Readings for next Sunday, 4th December (Advent 2):

Isaiah 11: 1-10             Psalm 72: 1-7, 18 - 19         

Romans 15: 4-13          Matthew 3: 1-12

 

Afternoon Communion: will be held at Caversham TODAY at 2.30pm. All invited to this service, followed by afternoon tea.

 

Found in the back of Caversham Church: a silver key on a ring (stamped Begg Security Group). Please claim from the parish office.

 

Green Island Market Day: Next Saturday 3rd December, 10am. Thank you to all who have brought in grocery items or have offered to help – set-up time on Friday 2nd will be from 11am – 4pm or phone Alison if you need to bring goods at another time (ph 488 4205.)

Please return all raffle cards and money to office or Alison by Friday 2nd.

We hope for a fine day and a good turn-out – come along and support the parish.

 

Christmas Open Homes: Next Sunday 4th December, 2-4.30pm. Enjoy the wonder of Christmas at 3 houses decorated to celebrate the festive season – complimentary Christmas nibbles; Christmas gift sales. Get your tickets from the Coastal Unity Parish office THIS WEEK: $10 per person, children under 12 years free. Organise a carload of friends for a special afternoon out. Only 100 tickets available. Please support this Coastal Unity Parish fundraiser.

 

Bible Society Christmas Cards: are now available from the parish office or Barbara (453 0344.) Very good value at $7.99 for 12 cards. Packs of either traditional or New Zealand designs.

 

Knox Church Advent Processional: tonight at 7pm. Knox Church invite you to join them as they celebrate “The pilgrimage to Bethlehem” in word and music.

 

You Are Invited to the Rock Solid 2016 'Report to the People': this Thursday 1st December at Caversham Baptist Church, corner of Surrey St & South Rd:
6.30 - 7.15 -  light refreshments 
7.15 - 8.15  - highlights of the year, with presentations from Kristin, our youth workers and young people involved in our programmes. 
8.30 finish
8.30 - 8.45 - AGM of the Straight Up Trust 

(any who would like to stay for this are welcome.) Please RSVP to Kristin on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday 28/11/16.

 

From Dunedin Hospital Chaplaincy: “Thank you for your faithful service to the patients of the Dunedin Hospitals, their families and the Ecumenical Chaplaincy this year. We would like to invite all Hospital Chaplaincy Volunteers to a Christmas Service on Sunday 11th December at 6.30pm  in the Dunedin Hospital Chapel when a Remembrance Tree will be dedicated. Supper to follow. We look forward to seeing you. Please RSVP to Frances by 8th December for catering purposes Phone: 474 0999 ext 58130 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Christian Broadcasting Association: this year has 36 hours of broadcasting time on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – twice that of last year. This incurs twice the cost and they invite donations to help cover this – ph 0900 80 222 to make a $20 donation; visit cba.org.nz/donate to give by credit card or donate online to account 12 3110 0014706 00.

Their broadcasting programme is:

Newstalk ZB – 24th Dec, 6pm – midnight; 25th Dec 6am – 6pm

Radio Sport: 25th Dec 6am – 6pm

Radio Live: 24th Dec 7pm – midnight, 25th Dec 6am – 6pm, 7pm – 8pm

 

Study Opportunities in 2017: The Dept of Theology and Religion at Otago University will be offering many opportunities for the study of Christian Theology both on campus and by distance learning. New in 2017 are postgraduate qualifications in Chaplaincy. See the notice-board for papers and courses being offered.

 

 

This Week:

Wednesday 30th                      Session & RFM meet in Dutton Lounge

Thursday 1st Dec  10.00am     Fruit & Vege Depot open

                              11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                                5.00pm    Fruit & Vege Depot open

                                7.15pm    Green Island Christmas Choir at St Margaret’s

Friday 2nd Dec     11am -4pm  Set up stalls for Green Island Fair/Market Day

Saturday 3rd Dec  10.00am     Green Island Market Day

Sunday 4th              9.30am      Morning worship at Caversham (Communion)

                              10.30am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s

                              11.00am     Morning worship at St Margaret’s (Communion)

                              12.30pm    Lunch at Mitchell’s

                               1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

                         2 – 4.30pm     Christmas Open Homes fundraiser

 

       
 

 

Interim Moderator: The Rev Graeme Munro

Telephone 473 8911   Mobile (027) 473 0526

 

Session Clerk: Mrs Jillian Criglington

Telephone 487 6307

 

Office Administrator: Mrs Wendy Crawford

Telephone 487 6367

 
   

 

Interim Moderator: The Rev Graeme Munro

Telephone 473 8911   Mobile (027) 473 0526

 

Session Clerk: Mrs Jillian Criglington

Telephone 487 6307

 

Office Administrator: Mrs Wendy Crawford

Telephone 487 6367

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 27th November (Advent 1):

Isaiah 2: 1-5          Psalm 122          Romans 13: 11-14      Matthew 24: 36-44

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Afternoon Communion: will be held at Caversham NEXT SUNDAY, 27th November, at 2.30pm. All invited to this service, followed by afternoon tea.

