Readings for next Sunday, 16th August:

 

1 Kings 2: 10-12,  3:3-14                       Psalm 111         

 

          Ephesians 5:15-20               John 6: 51-58

 

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Have you returned your yellow form yet??? There are still some membership update yellow forms yet to be returned (these were distributed with your May newsletter.) If you still have yours, please return this as asap; if you wish to update your details by phone please contact the office, Jillian (ph 487 6307) or Sybil (487 8018.)

 

“TPPA – Walk Away” Nationwide week of action: There will be a family friendly rally and march from the Dental School to the Octagon at 1pm on Saturday 15th August. All welcome

 

Maheno Otepopo  Presbyterian Parish will celebrate on  Sunday  August  30th at 10.30am the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the St  John’s Church building, Herbert,  and give thanks to God for the people who have worshiped  there and  have served  the parish. Minister - Rev Rose Luxford. Lunch to follow. A warm welcome is extended to all those who have previously had contact with the Parish. For more information call Marion Partridge, Session Clerk, phone 03 434 557

 

“Gratitude with Joy”: An open ecumenical session with Joy Cowley, Sunday 6th September, 1-3pm, at Holy Cross Centre, Mosgiel. A time to gather for refreshment, encouragement and prayer. Please register with Amy Armstrong on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 03 474 5755 or 027 237 6319. Cost: $10

 

Spiritual Growth Ministries – Directed Seaside Retreat, 11-14 September at Moeraki, North Otago.Leaders – Colin Fitzpatrick & Sr Mary Hepburn rsm. Info on notice-board or from parish office. Fees: $275. Please register by 24 August. 

 

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:

 

·        A Closer Look at Christian Leadership. Presented by Pastor Peter Tate, Senior Pastor at Nations Christian Church. Mondays August 17, 24 & 31, 7-9pm at Nations Christian Church, 334 Kind Edward St, South Dunedin. Note changed dates from earlier notices.

 Each 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 10th Aug             7.30pm     St Margaret’s Property Committee

 

Tuesday 11th                    1.30pm     St Margaret’s Presbyterian Women

 

Wednesday 12th             10.00am     Caversham & St Clair Pastoral Team

 

                                          2.00pm    St Clair Friendship Group

 

                                         7.00pm    Session

 

Thursday 13th                   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 14th                      6.30pm      Youth Group at Caversham

 

Saturday 15th                 10.00am      Caversham Property Working Bee

 

Sunday 16th                     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

 

 

Monday 17th                  9.00am       Deadline for September newsletter

 

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 9th August:

 

2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33          Psalm 130         

Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2                   John 6: 35, 41-51

 

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Bruce will be away at a conference this week, from Wednesday 5th – Saturday 8th August. For urgent pastoral matters during this period please contact Rev Rachel Judge on 453 5357 (office) or at home on 453 6228.

 

 

 

Quiz & Dessert Night: a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped with this fundraiser/social evening on Thursday night. Thank you to those who came along and participated, to those who brought others along, those who donated prizes and desserts, who moved tables, helped on the night and especially to Susan & Alan Kilpatrick and Anne Watkins for organising yet another great event!! We all had a great night out and boosted the parish funds by $733.10.

 

 

 

Succulent plant cuttings required: you may have read in the Star recently about the hanging baskets destined for Caversham. The Caversham Community group is looking for cuttings of succulents or other plants suitable for these baskets. If you can help please contact Sandie Jones on 487 8670 or Shelley Linwood on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

Open Lecture: “Leadership, Lifestyle and the Book of Acts” - Professor Steve Walton from St Mary’s University, London. Thursday 6th August, 5:15 pm in Archway 2 Lecture Theatre, Otago University. All Welcome

 

 

 

Seminar: Luke as Theologian, Luke as Storyteller: How Luke “does Theology”-

 

Prof Steve Walton, Friday 7th August, 3pm, Seminar Room 4.C.11, 4th Floor, Arts Building , Otago University. All welcome.

 

 

 

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:

 

·        A Closer Look at Christian Leadership. Presented by Pastor Peter Tate, Senior Pastor at Nations Christian Church. Mondays August 17, 24 & 31, 7-9pm at Nations Christian Church, 334 Kind Edward St, South Dunedin. Note changed dates from earlier notices.

 

Each 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

 

Maheno Otepopo  Presbyterian Parish will celebrate on  Sunday  August  30th at 10.30am the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the St  John’s Church building, Herbert,  and give thanks to God for the people who have worshiped  there and  have served  the parish. Minister - Rev Rose Luxford. Lunch to follow. A warm welcome is extended to all those who have previously had contact with the Parish. For more information call Marion Partridge, Session Clerk, phone 03 434 5575.

 

 “Gratitude with Joy”: An open ecumenical session with Joy Cowley, Sunday 6th September, 1-3pm, at Holy Cross Centre, Mosgiel. A time to gather for refreshment, encouragement and prayer. Please register with Amy Armstrong on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 03 474 5755 or 027 237 6319. Cost: $10.

 

 

Spiritual Growth Ministries – Directed Seaside Retreat, 11-14 September at Moeraki, North Otago.Leaders – Colin Fitzpatrick & Sr Mary Hepburn rsm. Info on notice-board or from parish office. Fees: $275. Please register by 24 August.

 

 

 

This week:

 

Today                            12.15pm    Lunch at Mitchell’s

 

                                        1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

Tuesday 4th August          7.30pm     Caversham Property Committee

 

Thursday 6th Aug             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 7th                        6.30pm      Youth Group at Caversham

 

Saturday 8th                    9.00am       Market at Caversham

 

Sunday 9th                       9.30am       Caversham café service & Sunday School

 

                                      10.30 am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

                                      11.00 am     Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Is

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 26th July:

 

2 Samuel 11: 1-15                Psalm 14            Ephesians 3: 14 -21                                                                       John 6: 1-21

 

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Keys: has anyone seen / picked up a set of keys to the St Margaret’s Church? There were two keys on a plain ring. Please contact the parish office if you can help.

 

Bed-Pushing: Coastal Unity Parish is rostered to move hospital patients to chapel on Sunday 2 August.  This is our final rostered duty for the year. If you are able to help can you please let Sue know TODAY on 487 7899.

 

Bible Sunday– today we are reminded of the ongoing work of the Bible Society and encourage your support for their current programme to “pass the bible on to young New Zealanders.” You can help with your prayers for the work of the Society in NZ and/or make a donation – a few envelopes are in the church foyer, donate online at www.biblesociety.org.nz/donate or phone 0800 424 253.

 

Quiz Night 2015!!!! Yes, we are having another ‘fundraising’ Quiz & Dessert Night this year, and it will happen in Sidey Hall on Thursday 30th July at 7pm. Make a note of this date and ask your friends, neighbours and work-mates to come along for a fun-filled evening!!! $20 a team (up to 6 people). Raffle tickets and desserts $1. We encourage you to pre-register your team at 487 6367, but also feel free to come along and join a team on the night.  

** If you can make a dessert, please call Susan on 453 3389.

 **We would also appreciate donations of wine and chocolates for team prizes.

An Invitation to Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women as ministers of Word & Sacrament and the 60th anniversary of the Ordination of women as elders in the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa NZ – today, 5pm at Knox Church, Dunedin. The preacher will be Rev Rose Luxford, Moderator, Southern Presbytery.

 

Retirement of the Rev David Coster: David will be retiring after nearly 40 years of Ministry (the last 10 at Cashmere Presbyterian in Christchurch.) We have received an invitation from Cashmere Parish to join them in farewelling David and Joy on Sunday 2nd August at a 10am service of worship followed by lunch. It would be wonderful if Coastal Unity could be represented at this farewell. RSVP by 27 July to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (03) 332 7129.

 

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

 

 “True Worship: me or the Shepherd?” – speaker:Renee Santich; at the Salvation Army Citadel, Tuesday 21 July, 7.30pm. Door charge $10, includes supper. Organised by CWCINZ (Christian Women Communicating International NZ.)

  

Spirituality Seminar: Thursday 23 July, 1-2pm in Dunedin Hospital Chapel. Speaker – Assoc Prof Dr David Perez (his personal perspective on spiritual and existential issues that people with serious or life-threatening issues face and how they adapt to give meaning to dramatically new realities. All welcome.

