End of year: This Tuesday is the end of the parish financial year; any extra donations you may wish to make to the parish will be very welcome – maybe you got a tax rebate which you wish to re-gift (and then claim back 1/3 next year!)

  Annual Reports: In preparation for the parish AGM, all parish groups are reminded to prepare their annual reports and get these to the parish office as soon as possible. Thank you.

 Movie Night –All welcome to the Youth 180 fundraising movie night in the Caversham Church Halls on Friday 3rd July at 6pm. “What I did on my holiday” will be shown for adults and teens, while the children / toddlers can see “Elmo in Grouchland.” Gold coin entry; food and drink available for purchase.

 World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, please make your annual $20 donation asap as this donor year finishes in July. Anyone else interested in contributing to our sponsored child in India is welcome to write their name on the list and make a donation – either pop it in the box on the back table of the Caversham Church or place in a labelled envelope and put in the Sunday offering plate/bag. It would be great to have all donations in by this week.

 

 Holiday Programme will be held at Caversham from 6-10 July. Mary would appreciate any donations of snack food (just drop it off during the week) and/or any offers of help – call her on 455 6265 to see where you could help with this programme.

 

Morning tea roster: Pat (ph 453 3274) would love to hear from any who are willing to join the Sunday morning tea roster. You would only be required to do this about every 3 months and it is not onerous. Call Pat to find out more. J

  

Quiz Night 2015!!!! Yes, we are having another Quiz & Dessert Night this year, and it will happen in Sidey Hall on Thursday 30th July at 7pm. Make a note of this date in your diaries and start asking your friends to come along for a fun-filled evening!!!  Nearer the time we will need wine and chocolates for team prizes and desserts.

  

Lunch Organ Recitals at First Church of Otago on two Fridays at 12.10pm: Friday 3rd July (David Hoskins) and Friday 10 July (Graeme Kirk, Neville Winskill & Tim Gray.) Complimentary tea/ coffee; Gold coin donation. All welcome.

 

Presbytery Induction Service: all welcome to the Induction of Rev Geoff New at Knox College School of Ministry & Leadership on Monday 29th June at 7pm. This will be held in Ross Chapel, Knox College and the preacher will be Rev Andrew Howley.

  

Faith Thinking 2015: upcoming course offered by the Dept of Theology & Religion, some Dunedin Churches, and supported by Continuing Education at the University of Otago:

 *        The Protestant Reformation and the Breaking of the Western Church. Presented by Assoc. Prof. Tim Cooper, Dept Theology & Religion. Friday July 31st, 7-9pm; Saturday August 1st, 9am – 12.30pm. Burns 5, Albany Street, University of Otago.

 Course costs $20. For further information go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html 

 PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation

 

This week:

 

Today                            5.00pm       Open Table at Caversham 

                                                     (Please bring finger food to share)

 Tuesday 30th                  1.30pm      Green Island Presbyterian Women AGM

 Thursday 2nd July           9.00am       St Margaret’s Community Playgroup

                                       10.00am      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

                                       11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                                        5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 Friday 3rd July                    6.00pm      Movie Night at Caversham

 Sunday 5th                       9.30am       Caversham Morning Worship & Sunday School

                                       10.30 am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                       11.00 am     Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Is

                                       12.15pm     Lunch at Mitchells

                                        1.45pm      Service at Radius Fulton Care Home

 

 

 

 

All Age Choir: our all-age choir is now leading the music at Caversham services on the 4th Sunday of each month. To prepare for next Sunday’s service we invite anyone interested to attend a practice in St Andrew’s Lounge after church TODAY. ALL WELCOME! Any questions, speak to Bruce.

 End of year: The end of June is the end of the parish financial year and any extra donations you may wish to make to the parish will be very welcome. 

In preparation for the parish AGM, all parish groups are reminded to prepare their annual reports and get these to the parish office as soon as possible. Thank you.

 

Banners Day at Green Island: Thank you so much to the team who helped create a successful banners display in St Margaret’s Church last week. Well done!!!

  

Movie Night –All welcome to the Youth 180 fundraising movie night in the Caversham Church Halls on Friday 3rd July at 6pm. “What I did on my holiday” will be shown for adults and teens, while the children / toddlers can see “Elmo in Grouchland.” Food and drink available for purchase.

 Helping out Flood victims through Presbyterian Support:
Presbyterian Support is one of the main "go to" places for those families affected by the flooding last week, we are seeing an urgent need for the following:
- furniture especially bedding and lounge suites
- Food
- Bedding
- Clothing
If you can help with any of these items please drop into Presbyterian Support Otago or if furniture please phone us on 477 7116.  Working together during this difficult time for many.

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, please make your annual $20 donation asap as this donor year finishes in July. Anyone else interested in contributing to our sponsored child in India is welcome to write their name on the list and make a donation – either pop it in the box on the back table of the Caversham Church or place in a labelled envelope and put in the Sunday offering plate/bag. Thank you to those who have already made their donation. It would be great to have all donations in by the END of JUNE.

 

From Dunedin Presbyterial: The next meeting of Dunedin Presbyterial Region will be held at 1.30 pm on Tuesday 23 June 2015 in the McLean Room, First Church of Otago.  Our guest speaker will be Rev Carol Grant, who is the United Nations Convener and a member of the National Executive of PWANZ.  Carol will lead us in a discussion on the aims and vision for PWANZ in the future.  This will be an important meeting for us all and a warm invitation is extended to all members of all PWANZ groups and anyone interested from your parish, to join us on this occasion. Afternoon tea will be served.

 

 Presbytery Induction Service: all welcome to the Induction of Rev Geoff New at Knox College School of Ministry & Leadership on Monday 29th June at 7pm. This will be held in Ross Chapel, Knox College and the preacher will be Rev Andrew Howley.

 

 Otago Healthcare Chaplaincy Support Trust Newsletter ‘Chaplaincy Chat’ is on the notice-board - interesting reading with all sorts of news. The lovely Chapel Window Cards can also be purchased from the chapel Office at $1 per card.

 Message from Frances O’Connell, Otago Healthcare Chaplaincy Support Trust:  “Another great result - $769.10 raised today at the Bake Sale. Many thanks to the kind people who baked for us, the lovely ladies who worked on the stall and the generous people who said "keep the change".

 

 Royal Dunedin Male Choir: will hold their Winter Concert in the Dunedin Town Hall TODAY, at 2pm. Guest artists include Julia Moss-Pearson (Soprano), Cantus Columba Choir, Nick Hollamby (Jazz Vocalist), Doug Wright (Jazz vocalist), Hayley Carrick & James Adams (Musical Theatre Vocalists.) Book at Regent TicketDirect or Edgar Stadium ($20), group concession, students and children $10.

 

 Matariki Celebrations Saturday 27th June from 6pm at Carisbrook School in conjunction with the Dunedin Astronomical Society. Look through telescopes, Matariki crafts, sample Maori foods, listen to stories of Matariki. Bring torches, binoculars and telescopes if you have them. Be part of the International Year of Light 2015. FREE ADMISSION but for catering purposes please RSVP Carisbrook School on 455 8315 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Otago Symphonic Band will be presenting a concert, “Last Night at the Proms” on Sunday 5th July at 2.30pm in the South Dunedin Town Hall. All welcome!

 

 

This week:

 

Thursday 25th                  9.00am       St Margaret’s Community Playgroup

 

                                       1.00pm      Food Share at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

                                      10.00am      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

                                      11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

 

                                       5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

Friday 26th                            6.30pm      Youth Group at Caversham

 

Sunday 28th                     9.30am       Caversham Morning Worship & Sunday School

 

                                      10.30 am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

                                      11.00 am     Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Is

 

                                        5.00pm     Open Table at Caversham

                                                          (Please bring finger food to share)

 

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Readings for next Sunday, 14th June:

 

1 Samuel 15: 34 – 16:13                                  Psalm 20  

 

2 Corinthians 5: 6-10, 14-17                           Mark 4: 26 -34

 

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Afternoon Communion will be held at Caversham NEXT SUNDAY at 2.30pm. This shorter service is to cater for those unable to attend the morning communion services. Afternoon tea provided. All welcome.

