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8 December Bulletin       Oct - Dec 2019 Preaching Plan       Archived Bulletins and Orders of Service

Upcoming 10am Services

Sunday 8 December, 10am Morning Worship: Philip Garside, New Hall (Order of Service)
Sunday 15 December, 10am Morning Worship: Rev Motekiai Fakatou, New Hall
Christmas Eve Service, Tuesday 24 December, 7pm
Christmas Day Service , Wednesday 25 December, 9:30am

Lectionary readings

Sunday 8 December: Is 11: 1-10, Ps 72: 1-7, 18-19, Rom 15: 4-13, Mt 3:1-12
Sunday 15 December: Is 35: 1-10, Ps 146: 5-10 or L; 1:46b -55, James 5:7-10, Mt 11:22-11

Parish and 10am Meetings and Events Coming Up  

Parish Christimas Party, Saturday 14 December, 1pm
10AM Christimas Party, Sunday 15 December, Old Hall, 11am

10am Christmas party – 15 December

We will celebrate the Christmas season by sharing food, wrapping presents for the Night Shelter and singing some favourite carols. So please come with food to share on Sunday 15 Dec. It will be an extension of our morning tea time.

Night shelter collection

The Night Shelter continue to value the gifts of toiletries, socks and chocolate we prepare for men that stay at the shelter over Christmas. We would thoroughly appreciate donations to go towards the purchase of items. Please drop off your donation to the church office or to 10 am leaders.

Parish Christmas Party on Saturday December 14th from 1pm to 4pm.

The programme is we will sing songs, and make decorations for the hall (adults) and tree (children). Each congregation is asked to bring food to share.
The Parish will provide sausages, bread, sauce, tea, coffee and raro.
The Fijian congregation is asked to bring salads
The Tongan congregation dessert
10am and Samoan congregations to bring either a salad or dessert.


 We are doing a limited run of the calendars, those that pre order will get priority and we can ensure that you get one (or as many as you like!) If you wait to order, you may miss out! Calendars are $15 each and orders can be made into the office.

Christmas Office Closure and Leave

We close from Wednesday 18 December and reopen on Tuesday 7 January.

Office Staff on Leave

Kula will be on leave from the 10 Dec and will return on the 14 Jan, 2020.

Seismic Strengthening Newsletter

The September issue of our Seismic Strengthening newsletter is available here, with more information about the seismic strengthening project.


The November edition of Touchstone is available online at http://www.methodist.org.nz/touchstone and at the back of the church.

Car Park

There are changes to the car park locations.
There will still be 24/7 no parking spaces for the Ministers and staff. There will be fewer visitors car park spaces for a couple of weeks and these parks have also been relocated.

Vestry 2

During the closure of the church, we will be unable to use the Vestry or the Lounge as well as the church. We have created a new meeting room, called "Vestry 2" which we can use instead. This is next to the ecumenical room, entrance is through the halls foyer. If you need a meeting room, please talk to the office if you want to book this space. We have automatically transferred existing meetings booked in the existing vestry into this room.
If you have any questions, talk to your booking rep.

Carols in Parliament

Christmas Service hosted by Kris Faafoi MP in association with the Council of Wellington Churches. Sunday 8 December at 7pm In the Banquet Hall of Parliament Christmas address given by Pastor Mike Knott, Music by The FiloCoro Choir Salvation Army Band
RSVP Essential by 29 November for security reasons to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Enquiries to 027 2018766.

Festival Singers "High Summer Holds the Earth"

Exquisite Choral Music for the Christmas Season
Includes works by:
Bob Chilcott: Dances of Time
John Gardner: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Morten Lauridsen: Sure on this Shining Night
Jenny McLeod: Sun Festival Carols
Josef Rheinberger: Abendlied
2:30pm Sunday 1 December 2019
St John’s Anglican Church
18 Bassett Road, Johnsonville
Tickets $10. Book online through Eventbrite at www.festivalsingers.wordpress.com/  
The choir will be taking a separate koha / collection at the door for the Wellington City Mission.
Free admission for Primary and Secondary School pupils.

