Readings for next Sunday, 4th September:

Jeremiah 18: 1-11                   Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18

Philemon 1: 1-21                             Luke 14: 25-33

 

Caversham Church Spring Clean: Saturday 10 September, from 9.30am. Please help!!

Our annual church spring clean is coming up in 2 weeks so it would be appreciated if a good number of folk can come along with dusters, vacuum cleaners, floor mops to give the church a thorough clean. ... “many hands make light work.”

 

Fire Drill: We will be holding a fire drill one Sunday in the near future, so in preparation for this we need ALL DOOR DUTY PEOPLE to review our evacuation procedures and your responsibilities (displayed in the church) ASAP so you know exactly what is required of you. If you need a copy of these procedures please contact the office.

 

A message for our Soup-makers: we have received a generous donation of packets of King Traditional Soup Mixes (various varieties) which are available for those who would like to use them when making soup for Lunch@Sidey. These can be collected from the parish office.

 

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.

 

2016 Dame Dorothy Fraser Lecture: “Generations of Change - How Women Shaped History” – Prof Barbara Brookes. Monday 5th September, 7.15pm at Sargood Centre, 40 Logan Park Drive. (Drinks & nibbles at 6.30pm.) Tickets $20 – ph or text 027 385 0248 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

“Emerging Worship – opportunities and challenges a workshop at Knox Church with the Rev Dr Doug Gay, Monday 5 September 7-9pm in the Gathering Area. All are welcome. Contact Rev Dr Kerry Enright or Knox Church office – ph 477 0229 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Volunteers wanted for General Assembly (14 – 20 November): The Presbyterian Church will hold its General Assembly in Dunedin in November and is looking for volunteers to assist in the following roles:

  • Ushers (who will assist with the operations of the Assembly sessions) – full training will be given
  • Guides around university, particularly Tuesday, Wednesday – full training will be given
  • Help with administration
  • Volunteer drivers for Vans

Application forms are available on the notice-board or from the parish office.

 

 

This Week:

Monday 29th           5.00pm     ICONZ at Caversham

Thursday 1 Sept  10.00am      Fruit & Vege Depot open

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                               5.00pm     Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sunday 4th Sept      9.30am      Morning Worship at Caversham

                             10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                             11.00am      Morning Worship at St Margaret’s Gr Is

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

                               1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

Coming up:

Saturday 10 Sept   9.00am      Caversham Market

Sunday 11 Sept      2.30pm     Afternoon Communion at Caversham

 

Readings for next Sunday, 28th August:

Jeremiah 2: 4-13                    Psalm 81: 1, 10-16                

Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16         Luke 14: 1, 7-14

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Next Sunday we will hear from Amanda Reid from Presbyterian Support Otago at our services. Amanda is the Community Worker in the Green Island area and is known to many of us through the Caversham Community Group and Stepping Stones. We hope you will all come along and support Amanda, along with our own people leading worship - Pete (at Caversham) and Jack (at Green Island.)

 

Fire Drill: We will be holding a fire drill one Sunday in the near future, so in preparation for this we need ALL DOOR DUTY PEOPLE to review our evacuation procedures and your responsibilities (displayed in the church) ASAP so you know exactly what is required of you. If you need a copy of these procedures please contact the office.

 

Public Forum on Family Violence: an issue for everyone. Today, 4pm in Burns Hall, First Church of Otago. Prof David Toombs and Dr Mercy Ah Siu-Maliko. This forum will explore the issue of family violence in countries around the world, including NZ, and will discuss the challenges that family violence raises for Christian faith and church ministry. More information on www.otago.ac.nz/ctpi/news. ALL WELCOME.

 

Volunteers wanted for General Assembly (14 – 20 November): The Presbyterian Church will hold its General Assembly in Dunedin in November and is looking for volunteers to assist in the following roles:

  • Ushers (who will assist with the operations of the Assembly sessions) – full training will be given
  • Guides around university, particularly Tuesday, Wednesday – full training will be given
  • Help with administration
  • Volunteer drivers for Vans

Application forms are available on the notice-board or from the parish office.

 

Dunedin Presbyterial Region: The AGM of the Dunedin Presbyterial Region of the PWANZ will be held in the McLean Room, First Church of Otago, at 1.30 pm on Tuesday 23 August 2016. Rev Anne Thomson will be our Guest Speaker.  All welcome.

 

Spirituality Seminar Thursday 25 August, 1-2pm in Dunedin Hospital Chapel. Speaker will be Prof Gareth Jones, Director of the Bioethics Centre. Prof Jones has written on anatomy, neuroscience and bioethics as well as science and faith. All welcome.

