Readings for next Sunday, 12th June:

1 Kings 21: 1-10, (11-14), 15-21a   Psalm 5: 1-8                

Galatians 2: 15-21                           Luke 7: 36 – 8:3

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Today: join others from the parish for lunch at Mitchell’s, South Road, Caversham. We meet there from 12.30pm.

 

Afternoon Communion will be held TODAY, 2.30pm at Caversham. Please note, this is a week earlier than usual. This will be a shorter service than the morning communion services and all are welcome. Afternoon tea provided.

 

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.

If you would be willing but Wednesday 29th doesn’t suit you, please indicate this, as we may be able to change the day we do this.

 

A Correction: please note there was an error on the Coastal Press back page -  the telephone number for the Interim Moderator was incorrect – it should have read 03 473 8911.

 

Volunteers please – to help set up for café Church: it would be appreciated if a few able-bodied people could come along to Sidey Hall at 4.30pm next Saturday 11th June to set up the hall for the café service on Sunday 12th. It won’t take long but we do need helpers. Thank you.

 

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.

 

We are missing soup spoons and teaspoons from the Sidey Hall kitchen, and also some dessert plates. If anyone has any spares at home which you could donate, we would be grateful.

 

Can you help us??? We are looking for someone to help Brett with the role that Daniel was undertaking at Sunday services – ie looking after the microphones – switch them on & check they are going before worship services, control the volume during services and ensure everything is switched off and put away afterwards. To find out more please talk to Wendy.

 

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 any smaller items of retro furniture? ie: 1970’s / 80’s small tables, pot plant stands etc. 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 bulletin – “Community Connections” is on the notice-board. Please read it, or if you would like your own copy contact the office.

 

Presbyterian Support Yellow Bags: PS Otago has provided us with a number of large yellow plastic bags which people are invited to use for donations for people in need or to be sold in the Op Shops. Clothes, shoes, bric-a-brac, jewellery, household items (no electrical goods) are all welcome. Bags can be taken to 10 Carroll St or brought to the parish office and we will arrange delivery. Bags are available from the churches and the parish office.

 

Quiz Night: this Friday 10 June, 7:00pm in Constance Hall, Columba College, Highgate. Have a bit of fun and help fund materials for small water, health and safety projects at Vaum Junior Secondary School, Paama, Vanuatu. Get a team of 4-5 folks together – entry is $20 a team. EFT-POS will be available. Raffles and auction. Tickets from the Highgate Presbyterian Church Office, 580 Highgate, or door sales available on the night.

 

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:

Today        12.30pm       Lunch at Mitchell’s

                    1.45pm       Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

                    2.30pm      Afternoon Communion at Caversham

Mon 6th        Parish Office Closed – Queen’s Birthday Holiday

Tues 7th      7.30pm      Caversham Property Committee

Wed 8th      10.00am      Caversham / St Clair Pastoral Committee

                    2.00pm      St Clair Friendship Group

                    7.00pm      Session

Thurs 9th     10.00am      Fruit & Vege Depot open

                   11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                     5.00pm     Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sat 11th        9.00am      Market at Caversham

Sun12th         9.30am      Caversham Café Church & Sunday School

                   10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Is

                    11.00am     Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

 

Readings for next Sunday, 5th June:

1 Kings 17: 8-16, (17-24)             Psalm 146         

Galatians 1: 11-24                         Luke 7: 11-17

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Afternoon Communion will be held NEXT Sunday 5th June, 2.30pm at Caversham. Please note, this is a week earlier than usual. This will be a shorter service than the morning communion services and all are welcome, especially those who have been unable to attend communion recently. Afternoon tea provided.

 

Quiz Night: Friday 10 June, 7:00pm in Constance Hall, Columba College, Highgate. Have a bit of fun and help fund materials for small water, health and safety projects at Vaum Junior Secondary School, Paama, Vanuatu. Get a team of 4-5 folks together – entry is $20 a team. EFT-POS will be available. Raffles and auction. Tickets from the Highgate Presbyterian Church Office, 580 Highgate, or door sales available on the night.

 

“Chaplaincy Chat” – the Hospital Chaplaincy Support Trust’s latest newsletter is on the notice-board. Please read it, and if you would like your own copy, ask at the parish office.

 

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.

 

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 30th          5.00pm      ICONZ at Caversham

Thurs 2nd June      10.00am      Fruit & Vege Depot open

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                              5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sunday 5th June     9.30am       Caversham Worship (Communion) & Sunday School

                             10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

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

                             12.30pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s, Caversham

                               1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

                              2.30pm      Afternoon Communion at Caversham

 

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Readings for next Sunday, 22nd May (Trinity):

Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31         Psalm 8              

Romans 5: 1-5                      John 16: 12-15

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Can you help us??? We are looking for someone to take over the role that Daniel was filling at Sunday services – ie looking after the microphones – switch them on & check they are going before worship services, control the volume during services and ensure everything is switched off and put away afterwards. This is not a difficult task, and could easily be shared with someone else. To find out more please talk to either Bruce or Wendy.

