined Worship on Sunday 21st January at Caversham. The purpose of this meeting is to elect Margaret Eastwood and Rodney Clayton to Session and approve the appointment of a Transition Minister, with whom negotiations are not yet complete. Further details will be contained in Intimations read during Worship on 7th and 14th January 2018.


Coastal Unity Fair at Caversham will be held on Saturday 7th April 2018. Please note this date in your diaries.


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:

Today                         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

Thursday 21st            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                              5 – 5.45pm          Fruit & Vege depot

Friday 22nd                 1.00pm          Parish office closes until Mon 15th January

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


For Urgent Pastoral assistance during the holiday season, please check the office answer-phone (487 6367) for details of who to contact.