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.
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
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.