Notices February 2021

An inclusive Christian community in Auckland, New Zealand

Notices February 2021

NOTICES

THE DINNER GROUP

Thanks everyone for making our January barbecue so successful, and we are now getting back to our usual monthly dinner out. Our February dinner will be on Saturday 20th …… as long as there are no Covid complications. 

If you would like to join in for a meal out in the evening contact Dale on 021 02345087 or >adalekerr@gmail.com<

.MASKS:FUNDRAISER for St Aidans.

Re-usable masks for sale. Variety of colour and patterns available or made to order. $10 for adults, $5 for children.
Perfect for public transport use. Barbara Westra 021395824

IONA CLOSE

The St Aidan’s Presbyterian Property Trust is looking for volunteers to join the Trust which manages the cottages at Iona Close. Meetings are held about four times a year and a very experienced chairperson means meetings are usually one hour or less. Tasks are not onerous – many hands make light work! If you would like to contribute to this community outreach please contact Colin Reid 480 5749 or Cathy Fraser iain_cathy.fraser@xtra.co.nz.

A MESSAGE

from Lesley Farmer the coordinator at De Paul House , Onewa Road, whom we collected Christmas food for.

To the congregation of St Aidans.

Just to update you with the De Paul House Christmas hamper and toy appeal.

We have currently supported 96 families with hampers and treats, and 260 children with toys and gifts.

There will be over 35 families in residence across North Shore and Warkworth for the holiday season.

Thank you to your congregation for supporting De Paul House this year. 

Wishing you all a joyful Christmas and safe, happy New Year.

Book recommendation

Barbara Brown Taylor is someone I have only met recently. Dale Kerr sent the following link to Grace Symes who then shared it with me: https://www.christiancentury.org/article/how-my-mind-has-changed/finding-god-outside-church-walls

I found this so interesting that it prompted me to download the audio version of Leaving Church, her first book. Of course I had Googled her to find out more about her and was surprised to hear that Time magazine had listed her as one of the hundred most influential people in the world in May 2014. In addition she has been called one of the ten most influential living preachers by the Southern Baptist Convention. In 1996 she was listed as one of the “most effective” preachers. Someone has also described her as a “spiritual Contrarian”. As I regard myself as a bit of a contrarian, I decided I just had to read her book.

I found it down-to-earth, honest and very readable. This made me want to read more. So I down-loaded Learning to Walk in the Dark. I found this even more compelling and once again enjoyed her insight.

She is going to be one of the authors whose books I will continue to read. There are also several clips on YouTube should you want to make her acquaintance.

Helene Muller