Dates for July 2014

Dates for July

Sunday 6th 10am Kids N All – Peace Sunday
Monday 7th 10am Drop Inn Morning with residents from Regency & Shoal Bay Villa
Sunday 13th 10am Quiet Service
Wednesday 16th 7pm Church Council Meeting
Sunday 20th 9.30am Café Church The Bible
Friday 25th   Winter Break – Helpers Dinner
Saturday 26th 2pm Heaven Bent Gospel Choir
Sunday 27nd 10am Communion Service
Sunday 3rd 10am Kids N All – International Theme
Monday 4th 10am Drop Inn Morning with residents from Regency & Shoal Bay Villa
Tuesday 5th 7pm Come to Quiet Lindisfarne Lounge



Not to be Missed












please tell your family and friends to keep the date free


it is a major fund raiser for St Aidans


tickets from Nan and Edith are

$25 pp, children

$5 (under 15)

pre-schoolers FREE

You will thrill to the stirring rhythms and uplifting harmonies of their Gospel music


What’s more, it’s fun.

July 16, 2014 in Dates to Remember, Newsletter by

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Duty Rosters – July 2014


  Elder Door Duty Cleaning Flowers
July 6 Liz Bev & Edith Margaret Margaret
July 13 Bruce Betty & Jimi Jet Cleaning Robin
July 20 Robin John & Isabel Val & Cam Robin
July 27 Malcolm Judith & Robin Jet Cleaning Isabel
Aug 3 Nan Cam & Val Betty Isabel

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News from Queensland – July 2014

Thank you for sending me the newsletter. I find Alf’s writing always stimulating. The news of the congregation is always positive and St Aidans seem to be thriving.

I trust health wise it is going well for all. So many of my friends seem to be having a problem of some kind. Probably not surprising seeing where we are in life. But it is still with joy I greet every new morning and the first rays of the sun tells something, somewhere is constant so have no fear.

Last year I got clivia seeds from a very kind man up in Melany when we visited his garden. Raimi and I planted them and he watched the whole growing wonder. His school is having a fair and he contributed his home-grown seeds for a stall. Weekends he helps out with mowing the lawn and Saturday evening he has his own barbeque next to Dawid’s. Carin and I  are treated on egte boerewors and kalaharis. Maybe Ralph, a kalahari is similar in its uniqueness to beskuit. It is simply tomato, raw onion and cheese in between slices of bread toasted on an open fire. Give my love to all.


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St Aidan’s Meanderings – July 2014

Greetings – – Isn’t it good to have Alf and Fleur back among us, looking refreshed. Welcome back!

It has been interesting to watch the brilliant footwork of the World Cup Soccer teams as they battle it out for the championship. The Super Rugby has been exciting, with new stars shining and causing upsets at the top. Our rowers again excelled at the World Championships and Steven Adams continues to make his mark in American basketball. Wimbledon has given us a few surprises – it will be interesting to see if Venus returns to our January tournament next year.

We are pleased that Ann is comfortable and settling in to Greenvalley Lodge in Glenfield. She loves having visitors. We remember Joan in NorthbridgeHospital. Jocelyn and Margaret had short spells in NorthShoreHospital recently and happily are back on deck. It’s great to see Mary and Joan making the effort to come to church. We love seeing them.

BIRTHDAYS – We say Happy Birthday to Bruce, Don B, Grace and Miles this month.

And it is HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to William & Siala.

Once again Friday Fun Nights catered for a capacity crowd of children who had a good time. Our thanks to the Team and all who helped.   CAFECHURCH is always a winner – we look forward to it.

CONCERT BY THE HEAVEN BENT GOSPEL CHOIR on SATURDAY 26 JULY, 2pm, at ST. AIDANS – please tell your family and friends to keep the date free – it is a major fund raiser – tickets from Nan and Edith are $25 pp, children $5 (under 15), pre-schoolers FREE. You will thrill to the stirring rhythms and uplifting harmonies of their Gospel music What’s more, it’s fun. (See noticeboard for details)

OUT AND ABOUT:   Further to Marion’s trip to Paris with her daughter Elise, wanting to attend a church service on Easter Sunday, they went to the Church of the Madeleine where composer Faure spent years as choirmaster and organist. When the service started at 11am there were about 2000 seated, of whom at least 1,000 took Mass. She returned to the church shop to purchase a CD of Faure’s “Requiem” which was recorded in the church. They enjoyed Parisian coffee with Elise’s favourite NZ marshmallow Easter eggs and took a taxi to the cemetery La Pere Chaise to find the graves of such as Rossini, Poulenc, Chopin, and Oscar Wilde. An interesting excursion. Then it was up to Sacre Coeur where the nuns came out dressed in their white habits, to sing Vespers. Very beautiful. Next it was on the Montmartre train to Place Pigalle for dinner and show at ‘Moulin Rouge”! In all a memorable Easter Sunday!!