DCM Food Bank

Donations of food are still welcome – the following is the shopping list that was used for the appeal. These items are still those we need the most going forward:
· Tinned soup, stews and ready meals
· Pasta and curry sauces
· Tinned fish
· Jam, honey, peanut butter
· Tinned fruit
· Biscuits, crackers, muesli bars
· Soap, toilet paper, washing powder
Food can be dropped off to DCM week days, to the Chaffers New World donation bin anytime, or via our local weekly offering.

Be a Kaibosh Food Rescue Hero!

Seven days a week Kaibosh trucks are on the road rescuing food from businesses in the Wellington region, including supermarkets, logistic companies and farmers’ markets. They redistribute this food to 65 community groups, who pass it on to local people in need. They provide their service free of charge to food donors and community groups, relying on donations to rescue and redistribute food. 
Kaibosh Needs your help to support homeless women in Wellington: Without support from Kaibosh, homeless women wouldn't be able to access healthy food. 
We can't rescue and redistribute food without your help. We need your support to make sure quality food doesn't end up in landfill, instead reaching vulnerable homeless women. For more information, please go to https://www.kaibosh.org.nz/donatefunds/

Trade Aid

CWS invites you to shop online at Trade Aid. When you make a purchase on line, Trade Aid will give 20% of the sale price to CWS's work. This unique opportunity is available for a limited period only.
Make your selection, set up your account and simply enter the special promotional code “ChristianWorldServiceFundraiser19” in the box marked Promo Code when you check out. This offer is only available on line.
Trade Aid sells beautiful handmade products and high quality food items on line. By buying fair trade you are directly supporting the people who make or process the goods and a fair trade premium for the whole community.

Public Issues

NZ and West Papua
Politically New Zealand has chosen to keep aligned with Indonesia, keeping in step with Australia, the US and the alliances associated with anticommunism during the post war period.
When Indonesia became independent of the Dutch in 1962, there was provision for West Papua to become self-determining from 1969. Instead a military regime was imposed to protect Indonesia’s interests in keeping West Papua within the Indonesian federation.
The struggle of West Papuans to expose ill-treatment, conflict-related deaths of over 500,000 people, imprisonment, fleeing across the border to Papua New Guinea, their exploitation in mines, the taking of land for foreign investment and for deforestation has been largely told by exiled leaders. Periodically they visit New Zealand.
It has been hard to spread news of the West Papuan struggle and we need to keep it in view in our attention to justice.
See more. http://www.methodist.org.nz/%20public_questions_network/pi_resources

Hope, Harm and Alternatives to Uplift.
Recently Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft spoke of the new Oranga Tamariki legislation as a second opportunity for a revolution for children taken into the state care. The first was in 1989 after Puao te Atatu. The hope lies in the obligations to place Maori children with whanau, hapu, Iwi – to keep kinship ties.
A woman who is now a professional social worker spoke at the same event, but with much more skepticism. Paora was taken into state care as a young girl, along with her brother and sister. The trauma of abuse and fear has left a legacy of life-long harm.
Healing from such harm requires deep and sustained care. Moira Lawler, Chief Executive of Lifewise spoke their Mana Whanau programme where a carer may virtually live in with a family to enable them to meet whatever challenges are on top for them. The emphasis is on community networks and support.
Read more at http://www.methodist.org.nz/%20public_questions_network/pi_resources

Towel Roster

Towels are provided to those who come to use our showers during the week.
We are looking for more people to join the towel washing roster.
If you are unable to wash the towels, please consider doing a special donation to the parish for us to take them to the laundry.
If you are willing, or want more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fundraisers and Parish Events

If you are having a fundraiser, or have an event that is open to people outside of the Congregation, let us know in the office! We will share it with our networks and help you get the word around to encourage people to come!


The next issue of Wesley@10 is available here and at the back of the church .
Thank you to Ashleigh and Colin for pulling it together.

Car Passes

Please make sure that you are displaying a current car pass when parking at church. Parking is only available for church activities. If you have any questions, please contact Alan Dine.

Parish Mobile Phone

A reminder if you notice any maintenance items, things missing or anything else that the office may need to know please text the parish mobile 027 359 3933 or call the main phone 04 384 7695 and leave a message. Both are cleared daily.


If you aren’t coming to church on the Sunday that you are rostered, please sort your own swap and let the office know so we can keep the roster up to date, acknowledge the right people and provide them information as required.