 

Bible Society Christmas Cards: are now available from the parish office or Barbara (453 0344.) Very good value at $7.99 for 12 cards. Packs of either traditional or New Zealand designs.

Green Island Market Day: Saturday 3rd December, 10am. Our next parish fundraiser will be our parish stalls at St Margaret’s Church in conjunction with the Green Island Market Day. We seek your assistance as follows:

  • If you can pre-sell raffle tickets, please see Alison or Wendy today
  • if you can help on the day please sign the sheet today
  • Bring in items for a grocery hamper raffle (to office or the churches next Sunday)

 

Christmas Open Homes: Sunday 4th December, 2-4.30pm. Enjoy the wonder of Christmas at 3 houses decorated to celebrate the festive season – complimentary Christmas nibbles; Christmas gift sales. Tickets from the Coastal Unity Parish office: $10 per person, children under 12 years free. Organise a carload of friends for a special afternoon out. Only 100 tickets available. Please support this Coastal Unity Parish fundraiser.

 

Lunch@Sidey – Thank you so much to all who have made soup during the year. We currently have sufficient soup to last to the end of this year, but we hope people will be able to support this outreach again in 2017.

 

Regional PWANZ  (Presbyterial) will hold their final meeting for 2016 on Thursday 24 November, 2 pm, in the McLean Room, Burns Hall, of First Church, Moray Place Dunedin. This meeting is open to all members of our parish.  The guest speaker will be the Rev Carol Grant a member of the National Executive of PWANZ who will talk to us about the recent meeting held in Wellington and the vision of the National Executive for the future, and will answer any of our questions.  We hope that a large number of people will be able to attend.

 

FIRST CHURCH OF OTAGO invites you to join them on Sunday 4th December at 10am to celebrate 50 years since the Moray Place Congregational Church joined First Church of Otago on the 4th December 1966. The formal act of union of these two congregations was marked by a service of welcome and the sharing in Holy Communion at First Church. This historic event has significantly shaped First Church to become what it is today. At the conclusion of the service, a meal will be served in the Burns Hall.

 

From Dunedin Hospital Chaplaincy: “Thank you for your faithful service to the patients of the Dunedin Hospitals, their families and the Ecumenical Chaplaincy this year. We would like to invite all Hospital Chaplaincy Volunteers to a Christmas Service on Sunday 11th December at 6.30pm  in the Dunedin Hospital Chapel when a Remembrance Tree will be dedicated. Supper to follow. We look forward to seeing you. Please RSVP to Frances by 8th December for catering purposes Phone: 474 0999 ext 58130 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation. Anyone else interested in contributing to our 10 year old 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.

 

Study Opportunities in 2017: The Dept of Theology and Religion at Otago University will be offering many opportunities for the study of Christian Theology both on campus and by distance learning. New in 2017 are postgraduate qualifications in Chaplaincy. See the notice-board for papers and courses being offered.

 

This Week:

Tomorrow              6.00pm    Caversham Women’s Fellowship Dinner

Thursday 24th        10.00am     Fruit & Vege Depot open

                              11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                                5.00pm    Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sunday 27th             9.30am     Morning worship at Caversham

                              10.30am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s

                              11.00am     Morning worship at St Margaret’s

                               2.30pm     Afternoon Communion at Caversham

 

Readings for next Sunday, 13th November:

Isaiah 65: 17-25                              Isaiah 12            

2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13                  Luke 21:5-19

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Bible Society Christmas Cards: are available from the parish office - packs of 12 cards for only $7.99.

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your 2016/17 annual $20 donation; 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.