Pat and Colin walked 255km in 2.5weeks in Spain – less than a year since Pat’s knee replacement! They were both thrilled to be back walking the Camino de Santiago, having walked that portion 10 years before. There have been many changes – the number of pilgrims has increased 10 fold; pathways have been widened and routes altered. Motorways criss-cross the land. Huge apartment buildings (unfortunately fairly empty) have been built near small villages –   But the challenge of walking the Camino is still there – setting out in the morning, not knowing where one will stop to eat, sleep; carrying all one’s possessions in a small pack; a very special experience. They felt privileged again to be walking as so many have walked since the Middle Ages. They completed their holiday driving along the northern coast of Spain – beautiful country with steep hills and small inlets with ports and ancient fishing villages set into the coast. From the Spanish/French border they caught the fast train back to Paris for the flight home. (I wonder how fast is fast, Pat?)

David and Liz spent 10 days in Sydney attending the annual Rotary International Convention. About 18,000 Rotarians from around the Globe listened to world class speakers; saw some of the many humanitarian Rotary projects; caught up with old friends and made new ones. The Convention was held at Olympic Park so it was a ride on the trains or ferries every day – all transport was free to Rotarians during the Convention so they were able to travel the length and breadth of Sydney. After the Convention they attended the “Post Convention Cruise” an annual event for the Yachting Fellowship. Lots of trips out on the water round Sydney with lots of food, fun and fellowship. Next World Convention is in Sao Paulo, Brazil – time to learn the samba and the tango!! (This brought back memories for me, Liz. Bob and I attended the World Convention in Melbourne in 1992, with 22,000 others! Fred Hollowes’ young widow was an inspiring keynote speaker. An experience that stays for ever – Edith)

A little closer to home – if you happened to remember the opening remarks of ‘Meanderings’ for June, they described the view over the fields of Hato Petera at sunrise from Edith’s new home in Tonar Street. No. 56 is a purpose built (rental) house for 5 senior ladies (only 4 at present) by the Bays Community Property Trust, consisting of volunteers from Torbay Baptist Church. She is happily settled and would be pleased to show you round the house. The family enjoy telling their friends that Nana has gone ‘flatting’. It is hard to realise that Niko, the great grandson, will be one year old this month – fairly close to the birthday of Prince George – so we enjoy reading the reports of George’s progress!

It is now obvious that winter hath come! Wrap up, do some physical jerks and keep warm!

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – A few helpful thoughts from William Barclay ……

“It is good to have strength of will without being stubborn ;

It is good to have strength of Purpose without being intolerant;

It is good to have strength of faith without being Self righteous;  

A man (or woman) requires both strength and gentleness before he can be a pillar in the house of God”  

Go well and safely                            


July 16, 2014 in Newsletter, St Aidans Meandering by

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Kids’ Stuff – July 2014

Kids Friendly Birthdays for July

Birthday wishes from the Kids Friendly Team to our “junior” members who will be celebrating their birthdays in July:

Miles; Georgia; Stephen; Stella

Kids Friendly Corner

ARK@S is our youth service group which helps in our community by being helping hands to serve others.

Our next event is on Sat 12 July at 10am at the church. We will be baking and making delicious goodies to give to our older people. There will be a BBQ lunch to follow.

It is open to all Intermediate and High School students – so if you know anyone who might be interested email us at and we’ll be in touch.

Our monthly Friday Fun Nights for children 5-12 are very popular. We have been at capacity numbers for several months. Here is an email from one parent which shows that we are building bridges and making a difference:

“This week our family is moving to New Plymouth so unfortunately P won’t be attending any more FFNs.He has loved these events and on behalf of my husband and P – thank you very much for the special memories you have all created. They have been a highlight over the past few years and he’s safely packed many of the cherished crafts he’s made from those evenings. All the best.

With love and gratitude.”

WANTED: ice cream containers with lids and Anathoth jam containers with lids for storing our art and craft materials. Please see Liz if you have any. Many thanks.

July 16, 2014 in Kids Stuff, Newsletter by

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