Annual Peace Lecture: Wednesday 24th August, 5.30pm in Burns 1 Lecture Theatre, Otago University. “Between Law and Spirituality: Islam’s legal basis for its spirit of peaceful coexistence” by Iman Afroz Ali, Founder and President, Al-Ghazzali Centre for Islamic Sciences & Human Development Sydney, Australia. All welcome

 

“Emerging Worship – opportunities and challenges a workshop at Knox Church with the Rev Dr Doug Gay, Monday 5 September 7-9pm in the Gathering Area. All are welcome. Contact Rev Dr Kerry Enright or Knox Church office – ph 477 0229 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Rev Dr Doug Gay is Principal of Trinity College Glasgow and teaches practical theology at the University. Doug is a minister of the Church of Scotland who has also worked in London as a minister of the United Reformed Church. He has been a religious columnist for The Times and is also active as a hymn-writer and worship leader.

 

Faith Thinking 2015: upcoming course offered by the Dept of Theology & Religion and supported by Continuing Education at the University of Otago:

“Going deeper into the Gospel of Mark” - Professor Paul Trebilco, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Thursday September 15, 22 and 29 in Burns 7 (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

 

This Week:

Monday 22nd          5.00pm     ICONZ at Caversham

Wednesday 24th     7.30pm     Session & RFM in St Andrew’s Lounge

Thursday 25th       10.00am      Fruit & Vege Depot open

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                               5.00pm     Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sunday 28th            9.30am      Presbyterian Support Sunday at Caversham

                             10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                             11.00am      Presbyterian Support at St Margaret’s Gr Is

 

Readings for next Sunday, 14th August:

Isaiah 5: 1-7                    Psalm 80: 1-2, 8-19           

Hebrews 11:29 – 12:2      Luke 12: 49-56

 

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Attention All Caversham / St Clair Elders and Pastoral Visitors:  Please endeavour to attend the Pastoral meeting with Rev. Graeme Munro, in St. Andrews Lounge at 10 am THIS Wednesday, 10th August 2016. "Time to get 'A Spring in our step.'”

 

A Reminder for those using the Sidey Hall kitchen: please ensure the steriliser, lights and heater are all TURNED OFF BEFORE YOU LEAVE.

 

First Aid: Do you hold a current First Aid Certificate? If so, could you please let the office know for our Health & Safety planning? Thank you.

 

Annual Reports please!!! It is that time of year again!!! All committee conveners and group co-ordinators are asked to send through your annual reports to the office this week, if possible, please.

 

Parish Directories: Updated directories are now available from the parish office for a donation of $1.

 

Bake Sale for Dunedin Hospital Chaplaincy THIS Thursday 11th August, 9.30am in Dunedin Hospital Foyer. Baking and produce would be greatly appreciated – these can be dropped off at the hospital directly or to the parish office before 1pm on Wednesday 10th August.

 

Community Cuppa and Conversation: You are invited meet with other members of the Green Island community for a cuppa this Wednesday, 10th August, 10am in Civic Hall, Green Island. There will also be the opportunity to talk to the Greater Green Island Community worker, Members of the Saddle Hill Community Board and a representative from Neighbourhood Support. All very welcome.

 

Faith Thinking 2015: upcoming courses offered by the Dept of Theology & Religion and supported by Continuing Education at the University of Otago:

  • Science, the Bible and Theology: Historical Perspectives with Associate Professor John Stenhouse, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday August 19, and 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Saturday August 20; in Burns 5, (Albany Street), University of Otago

 

  • Going deeper into the Gospel of Mark - Professor Paul Trebilco, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Thursday September 15, 22 and 29 in Burns 7 (Albany Street), University of Otago

Each 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

 

This Week:

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

                     1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Monday 8th   5.00pm      ICONZ at Caversham

                     7.30pm     Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 9th   1.30pm     Green Island Presbyterian Women

Wednes 10th 10.00am    Pastoral Meeting in St Andrew’s Lounge

                      7.00pm    Session

Thurs 11th    10.00am     Fruit & Vege Depot open

                    11.30am     Lunch@Sidey

                      5.00pm    Fruit & Vege Depot open

Saturday 13th 9.00am     Caversham Market

Sunday 14th   9.30am     Café Church at Caversham

                    10.30am     Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                     11.00am    Morning Worship at St Margaret’s

 

 

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 21st August:

Jeremiah 1: 4-10                             Psalm 71: 1-6              

Hebrews 12: 18-29                          Luke 13: 10-17

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Annual Reports please!!! It is that time of year again!!! All committee conveners and group co-ordinators are asked to send through your annual reports to the office this week, if possible, please.