 

Spiritual Growth Ministries – Directed Seaside Retreat, 11-14 September at Moeraki, North Otago.Leaders – Colin Fitzpatrick & Sr Mary Hepburn rsm. Info on notice-board or from parish office. Fees: $275. Please register by 24 August.

 

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:

 

·        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.

 

·        A Closer Look at Christian Leadership. Presented by Pastor Peter Tate, Senior Pastor at Nations Christian Church. Mondays August 17, 24 & 31, 7-9pm at Nations Christian Church, 334 Kind Edward St, South Dunedin. Note changed dates from earlier notices.

 Each 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 20th                                      Caversham Women’s Fellowship

 Thursday 23rd                 10.00am      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

                                         11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                                         5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 Friday 24th                     6.30pm       Youth Group at Caversham

Sunday 26th                     9.30am       Caversham 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 Sidey Hall

                                                           (bring food to share)

 

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Readings for next Sunday, 2nd August:

 

2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13a             Psalm 51: 1-12          

Ephesians 4: 1-16                        John 6: 24-35

 

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Hospital Bed-PushingNEXT SUNDAY, 2nd August – unfortunately this time we are struggling to get enough helpers; if anyone else is able to come along we would welcome their attendance.  So many of our people are committed to other duties within the parish and it is becoming increasingly difficult to round up a group who can assist with this mission. All helpers are asked to meet in the Dunedin Hospital foyer (near the chapel) by 9.45am.

 

Quiz & Dessert Night 2015!!!! THIS Thursday 30th July at 7pm in Sidey Hall, Caversham. We ask you all to come along, if possible bring a team, or join one on the night…..ask your family, friends, neighbours and work-mates to come along for a fun-filled evening!!! $20 a team (up to 6 people). We encourage you to pre-register your team at 487 6367, but also feel free to come along and join a team on the night.

Please support this parish FUNdraiser!

 

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

 

Retirement of the Rev David Coster: David will be retiring after nearly 40 years of Ministry (the last 10 at Cashmere Presbyterian in Christchurch.) We have received an invitation from Cashmere Parish to join them in farewelling David and Joy on Sunday 2nd August at a 10am service of worship followed by lunch. It would be wonderful if Coastal Unity could be represented at this farewell. RSVP by tomorrow, 27 July to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (03) 332 7129

 

Garage Sale: THIS Thursday 30th July, 11am – 2pm at Sidey Hall. Stepping Stones, a community group run by Presbyterian Support, is holding this garage sale – please come along and support th

 

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:

 

·        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.

 

·        A Closer Look at Christian Leadership. Presented by Pastor Peter Tate, Senior Pastor at Nations Christian Church. Mondays August 17, 24 & 31, 7-9pm at Nations Christian Church, 334 Kind Edward St, South Dunedin. Note changed dates from earlier notices.

Each 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

 

Open lecture: 'Changing Our Mind on the LGBT Issue' -  Dr. David P. Gushee, Thursday 30 July, 5.15 - 6.30pm, Archway 2 Lecture Theatre.
"David Gushee is well-known as a leading evangelical scholar of Christian ethics who has recently changed his mind on questions related to homosexuality and the Christian faith....". He is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at
Mercer University
. David is a scholar, activist, and churchman. His research interests focus on the ethical teachings of Jesus Christ and the Christian theological-ethical tradition, together with its contemporary implications for Christian discipleship and public witness. He is the author or editor of 20 books and hundreds of articles in his field, including Righteous Gentiles of the HolocaustKingdom EthicsThe Sacredness of Human Life, and, most recently, Changing Our Mind. Prof. Gushee will speak on his personal journey toward a change of his own heart and mind in becoming an advocate for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inclusion in the Church, and his recent book Changing Our Mind and the impact that it is having. All welcome.


Spiritual Growth Ministries – Directed
Seaside Retreat, 11-14 September at Moeraki, North Otago.Leaders – Colin Fitzpatrick & Sr Mary Hepburn rsm. Info on notice-board or from parish office. Fees: $275. Please register by 24 August.

