Last Friday we had 32 children attend our Friday Fun Night. Our theme for May was ‘friends’, and there were plenty of friends enjoying the evening together. After a dinner of frankfurters, salad, fruit and icecream the children moved upstairs where Rachel taught them a phrase about friends in sign language. Children then had a choice of activities and crafts. They could make a yoghurt pottle ‘friend’, a spinning top or a doodle-art card, and were asked to decorate a miniature version of themselves to add to a Friday Fun Night Friends mobile. Those who wanted a more physical activity had a choice of table tennis or golf putting. To finish the evening Alf then had a lucky draw, and gave away four tickets to the Auckland Zoo which had been donated to him. Two girls were very happy to be given two tickets each. A nice end to the evening! (For more photos view them on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.321431031322817.1073741837.192290054236916&type=1&l=45d42ae6ea .)
April 28th is our monthly communion service, beginning at 10am and followed by a cuppa at 11am. For those who prefer a quieter, more traditional service, this is for you. Welcome!
Friday Fun Night is on again this week, providing dinner and activities for primary and intermediate school aged children. The theme this month is Friends, and there’ll be plenty of things to make and things to do with your FFN friends! FFN starts at 6.15pm and costs $5. If your child would like to attend please make sure you contact us to pre-register.
This Sunday it’s Cafe Church! Come along at 9.30am for a shared breakfast, and join in a service focused on fellowship and discussion around a theme.
This month the theme is Pentecost.
Toast, cereal and drinks will be provided, and whoever feels like it is welcome to bring a plate to make the food a bit more exciting!
Roast Meet Lunch – Friday 17 May 12.15pm
This Friday at St Aidan’s is the monthly Roast Meet Lunch, at 12.15pm. It’s a popular lunch, with many returning each month for some good food and good company. If you’d like to come along for some good food and good company then ring Margaret to book your place!
(If you don’t have her number then contact St Aidan’s and we’ll put you in touch.)
At Messy Church on Friday we decorated the church for Pentecost! We started the evening around 5.30pm and at 6pm moved into the church for a short informal worship. Then it was downstairs for a yummy dinner of macaroni cheese followed by cakes and coffee. At around 7pm we started making the Pentecost decorations, which we then put up in the church. We were supposed to finish at 8pm but we got a bit enthusiastic and kept going until nearly half eight! The decorations brighten up the church with the spirit of Pentecost and seem to have been well received at Sunday’s service.
Service of Quiet and Reflection – Sunday 12 May
Just a reminder that tomorrow is our Service of Quiet and Reflection, at 10am. It is followed by our usual cuppa and a chat at 11am.
This Friday we’ve got Messy Church, something a bit different…take some time out for dinner, a short service and fun activities together. Messy Church is for families and people of all ages! Meet upstairs at 5.30pm this Friday 10 May. This time the theme is Pentecost. We’d love to see you there!
Come to Quiet: Contemplative Prayer
Today’s Kids n All celebrated mothers, and gave everyone a chance to write a heartfelt note of appreciation to give their mother on Mothers’ Day next week. Those whose mothers are no longer with us were invited to write a note for some other important person in their lives, or simply to write what they appreciated about their mother.
Tomorrow is our monthly Drop Inn Morning for residents of the Shoal Bay Villa and Regency rest homes. If anyone is able to come along and join them for a chat over morning tea it would be appreciated. It is held in the Lindesfarne Lounge (downstairs at St Aidan’s) at 10am.
Kids n All This Sunday- May 5
May 5th is our next Kids Friendly service, and we’ll be celebrating Mothers’ Day. Starting at 10am, our all-ages service is suitable for all those who like a more active service, with an activity mid-way for the kids (and adults!) to take part in. This is followed by our usual cuppa and a chat at 11am.
Communion Sunday- April 28
Friday Fun Night- April 26 ”Mothers’ Day”
Last night 22 children attended our Friday Fun Night where they had the opportunity to make gifts and a card for Mothers’ Day, or just have fun playing table tennis or making paper planes. This time we had the church set up for the activities, while the meal was held downstairs in the Lindesfarne Lounge where we used to hold the entire FFN. There was much more space, and will allow for the greater numbers we see during term time.
There was a good turnout at the Northcote ANZAC Day parade today, including many from our Community of St Aidan’s. James and Don represented different generations as together they laid the wreath from St Aidan’s.