 

 Movie Night: Come and watch the brilliant John McDonagh movie "Calvary" (starring Brendan Gleeson) at 7pm, TONIGHT at 16 St Clair Close. We'll talk about it afterwards. If you haven't seen in yet you'll be blown away. If you have, it is well worth a second viewing and talking about.

 

 World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation soon as this donor year finishes in July. Anyone else interested in contributing to our sponsored child in India is welcome to write their name on the list and make a donation – either pop it in the box on the back table of the Caversham Church or place in a labelled envelope and put in the Sunday offering plate/bag. Thank you to those who have already made their donation.

 

 Thank you: The St Margaret’s Property Committee wishes to acknowledge and thank Mr Michael Lucas of Crewcut Lawn and Garden for his kind voluntary service in mowing the church lawns for the last year or so.  He has made an excellent job of keeping the lawns tidy, which is very much appreciated.

 

 Amana Christian Early Learning Centre: Open Day on Friday 19th June, 9.30am – 1pm. Bring your children to 14a Gordon Rd, Mosgiel for a free morning tea and sausage sizzle lunch, stories, face painting, activities, music, give ‘n grab table – clothes, books, games. Enquiries to ph 489  1372.

 

 

 

Faith Thinking 2015: Dealing with Conflict: Biblical insights and some skill training. Presented by Rev Helen Martin, Minister, Mosgiel Presbyterian Church. Thursday June 11, 7-9pm; Thursday June 18, 7-9pm; Thursday June 25, 7-9pm. Humanities Common Room (1W9), Arts Building, Albany Street, University of Otago. Course costs $20. For further information go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html 

 

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation

 

 

 

This week:

 

Today                            12.15 pm    Lunch at Mitchell’s

 

Monday 8th                    7.30pm       Green Island Property Committee             

 

Tuesday 9th                    1.30 pm      Green Island Presbyterian Women

 

Wednesday 10th             10.00am      Caversham & St Clair Pastoral Team

 

                                      7.00pm       Session

 

Thursday 11th                  9.00am       St Margaret’s Community Playgroup

 

                                      11.30am      Food Share at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

                                      10.00am      All Saints’ Caversham Depot Food Pick-up

 

                                        5.00pm     All Saints’ Caversham Depot Food Pick-up

 

                                      11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

 

Friday 12th                            6.30pm      Youth Group at Caversham

 

Saturday 13th                 9.00am        Caversham Market

 

Sunday 14th                     9.30am       Café Church & Sunday School at Cav

 

                                      10.30 am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

                                      11.00 am     Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Is

 

                                       2.30pm      Afternoon Communion at Caversham

 

                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 21st June:

           1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13                         Psalm 20            

           2 Corinthians 5: 6-10, 14-17                 Mark 4: 26-34

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 Afternoon Communion will be held at Caversham TODAY at 2.30pmThis shorter service is to cater for those unable to attend the morning communion services. Afternoon tea provided. All very welcome!

 CAVERSHAM WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP, meets this Monday 15th June 2015, at 1.30pm, in the St. Andrew’s Lounge. The speaker will be Bridget Hall, from the Neurological Foundation. All welcome.

 All Age Choir: our all-age choir is now leading the music at Caversham services on the 4th Sunday of each month. To prepare for this service we invite anyone interested to attend a practice in St Andrew’s Lounge after church NEXT SUNDAY, 21st June. ALL WELCOME! Any questions, speak to Bruce.

 Helping out Flood victims through Presbyterian Support:
Presbyterian Support is one of the main "go to" places for those families affected by the flooding last week, we are seeing an urgent need for the following:
- furniture especially bedding and lounge suites
- Food
- Bedding
- Clothing
If you can help with any of these items please drop into Presbyterian Support Otago or if furniture please phone us on 477 7116.  Working together during this difficult time for many.