Sunday 29th May will be a combined parish service at St Margaret’s Green Island at 10am followed by morning tea at 11am where we will farewell Bruce & Jan Hamill & family. There will not be a service at Caversham on 29th May. It would be appreciated if people could bring food for morning tea that day. Please note the service time is different from that advertised in the May Coastal Press!!

We invite donations towards a farewell gift for Bruce & Jan – these can be placed in a labelled envelope in the Sunday offering bags or brought to the parish office. Please have all donations into the office by Tuesday 24th May.

 

“The Church in Contemporary NZ” – all welcome to watch a video by Justin Duckworth, Anglican Bishop of Wellington, tonight at 7pm at the Criglington’s home.

Caversham Women’s Fellowship will meet tomorrow, Monday, 16th May, at 2pm in Dutton Lounge. Barbara Turnbull, recently returned from working for the International Red Cross in Pakistan, will share some of her experiences. All very welcome to hear Barbara speak.

Found in Dutton Lounge: a gold lapel pin with inscribed initials BME. This may be claimed from the parish office.

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 more saleable items – do you have any smaller items of retro furniture? ie: 1970’s / 80’s small tables, pot plant stands etc. These can be dropped into the parish office or phone us if you need items collected.

 “Voice for the Voiceless in West Papua” – Rev Socratez Sofyan Yoman, a West Papuan author, courageous human rights defender, and President of the Fellowship of Baptists Churches in West Papua will be speaking in Dunedin on Monday 16th May at 12 noon at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Univ. of Otago, 518 Castle Street [more info – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.] and at 7.30pm at All Saints Anglican Church, 786 Cumberland Street [contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..]

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.

Dunedin Presbyterial Region PWANZ The next meeting will be held in the MacLean Room, First Church of Otago on Tuesday 24 May at 1.30 pm.   We encourage as many people as are interested to come from our Presbyterian Parishes as our guest speaker will be Rev Ivica Gregurec of St Martin’s Church Dunedin North Parish.  Rev Gregurec is vitally involved in the arrival of our recent refugees to Dunedin and is sure to have some interesting facts to share with us. All attending this meeting will be welcome and afternoon tea will follow.

 

This Week:

Today:        7.00pm       Justin Duckworth video at 16 St Clair Close

Mon 16th     2.00pm       Barbara Turnbull speaking in Dutton Lounge                

                   5.00pm          ICONZ at Caversham

Wed 18th    7.30pm        Resourcing for Mission in parish office

Thurs 19th 10.00am        Fruit & Vege Depot open

                  11.30am       Lunch@Sidey

                   5.00pm       Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sun 22nd       9.30am       Morning Worship & Sunday School at Caversham

                  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, 29th May:

1 Kings 18: 20-21, (22-29), 30-39         Psalm 96            

Galatians 1: 1-12                                   Luke 7: 1-10

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NEXT Sunday 29th May will be a combined parish service at St Margaret’s Green Island at 10am followed by morning tea at 11am where we will farewell Bruce & Jan Hamill & family. There will not be a service at Caversham on 29th May. It would be appreciated if people could bring food for morning tea next Sunday. Please note the service time is different from that advertised in the May Coastal Press!!

In order to share transport, it is suggested that Caversham people meet at Caversham Church by 9.40am. In addition, Jacqui has offered transport for up to 3 people – call her on 454 3860 if you would like to take up her offer.

 

We invite donations towards a farewell gift for Bruce & Jan – these can be placed in a labelled envelope in the Sunday offering bags or brought to the parish office. Please have all donations into the office by this Tuesday 24th May.

 

Afternoon Communion will be held on Sunday 5th June, 2.30pm at Caversham. Please note, this is a week earlier than usual. This will be a shorter service than the morning communion services and all are welcome, especially those who have been unable to attend communion recently. Afternoon tea provided.

 

Can you help us??? We are looking for someone to take over the role that Daniel was filling at Caversham Sunday services – ie looking after the microphones – switch them on & check they are going before worship services, control the volume during services and ensure everything is switched off and put away afterwards. This is not a difficult task, and could easily be shared with someone else. To find out more please talk to either Bruce or Wendy.

 

Refugee Support Opportunities: please consider if you might like to help with

1. English language support - this would require 25 hours training and police vetting. For more info contact Paul Naidu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2.  Red Cross Training – the next intake training starts this Tuesday 24th May 6.30 – 9.30pm with further sessions on Thursday 26th May, Tues 31st, Thurs 2nd June, Tues 7th Thursday 9th & Saturday 11th June. If you wish to volunteer for this intake you must attend all training dates and be available for 6 months following the final session. Contact the parish office or Janine Kubiak at Red Cross (477 1527) for more information.

3. Other volunteer possibilities – contact Red Cross for more information.

 

Found in Dutton Lounge: a gold lapel pin with inscribed initials BME. This may be claimed from the parish office.

 

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 more saleable items – do you have any smaller items of retro furniture? ie: 1970’s / 80’s small tables, pot plant stands etc. These can be dropped into the parish office or phone us if you need items collected.

 

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.

