Combined Service with Global Mission Church
On a rather wet and cool Queens Birthday Weekend
we had a church full as Saint Aidans and the Korean
Global Mission Church shared a service at 11 am,
followed by a very pleasant lunch and a chance to
meet the folk who are regularly in our building on
Sunday afternoons. I discovered that many of the
Koreans had been in NZ for 10-15 years, settled with
children from primary age up to late teens but that
some were new arrivals.
Conversations in English
Then at our June Cafe Church service we thought
about ways that people from Saint Aidans might try to
make our community a better place. One suggestion
was that we could help people new to New Zealand
by sharing with them in English conversation.
This idea came up because one discussion group
had struggled with communication across a
language divide in their group.
After the service it was suggested that we could
offer such conversation to members of the Korean
Global Mission Church and that a good time to meet
could be on a Sunday from 11.30 to 12.30 – between
the times of our service and theirs – over a cup of
tea. We don’t know yet what sort of response there
might be from the Korean congregation, but before
we offer this to them we need to know that we will
have enough people from Saint Aidans who would
like to help say one Sunday per month.
If you are interested, please contact Rachel Hurr
or Barbara Westra in the first instance. We hope
to start on July 8.
This is the group we heard about at the Cafe Church
in May (started by Takapuna Methodist Church)
which has been actively supporting community -led
initiatives in the Belmont-Takapuna area and now
moving to include Northcote. Four members of St
Aidans attended an interesting meeting this month
with wide ranging discussion on the area.
The focus was on its strengths and needs and the
major upheaval coming to Northcote Central over the
next decade with
>the big rebuild of State housing and private
moderately dense housing,
> the redevelopment of Onepoto School,
>major waste water works and development of a
“greenway” round the whole area
>redevelopment of the shops
A suggestion was made that one thing we could do
as churches was to be a conduit of information.
Although there has been quite an attempt to get
information out, some people are still only realising
how it will affect them personally when the diggers
move in next door.
To be a conduit we would first need to get informed
One place to start
is at the Information Centre in the carpark of the
shopping centre which has good maps and other
would be to attend Watercare Q and A at Northcote
Library Wed June 27 1.30-2.30 to get an update on
the waste water upgrades and any other questions
you like to raise on the whole development.
By the way they are
l o o k i n g f o r a n e w
Information Officer if
anyone is looking for a
And a third
would be to read Everyday Northcote
published by HLC with support of Panuku
Development Auckland and Housing New Zealand.
Issue 3 has just come out and is available on line or
in hardcopy at the Northcote Library.
It incidentally features Margaret Harvey from Iona
which just underlines that this concerns people we
know or could get to know.
Contributions brought to the Sunday service are
taken to the Salvation Army depot 430 Glenfield Road.
They do appreciate our efforts.
This month the empty shelves are waiting for
coffee (coffee sachets are good then no milk needed)
Also this month they are looking urgently for physically
fit long or short term volunteers for the Food Bank.
Contact Lorraine ph 4412554 x 3220
(NB Fresh fruit or vegetables delivered to the depot Mon
Wed Fri 9.30 -10 before they open at 10 am is appreciated
For the June meeting we will go to the St Andrew’s
Annual Dinner 30 June see Notices below.
July to be advised or contact Dale 428 3793
F UND RAISING CONCERT 4 AUGUST 2018
We are privileged to have the HEAVEN BENT GOSPEL
CHOIR, under their new Director Georgia Duder-Wood, to
perform a fund raising concert for St. Aidans on
SATURDAY 4 AUGUST at 2 PM. Tickets will be $20 (child
under 14 – $5), including afternoon tea, at the end of the
We ask everyone to spread the word, make up a party, sell
tickets to family and friends. These are now available from
Cathy and Dale.
Iona Close Retirement Village – 4 Woodside Ave,
The Trust is looking for anyone who is interested in becoming a
resident of this small friendly village as one of the 2 bed units is
coming up for sale at the end of July.
More details can be obtained by emailing the Chairman, Tim
Jazz Vespers at Takapuna Methodist Church Sunday 8
July 7 pm
Being Salt Light and Leaven where you work
A seminar on ethics and vocation in the workplace.
Saturday 4 August 2018 9.15-3.45
The Bishop Selwyn Chapel Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell
or ph.04 976 6050
St Andrew’s Annual Dinner
Saturday 30 June 2018 6 pm in the Church Hall.
Come for delicious food and fun. $25
We can supply leis etc. to decorate your attire ( Robyn 027
272 5947 Pauline 027 666 5035)
Nan has some tickets also.