Thank you to Rosemarie who attended General Assembly in Dunedin as our commissioned elder, and Pat who went as an observer, and to the excellent reports given to the congregation on Sunday 27th November.
You might be disappointed to hear that the Overture from Northern Presbytery and Saint Aidans, relating to the PCANZ Property Trustees policy for earthquake prone buildings was defeated. The overture needed 60% acceptance and obtained 57.72%.
There will be a box under the Christmas tree in Church in which we hope to collect gifts for adults and/or children who might otherwise not receive much. We are asking you all to put unwrapped gifts into the box in the next couple of weeks. They will then be distributed either to families in the care of Presbyterian Support Northern, or to families at de Paul House.
All Saints High School in Tamil Nadu
Fund raising at Café Church services has already raised over $600 for this school in India. It is hoped that we can bring this up to $1000 by the end of the year, and the money will then be sent to the school. You can put something in the jar at Café Church, or put a marked envelope with a donation into the collection plate. Thank you.
Nan, for Church Council