Readings for next Sunday, 17th July:

Amos 8: 1-12                     Psalm 52            

Colossians 1: 15-28           Luke 10: 38-42

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QUIZ & DESSERT NIGHT 2016: has been POSTPONED until early next year. We welcome any ideas of other fundraising which we could undertake this year.

 

Bed-Pushing: Coastal Unity is rostered to assist with helping patients to the Dunedin Hospital Chapel service on Sunday 7th August. We will need 10 helpers, so if you are able to help on this day, please contact Wendy in the parish office asap. It is always a very worthwhile time, so do consider helping out.

 

Sunday 31st July, being a 5th Sunday of the month, we will have a combined parish service at Caversham at 10am. There will not be a service at St Margaret’s that day. After the service, instead of morning tea, we will share an early pot luck lunch together in Sidey Hall. Please bring food to share for lunch that day.

 

Lunch@Sidey needs more soup!! If you could cook up a pot of soup and bring into the office, the Lunch@Sidey team would be very grateful. We are able to freeze the soup, so it can be brought in any time of the week. Thank you.

 

Wanted: Ice-cream containers for soup. If you have spare containers, they would be very useful for those people making soup to use. Please bring to the office or to church on a Sunday.

 

Tax Rebates: You may not realise that if you make donations to charitable organisations in NZ, you are eligible to claim back 33.3% of those donations on production of tax receipts. We encourage all who make donations to the church to do so either through the envelope system or by automatic payment, so that we can provide you with a tax receipt.

You can then enhance your regular donation to the church by also donating your 33.3% rebate back to the church.

 

Caversham Market: Shirley has been making great sales on the parish stall at the monthly fleamarket and is happy to accept saleable items – do you have quality tools, clothing / shoes and nic nacs? These can be dropped into the parish office or phone us if you need items collected. The next market will be on Saturday 16th July.

 

This Week:

Monday 11th          7.30pm      Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 12th         1.30pm      Green Island Presbyterian Women

Thursday 14th       10.00am      Fruit & Vege Depot open

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                              5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Depot open

Saturday 16th         9.00am       Caversham Market

Sunday 17th           9.30am       Caversham Morning Worship & Sunday School

                             10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                             11.00am      Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

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Readings for next Sunday, 10th July:

Amos 7: 7-17                     Psalm 82           

 Colossians 1: 1-14            Luke 10: 25-37

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Left at St Margaret’s Church on 29th May: a pair of hand-knitted black woollen gloves. If you have seen these, please call June on 487 7293.

 

Red Cross donations: thank you to all who made donations last Sunday in support of the Syrian Refugee resettlement programme – a total of $303 was collected and sent to the Red Cross.

 

Lamb-Tasting Fundraiser: thank you so much to all who took part in this parish fundraiser on Wednesday night. $440 was raised towards parish running costs.

 

Lunch@Sidey needs more soup!! If you could cook up a pot of soup and bring into the office, the Lunch@Sidey team would be very grateful. We are able to freeze the soup, so it can be brought in any time of the week. Thank you.

 

QUIZ & DESSERT NIGHT 2016: Thursday 11th August, 7pm at Caversham.

In response to popular demand, Alan has agreed to prepare one more quiz for the parish, so in order to ensure this a HUGE success we urge you all to lend your support to this FUNdraiser. We need LOTS of teams to participate; you can help us by:

  • asking friends/workmates/neighbours/relatives to come along ($20 a team of up to 6 people.) We encourage you to pre-register your teams on 487 6367.
  • donating wine and/or chocolates for team prizes
  • donating raffle prizes (new goods please)
  • offering to make desserts for selling on the night – phone Susan on 4533389.

 

Bed-Pushing: Coastal Unity is rostered to assist with helping patients to the Dunedin Hospital Chapel service on Sunday 7th August. We will need 10 helpers, so if you are able to help on this day, please contact Wendy in the parish office asap. It is always a very enjoyable time, so do consider helping out.

 

Tax Rebates: You may not realise that if you make donations to charitable organisations in NZ, you are eligible to claim back 33.3% of those donations on production of tax receipts. We encourage all who make donations to the church to do so either through the envelope system or by automatic payment, so that we can provide you with a tax receipt.

You can then enhance your regular donation to the church by also donating your 33.3% rebate back to the church.

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation; this donor year ends on 31 July 2016. 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.

 

Caversham Market: Shirley has been making great sales on the parish stall at the monthly fleamarket and is happy to accept saleable items – do you have quality tools, clothing / shoes and nic nacs? These can be dropped into the parish office or phone us if you need items collected. The next market will be on Saturday 16th July.

 

Southern Presbytery Newsletter is on the foyer notice-board for those interested in reading it.

 

Southern Presbytery Dunedin North Otago Resource Group: All welcome to a Focus on Mission Workshop - Saturday, 9th July at Mornington Presbyterian Church, 16 Maryhill Terrace. 10am- 2pm (lunch for $10.)