 

Dunedin Presbyterial Region PWANZ The next meeting will be held in the MacLean Room, First Church of Otago this Tuesday 24 May at 1.30 pm.   We encourage as many people as are interested to come from our Presbyterian Parishes as our guest speaker will be Rev Ivica Gregurec of St Martin’s Church Dunedin North Parish.  Rev Gregurec is vitally involved in the arrival of our recent refugees to Dunedin and is sure to have some interesting facts to share with us.

All attending this meeting will be welcome and afternoon tea will follow.

 

Quiz Night: Friday 10 June, 7:00pm in Constance Hall, Columba College, Highgate. Have a bit of fun and help fund materials for small water, health and safety projects at Vaum Junior Secondary School, Paama, Vanuatu. Get a team of 4-5 folks together – entry is $20 a team. EFT-POS will be available. Raffles and auction. Tickets from the Highgate Presbyterian Church Office, 580 Highgate, or door sales available on the night.

 

 

This Week:

Monday 23rd   5.00pm    ICONZ at Caversham

Thurs 26th        10.00am  Fruit & Vege Depot open

                       11.30am  Lunch@Sidey

                        5.00pm  Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sunday 29th    10.00am  Combined Service at St Margaret’s

                       11.00am  Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Is &

                                      farewell to Bruce Hamill & family

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 15th May (Pentecost):

Genesis 11: 1-9           Psalm 104: 24-34, 35b

Acts 2: 1-21                 John 14: 8-17 (25-27)

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Sunday 29th May will be a combined parish service at St Margaret’s Green Island at 10am followed by morning tea at 11am where we will farewell Bruce & Jan Hamill & family. There will not be a service at Caversham on 29th May. It would be appreciated if people could bring food for morning tea that day. Please note the service time is different from that advertised in the May Coastal Press!!

 

We invite donations towards a farewell gift for Bruce & Jan – these can be placed in a labelled envelope in the Sunday offering bags or brought to the parish office. Please have all donations into the office by Tuesday 24th May.

 

“The Church in Contemporary NZ” – all welcome to watch a video by Justin Duckworth, Anglican Bishop of Wellington, next Sunday 15th May at 7pm at the Criglington’s home.

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship will meet next Monday, 16th May, at 2pm in St Andrew’s Lounge. Barbara Turnbull, recently returned from working for the International Red Cross in Pakistan, will share some of her experiences. All welcome.

 

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 more saleable items – do you have any smaller items of retro furniture? ie: 1970’s / 80’s small tables, pot plant stands etc. These can be dropped into the parish office or phone us if you need items collected.

 

An Evening with Jenny Beck: CWCI (Christian Women Communicating International NZ) invites you to the Salvation Army Citadel, Princes St, tomorrow, Monday 9th May at 7.30pm to hear Jenny Beck speaking on “Hope in Uncertain Times” followed by coffee and dessert. $15 a ticket – available from Manna Christian Bookshop or door sales on the night (cash only). Pick up an information leaflet from the noticeboard or for more info call Dianne (472 7721) or Helen (488 2563.)

 

Faith Thinking 2015: upcoming course:

“Understanding the Book of Job”- Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago

7:00-­9:00 pm Wednesdays May 11, 18 and 25. Burns 5 (Albany Street), University of Otago. This course costs $20. Please register online at http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

Public Lecture: Tuesday 10 May, 5.30pm in the Archway 2 theatre, provocative author & speaker Dave Andrews will be giving a public lecture on his new book ‘The Jihad of Jesus - the Sacred Nonviolent Struggle for Justice’. This book is a handbook for reconciliation and action: a do-it-yourself guide for Christians and Muslims who want to move beyond the so-called ‘clash of civilizations’, and instead are prepared to struggle side by side for justice and peace. Very involved in collaborative interfaith projects in his native Brisbane, Dave and his Muslim colleagues are proving that yes, there is hope that Christian and Muslim groups can work together for peace and with mutual respect. This is a message growing in relevance in New Zealand (and Dunedin) as our cities grow increasingly multi-ethnic, and the need grows for us to find ways to live together in peace and genuine community.

 

“Voice for the Voiceless in West Papua – Rev Socratez Sofyan Yoman, a West Papuan author, courageous human rights defender, and President of the Fellowship of Baptists Churches in West Papua will be speaking in Dunedin on Monday 16th May at 12 noon at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Univ. of Otago, 518 Castle Street [more info – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.] and at 7.30pm at All Saints Anglican Church, 786 Cumberland Street [contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..]

 

 

This week:

Monday 9th             7.30pm     Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 10th          1.30pm     Gr Island Presbyterian Women

Wednesday 11th     2.00pm    St Clair Friendship Group

                                7.00pm    Session

Thursday 12th      10.00am      Fruit & Vege Depot open

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                               5.00pm     Fruit & Vege Depot open

Saturday 14th          9.00am      Caversham Market

Sunday 15th            9.30am      Morning Worship & Sunday School at Caversham

                             10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                             11.00am      Morning Worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

                               7.00pm     Justin Duckworth video at Criglington’s