The Studio Dance Lessons Fundraiser

10 trip dance lessons from the studio are still available from the office. Retail price is $150, we are selling them for $100. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursday nights in the New Hall.

Bulletin information

The office is always looking for more information for the bulletin. If you have any news you would like to share with the congregation, please let the office know by noon on Thursday and we can include it. This could be events in your neighbourhood, or good or bad news you would like to share.

Wesley Community Action News

See Wesley@10 for the latest WCA news or go to their website http://www.wesleyca.org.nz/

10am Women's Fellowship

The 10am women’s prayer fellowship have moved their meeting back to the third Sunday of each month at 9am in the Vestry. It is for 10am women to get together to pray for the needs of this church, our families and global issues.

Methodist Church App for your Smart Phone

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Parishes can have a custom App for a small monthly fee and use it to post sermons, newsletters and send meeting reminders. It can also be used for secure giving.
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Office Hours

The Parish Office is now open from Tuesday 11am to 4pm and Wednesday to Friday 10am to 4pm.


Each month the Connexional Office compiles a newsletter of information which has been distributed during the month plus notices and newsletters from other parts of the Church. The February 2018 edition of the eMessenger is now available on the Methodist website http://www.methodist.org.nz/e_messenger

Reminder to Supervise Children

A quick reminder to supervise children while you are here. Parents are responsible for the safety of their children while on the Church site. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

Other Information

Receiving 10am bulletin and Newsletter by email -  Anyone is welcome to receive the 10am bulletin and newsletter by email. If you are interested please send your This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. details
Bulletin Contributions - Please note that any contributions for the Sunday bulletin need to be in the office by 12pm every Thursday.
Bookings Mobile Number - The Bookings Mobile Number is 027 359 3933. This is where you can report problems with your booking of Parish property - eg already in use, something broken, not cleaned by previous users etc
Other Activities - The 10am Congregation takes part and plans a range of different activities. Some focused on developing spirituality, while others designed as social gatherings.

For more information on our events, please see the 10am Congregation's Facebook page! 10am Congregation Facebook

 See you at our next event!


Archived Orders of Service                                          Archived Bulletins and Parish News

Sunday 1 December 2019                                                         Sunday 1 December 2019
Sunday 24 November 2019                                                      Sunday 24 November 2019
Sunday 17 November 2019                                                      Sunday 17 November 2019
Sunday 10 November 2019                                                      Sunday 10 November 2019
Sunday 3 November 2019                                                         Sunday 3 November 2019
Sunday 27 October 2019                                                           Sunday 27 October 2019
Sunday 20 October 2019                                                           Sunday 20 October 2019
Sunday 13 October 2019                                                           Sunday 13 October 2019
Sunday 6 October 2019                                                              Sunday 6 October 2019
Sunday 29 September 2019                                                     Sunday 29 September 2019
Sunday 22 September 2019                                                     Sunday 22 September 2019
Sunday 15 September 2019                                                     Sunday 15 September 2019
Sunday 8 September 2019                                                        Sunday 8 September 2019
Sunday 1 September 2019                                                        Sunday 1 September 2019
Sunday 25 August 2019                                                              Sunday 25 August 2019
Sunday 18 August 2019                                                              Sunday 18 August 2019
Sunday 11 August 2019                                                              Sunday 11 August 2019
Sunday 4 August 2019                                                                 Sunday 4 August 2019
Sunday 28 July 2019
                                                                     Sunday 28 July 2019 
Sunday 21 July 2019
                                                                     Sunday 21 July 2019
Sunday 14 July 2019
                                                                     Sunday 14 July 2019
Sunday 7 July 2019                                                                        Sunday 7 July 2019
Sunday 30 June 2019
                                                                   Sunday 30 June 2019
Sunday 23 June 2019
                                                                   Sunday 23 June 2019
Sunday 16 June 2019                                                                   Sunday 16 June 2019
Sunday 9 June 2019
                                                                      Sunday 9 June 2019
Sunday 2 June 2019
                                                                      Sunday 2 June 2019
Sunday 26 May 2019
                                                                    Sunday 26 May 2019
Sunday 19 May 2019
                                                                   Sunday 19 May 2019
Sunday 12 May 2019
                                                                    Sunday 12 May 2019
Sunday 5 May 2019
                                                                       Sunday 5 May 2019
Sunday 28 April 2019
                                                                  Sunday 28 April 2019
Easter Sunday 21 April 2019                                                   Sunday 21 April 2019
Good Friday 19 Friday 2019
Sunday 14 April 2019                                                                   Sunday 14 April 2019
Sunday 7 April 2019                                                                      Sunday 7 April 2019
Sunday 31 March 2019                                                               Sunday 31 March 2019
Sunday 24 March 2019
                                                              Sunday 24 March 2019
                                                                                                                   Sunday 17 March 2019
Sunday 10 March 2019
                                                               Sunday 10 March 2019
Sunday 3 March 2019
                                                                  Sunday 3 March 2019
Sunday 24 February 2019
                                                         Sunday 24 February 2019
Sunday 17 February 2019 
                                                       Sunday 17 February 2019
Sunday 10 February 2019                                                         Sunday 10 February 2019
Sunday 3 February 2019
                                                            Sunday 3 February 2019
Sunday 27 January 2019                                                            Sunday 27 January 2019
Sunday 20 January 2019                                                            Sunday 20 January 2019
Sunday 13 January 2019                                                            Sunday 13 January 2019
Sunday 6 January 2019                                                                                                 
Sunday 30 December 2018
Christmas Day 2018
Christmas Eve 2018
Sunday 23 December 2018                                                       Sunday 23 December 2018
Sunday 16 December 2018                                                       Sunday 16 December 2018
Sunday 9 December 2018                                                          Sunday 9 December 2018
Sunday  2 December 2018                                                         Sunday  2 December 2018
Sunday 25 November 2018
                                                       Sunday  25 November 2018
Sunday 18 November 2018
                                                      Sunday 18 November 2018
Sunday 11 November 2018                                                      Sunday 11 November 2018
Sunday 4 November 2018                                                         Sunday 4 November 2018
Sunday 28 October 2018                                                           Sunday 28 October 2018
Sunday 21 October 2018                                                           Sunday 21 October 2018
Sunday 14 October 2018                                                           Sunday 14 October 2018
Sunday 7 October 2018                                                               Sunday 7 October 2018
Sunday 30 September 2018                                                      Sunday 30 September 2018
Sunday 23 September 2018                                                      Sunday 23 September 2018
Sunday 16 September 2018                                                      Sunday 16 September 2018
Sunday 9 September 2018                                                         Sunday 9 September 2018
Sunday 2 September 2018                                                         Sunday 2 September 2018
Sunday 26 August 2018                                                               Sunday 26 August 2018
Sunday 19 August 2018                                                               Sunday 19 August 2018
Sunday 12 August 2018                                                               Sunday 12 August 2018
Sunday 5 August 2018                                                                  Sunday 5 August 2018
Sunday 29 July 2018                                                                      Sunday 29 July 2018
Sunday 22 July 2018                                                                      Sunday 22 July 2018
Sunday 15 July 2018                                                                      Sunday 15July 2018
Sunday 8 July 2018                                                                        Sunday 8 July 2018
Sunday 1 July 2018                                                                        Sunday 1 July 2018
Sunday 24 June 2018                                                                    Sunday 24 June 2018
