18 Sep 2012
From the Word…
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:16–18)
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved…rightly explaining the word of truth.
(2 Timothy 2:15)
At Synod our Bishop called us to a year of prayer and study:
“Therefore I stand before you today to call for a year of prayer and study so that we might better understand and receive the healing God offers, and furthermore be better equipped to offer God’s wholeness to others…
I think we need to rework our time and add the priority of prayer to the top of our “to do” list…
I am asking all of us, including myself, to make prayer the priority and let other important matters fit into the remaining time.”
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Anglican News & Events – 19 September 2012
Please pray for members of All Saint's Hokitika Shared Ministry Unit, especially the Rev’d Elaine Richards, the Rev’d Norman Richards, and the Rev’d Frances Stapleton who have either been unwell or hospitalised over the last weeks
2. Synod: Follow-up Notices
If you did not return your name tag and Year Book at the end of Synod, please do so directly, as the Year Books are needed so the next stage of printing can be completed.
Diocesan Handbook updates:
The Inter Diocesan Conference Reference Information (these are the blue pages in your book) has been updated and is now available.
If you require an update for your handbook, please email your request to Jo Barrett (email@example.com) and a set will be posted out to you.
Last weekend’s Synod was advised that a Structural Working Group is being set up to consider the structure of the Diocese for the future. If you, or someone you wish to nominate, is interested please provide their name, contact details and a brief description of skills to the Diocesan Manager firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of Tuesday, 18 September.
Nominations and Terms of Reference for the group will be considered by the Standing Committee of the Diocese at their next meeting on Wednesday, 26 September and will be advised after that.
3. Volunteers Needed for Transitional Cathedral “Painting”
Naylor Love has begun to take delivery of the large cardboard tubes that will be used in constructing the Transitional Cathedral. These require a polyurethane coating, and we are seeking “volunteer painters”.
Approximately 15 people will be needed each day, over a period of three weeks, following delivery of the tubes on Tuesday, 18 September. Help over a full day is preferred, rather than just a few hours.
If you or a team of people from your parish are interested in helping with this phase of the Transitional Cathedral’s construction, please contact:
Kylie Richardson, Naylor Love Contracts Administrator on 03-374-6285 or at email@example.com
4. Hearing in the Christchurch High Court
Beginning on 3 October, over two days, the application brought by the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT) against Church Property Trustees (CPT) is set down to be heard in the Christchurch High Court. There is likely to be significant media coverage, including filming in the court.
The GCBT argue that CPT has breached its obligations under the CPT Act (an Act of Parliament) and as trustee to maintain and repair the cathedral by deciding to deconstruct the Cathedral building down to approximately two to three metres and not pursuing an option for the maximum retention of the building. The GCBT are seeking an order to set aside the decision CPT has made. CPT will argue it has the legal power to deconstruct the Cathedral building.
We will be able to communicate more details following the proceedings.
5. Chaplaincy to the Elderly: Is It Worth It?
Anglican Living AGM 2012
Wednesday, 26 September, 2.00pm, Fendalton Parish church hall, Fendalton Road (parking and entrance from Tui St)
The Rev’d Jan Brodie will be the guest speaker at the Anglican Living AGM this month.
All who are interested in this topic and the work of Anglican Living (aged care) are warmly invited.
Refreshments will be served.
6. Country Fair and Crafts Day
Saturday, 29 September, 9.00am–1.30pm, Trinity Church, Darfield (cnr Bangor Road and SH 73)
Indoor and outdoor market stalls, crafts, food, baked goods, White Elephant stall, wool and knitted apparel, toys, plants, and used books.
Face painting and rocket launching for the children, plus a
Decorated Bicycle/Tricycle/Scooter Parade at 10.30 a.m. in the parking lot.
7. Fun Quiz Night
Saturday, 29 September, 7.30pm, Redcliffs Bowling Club, James Street, Redcliffs
Organise a team of 4-6 people and impress the rest!
Wide range of questions and prizes
All proceeds go to Ingwavuma Orphan Trust for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
Organised by a team from Sumner-Redcliffs Anglican Church
Cost $10 pp, $8 for senior/unwaged; nibbles provided, bar available.
Ring Rick on 03-3266-251 (parish office) or 03-384-7567 (home) for more info or to book tickets.
8. Older Person’s Week: A Celebration in Song Service & Afternoon Tea
Tuesday, 2 October, 1.30 pm–3.00pm, St Chad’s Anglican Church (cnr. Buckleys Road and Carnarvon Street)
The aim of this event is to offer Christian worshippers in the east of Christchurch the experience of a service of traditional hymns accompanied by organ music in a church venue. This is particularly important at this time when so many church buildings are no longer open and older people have experienced the loss of familiar places and church music.
If you have parishioners who would enjoy such an afternoon, please consider inviting them and providing transport.
A telephone call to the parish office to give us numbers for catering would be appreciated, ph 03-389-5833.
