10am Congregation News and Events

Updated Saturday 6 November 2021

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Archived Bulletins and Orders of Service

Upcoming 10am Services

Sunday 7 November, 10am Morning Worship, Leader: Rev Simote Taungā (Order of Service)
Sunday 14 November, 10am Morning Worship, Leader: Philip Garside
Sunday 21 November, 10am Morning Worship, Leader: Rev Simote Taungā

Lectionary readings

Sunday 7 November: Ruth 3: 1-5, 4: 13-17, Psalm 127, Hebrews 9:24-28, Mark 12: 38-44
Sunday 14 November: 1 Sam 1:4-20, 1 Sam 2:1-10 or Ps16,Heb 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25, Mk 13: 1-8

Parish and 10am Meetings and Events Coming Up

Finance and Resources Committee, Thursday 11 November, 7pm, Chapel
10am Leaders meetingTuesday 16 November, Vestry
Parish Annual Congregational Meeting, Sunday 28 November, after a Combined Parish service, New Hall and online

Pastoral Care

Members of the 10am Congregation are welcome to contact Rev Simote or Rev Utumau’u for pastoral care and support, anytime.


Please remember to keep yourself and everyone safe, always wear your mask when around others, keep at least 1m distance between you and those not in your bubble. For additional information on the Methodist Church response plan to Covid-19, guidelines are pinned to the office noticeboard.

10 am AGM

The 10am AGM was held last Sunday, Thanks to those who attended, both in person and online.Thank you to those who put their names forward for roles next year and a big thank you to those who took on those roles last year.The draft minutes are avaiable from the Parish Office.

DCM foodbank collection

Saturday 27th November. This will be done differently this year with volunteers being stationed at one supermarket only – Chaffers New World. We are not asked to help with that roster.The Drama Christi Studio will be used as a coordination point with people asked to drop food off to our volunteers to box up onsite.There will be signage out front and a few carparks coned off by the Drama Christi Studio for a drop off and turning point. DCM will then be using the old temporary office in the Ecumencial Centre as a storage space for a few months so the items will need to be stacked in there on Saturday once they are sorted and boxed. If you think you can offer an hour or two to help with sorting and boxing food in Drama Christi on that day can you please contact Matthew at DCM ph 384 7699 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NZ Blood Service

Once a quarter we host the NZ Blood Service mobile blood drive. They will be here Thursday 11 November. The need for blood is constant. One donation can save up to 3 lives.The process of donating blood only takes about 10 minutes but you should allow an hour for the whole process of registration, interview and post donation recovery. You can book an appointment online or call 0800 448 325.

Festival Singers

Ceremony of Carols: Join us for Benjamin Britten’s stunning Ceremony of Carols for choir and harp featuring Michelle Velvin harpist.7pm Saturday 20 November at St John’s on the Hill, 18 Bassett Road, Johnsonville.
We will also perform a sparkling selection of traditional and contemporary Christmas music, by Gardner, Stopford, Lauridsen and new works by Jonathan Berkahn.

Tickets $25.00. Limited to 70 seats at the church, due to Covid Lockdown restrictions. You can book tickets on EventBrite via the choir’s website here.
Tickets are also available from choir members.
Please book in advance. We can’t guarantee door sales due to the limited seats.

Bulletin Contributions

If you have anything for the bulletin, please have it in to the office by 12pm on Thursdays.


The November Touchstone is available at the entrance to Wesley Church. It’s also available online.


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).

Carparking Stickers

The carpark stickers for 2021 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.

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.

Towel Roster

If you would like to be added to the towel roster, please let the office know. Those on the towel roster help wash our towels used by those coming in for a shower during the week. Those on the roster do 2 weeks in a row, and are normally on the roster once a quarter.

Wesley Community Action News

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

Office Hours

The Parish Office is now open from Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 3pm.


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your 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!