 Otago Healthcare Chaplaincy Support Trust Newsletter ‘Chaplaincy Chat’ is on the notice-board - interesting reading with all sorts of news. The lovely Chapel Window Cards can also be purchased from the chapel Office at $1 per card.

 World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation soon as this donor year finishes in July. Anyone else interested in contributing to our sponsored child in India is welcome to write their name on the list and make a donation – either pop it in the box on the back table of the Caversham Church or place in a labelled envelope and put in the Sunday offering plate/bag. Thank you to those who have already made their donation. It would be great to have all donations in by the END of JUNE.

 From Dunedin Presbyterial: The next meeting of Dunedin Presbyterial Region will be held at 1.30 pm on Tuesday 23 June 2015 in the McLean Room, First Church of Otago.  Our guest speaker will be Rev Carol Grant, who is the United Nations Convener and a member of the National Executive of PWANZ.  Carol will lead us in a discussion on the aims and vision for PWANZ in the future.  This will be an important meeting for us all and a warm invitation is extended to all members of all PWANZ groups and anyone interested from your parish, to join us on this occasion. Afternoon tea will be served.

 Amana Christian Early Learning Centre: Open Day on Friday 19th June, 9.30am – 1pm. Bring your children to 14a Gordon Rd, Mosgiel for a free morning tea and sausage sizzle lunch, stories, face painting, activities, music, give ‘n grab table – clothes, books, games. Enquiries to ph 489  1372.

 Christian Broadcasting Association (CBA) received a tremendous response to their ANZAC programming and was a winner at the NZ Radio Awards. Did you know that they have weekly programmes – Total Recall and Real Life as well as their seasonal programmes at Easter ANZAC Day, Mothers’ and Fathers’ days etc. These programmes are very cost-effective but still incur production expenses which need to be met by donations. Any contribution you can make does make a difference in helping to communicate the essentials of the Christian faith to those who have never understood. Donations can be posted to CBA FreePost 69602, CBA Trust, P O Box 100, Shortland St, Auckland 1140 or by Credit Card through their website.

Real Life with John Cowan this Sunday, 14th June, 7.30pm on Newstalk ZB – this week’s special guest will be Sir Ray Avery, knighted in this year’s New Year’s Honours for services for Philanthropy.

 Royal Dunedin Male Choir: will hold their Winter Concert in the Dunedin Town Hall next Sunday, 21st June, at 2pm. Guest artists include Julia Moss-Pearson (Soprano), Cantus Columba Choir, Nick Hollamby (Jazz Vocalist), Doug Wright (Jazz vocalist), Hayley Carrick & James Adams (Musical Theatre Vocalists.) Book at Regent TicketDirect or Edgar Stadium ($20), group concession, students and children $10.

 Matariki Celebrations Saturday 27th June from 6pm at Carisbrook School in conjunction with the Dunedin Astronomical Society. Look through telescopes, Matariki crafts, sample Maori foods, listen to stories of Matariki. Bring torches, binoculars and telescopes if you have them. Be part of the International Year of Light 2015. FREE ADMISSION but for catering purposes please RSVP Carisbrook School on 455 8315 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Faith Thinking 2015: upcoming course offered by the Dept of Theology & Religion, some Dunedin Churches, and supported by Continuing Education at the University of Otago:

 ·        Dealing with Conflict: Biblical insights and some skill training. Presented by Rev Helen Martin, Minister, Mosgiel Presbyterian Church. Thursday June 11, 7-9pm; Thursday June 18, 7-9pm; Thursday June 25, 7-9pm. Humanities Common Room (1W9), Arts Building, Albany Street, University of Otago.