Enquiries to the Rev’d Anne Russell-Brighty, ph 03-384-8396
9. Prizes Needed for Schools' Cardboard House Building Competition
The Social Justice Division is running a Cardboard House Building Competition in November for schools to raise awareness of cold, damp rental housing in New Zealand. See http://blogs.anglicanlife.org.nz/socialjustice/issues/child-poverty/
We are seeking prizes that may be of interest to a school group. These could include sports gear, art supplies, electronic equipment (a laptop, camera, DVD player), books, gardening equipment, small appliances for technology classes (sewing machines, kitchen equipment), or vouchers.
If your workplace may be able to donate suitable items, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. Christian World Service Seeks Parish Advocates
Michael Earle, Church Co-ordinator, is keen to extend the invitation to all our New Zealand churches who have given an ecumenical mandate to CWS to act on their behalf as their overseas aid and development agency since 1945.
Resource kits for this year's CWS Christmas appeal have recently been mailed to parishes. CWS is planning regional forums with local clergy and Parish Advocates to introduce them to this material in October/November in Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin - details will be put on our website next month.
Michael would be most grateful if you could give him the name and contact details of your CWS Parish Advocate preferably so he can send details of the forums. Thank you very much for your help in undertaking this.
CWS can also offer some speakers in the weeks leading up to and over Advent if you want to hear more about their work.
If you have any queries, do contact the CWS office at 03-366-9274.
11. An Inspirational Night with Gary Endacott
Friday, 28 September 2012, 7.30pm, St Augustine’s Church (5 Cracroft Terrace, Cashmere)
Come and hear Gary share his humourous insights into facing challenges in life. He was born with cerebral palsy, and his parents were told he would not live. Instead he climbed Mt Kilimanjaro; ran the New York marathon and completed a number of other pursuits.
Tickets: $15 unwaged; $20 waged (includes wine/fruit juice and nibbles)
Proceeds to go towards our India short-term mission trip to John Morrison Orphanage.
Contact Paula Cox at St Augustine’s office to purchase tickets:
Ph 03-332-6627 or email: email@example.com
12. Challenges to the Church in Africa
Wednesday, 3 October, 7.30pm, Laidlaw College (70 Condell Avenue, Papanui)
Muriithi Wanjau, pastor of a large and growing church in Nairobi, Kenya will give a public lecture on “Challenges To The Church In Africa”.
All are welcome.
13. Service of Healing
Beginning 6 October 2012 (thereafter 1st Saturday in the month), 6.00pm, Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham Street North (adjacent to Southern Cross Hospital).
Feeling stressed or exhausted, weary or anxious, sad or overwhelmed? All are welcome to a Service of Anointing & Eucharist for healing & wholeness, in an atmosphere of quiet & contemplation.
Offered by St Luke’s in the City.
Enquiries firstname.lastname@example.org or 03-366-2253
14. KEEPING GOOD COMPANY Children’s Holiday Theatre
Keeping Good Company present a further in their very popular series ‘Telling Tales’, a fun, interactive, and musical presentation of some of the parables of Jesus.
Times and venues are:
Monday, 1 October, 10.30am, St. Chad’s, Linwood
Tuesday, 2 October, 2.00pm, St. Silas’, Redwood
Wednesday, 3 October, 10.30am, St. Andrew’s, Diamond Harbour
Thursday, 4 October, 10.30am, Community Hall, Kirwee AND 2.00pm, Trinity Church, Darfield
Friday, 5 October, 10.30am, St. Peter’s, Upper Riccarton
For more information, contact the Rev’d. David Winfield on 03-322-8723 or email@example.com.
15. Annual Race Day at Riccarton Park
Saturday, 6 October, Riccarton Park
The always successful Race Day will be held at Riccarton Park this year. Parishes are warmly invited to make up a party and support this event. Hopefully, the earthquakes have gone and there will be no reason not to attend.
The all-up cost will once again be $25 per person, which includes a private room, entrance, race book, and sumptuous buffet meal (usually costing $27 itself).
RSVP to Parish of Upper Riccarton-Yaldhurst on 03-348-5653 by noon, Friday, 28 September at very latest.
16. Wai Karekare is now available
This pre-2014 Bicentenary resource book, authored by John Bluck, charts the 200-year Anglican bicultural journey in New Zealand, and is now available, as announced: www.anglicantaonga.org.nz/News/Common-Life/bi
Copies of Wai Karekare – Turbulent Waters are available now for $10 because this resource has been underwritten with a grant from the St Johns College Trust Board.
To get yours, email Marissa Alix on firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 09-521-4439. The books will be dispatched with invoices.
17. St. John’s Latimer Square Church is seeking:
Director of Operations (full- or part-time position)
Closing date: Friday, 5 October 2012
The aim of this key role is to direct all supporting operations of the church, including communications, finance, buildings and event management. In addition, the successful applicant will assist as needed in the strategic planning of the ministry of the church.
Candidates should possess attention to detail and to have demonstrable evidence of technical abilities (eg, accounting, management systems) as well as a proven track record of ministry in a conservative evangelical church.
Further information including a full job description and remuneration package may be obtained from the Rev’d James de Costobadie at email@example.com .
Applications should include a curriculum vitae supported by two recent references and a statement of what the candidate believes is important in the ministry of a church.
