Keeping you Informed – March 2014

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Keeping you Informed – March 2014

Earthquake Prone Building – An Update

The Building (Earthquake Prone Buildings) Amendment Bill was introduced into the House on 9 December 2013 but is yet to have its first reading. So there is a long way to go before this Bill becomes law and there does not seem to be any push for urgency.

Until this Bill becomes law it would not be prudent for St Aidans to commit to any expenditure on this issue. With the steps already taken we will be ready to act when the time is right. – David

World Day of Prayer

St Aidans is hosting the World Day of Prayer Service for local Churches on Friday 7th March from 10.30 a.m.  All are invited to attend; please bring some food for a shared lunch.

Contemplative Prayer Group Retreat

The Contemplative Prayer Group is planning a Retreat to be held at St Aidans on Saturday 22nd March from 8.45am till 1pm.  The retreat will feature video teaching by Cynthia Bourgeault followed by a shared lunch.

Alf’s Leave

Alf will be on leave from Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th March

Giving and Finances

The finances of the Community of St Aidans are closely monitored. Here is a snap shot of how the monthly offerings compare to the budget drawn up last year.

Did you know that if you participate in the ‘envelope system’ – for every $100 you donate, you are able to claim $33 back with your annual tax return?  Talk to John about how you can participate in this confidential donation system.

 

Nan