he social life of the parish is very important as it gives us the opportunity to get to know one another better. Most months there is some social event involving a variety of activities – 10-pin bowling, picnics, tramps, dinners, pancake party and games evenings. Most of these are family events. A programme of expected dates is published early each year but can change because of activities within the diocese or other events. Details are published in the monthly bulletin, The Messenger.
Evening Women’s Fellowship
This group meets periodically from 7.30pm to 9pm. Meetings involve a range of activities including guest speakers, demonstrations, dinners and outings. Funds collected are used for donations to special church or community projects.
Daytime Women’s Fellowship
This group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month after the 10am service. There is often a guest speaker at the meetings. Coffee mornings and trading tables are also held to raise funds for particular projects that the fellowship supports.
Breakfast is offered between services on a regular basis. These are important occasions as they offer an opportunity for the 8am and 9.30 am congregations to meet together. On “breakfast mornings” the regular 9.30am service starts at 9.45am to give a little more time for socialising.
Scrapbooking (Photo albums)
A group of people who are interested in scrapbooking meet in the hall on the second Monday of the month from 7pm to 10pm. The members are willing to share their skills and support newcomers.
For those with an interest in hand sewing, the women’s sewing group meets on Wednesdays from May through to November. The work begins at 10am with a shared morning tea and lunch. The group works on a range of projects including pre-ordered puff quilts. Those who want to take some “homework” to do as well are most welcome to do so. For those whose eyesight may not allow close work there are other jobs to be done such as stuffing the material squares. Each year a considerable contribution is made to the parish funds by the hard work and generosity of a group of women. These quilts are extremely well made and very reasonably priced. They are sewn using entirely new materials. People are welcome to choose their own colour schemes.
PUFF QUILTS FOR SALE
♦ Queen $70
♦ Double $55
♦ King single $45
♦ Single $40
♦ Baby cot $25
If you would like further information, contact sewing convener Joyce Watson 238 3702.
Members of the Mothers’ Union meet on the first Wednesday of each month after a 10am service in the church. The programme involves a variety of speakers, outings to other groups and Mothers’ Union functions and a time of fellowship.