Applications should be sent to:
St John's Anglican Church
190 Worcester St
18. Praying With the Mystics: Spiritual Guides for the 21st Century
19 September: Teresa of Avila - Sr Eleanor Capper RSJ, Education for Parish Service, Catholic Education Office
7.00-9.00pm, Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham Street North, St Albans, Christchurch
The Christian tradition bears witness to the quest of religious women and men for personal and direct encounters with the Living God in Christ. Wherever religion has become legal, concrete, historic, infantile, or institutional - or prayer has become dry - faith has always been renewed through this quest for living encounter. In the mystical tradition faith is re-grounded in a living experience. Such experience is an all-consuming passionate love affair between human beings and God. In their various and unique ways, the mystics bear witness to this eternal renewal of the living Spirit of Christ, through its arduous and joyous undertaking, into the all-encompassing love of God for humankind. Because they have struggled with eternal mysteries their insights continue to illumine the spiritual path long after their time.
17 October: Therese of Lisieux - The Reverend Carlie Hannah, Vicar, St Faith’s New Brighton
21 November: Francis of Assisi - The Venerable Lawrence Kimberley, Vicar, St Mark’s & St Anne’s Opawa-St Martins
19. Mission Partners Visit Diocese of Christchurch
September – October 2012
The Rev’d Murray & Fey Cotter (Albania) and the Rev’d Iri and Kate Mato (Ethiopia) will be in the Diocese this spring.
The Cotters for small groups from 24 -26 September and again from 1-3 October.
The Matos are available from 8-21 October.
From 14-21 October the Matos will be in South Canterbury
(Contact: Indrea Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org 03-688-1076)
Otherwise, contact May Carrell email@example.com 03-352-9999
20. Cursillo Weekend
Thursday, 20 September, 5.00pm – Sunday, 23 September, 5.00pm, Blue Skies Convention Centre, Kaiapoi
The next three-day Cursillo Weekend is a combined weekend, and is open to both men and women. All Anglicans are invited to attend for a weekend of spiritual refreshment and fellowship.
Please contact Glenda Prosser on firstname.lastname@example.org for the relevant registration form and further information.
21. Keeping Good Company
Friday, 21 September, 7.30pm, St Peter’s Parish Hall, Church Corner, Upper Riccarton
You are invited to Keeping Good Company’s most recent production ‘Deadly’, which takes an entertaining but thought-provoking look at the seven deadly sins.
Including vocal contributions by Amanda Atlas,
admission will be by donation and
a light supper will be served.
22. Promotional Meeting for Leanna Payne's Ministries of Pastoral Care School (January 2013)
Friday, 21 September,12:30pm - 2:30, Warren Hall, St Christopher's Church (244 Avonhead Road, Christchurch)
BYO lunch - tea/coffee provided
A Leanne Payne-style Ministries of Pastoral Care School will be held here in Christchurch, Sunday 27 Jan - Friday 1 Feb, at Lincoln University. This residential programme will cost around $750-$800 per person.
Leanne Payne is over 80, and has put in place a succession team, headed by Gino Vaccaro, who is coming out to NZ to promote the School. Ministries Of Pastoral Care is a teaching and healing ministry with a special focus on the healing of the soul through prayer. The team is devoted to a biblical view of persons and their growth into Christ-like maturity.
The five-day school is an opportunity to receive teaching, equipping, and prayer for the healing of the soul. The school is designed for Christian leaders and those in counselling ministries or professions who desire God’s Presence in their service to others and who seek to bring people into wholeness of spirit, soul, and body through healing prayer.
Those seeking spiritual and emotional wholeness for themselves are also welcome.
For more information visit www.ministriesofpastoralcare.com .
23. NZ Brass Festival
Friday – Sunday, 21 – 23 September in Wellington
Showcasing the world’s finest brass players in concerts and educational workshops. Great for all ages.
Go to www.nzbrassfestival.org.nz for tickets and information.
24. NZCMS Encounter: Fiji Reflections
Saturday, 22 September, 7.30pm, St Michaels and All Angels Hall (cnr of Oxford Terrace and Durham Street, the hall is on Durham Street)
Parking access available from both streets - signs will be out showing parking areas
Come and hear the three Christchurch Encounter Fiji team members: John Graveston. Graeme Fraser, and Simon Marshall, along with NZCMS Youth Mobiliser Anna Tovey, sharing about their recent experience in Fiji.
Donations accepted: money will go towards a project or need in Fiji (specific information will be shared on the night)
25. Live below the Line
Monday – Friday, 24 – 28 September
A group of Anglicans will be participating in the Live below the Line campaign, in which each person will be fed on only $2.25 per day, for five days.
People all across the nation would love for you to join them on a journey to raise funds and experience a fraction of the reality of 1.4 billion people around the world (that’s more than 300 times the population of NZ!) who live in extreme poverty and hunger.
There are many ways to get involved:
• donate directly to the campaign;
• support those who are living below the line (with frugal recipes, prayer, etc.);
• live below the line with the many others nationwide;
• buy delicious fundraiser fair-trade fudge;
• share the campaign with others, and
• invite them along the journey.
To join us in our fight against extreme poverty, and to see who is involved, check out or
contact Kaz Yung, email email@example.com or telephone 027-338-7353
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