June’s Friday Fun Night: Celebrating Winter
June’s Friday Fun Night was a quiet affair. Only 22 children were present this time, which was rather a blessing with our volunteer numbers being down for this winter session. Children seemed happy with their choice of four crafts, table tennis and tic-tac-toe to keep them busy. Our resident photographer was also absent, but Alf stepped in to record the activities of the night. Thanks to all who came to help us out on that cold winter’s night!
Communion Service- Sunday 30 June
Tomorrow morning 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!
Friday Fun Night 6.15pm Friday 28 June
Friday Fun Night’s on again this Friday 28 June, and this week we’re warming up with some hot soup and toast before moving upstairs for an evening of winter crafts and activities.
Friday Fun Night is for primary and intermediate school aged children. FFN starts at 6.15pm and costs $5. If your child would like to attend please make sure you contact us to pre-register.
Hymn Service This Sunday 23 June
Sunday 23rd June is our Hymn Service. Hopefully those with a special favourite have put it on the request list which was up in the foyer over the past couple of weeks. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of old favourites played tomorrow.
Roast Meet Luncheon This Friday 21 June
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.)
Cafe Church: Service to Others
Last Sunday it was Volunteer Sunday and we explored Service to Others. We enjoyed a tasty breakfast followed by talks around the tables about what volunteers we’d met in the last month, who are these volunteers and what do they do in our community? We heard from Nan and Malcolm about their volunteer experiences and discussed what we could do to help others in the coming week. All in all it was satisfying food for thought combined with good food to eat!
Cafe Church – Sunday 16 June
This Sunday it’s Cafe Church! Come along at 9.30am for a shared breakfast, and join in a service focused on fellowship and discussion around a theme.
This month the theme is Service to Others.
Toast, cereal and drinks will be provided, and whoever feels like it is welcome to bring a plate to make the food a bit more exciting!
Pink Ribbon Breakfast Last Saturday
Last Saturday Alf hosted a Pink Ribbon Breakfast for the women of St Aidan’s and friends. While Saturday morning activities meant not all could attend, 35 guests enjoyed a lovely croissant breakfast accompanied by an informative and inspirational talk given by Raewyn Mc Nee, a breast cancer survivor, and her husband Andrew. We are pleased to say that a grand total of $660 was raised to donate to the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.
The money raised this year will go towards funding community outreach programmes throughout the country. The programmes help to heighten community awareness of breast cancer and provide support that assists to improve the quality of life of people affected by breast cancer in New Zealand.
Heaven Bent Gospel Choir – Tickets Selling Now for Concert Saturday 6 July
Next month we’re holding our annual fundraising concert. On 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/ .
Service of Quiet and Reflection – Sunday 9 June
Just a reminder that tomorrow is our Service of Quiet and Reflection, at 10am. It is followed by our usual cuppa and a chat at 11am.
Drop-Inn Morning - Next Monday 10 June
Next Monday 10 June 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.
Come to Quiet: Contemplative Prayer - Tonight 4 June
Tonight 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!
Kids n All this Sunday 2 June
This Sunday at Kids n All we’re celebrating Disability Sunday. Come along at 10am for our family-oriented all-ages service, followed by our usual cuppa at 11am. All are welcome!