 

 

 

This Week:

Today                   12.30pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s, South Rd, Caversham

                               1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Monday 7th             5.00pm     ICONZ at Caversham

Wednesday 9th       7.00pm     Session

Thursday 10th        10.00am     Fruit & Vege Depot open

                              11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                                5.00pm    Fruit & Vege Depot open

Saturday 12th           9.00am     Caversham Market

Sunday 13th             9.30am     Morning Worship at Caversham

                              10.30am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                               11.00am    Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

Readings for next Sunday, 20th November:

Jeremiah 23: 1-6                   Luke 1: 68-79       Colossians 1: 11-20       Luke 23:33-43

 

Green Island Market Day: Saturday 3rd December. As our parish fair has been postponed until next March, we invite folk from across the parish to help with the extra parish stalls at the Green Island Market Day:

  • Please sign the sheet today if you are able to help in some capacity
  • Bring in items for a grocery hamper raffle (to office or the churches over the next 2 Sundays)
  • Pre-sell raffle tickets
  • Contact Alison (488 4205) if you have other ideas for this fundraising event

 

Christmas Open Homes: Sunday 4th December, 2-4.30pm. Enjoy the wonder of Christmas at 3 houses decorated to celebrate the festive season – complimentary Christmas nibbles; Christmas gift sales. Tickets from the Coastal Unity Parish office: $10 per person, children under 12 years free. Organise a carload of friends for a special afternoon out. Only 100 tickets available. Please support this Coastal Unity Parish  fundraiser.

 

Lunch@Sidey – a reminder to those who are able to make soup for our Thursday lunches, we have packets of King Traditional Soup Mixes (various varieties) and a large quantity of split peas and other lentils in the parish office for use when making soup. 

 

Bible Society Christmas Cards: are now available from the parish office or Barbara (453 0344.) Very good value at $7.99 for 12 cards. Packs of either traditional or New Zealand designs.

 

Foodbank thanks: Presbyterian Support has sent thanks for our recent donations to the Foodbank. Such donations really make a difference to families and individuals who use their service.

 

Presbyterian Support Otago – Annual report to 30 June 2016 is available in the parish office for those who wish to read it.

 

TODAY at Knox  Church

  • 4pm            Prayer Vigil for General Assembly
  • 7pm            Inter-church Service for Peace "Bombs at bay"

A service near Remembrance Day, on the weekend of the annual New Zealand Defence Industry Association Conference and the 75th anniversary of the Navy.  

 

A call out for White satin Ribbon
As part of a joint project between Presbyterian Support Otago and General Assembly delegates we are planning two white ribbon installations at both Knox Church and First Church.  White Ribbon supports saying No to Family Violence, it is our vision to tie a white ribbon on the upright palings of the fences around Knox and First Church.  We will need upwards of 350 metres of White Satin Ribbon approx 4cm in width.  If you have any of this spare or would like to purchase some for this project it would be used well and I think make a real statement in our city.  Please drop off at Presbyterian Support with my name on it or phone me and I can arrange collection.  Many thanks for helping us with this project.  Carolyn Sims Ph 477 7115. 

 

21st Century Faith Formation Workshop  will be held on Monday 14 November 7pm in Knox  Church, Gathering Area, 449 George Street Dunedin. Craig Mitchell will lead this workshop on helping to identify some of the key challenges and exploring ways in which churches might grow disciples in a pluralistic, 24/7 digital world. All are very welcome

 

The Knox Centre for Ministry & Leadership and Presbyterian Youth Ministry graduation service will be on Wednesday 16 November, 7:30 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, 449 George Street, Dunedin. Speaker will be Rev Dr Min Heui Cheon. Everyone is invited.

 

Caversham Night Market: Saturday 19th November, 4-6pm at the Station Reserve, 230 South Road (opposite Carisbrook School.) Support your local community.

 

Regional PWANZ  (Presbyterial) will hold their final meeting for 2016 on Thursday 24 November, 2 pm, in the McLean Room, Burns Hall, of First Church, Moray Place Dunedin. This meeting is open to all members of our parish.  The guest speaker will be the Rev Carol Grant a member of the National Executive of PWANZ who will talk to us about the recent meeting held in Wellington and the vision of the National Executive for the future, and will answer any of our questions.  We hope that a large number of people will be able to attend.

 

FIRST CHURCH OF OTAGO invites you to join them on Sunday 4th December at 10am to celebrate 50 years since the Moray Place Congregational Church joined First Church of Otago on the 4th December 1966. The formal act of union of these two congregations was marked by a service of welcome and the sharing in Holy Communion at First Church. This historic event has significantly shaped First Church to become what it is today. At the conclusion of the service, a meal will be served in the Burns Hall.

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation. Anyone else interested in contributing to our 10 year old 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.

 

This Week:

Tomorrow              9.00am     Deadline for December/January Coastal Press

                                7.30pm    Green Island Property Committee

Thursday 17th        10.00am     Fruit & Vege Depot open

                              11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                                5.00pm    Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sunday 20th             9.30am     Morning worship at Caversham

                              10.30am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s

                              11.00am     Morning worship at St Margaret’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office Hours: Wendy will be on holiday from this Tuesday 18th October until Thursday 3rd November; the office will be open but on reduced hours during this time – mostly 10am to 12 noon. Normal hours resume on Friday 4th November.

