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03 November 2009

Sparkle of Hope

"A Sparkle of Hope"

Featuring "Fistula Hospital"

Speaker: Ellen Paynter and Operation Cover Up

Speaker: Stephanie Humphries

Where: Reformed Church 90 Highsted Road Bishopdale.

When:19th November 2009 at 7:30 pm

Cost: $6 includes supper.
Mission Donation Box available

RSVP: 16th November to Shirley Phone: 322 4454;
Brochures will be available from church Sunday 01 November
Contact Paula Masterton 358 7038 for more information.

Christian Women Communicating International NZ

Bible in schools

Here is a great opportunity to be involved in the community and it fits well
with our church vision.

We currently give financial support to the Religious Education programme
at Westburn School and it would be great to have a person involved too.

It's a half hour programme, at 9a.m. on Fridays at Westburn (also,
Thursdays at Avonhead).There are really good recourses - the curriculum
is well thought out with detailed lesson plans.

I've found doing this really rewarding and if you would like to know more,
do come and talk to me. If you don't feel comfortable with the idea of
teaching, there is always a need for helpers in the classroom.

Now is a good time to be planning for next year! (R E starts up in March)

Sue Keddell

Angel Tree


We have received our "Angels" for this year from Prison Fellowship.  Choose an "Angel", buy a present to the value of $25.00, please do not wrap but return to Paula by the 22nd November.


On each "Angel" is the child's name, gender and their Christmas present wish. 


If you would like to be part of this project but don't want to do the shopping just pass the money onto Paula and the shopping will be done on your behalf.  Donations are very welcome for the wrapping paper, cellotape etc.


Also with each "Angel" there is a bookmark for you to write your "Angels" name on it and pray for that child during the Christmas season, and even through the following year.