 

This week:

 

Today                            5.00pm      Open Table at Sidey Hall

                                                           (bring food to share)

 

Thursday 23rd                  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

 

                                      7.00pm       QUIZ & DESSERT NIGHT

 

Friday 31st                               6.30pm       Youth Group at Caversham

 

Sunday 2nd August         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 Mitchell’s

 

                                        1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

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Readings for next Sunday, 19th July:

 

2 Samuel 7: 1-14a                Psalm 89: 20-37                   Ephesians 2: 11-22                                                              Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56

 

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World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. have you made your 2014/15 annual $20 donation? The current donor year finishes in two weeks. We would appreciate getting all donations in asap! 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 wooden box on the back table or place in a labelled envelope and put in the Sunday offering plate/bag. Thank you to those who have already made their donation.

 

Bruce on holiday: Bruce is on holiday until this Tuesday, 14th July. For urgent pastoral matters until then please call the Rev Peter Cheyne on 484 7298 (home) or 453 5357 (work).

 

 

Keys: has anyone seen / picked up a set of keys to the St Margaret’s Church? There were two keys on a plain ring. Please contact the parish office if you can help.

 

 

Baptisms: next Sunday at Caversham we will share in the baptism of Bronwyn & Graeme Walters and Ricky Keith.

 

 

 

Quiz Night 2015!!!! Yes, we are having another ‘fundraising’ 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!!! $20 a team (up to 6 people). We encourage you to pre-register your team at 487 6367, but also feel free to come along and join a team on the night. If you can make a dessert, please call Susan on 453 3389.

 

 

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

 

 

Bed-Pushing: Coastal Unity Parish is rostered to move hospital patients to chapel on Sunday 2 August.  This is our final rostered duty for the year. If you are able to help can you please let Sue know within the next week (487 7899 or 021 044 9253) so that she can see how we are placed with numbers. Many thanks.

 

Retirement of the Rev David Coster: David will be retiring after nearly 40 years of Ministry (the last 10 at Cashmere Presbyterian in Christchurch.) We have received an invitation from Cashmere Parish to join them in farewelling David and Joy on Sunday 2nd August at a 10am service of worship followed by lunch. It would be wonderful if Coastal Unity could be represented at this farewell. RSVP by 27 July to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (03) 332 7129.

 

 

An Invitation to Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women as ministers of Word & Sacrament and the 60th anniversary of the Ordination of women as elders in the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa NZ – Sunday 19th July, 5pm at Knox Church, Dunedin. The preacher will be Rev Rose Luxford, Moderator, Southern Presbytery.

 

 

“True Worship: me or the Shepherd?” – speaker:Renee Santich; at the Salvation Army Citadel, Tuesday 21 July, 7.30pm. Door charge $10, includes supper. Organised by CWCINZ (Christian Women Communicating International NZ.)

 

 

Spirituality Seminar: Thursday 23 July, 1-2pm in Dunedin Hospital Chapel. Speaker – Assoc Prof Dr David Perez (his personal perspective on spiritual and existential issues that people with serious or life-threatening issues face and how they adapt to give meaning to dramatically new realities. All welcome.

 

 

Spiritual Growth Ministries – Directed Seaside Retreat, 11-14 September at Moeraki, North Otago. Leaders – Colin Fitzpatrick & Sr Mary Hepburn rsm. Info on notice-board or from parish office. Fees: $275. Please register by 24 August.

 

 

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:

 

·        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.

 

·        A Closer Look at Christian Leadership. Presented by Pastor Peter Tate, Senior Pastor at Nations Christian Church. Mondays August 17, 24 & 31, 7-9pm at Nations Christian Church, 334 Kind Edward St, South Dunedin. Note changed dates from earlier notices.

 

Each course costs $20. 

 

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

 

 

 

This week:

 

Thursday 16th                 10.00am      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

                                      11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

 

                                       5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Caversham Depot open

 

Saturday 18th                  9.00am       Caversham Market

 

Sunday 19th                    9.30am       Caversham morning worship & Sunday School

 

   (Bible Sunday)           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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