Coordinators: Erin Pendreigh(Synod Mission Adviser) and Mary Somerville.RSVP to Sue Morey; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or phone 4764035

 

This Week:

Today                   12.30pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s Tavern, South Road

                               1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre – all welcome to come along and help with the singing

Monday 4th July   5.00pm      ICONZ at Caversham

Wednesday 6th      7.00pm      Session

Thursday 7th         10.00am      Fruit & Vege Depot open

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                              5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Depot open

Friday 8th July               End of Term 2

Sunday 10th July   9.30am       Caversham Morning Worship & Sunday School

                             10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                             11.00am      Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

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Readings for next Sunday, 26th June:

2 Kings 2: 1-2, 6-14               Psalm 77: 1-2, 11-20            

Galatians 5: 1, 13-25             Luke 9: 51-62

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Next Sunday is Refugee Sunday and our services will be taken by Janet Sim Elder and John Elder, who are Red Cross volunteers supporting a recently-arrived Syrian family. We invite you to bring along a donation for a retiring offering next Sunday towards the Dunedin Red Cross resettlement of Syrian Refugees.

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship meets tomorrow, Monday 20th June, at 1.30pm in the St. Andrews Lounge. Alison Milne will speak on her ‘Trip to 3 Islands’ - Orkney, Shetland, and Iceland.’ All welcome.

 

Lunch@Sidey needs more soup!! If you could cook up a pot of soup and bring into the office, the Lunch@Sidey team would be very grateful. We are able to freeze the soup, so it can be brought in any time of the week. Thank you.

 

Baking for Moana House: has been delayed a week, so if you are able to do some baking for the residents of Moana House, it will be delivered at the end of THIS week. Please let Elizabeth or Shona know if you plan to contribute baking; this may be left at the parish office.

 

Left at St Margaret’s Church on 29th May: a pair of hand-knitted black woollen gloves. If you have seen these, please call June on 487 7293. She would be very grateful to get them back.

 

Presbyterian Support “People helping people – copies of the June publication are available at the door – please take one if you haven’t already received one in the post. If you would like to have these mailed to you, please contact Michelle on 477 7115 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Southern Presbytery Dunedin North Otago Resource Group: All welcome to a Focus on Mission Workshop - Saturday, 9th July at Mornington Presbyterian Church, 16 Maryhill Terrace. 10am- 2pm (lunch for $10.)

Coordinators: Erin Pendreigh(Synod Mission Adviser) and Mary Somerville. RSVP to Sue Morey; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or phone 4764035

 

 

Caversham Market: Shirley has been making great sales on the parish stall at the monthly fleamarket and is happy to accept more saleable items – do you have quality clothing / shoes and nic nacs? These can be dropped into the parish office or phone us if you need items collected.

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation; this donor year ends on 31 July 2016. 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.

 

Presbyterian Support needs you! OCTACAN, now in its 8th year, takes place on Thursday 23 June. In addition to the call-out for cans, this year PSO is doing a street collection along George Street and at local supermarkets from 9.00 to 3.00pm. They are a looking for smiling volunteers to shake a bucket for an hour or so.  All funds donated on the day will go towards purchasing food for the foodbank throughout the year.  Money is very important to the foodbank as it allows them to buy perishable food, to supplement the tinned items they distribute.  
If you can give a little of your time on 23 June, please register by calling Jasmin Graham at 477 7115, or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Job Opportunity: CRE (Christian Religious Education/Bible in Schools) Advisor for Otago.  The Otago CEC Board are seeking a CRE (Christian Religious Education) Regional Advisor for the Otago region. The aim of the role is to oversee and support our Team Leaders and teachers in our 44 schools throughout Otago that currently have a CRE programme. You will also promote and increase CRE in Otago and work with the Otago CEC Trust and other staff to meet strategic planning goals. This position is for 12 hours per week (working hours are flexible). For a fuller job description or to apply for this position (with a covering letter and

 CV) please email Carolyn Sims (Chairperson) on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 027 739 5699.

 

This Week:

Mon 20th     1.30pm      Caversham Women’s Fellowship                       

                   5.00pm      ICONZ at Caversham

Thurs 23rd  10.00am      Fruit & Vege Depot open

                   11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                    5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sun 26th       9.30am       Caversham Morning Worship & Sunday School

                   10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                   11.00am      Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

 

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Readings for next Sunday, 3rd July:

2 Kings 5: 1-14                       Psalm 30            

Galatians 6: (1-6), 7-16         Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20

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Left at St Margaret’s Church on 29th May: a pair of hand-knitted black woollen gloves. If you have seen these, please call June on 487 7293.

