What’s On This Week In July?

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What’s On This Week In July?

Communion Service This Sunday 28 July 10amCommunion

This Sunday is our monthly communion service, beginning at 10am and followed by a cuppa at 11am. For those who prefer a quieter, more traditional service, this is for you. Welcome!

Kids Friendly Team: Shared Dinner Friday 26 JulyKids Friendly Team

Have you helped out at Friday Fun Nights this year?† Feel like getting together for a social gathering without the children?† Come along to the Kids Friendly Team shared dinner, tomorrow at 6.30pm.† Dalia has kindly offered to host it, so give her a call if you’d like to come.† After all, the adults deserve an occasional Friday Fun Night too!

Cafe Church Photos Now up On FacebookCafe Church July 2013

Last Sunday was Cafe Church and over a shared breakfast we explored the place of the Bible in our lives today. Alf had put together a killer quiz, but with the aid of some answers to choose between and much discussion we managed to get most of the answers correct! It was lovely to see some new faces as well as catch up with the familiar ones.† If you want to see more photos check out our Facebook page.

Cafe Church This Sunday!† 9.30am Sunday 21 July

Itís time for Cafe Church again this Sunday!† That means we meet at the earlier time of 9.30am and share breakfast together before sitting down for a discussion about our theme of the day.† This week itís Bible Sunday, so we hope we can get some good ideas flowing over the coffee cups.

As always youíre welcome to bring a plate of something tasty, or else just bring yourself to join in the fellowship.† (Thereís always more than enough food!)

Looking forward to seeing many of you this Sunday!

Roast Meet Lunch – This Friday 19 July 12.15pm

This Friday at St Aidan’s is the monthly Roast Meet Lunch, at 12.15pm. If you’d like to come along for some good food and good company then ring Margaret to book your place!
(If you don’t have her number then contact St Aidan’s and we’ll put you in touch.)

Service of Quiet and Reflection – This Sunday 10amCandle Flame

This Sunday is our service of Quiet Reflection.† This is one of our more traditional services, starting at 10am and concluding with a cuppa and a chat at 11am.† We’d love to see you there!



July Kids n All: Grandparents’ DayLittle Ones at Kids n All

Sunday was Grandparents’ Day at St Aidan’s, and we celebrated the relationship between grandchildren and their grandparents.† Our activity was building family trees, which involved a fair bit of discussion between the generations.† We were very happy to be joined by some little ones, who were kept busy with toys from the old Toy Library.† We had colouring set up for the slightly older kids, but we’ll have to remember to get out the toys for the next Kids n All.

Heaven Bent Gospel Choir ConcertHeaven Bent Choir at St AIdans

What a fantastic concert this afternoon! St Aidans was packed, and we all had a real treat in Heaven Bent’s wonderful singing. Intermission of course featured the great afternoon teas that St Aidan’s is known for, and then it was back for another uplifting bracket of songs. Thanks to everyone who was involved in getting this off the ground and making sure all went smoothly on the day!


Don Turns 90!

At communion service last week we had a special cake to mark Don’s latest milestone: 90 years! Don cut the cake and then spoke a few words. There was even a photo board with some photos of Don from when he was a baby up until a recent one taken this past ANZAC Day.

Don's Cake

We need your help!Afternoon Tea

The Heaven Bent Concert is on this Saturday, and we need your help! Could everyone at St Aidans†please bring along TWO plates of yummy food to make up the afternoon tea? A few of our usual bakers are away or sick, and St Aidans has a reputation to uphold- we’d hate to disappoint with a stingy afternoon tea!


Heaven Bent Gospel Choir – Tickets Selling Now for Concert Saturday 6 JulyHeaven Bent Choir

Next Saturday we’re holding our annual fundraising concert.† This Saturday 6 July you can come along to St Aidan’s and listen to the fantastic Heaven Bent Gospel Choir.† Concert starts at 2pm, and tickets cost $20 ($5 for children) and include afternoon tea.

For tickets please contact Edith on 418 2620 or Nan on 480 2271.

For more information see the Heaven Bent website†http://heavenbent.org.nz/†.

Come to Quiet- Tuesday 2 July 7pm†Peaceful Trees Picture

On Tuesday†is something for the adults; Come to Quiet at 7pm (in Alf’s office). 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!


Drop Inn Morning This Monday 1 JulyDrop-Inn Morning

This Monday 1 July is our monthly Drop Inn Morning for residents of the Shoal Bay Villa and Regency rest homes. If anyone is able to come along and join them for a chat over morning tea it would be appreciated. It is held in the Lindesfarne Lounge (downstairs at St Aidan’s) at 10am.