These will assembled in the Matheson Room from 10am on Saturday 15 December for distribution on Sunday 16th. We need garden flowers (not too large), foliage, and helpers on the Saturday, and volunteers to deliver posies and cards on the Sunday.
Knox and Holy Name are once again joining together for an Advent prayer retreat in the week before Christmas. The retreat consists of a daily prayer rhythm alone followed by a daily small group Ignatian meditation session led by experienced spiritual directors.
The retreat will take place during the week of Monday 17-Friday 21 December. The opening session will be held at Knox Church at 5pm on Sunday 16 December. We will arrange ourselves into groups there. If you can’t make the opening session, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ensure you get incorporated into a group.
It is the season for receiving cards from foreign countries, have those envelopes interesting/unusual stamps on them? Used stamps are still being collected and sold. There is a box at the back of the church for you to put them in.
There are boxes at the back of the church for Christmas Gifts. To help the quality of life for recipients they make the suggestion of: Things for children to do:- painting kits, little construction kits, puzzles, arts and crafts, balls for all sorts of games, bats. More ideas can be found on attached document. Sunday 16 December will be the last to donate to our boxes. PSO closes on Friday 21 December, if you would like to give directly to the office. A reminder to keep remembering the Foodbank over the holidays.
Do you have any books that you are finished with? Would you like to buy a second hand book? As an easy self-managing fundraising opportunity there will be a box of books available for purchase at the front door of the church. A suggested minimum donation per book is $5, or 3 for $10. Please donate books into the box at any time that the church is open For more information please contact Louisa Sinclair by email
Update: Knox Church Fundraising Calendar 2019
An A4 landscape double full colour 2019 calendar has been produced containing many images of Knox Church and the Knox congregation.
We are continuing to collect names of people who would like a calendar. The cost is $20 (cash sales only) after Sunday morning and evening services in the gathering area or contact Louisa Sinclair to be added to the list.
Christian World Service
Throughout the last year your donations have been a lifeline to people who have fled their homes because of war. They have helped farmers recover livelihoods lost in disasters and helped communities stand up against violence. Christian World Service works in 22 countries with local partners who are with the people who need the most help. Please join the lifeline by supporting the Christmas Appeal so no one is left behind. You can use the envelope provided or donate on line at: http://christmasappeal.org.nz/donate/. With your help refugees will have medical care and education, farmers have new seeds and better irrigation, and communities can be made safe.
Red Cross donations
The Red Cross in Dunedin is looking for donations to equip homes for former refugees. They urgently need single sheet sets as well as single duvets and covers. Also, they are very short on cutlery, mugs and double duvet inners. Any help with providing these items would be greatly appreciated! Please deliver these items to the Red Cross offices located at 31 York Place, Dunedin.
|23 December||25 December||
|Welcoming||Pat Hoffman’s team||Pat Hoffman’s team||Lindsay Miller’s team||David Richardson’s
|Counting||Sara Brown’s team||Sara Brown’s team||Tony Haslam’s team||David Richardson’s
|Flower arranging||Margot Skinner||Rosemary Meek||–||Rosemary Meek|
|Call to Worship||Joseph Knopp||Tegen Baldwin||Lachlan Crumpton||–|
|Reading (am)||Myrtle Rough||Judy Breward||John Elder|
|Prayers||–||Benjamin Thew||Russell Thew|
|Worship support||Chris Bloore||–||John Elder|
|Notices||Claire Barton (am)
|Claire Barton (am)
|–||Peter Wishart (am)
Jordan Redding (pm)
|Morning tea||Glyn Smith &
|Jocelyn & David
|–||Liz & Lindsay