 

Lunch@Sidey needs more soup!! If you could cook up a pot of soup and bring into the office, the Lunch@Sidey team would be very grateful. We are able to freeze the soup, so it can be brought in any time of the week. Thank you.

 

Letter from the Hamills: we have received a letter from Bruce & Jan – it is pinned to the notice-board.

 

Southern Presbytery Dunedin North Otago Resource Group: All welcome to a Focus on Mission Workshop - Saturday, 9th July at Mornington Presbyterian Church, 16 Maryhill Terrace. 10am- 2pm (lunch for $10.) Coordinators: Erin Pendreigh(Synod Mission Adviser) and Mary Somerville. RSVP to Sue Morey; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or phone 4764035

 

Caversham Market: Shirley has been making great sales on the parish stall at the monthly fleamarket and is happy to accept more saleable items – do you have quality clothing / shoes and nic nacs? These can be dropped into the parish office or phone us if you need items collected.

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation; this donor year ends on 31 July 2016. 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:

Mon 27th     5.00pm      ICONZ at Caversham

Wed 29th      6.30pm      Lamb tasting fundraiser

Thurs 30th  10.00am      Fruit & Vege Depot open

                   11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                    5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sun 3rd July  9.30am      Caversham Morning Worship & Sunday School

                   10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                   11.00am      Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

                   12.30pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s, Caversham

                     1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

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Readings for next Sunday, 19th June:

1 Kings 19: 1-4, (5-7), 8-15a           Psalm 42 & 43             

Galatians 3: 23-29                           Luke 8: 26–39

 

Baking for Moana House: It is planned to take baking to the residents of Moana House later this week; if you are willing to contribute some baking to this project, please let either Elizabeth (ph 455 2669) or Shona (455 8118) know. The residents are always very grateful to receive lovely home baking.

 

Parish Fundraising Opportunity: We are looking for people aged between 18-72 years to participate on a lamb tasting panel at the University of Otago. This will only involve 2 hours of your time from 6.30pm on Wednesday 29th June. Participants should consume lamb at least once every four weeks and be willing to consume lamb cooked from medium/rare to medium (preference for medium). Each person may only take part in this study ONCE. If you have already participated for another organization this year, you may NOT take part in this study again.

If you fit the above criteria, please write your name on the clipboard, and also names of any friends / relatives who might also be willing to participate. We MUST have 22 people on the night or we cannot take part.

 

Lunch@Sidey needs more soup!! If you could cook up a pot of soup and bring into the office, the Lunch@Sidey team would be very grateful. We are able to freeze the soup, so it can be brought in any time of the week. Thank you.

 

Presbyterian Support needs you! OCTACAN, now in its 8th year, takes place on Thursday 23 June. In addition to the collecting cans, this year PSO is doing a street collection from 9.00 to 3.00pm. We are a looking for smiling volunteers to shake a bucket for and hour or so.  All funds donated on the day will go towards purchasing perishable food, to supplement the tinned items we distribute through out the year.  If you can give a little of your time on 23 June, please register by calling Jasmin Graham at 477 7115, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Job Opportunity: CRE (Christian Religious Education/Bible in Schools) Advisor for Otago.  The Otago CEC Board are seeking a CRE (Christian Religious Education) Regional Advisor for the Otago region. The aim of the role is to oversee and support our Team Leaders and teachers in our 44 schools throughout Otago that currently have a CRE programme. You will also promote and increase CRE in Otago and work with the Otago CEC Trust and other staff to meet strategic planning goals. This position is for 12 hours per week (working hours are flexible). For a fuller job description or to apply for this position (with a covering letter and CV) please email Carolyn Sims (Chairperson) on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 027 739 5699.

 

Joy Cowley Weekend @ Opoho Church: All welcome to register for a workshop – Approaches to Christian Living at Opoho Presbyterian Church, 50 Signal Hill Rd on Saturday 25 June, 10am – 3pm. Joy is an inspiring speaker with a refreshingly clear and ‘no nonsense’ vision of Christian faith and belief. Please register by Saturday 18th June with Tui Bevin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph 473 8677. $10 koha for workshop (this will go to a children’s home in South India which Joy supports), $10 for lunch (if required) – see details on registration form on notice-board or available from CUP parish office. Joy will also be speaking at the 10am worship service at Opoho on Sunday 26th June.

 

This Week:

Monday 13th         9.00am        Deadline for July Coastal Press

                             7.30pm       St Margaret’s Green Is Property Committee

Tuesday 14th        5.00pm       ICONZ at Caversham

                             1.30pm       Green Island Presbyterian Women

Wednesday 15th    7.30pm       Resourcing for Mission

Thurs 16th             10.00am      Fruit & Vege Depot open

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                              5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Depot open

Saturday 18th        10.00am      Caversham Working Bee (weather dependant)

Sunday 19th           9.30am       Caversham Worship & Sunday School

                             10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                             11.00am      Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

 

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