 

Newsletter clarification: Please note that the October newsletter contained an error regarding Sunday services. There WILL be TWO normal services on Sunday 23rd October (Labour weekend) but ONE COMBINED service at St Margaret’s on Sunday 30th (fifth Sunday of the month.) We regret this error.

 

Readings for next Sunday, 23rd October:

Joel 2:23-32        Psalm 65        2 Timothy 4: 6-8, 16-18       Luke 18: 9-14

 

Sunday, 30th October, being a 5th Sunday, will be a combined parish service at St Margaret’s, Green Island at 11am. Morning tea will be served before the service at 10.30am. It would be appreciated if people could bring a plate for morning tea.

 

Parish review: The parish review will take place on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th  November 2016.  There will be a potluck tea on Friday 4th November at 6 pm at Sidey Hall.  Please bring finger food to share.  After tea the review team will explain the process and have a chat with members of the congregation, finishing at about 8 pm when the team will meet with the leadership of Coastal Unity Parish.   Members of the review team are Lee Kearon, John Daniel and Janet Sim Elder.  Individuals will be able to meet with the review team on Saturday at a time that suits. 

This is an important occasion for our parish – we look forward to seeing you.

 

In Support of Amy: most of you will be aware that Amy McCarthy, a young member of this parish, lost her partner in a tragic motorbike accident a few weeks ago. It was felt that as a parish we would like to offer some practical support to Amy and invite your contributions towards the purchase of grocery vouchers for her. Contributions can be brought to the parish office or placed in an envelope with your Sunday offering over the next few weeks, indicating it is for this purpose.

 

Lunch@Sidey – a reminder to those who are able to make soup for our Thursday lunches, we have packets of King Traditional Soup Mixes (various varieties) and a large quantity of split peas and other lentils in the parish office for use when making soup.  Please feel free to take some home.

 

World Vision Child Sponsorship: 1st August was the start of the new donor year for our World Vision child, so we invite all those involved with this mission to make your $20 annual donation any time now. Please place it in the labelled box on the back table of the church and indicate on the names list that your donation has been made. Others are very welcome to be involved – just add your name to the list and make your donation. Receipts provided if you require one.

 

“The ‘3 R’s’ – Righteousness, Relationship and Response” - Hadassah Jones will be speaking tomorrow,  Monday 17 October, 7.30pm at the Salvation Army, Princes St. Organised by CWCI (Christian Women Communicating International NZ). Tickets $15 (includes coffee & dessert) from Manna Christian Bookshop (cash only) or also at the door. More info from Diane (472 7721) or Helen (488 2563.)

 

“Ministry in an Indigenous Context”: a lecture by Rev Wayne Te Kaawa – Wednesday 19th October at 7.30pm in Seminar Room, Hewitson Wing, Knox College. Light refreshments from 7.10pm. Wayne has recently returned from the Conference of Indigenous Theologians in Darwin. All welcome.

 

Tuesdays at First Church: a reminder that each Tuesday between 12.15-12.45pm a service including Communion is held at First Church, to which all are welcome. Time to break open the Word and to break bread together. A space of quiet in the heart of the city.

 

Presbyterian Support Otago AGM 2016: Tuesday 25 October, in Burns Hall, First Church, Moray Place; refreshments from 5:00pm. You are invited to join staff, volunteers, donors and friends to our organisation's annual general meeting.

The theme in this, our 110th year, is 'caring for our children - a community responsibility.' This year's guest speaker is Ms Grainne Moss who has recently been appointed Chief Executive, Ministry for Vulnerable Children. RSVP to <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> or Phone 03 477 7115.

 

Haiti Hurricane Appeal: Christian World Service welcomes any donations you are able to make in support of their work providing relief supplies and support to rebuild homes and livelihoods in Haiti following the devastating hurricane on 4 October. Donations can be posted to CWS, P O Box 22652, Christchurch 8140; by credit card – phone 0800 74 73 72; online through www.cws.org.nz/donate.

 

 

This Week:

Tomorrow              9.00am     Deadline for the November Coastal Press

                                                Caversham Women’s Fellowship

Thursday 20th        10.00am     Fruit & Vege Depot open

                              11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                                5.00pm    Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sunday 23rd             9.30am     Morning worship at Caversham

                              10.30am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s

                              11.00am     Morning worship at St Margaret’s

Monday 24th         Parish office closed – Labour Day Holiday