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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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

 

                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship meets tomorrow, Monday 20th April, for a visit to Toitu Otago Settlers Museum. Please meet at the Caversham Church at 1.30pm.

Open Table is happening again next Sunday 26th April, 5pm in Sidey Hall.

All welcome to this family-friendly service – please bring finger food to share.

Ministry Opportunities: The proposed Caversham depot for the All Saints’ fruit and vegetable co-op is close to getting under way, but we need to have a few more people to ensure this will be viable. Could you help on a Thursday morning with packing and/or transporting packs to Caversham? Please talk to Jillian (ph 487 6307) or Bruce if you are interested in being involved.

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. 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.

Firewood & pine cones for sale: Margaret Forbes’ granddaughter, Caitlin, is fundraising for a school trip to Japan. Caitlin has dry pine for sale at $60 a metre (delivered and stacked), as well as bags of cones for $5. Phone Margaret at 456 4555 or Caitlin on 486 2605 (evenings.)

“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 course 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.                            

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

 

Alongsiders: A seminar to empower everyday God-hearted people in our churches to take up the challenge and walk alongside the broken and vulnerable for as long as needed. Led by Mick and Ruby Duncan for Presbyterian Support Otago….How to offer support, how to do this safely and keep yourself healthy. Friday 22nd May, 7-9 pm and Saturday 23rd May, 9am – 4pm at Flagstaff Community Church. $35 per person; $30 per student. Lunch and snacks provided. Contact Carolyn at PSO (4700 836) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

This week:

Monday 20th                  1.30pm       Caversham Women’s Fellowship meet at                                                                             Church to share transport

Thursday 23rd                 9.00am      St Margaret’s Community Playgroup

                                      11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

Friday 24th                      6.30pm      Youth Group at Caversham

Saturday 25th                 10.30am    ANZAC Service at St Margaret’s Green Is

Sunday 26th                    9.30am      Morning worship & Sunday School-Caversh.

                                     10.30am       Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                     11.00am       Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Is

                                      5.00pm       Open Table in Sidey Hall, Caversham

 

Monday 27th                                     Parish Office closed – ANZAC Day Holiday

 

 

 

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                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 3rd May:

Acts 8: 26-40            Psalm 22:25-31        1 John 4: 7-21            John 15:1-8    

Open Table is happening again TODAY at 5pm in Sidey Hall, Caversham.

All welcome to this family-friendly service – please bring finger food to share.

Ministry Opportunities: The proposed Caversham depot for the All Saints’ fruit and vegetable co-op is close to getting under way, but we need to have a few more people to ensure this will be viable. Could you help on a Thursday morning with packing and/or transporting packs to Caversham? Please talk to Jillian (ph 487 6307) or Bruce if you are interested in being involved.

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.

“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.)

Alongsiders: A seminar to empower everyday God-hearted people in our churches to take up the challenge and walk alongside the broken and vulnerable for as long as needed. Led by Mick and Ruby Duncan for Presbyterian Support Otago….How to offer support, how to do this safely and keep yourself healthy. Friday 22nd May, 7-9 pm and Saturday 23rd May, 9am – 4pm at Flagstaff Community Church. $35 per person; $30 per student. Lunch and snacks provided. RSVP by this Wednesday 1st May to  Carolyn at PSO (4700 836) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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:

Monday 27th                                     Parish Office closed – Anzac Holiday

Thursday 30th                 9.00am      St Margaret’s Community Playgroup

                                      11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

Friday 1st May               6.30pm      Youth Group at Caversham

Sunday 3rd May              9.30am      Morning worship & Sunday School-                                                                 Caversham

                                     10.30am       Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                     11.00am       Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Is

                                      12.15pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s, South Road,                                                                      Caversham

 

                                       1.45pm      Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre