10am Congregation News and Events
Updated 25 Hui-tanguru (February) 2024
Upcoming 10am and Parish Services
Rātapu (Sunday) 25 Hui-tanguru (February), 10am, Wesley Chuch, Morning Worship, Leader: Rev Nicola Teague Grundy (Order of Service)
Rātapu (Sunday) 3 Poutu-te-rangi (March), 10am, Wesley Chuch, Sacrament of Holy Communion, Leader: Rev. Tahi Kato
If you are joining with us at Wesley Church, please feel free to wear a mask if you wish.
We are livestreaming the service and you can find this on the 10am Congregation Facebook page.
Rātapu (Sunday) 25 Hui-tanguru (February), Gen 17:Gen 17:1-7, 15-16, Ps 22:23-31, Rom 4:13-25, Mk 8: 31-38 or Mk 9: 2-9
Rātapu (Sunday) 3 Poutu-te-rangi (March), Ex 20: 1-17, Ps 19, 1 Cor 1:18-25, Jn 2: 13-22
Parish and 10am Meetings and Events Coming Up
F&R Meeting: 29 Rāpare (Thursday) Hui-tanguru (February), 7pm, by Zoom.
Leaders Meeting Planning Day, Rāhoroi (Saturday) 2 Poutu-te-rangi (March), 12.30pm
Conference Arrangements Committee - Tuesday 27 February, noon, via zoom.
Please look for updates from the arrangements committee. If you are willing to help in any way, please let Nicola or one of the Parish Stew-ards know.
10am Picnic - Sunday 25 February if weather permits: Shorland Park, Island Bay from 12:30pm.
Meeting Jesus at the Table
6 part – Lent Study series on Zoom: 7:30pm Wednesdays, 28 February to 3 April 2024.
The Gospels are full of stories of Jesus sharing meals with disciples, friends, even tax collectors and Pharisees.
This study series provides biblical insights along with thought-provoking questions regarding our own lives.
Each week we gather at a different table with Jesus, learning how to love, serve, and expand the hospitality of God’s grace to others.
Each chapter is like the perfect bite: delicious and satiating, insightful and nourishing.
After each recorded discussion, we are given questions to consider. We will share our responses with the group.
10am Financial Update
We are tracking well below our budgeted target, and haven't met this for any months in the 2023/24 financial year so far. We now need to give more than $5,000 per month until the end of June to ensure that we meet this and make up our shortfall. Please give any fundraising ideas to members of the Leaders' Meeting.
We invite your feedback on the relevance and place of Touchstone in the future of the Methodist Connexion and communication.
Please take just a few minutes to respond to this survey.
We welcome feedback from individual readers as well as on behalf of organisations and parishes and ask you to forward the link if appropriate.
Please submit your response by Monday 18 March 2024
Background In June 2023 the Methodist Publishing Board (MPB) made the decision to dis-continue printing and posting copies of Touchstone, moving to an online platform due to increasing production and distribution costs.
Recognising that some members of the Connexion do not have access to, or the ability to manage, an online platform, the decision was made to produce an A4 PDF version of each monthly edition of Touchstone that could be printed and distributed to those predominantly aged or technology challenged readers, enabling them to continue to share in the news, views and life of Te Hāhi Weteriana o Aotearoa.
This reduced A4 version (20 pages maximum per month), has been distributed as an attachment to the email messaging from the Connexional offering access to the online link.
So far there has been little reaction from our readers to indicate this move was not valid.
The purpose of this survey is to determine:the effectiveness of the transition from print to online only the uptake of access to and readership of Touchstone the interest in and need to continue producing two versions of each monthly edition.
Hymns printed on Sundays order of service
The lyrics of our hymns are not on the order of service this Sunday as we would like to take full advantage of our new overhead projector system.
We have printed some order of service with hymns and lyrics but please let Sarah know if you prefer copies with lyrics to hymns.
Touchstone is now only available online. The online edition replaces the tabloid newspaper that was previously published by The Methodist Church of New Zealand Te Hāhi Weteriana o Aotearoa. For members of the Connexion who do not have access to a computer / mobile device or who prefer to read a printed version of Touchstone, please follow this link. The online version is available here.
Please help restock our busy foodbank shelves with the following items
• Ready meals/soups
• Instant noodles
• Tinned fish
• Coffee, tea, milk powder
• Biscuits and crackers
• Washing powder
Free Face Mask’s Available
Feel free to pop in the Parish Office if you are in need of masks.
10am Email List
Nicola's Office Hours
Nicola is available outside of the office opening hours for visitors. If your want to visit with her, give her a call on her mobile 021 274 1957.
If you or a member of your family test positive it is important that you isolate, but please also let Nicola know if this is the case.
In order to keep yourself as safe as possible, please remember to wear a mask, scan in where ever you go so you have a record.
Remember it is important that you look after your physical and mental wellbeing and to look out for each other.
The office is open on Tuesdays to Fridays 10am to 3pm.
Ese and Sarah would be very happy to see you.
If you have anything for the bulletin, please have it in to the office by 12pm on Thursdays.
If you aren’t coming to church on the Sunday that you are rostered, please arrange a swap and let the office know so we can keep the roster up to date, acknowledge the correct people and provide them information as required.
Parish Mobile Phone
A reminder if you notice any maintenance items, things missing or anything else that may need to be drawn to the attention of the office please text the parish mobile phone 027 359 3933 or call the main phone number 04 384 7695 and leave a message.
Both are cleared daily.
The carpark stickers for 2024 will be available shortly.
Please note the following;
Presbyters car parks are strictly for our Presbyters, please do not park on their car parks space, (24/7).
Back carparks 12, 13, 14 are on lease to Wesley Community Action (24/7), please do not park on any of these spaces.
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.
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. eMessenger is 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.
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 Facebook page
See you at our next event!