Sunday 17 June 2018                                                                    Sunday 17 June 2018
Sunday 10 June 2018                                                                    Sunday 10 June 2018
Sunday 3 June 2018                                                                       Sunday 3 June 2018
Sunday 27 May 2018                                                                    Sunday 27 May 2018
Sunday 20 May 2018                                                                     Sunday 20 May 2018
Sunday 13 May 2018                                                                     Sunday 13 May 2018
Sunday 6 May 2018                                                                        Sunday 6 May 2018
Sunday 29 April 2018                                                                    Sunday 29 April 2018
Sunday 22 April 2018                                                                    Sunday 22 April 2018
Sunday 15 April 2018                                                                    Sunday 15 April 2018
Sunday 8 April 2018                                                                       Sunday 8 April 2018
Easter Sunday 1 April 2018                                                       Easter Sunday 1 April 2018 
Good Friday 30 March 2018
Sunday 25 March 2018                                                                 Sunday 25 March 2018
Sunday 18 March 2018                                                                 Sunday 18 March 2018
Sunday 11 March 2018                                                                 Sunday 11 March 2018
Sunday 4 March 2018                                                                    Sunday 4 March 2018
Sunday 25 February 2018                                                          Sunday 25 February 2018
Sunday 18 February 2018                                                           Sunday 18 February 2018
Sunday 11 February 2018                                                          Sunday 11 February 2018
Sunday 4 February 2018                                                             Sunday 4 February 2018
Sunday 28 January 2018                                                             Sunday 28 January 2018
Sunday 21 January 2018                                                              Sunday 21 January 2018
Sunday 14 January 2018                                                              Sunday 14 January 2018
Sunday 7 January 2018
Sunday 31 December 2017
Christmas Day 2017
Christmas Eve 2017
Sunday 24 December 2017
Sunday 17 December 2017                                                         Sunday 17 December 2017
Sunday 10 December 2017                                                         Sunday 10 December 2017
Sunday 3 December 2017                                                            Sunday 3 December 2017
Sunday 26 November 2017                                                         Sunday 26 November 2017
Sunday 19 November 2017                                                         Sunday 19 November 2017
Sunday 12 November 2017                                                         Sunday 12 November 2017
Sunday 5 November 2017                                                            Sunday 5 November 2017
Sunday 29 October 2017                                                              Sunday 29 October 2017
Sunday 22 October 2017                                                              Sunday 22 October 2017
Sunday 15 October 2017                                                              Sunday 15 October 2017
Sunday 8 October 2017                                                                 Sunday 8 October 2017
Sunday 1 October 2017                                                                 Sunday 1 October 2017
Sunday 24 September 2017                                                        Sunday 24 September 2017
Sunday 17 September 2017                                                        Sunday 17 September 2017
Sunday 10 September 2017                                                        Sunday 10 September 2017
Sunday 3 September 2017                                                           Sunday 3 September 2017
Sunday 27 August 2017                                                                 Sunday 27 August 2017
Sunday 20 August 2017                                                                 Sunday 20 August 2017
Sunday 13 August 2017                                                                 Sunday 13 August 2017
Sunday 6 August 2017                                                                    Sunday 6 August 2017
Sunday 30 July 2017                                                                        Sunday 30 July 2017
Sunday 23 July 2017                                                                        Sunday 23 July 2017
Sunday 16 July 2017                                                                        Sunday 16 July 2017
                                                                                                                       Sunday 9 July 2017
Sunday 2 July 2017                                                                           Sunday 2 July 2017
Sunday 25 June 2017                                                                      Sunday 25 June 2017
Sunday 18 June 2017                                                                      Sunday 18 June 2017 
Sunday 11 June 2017                                                                      Sunday 11 June 2017
Sunday 4 June 2017                                                                         Sunday 4 June 2017
Sunday 28 May 2017                                                                       Sunday 28 May 2017
Sunday 21 May 2017                                                                       Sunday 21 May 2017
Sunday 14 May 2017                                                                       Sunday 14 May 2017         
                                                                                                                       Sunday 7 May 2017
Sunday 30 April 2017                                                                      Sunday 30 April 2017
Sunday 23 April 2017                                                                      Sunday 23 April 2017
Easter Sunday 16 April 2017                                                      Sunday 16 April 2017
Good Friday 14 April 2017
Sunday 9 April 2017                                                                         Sunday 9 April 2017
Sunday 2 April 2017                                                                         Sunday 2 April 2017
Sunday 26 March 2017                                                                  Sunday 26 March 2017
Sunday 19 March 2017                                                                  Sunday 19 March 2017
Sunday 12 March 2017                                                                  Sunday 12 March 2017
Sunday 5 March 2017                                                                     Sunday 5 March 2017

Sunday 29 January 2017                                                               Sunday 29 January 2017
Sunday 22 January 2017                                                               Sunday 22 January 2017
Sunday 15 January 2017                                                               Sunday 15 January 2017
Sunday 18 December 2016                                                         Sunday 18 December 2016
Sunday 11 December 2016                                                         Sunday 11 December 2016
Sunday 4 December 2016                                                            Sunday 4 December 2016


Archived Photos

10am Christmas Party 2012

10am Leaders MeetingTuesday 16 July, 7pm, Vestry