Notices – August 2015

An inclusive Christian community in Auckland, New Zealand

Notices – August 2015


All kinds of things about baptism – come for an evening of soup and bread and lively conversation about everything from dunking and sprinkling, adult or infant to meaning, significance and efficiency. This deep mystery and simple ceremony is full of layers of meaning, some of which are challenging and some are comforting. Let’s explore together to enrich our understanding and appreciation for one another and for the journey of faith.

Sunday August 9th: 6pm.


Dinner Club

The next date is 22 August – 6pm at a Ponsonby restaurant where we can share good food and conversation; following which we will go to see the next Pilgrim Productions show – Scrubbers. Details elsewhere in the Informer. Come to dinner and/or the Show. Book your seat with Rosemarie or Andrea.


An Opportunity for Growth and Enrichment

Every Day Matters is a series of evening workshops put together by Moderator Andrew Norton to explore aspects of doing life as a follower of Jesus. There are three evenings, each with a meal, sung worship led by Malcolm Gordon, and inspiring input from a team of talented folk followed by conversation time in small groups.

Dates are:     Tuesday 28th July, 4th August and 11th August.

Time:              7 to 9:15pm

At:                   Greenlane Presbyterian Church,

211 Great South Road, Greenlane.

Registration is online, following the link from the Northern Presbytery website:


The Hospital Chaplaincy

From letters to the Editor, Northland Age 14 August 2015

Nothing but Angels

“I was visited by Phyllis Tailby and Gillian Price, from the chaplaincy service, while I was in Kaitaia Hospital last week. They called in to see me independently, both taking the time to sit and talk with me. And they helped me immensely, augmenting the doctors’ pills and potions. These two ladies are nothing but angels. They are very, very good, nice people, who I am sure are especially appreciated by patients who do not receive a lot of visitors.         Brian Carter Taupo Bay


Family History at Northcote Community Library

Family History Month is an annual festival of talks, seminars and workshops on the subject of family history and genealogyNorthcote Library is hosting genealogist and author Christine Liava’a.  She will speak of the Pacific region in WWI and the different groups of people from the Pacific Islands who took part in the Great War.

Family History Month at Auckland Libraries

Topic:             An overview of the Pacific region in WWI

Speaker:        Christine Liava’a

Where:           Northcote Library

When:            Thursday 27 August 2015

Time:              11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p. m.

Where:           Northcote Community Library, 2 Ernie Mays Street, Northcote 0627

Reservations: Call Northcote Library on 09 486 8492 to reserve your place or email:

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for further information.


Floral Affair

Gather your friends – make up a table and book early for this very popular event in the St Aidans Calendar.

Saturday 19 September at 2pm




Because they had no reservations at a busy restaurant, my elderly neighbour and his wife were told there would be a 45-minute wait for a table.

“Young man, we’re both 90 years old,” the husband said. “We may not have 45 minutes.”       They were seated immediately.


I was in the ‘Six Item Express’ lane at the supermarket, quietly fuming.

Completely ignoring the sign, the woman ahead of me had slipped into the check-out line pushing a cart piled high with groceries.

Imagine my delight when the cashier beckoned the woman to come forward, looked into the cart and asked sweetly, “So – which six items would you like to buy?”

Wouldn’t it be great if that happened more often?




Pilgrim Productions presents


By Cenarth Fox

12 – 22 August 2015

Theatre Pitt, 78 Pitt Street, Auckland

This inspiration drama with music is a story of five fabulous females who work as cleaners at night in a large office complex. Each woman has a story to tell, a sad story. But one woman has a hopes for a better life away from scrubbing floors. Her drams affect others to the extent that their lives are changed dramatically and forever.

Tickets – $24 or $22 for Seniors, Children & Students

Bookings or Ph Marion 3766583 between 9am and 9pm


Alternatively join the Dinner Club group going on 22 August.


All profits from this production to be donated to the Living Wage Aotearoa NZ Campaign