 Course costs $20. For further information go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html 

 PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation

 

This week:

 Today                            2.30pm       Afternoon Communion at Caversham

 Monday 15th                  1.30pm       Caversham Women’s Fellowship

 \Wednesday 17th            7.30pm       Resourcing for Mission at Caversham

 Thursday 18th                  9.00am       St Margaret’s Community Playgroup

                                       11.30am      Food Share at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                       10.00am      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

                                       11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                                       5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 Friday 19th                     6.30pm      Youth Group at Caversham

 Sunday 21st                     9.30am       Caversham Morning Worship & Sunday School

                                       10.30 am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                       11.00 am     Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Is

             

 

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All Age Choir: it is planned that the church choir will lead the music at Caversham services on the 4th Sunday of each month, starting Sunday 24th May. To prepare for this service we invite all previous choir members and others interested to attend a practice in St Andrew’s Lounge on Sunday 17th May at 4.30pm. ALL WELCOME! Any questions, speak to Bruce.

 

Nepal Earthquake: a number of organisations are accepting donations to support their work in Nepal following the devastating 7.8 earthquake including Christian World Service. Donations can be made by credit card online or ph 0800 74 73 72; by direct deposit to account name: Christian World Service, account number 06 0817 0318646 00, reference: Nepal – email postal details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a tax receipt; or posted to CWS, P O Box 22652, Christchurch 8140. See noticeboard for more information.

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation soon as this donor year finishes in July. Anyone else interested in contributing to our sponsored child in India is welcome to write their name on the list and make a donation – either pop it in the box on the back table of the Caversham Church or place in a labelled envelope and put in the Sunday offering plate/bag. Thank you to those who have already made their donation.

 

Cosy Homes Expo: TODAY, 1-4pm at Community Rooms, 262 North Rd. Find out how to make your home warmer, drier and healthier. Presentations from the DCC, Curtain Bank, local businesses and community organisations. All welcome.

 

Dunedin North Otago Presbytery Resource Group: this Tuesday 5th May, at Flagstaff Community Church, 9 Centennial Ave, Dunedin. For Ministers, Presbytery Elders and others in the DNO resource area. 7pm: Devotions then Presbytery will present “The Call from St David’s Ashburton” to Rev Henry Mbambo, Dunedin South, followed by the following speakers: Carolyn Sims (Presbyterian Support); Chris Watkins (Salvation Army) and Jan Hamill (Coastal Unity – Grubby Angels). The focus is on those who work in the community and the resources that are available to churches and individuals.

 

“Plod for God”: Tuesday 12th May, 7.30pm at Salvation Army Citadel, Princes St, Dunedin. All welcome to hear Claire Doorey speak – an evening of encouragement and fellowship. Claire, her husband and teenage children have recently arrived home after 13 years in Bangladesh; Claire taught at Grace International School there. Tickets ($10 cash) can be purchased from Manna Christian Bookstore or at the door – supper included. Organised by CWCI – Christian Women Communicating International NZ. Enquiries to Diane Grindlay (472 7721) or Helen Wilde (488 2563.)

 

Faith Thinking 2015: upcoming courses offered by the Dept of Theology & Religion, some Dunedin Churches, and supported by Continuing Education at the University of Otago:

·        Forgiveness, Freedom and Faith: An Exploration of Christian Forgiveness as an experience of Freedom - Presented by Prof David Tombs (Centre for Theology and Public Issues, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago). Fri May 8, 7-9pm – Burns 2 (Albany Street), University of Otago. Sat May 9, 9am-12.30 - The Gathering Place, Knox Church, George Street.

·        Dealing with Conflict: Biblical insights and some skill training. Presented by Rev Helen Martin, Minister, Mosgiel Presbyterian Church. Thursday June 11, 7-9pm; Thursday June 18, 7-9pm; Thursday June 25, 7-9pm. Humanities Common Room (1W9), Arts Building, Albany Street, University of Otago.

Course costs $20. For further information go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html 

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation

 

 

 

This week:

Today                           12.15pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s, South Road, Cav

                                       1.45pm      Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Thursday 7th                   9.00am      St Margaret’s Community Playgroup

                                      11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

Friday 8th                         6.30pm      Youth Group at Caversham

Saturday 9th                    9.00am      Caversham Market

Sunday 10th                    9.30am      Café Church & Sunday School-Caversham

                                     10.30am       Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                     11.00am       Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Is