10am Congregation News and Events
Updated 26 November 2022
Upcoming 10am Services
All our 10am services are live-streamed on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/wesleywellington.methodistchurch.10am/.
Please join with us either at Wesley Church (please feel free to wear a mask if you wish) or online.
Sunday 27 November 10am, Wesley Church, Morning Worship, Leader Nicola Teague Grundy (Order of Service)
Sunday 4 December 10am, Wesley Church, Parish Service of Holy Communion, Leader Sikeli Cawanikawai
Sunday 27 November: Is 2: 1-5, Ps 122, Rom 13: 11-14, Mt 24: 36-44
Sunday 4 December: Is 11: 1-10, Ps 72: 1-7, 18-19, Rom 15: 4-13, Mt 3: 1-12
Parish and 10am Meetings and Events Coming Up
Lay Clergy Dialogue - Wednesday 30th November, in theVestry, 6.30pm
Finance and Resources Committee - Wednesday 30 November, 7:30pm by Zoom
Parish Council -Sunday 4 December, 1.00pm
Events Coming Up:
Mid week lunch
Wednesday 30th November in New Hall.
Acting Tumuaki Te Aroha Rountree will be attending and she is also President-Elect.
Please bring a plate to share.
Induction Synod Superintendent
Everyone is invited to join LNIS next Saturday at 12 noon for lunch.
Induction of Nicola will be at 2pm at St Pauls Church Feilding. All Welcome.
10am Christmas Party
Sunday 11 December, 11am - 3pm, New Hall.
Sunday 4 December
Next Sunday –Combined Service.
The President of the Methodist Church of New Zealand, Rev Peter Taylor, will be our preacher.
There will be an opportunity to speak with Peter following the service.
Nicola will be in New Plymouth next Sunday for the commissioning of Rev Sally Carter at New Plymouth Methodist Parish.
Message From DCM
Kia ora. This is a big thank you email for your assistance at DCM’s Christmas Foodbank Appeal.
The day was a huge success – and our stock room at Wesley is now chock-a-block with food which will be a massive help as we head into a very busy time of year for our Foodbank.
The event was also a profile-raising one for DCM, and has led to a number of donations which is particularly appreciated.
So thank you for the part you played as the ‘face’ of DCM. It was great to get our message out there, as the people we are working with are really feeling the pinch of rising food costs at the moment.
We couldn’t have done it without you!
Please pass on DCM’s thanks to your community
Ngā mihi, Matthew Mawkes
First Sunday of Advent
The Pacific Ocean links us with communities on the frontline of the climate crisis.
Already people have had to move from their traditional whenua or land.
Others do not have enough safe drinking water and sometimes experience more dangerous cyclones and droughts.
The Pacific Conference of Churches has been relentless in voicing the cry of their people for climate justice.
There is no time.
We must act now to protect God’s earth for future generations.
In this climate crisis, we stand with Pacific peoples. Together we live with hope for the whole creation.
CWS Christmas Appeal - Let Hope Flow this Christmas
This year’s Christmas Appeal highlights the life-changing, life-giving work of CWS partners sharing hope on the frontline of climate change.
CWS Partners are part of local communities, taking practical steps so people have safe water and can better protect themselves when disaster strikes.
Material about the appeal is available this morning.
Please take a copy of the information.
The donations that we contribute help ensure there are resources so families have water and food, displaced people have shelter, children can attend school and people can provide the psychosocial support they need for their own well-being.
You can place your donation as part of your offering over the period of advent, or send your donation directly to CWS.
You are welcome to take a copy of the November Touchstone which is on the table near the entrance to the Church. It can also be downloaded here.
The Silent Night
Wellington City Mission have partnered with Sky Stadium and Ticketek to stage a sell-out fundraising event on December 21… that no one will go to.
By purchasing a ticket and not attending, 100% of funds go directly to the City Mission, and we’ll fill the stadium with nothing but the generosity of Wellingtonians this Christmas.
We invite you to buy a ticket and participate in a New Zealand first – the crowd-less fundraising event!
Where nothing happens, and no-one goes.
Help us sell out the stadium and show up by not attending.
Get your tickets…premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=SILNIGHT22
Free Face Mask’s & Rat Tests Available
Feel free to pop in the Parish Office ifyou are in need of masks and Rat tests.
Lay Clergy Review
In early December, we will have a Lay Clergy review for Rev Nicola.
We want to give you a chance to give you feedback.
The questions we want to discuss are:
-How would you describe the nature of the relationship between Nicola and the 10.00 am congregation members? (eg warm, open, honest, distant, engaging, aloof)
-How do you feel about Nicola in her preaching, pastoral care and conduct in meetings?
-Are your expectations of Nicola met? (time, skill, capacity, ability)
-Are the expectations of Nicola of you realistic? (time, skill, capacity, ability)
DCM News - Don't know what to bring in? Tinned stews, tinned fish, curry and pasta sauces and toiletries are often in short supply. But we also welcome any other items you wish to donate to the Foodbank.
10am whanau, we can help DCM with Christmas gifts for taumai. More information coming soon!
Wesley Community Action News
Fruit and Vege Co-ops
Public Health and Wesley Community Action has over 35 fruit and vege co-op pick up points across the greater Wellington region, including the Wairarapa.
Anyone can join and there’s likely to be a pick-up point near you.The cost is $12 - $15 a week for a bag of seasonal fruit and vegetables.
The estimated retail value of each bag is usually over $20.
Our nutrition team has some great recipes below you can use too.
How does it work? The co-op is open to everyone - simply select the co-op below nearest you and register. Then place your order one week in advance. There is no commitment to order every week.
The coordinator buys fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables from local suppliers and growers every week. Because the produce is bought in bulk we get a good price.
This means we can provide a bag to our members for much less than the cost in a supermarket.
It’s a great deal for you – and it helps us to provide affordable tāmaota hauora kai (fresh healthy food) to everyone in our community.
It’s a numbers thing. The more whānau who buy our packs, the more delicious fresh produce we can get into every pack.
The fruit and vegetables are delivered to our hubs where our wonderful volunteers put them into individual packs. The fruit and vege packs are then available for collection at set times from our pickup points.
Please bring your own bag to your chosen pickup point and transfer your produce to your bag to take home.
Pick-up points are in Kāpiti, Naenae, Newtown, Petone, Porirua, Titahi Bay, Upper Hutt, Wainuiomata and Wairarapa.
Find out more here. :https://www.rph.org.nz/public-health-topics/nutrition/fruit-and-vege-co-ops/
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.
As we have seen Omicron is now well established in our community.
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 for visitors Tuesdays to Friday 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 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.
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.
DCM Food Bank—Ongoing needs
The Food bank is always after tinned meals, pasta sauce, tinned fruit and toiletries (washing powder, toilet paper, etc).
The carpark stickers for 2022 are available from Alan.
Like last year, we are recording contact details for each sticker. If you got a sticker last year, please check to make sure the information is correct.
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
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.
See you at our next event!