 

Parish Directories: Updated directories are now available from the parish office for a donation of $1.

 

Caversham Women’s Fellowship: tomorrow, Monday 15th August. Meet at Church by 1.40pm to car pool for a visit to the new Dunedin City Baptist Church in Concord. Please bring $5 for afternoon tea.

 

Faith Thinking 2015: upcoming course offered by the Dept of Theology & Religion and supported by Continuing Education at the University of Otago:

  • Science, the Bible and Theology: Historical Perspectives with Associate Professor John Stenhouse, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday August 19, and 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Saturday August 20; in 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 Forum on Family Violence: an issue for everyone. Sunday 21st August, 4pm in Burns Hall, First Church of Otago. Prof David Toombs and Dr Mercy Ah Siu-Maliko. This forum will explore the issue of family violence in countries around the world, including NZ, and will discuss the challenges that family violence raises for Christian faith and church ministry. At 5pm will be the launch of “Christian Faith and Family Violence: A Report for Samoan Communities in New Zealand.” This is a new web-based resource on family violence written by Dr Mercy Ah Siu-Maliko for the Centre for Theology and Public Issues. More information on www.otago.ac.nz/ctpi/news. ALL WELCOME.

 

Dunedin Presbyterial Region: The AGM of the Dunedin Presbyterial Region of the PWANZ will be held in the McLean Room, First Church of Otago, at 1.30 pm on Tuesday 23 August 2016. An invitation is extended to all interested to attend this meeting.  Rev Anne Thomson will be our Guest Speaker.  It will be a great time for members and friends from our parishes to join together in fellowship.

 

Volunteers wanted for General Assembly (14 – 20 November): The Presbyterian Church will hold its General Assembly in Dunedin in November and is looking for volunteers to assist in the following roles:

  • Ushers (who will assist with the operations of the Assembly sessions) – full training will be given
  • Guides around university, particularly Tuesday, Wednesday – full training will be given
  • Help with administration
  • Volunteer drivers for Vans

Application forms are available on the notice-board or from the parish office.

 

This Week:

Monday 15th         9.00am        Deadline for September Coastal Press

                             1.40pm       Caversham Women’s Fellowship meet at Church

                             5.00pm       ICONZ at Caversham

Wednesday 17th    7.30pm       Resourcing for Mission

Thursday18th       10.00am      Fruit & Vege Depot open

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                              5.00pm      Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sunday 21st           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

Readings for next Sunday, 7th August:

Isaiah 1: 1, 10-20                   Psalm 50: 1-8, 22-23            

Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16           Luke 12: 32-40

 

Annual Reports please!!! It is that time of year again!!! All committee conveners and group co-ordinators are asked to send through your annual reports to the office in the next 2 weeks, please.

 

Attention All Elders and Pastoral Visitors:  Please endeavour to attend the Pastoral meeting with Rev. Graeme Munro, in St. Andrews Lounge at 10 am on Wednesday 10th August 2016. "Time to get 'A Spring in our step'”

 

Parish Directories: Updated directories are now available from the parish office for a donation of $1.

 

Christian World Service Newsletter: copies of Winter Story are available on the back table – please feel free to take one. There are stories about support being given to Palestinian / Syrian Refugees and the work of a CWS partner in Sri Lanka.

 

Bake Sale for Dunedin Hospital Chaplaincy on Thursday 11th August, 9.30am in Dunedin Hospital Foyer. Baking and produce would be greatly appreciated – these can be dropped off at the hospital directly or to the parish office before 1pm on Wednesday 10th August.

 

News from Presbyterian Support Otago: “Do you have spare second-hand gardening tools? We are setting up a Gardens in Homes project and are looking for any small 2nd hand gardening tools e.g. trowels, forks etc and if you have any spare seeds.  If you have any please drop off at Family Works or contact Nicole on 477 7115.

Yellow Bags – do remember the Presbyterian Support yellow bags which we invite you to fill with clothing etc for our op shops.  These have been gratefully received, but they would still love some more, so don't wait until Spring time for a clean out - do it now!  If you need any more yellow bags give Carolyn at PSO a call.”

 

This Week:

Mon 1st Aug 5.00pm      ICONZ at Caversham

Tues 2nd        7.30pm     Caversham Property Committee

Thurs 4th    10.00am      Fruit & Vege Depot open

                   11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                     5.00pm     Fruit & Vege Depot open

Sun 7th          9.30am      Morning Worship at Caversham  Communion)

                     9.45am      Bed-pushers meet in hospital foyer

                   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, South Road, Caversham

                     1.45pm     Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre