What’s Happening This Week in October?

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What’s Happening This Week in October?

Dinner Club Saturday 10 OctoberDinner Club

Dinner Club is on again this Saturday 10 October, at 6.30pm. This time we are going to the Royal Thai Restaurant in Birkenhead, near the top of Hinemoa Street opposite the library.

The St Aidans Dinner Club meet up once a month for a shared meal at a local restaurant, where we order a variety of dishes (mix of mild and spicy, meat and vegetarian, as needed) and split the bill at the end of it. We choose BYO so those who wish can bring a bottle of wine. Part-way through we get up and move around so we don’t sit next to the same people all night. It’s a great way of getting to know people better, and a fun way to spend the evening. Carpooling is available for those who’d like a lift.
If you would like to join in this Saturday then please contact Andrea (by phone) or email kids@staidansnorthcote.org.nz) ASAP so we can book the right number of spots.

AGM at Sunday ServiceAGM 2015

This Sunday 11 October is a shortened service, which will be followed by our Annual General Meeting.  Please bring along your copy of the blue AGM report to the service, if you’ve already collected one.  There will be our usual cuppa and a biscuit after the meeting.

Come to QuietPeaceful Trees Picture

Come to Quiet – This Tuesday 6 October
Today is something for the adults; Come to Quiet at 7pm. This is our monthly session of contemplative prayer, which includes a short discussion on a reading, a time for fellowship with a cuppa, and of course a period of contemplative prayer. If you have never done contemplative prayer before, we will explain the basics to you before you put it into practice.
Contemplative prayer has much in common with meditation. “The root of prayer is interior silence…Deep prayer is the laying aside of thought. It is the opening of mind and heart, body and feelings-our whole being- to God…During the time of prayer we consent to God’s presence and action within…It is designed to deepen our relationship with Christ.” (Quotes from Father Thomas Keating)
Take some time out from your busy life and find some time to be still with God. You will be very welcome!

Kids n All: CommunionCommunion Sunday

Kids n All is on this Sunday 4 October, and this month it’s World Communion Sunday.

Starting at 10am, our all-ages Kids n All service is great for those who like a more interactive service. It will be followed at 11am by our usual cake, cuppa and a chat. Hope to see you there!