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The Wellington City Mission’s iconic Brown Paper Bag Collection, now in its 11th year, is happening this July. On Thursday 21 June, their special Brown Paper Bag and donation insert will be featured in the Dominion Post, giving people the opportunity to donate cash or food items to help those who are in need this winter.
Every day, many Wellingtonians in need receive food parcels through The Mission’s Foodbank service. This can be a huge relief to a struggling family, easing their financial burden and helping them focus on paying bills and other expenses. Many people who are burdened with social isolation or homelessness also come to the Drop-in Centre every day for daytime shelter, care, a place of belonging, and, of course, a hearty meal. In the last financial year, the Mission provided over 3,500 food parcels from the Foodbank and over 23,000 meal servings in the Drop-in Centre! Help them continue to offer these services by supporting this year’s Brown Paper Bag Collection.
This collection is something your youth group, women’s group, or your whole congregation can participate in – just simply choose if you would like to support by donating “The Money” or by filling “The Bag” with goods!
If you choose “The Money”:
You will be supporting by raising funds. Every $4 raised provides one healthy, nourishing meal serving for a person in need. Some fundraising ideas include: hosting a Brown Paper Bag dinner event, a plate decorating competition that costs $4 to enter, a Brown Paper Bag Sunday, or a games night themed with “The Money or The Bag”.
If you choose “The Bag”:
You will be supporting by collecting food items. Every bag filled with food supplements a struggling family’s groceries for one week. Some ways to collect the food items include: handing our special Brown Paper Bags out with your church newsletter, or setting up a Brown Paper Bag food collection box on a Sunday.
You can take part in this collection any time from now until the end of July. If you would like to get involved please look out for the insert in the Dominion Post on 21 June, or get in touch with Sarah Thomas from the Mission on 04 245 0843 or email@example.com. We can then arrange to give you any material or further information that you need. Thanks for your support and generosity!
Sat21Jul20189:30am - 12:30pmAll Saints Conference Centre, 90 Hamilton Road, Hataitai, Wellington
Dr Holly Catterton Allen is the co-author of Intergenerational Christian Formation - considered the leading book on intergenerational faith. It really is a huge honour to host her at All Saints Hataitai on the 21st July, so we would love to invite church leadership to come along.
One of the most common questions our Children and Families ministry leaders seem to be asked at the moment, is “how do we do the intergenerational thing,” and spending three hours with Holly will help provide some of those building blocks. Mission unit leaders from all over the diocese are welcome, and are encouraged to bring other ministry leaders from within their parishes and mission units. This is not just for children's ministry leaders, it's for everyone! The cost is $20 per person.
This visit is co-hosted by the Anglican Dioceses of New Zealand, along with the Baptist, Presbyterian, and Salvation Army Churches, and Scripture Union New Zealand.
Sun22Jul20185:00 pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul
All members of the diocesan family are invited to attend the installation of the Rev David Rowe as the Dean of Wellington. The service will be held at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on Sunday, the 22nd of July at 5.00pm.
There will be free parking available beside the cathedral with access from Hill Street, behind the cathedral with access from Molesworth Street, and in between the cathedral and Anglican Centre on Collina Terrace – with access near the Red Cross, further up Molesworth Street.
Clergy should wear an alb and red stole. There will be space for robing in the Cathedral crypt.
After the service there will be an opportunity to meet David and Pixie during the refreshments that will be served at the rear of the Cathedral.
Sun29Jul20186:30 pmSt Mary's Church, 130 Seddon Street, Raetihi
Our very own Paul Carey and his songwriting collaborator have been working on an album based on the Lord's Prayer for several years, and now it's time to present their work. Each piece is a song based on one phrase of the Lord's Prayer, and the whole album will be performed on the 10th of June in Taihape in the form of an evening prayer song event, so that audience members can just listen, or pray, or even sing along.
Thu02Aug201811:00am to 2:00pmHome of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington
We offer this breathing space for all who care for a loved one, a chance to step away for a few hours. It is an opportunity to gently explore, together with God, the way this role is changing your life, hopes, dreams and perspectives and above all the relationship with the one you care for. Led by Gill Schaap and Veronica Parton. Cost $10 - hot drinks are provided but please bring your own lunch. Please register with Veronica Parton 021 238 6675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri17Aug20187:00 pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul's TED-style theology symposium returns for a second year, with the theme: A Sent People. More details to come - in the meantime, book the date in your diary.
Sat18Aug20187:00pm - 9:00pmWellington Cathedral of St Paul
Kia ora! It’s great that you’re keen to take part in this year’s Kids’ Sustainable Wearable Arts Show. This is the third year we have run our show and we are looking forward to some exciting new ways for you to participate this year.
What: Wearable Arts Catwalk Show
When: Saturday 19 August 2017
- 5pm rehearsal and BBQ dinner for entrants and families
- 7pm catwalk show
Where: Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
cnr Hill and Molesworth Streets, Thorndon
How much: It’s free to enter your costume. We will ask for a koha from the audience which will go towards Sustainable Coastlines.
Who: Years 0-8 - we are inviting individuals, church children’s groups, schools and beyond. Please spread the word. You can work as individuals or teams - it’s up to you!
Why: To raise our voices for climate care as kaitiaki / guardians of God’s earth!
For full information:
Sat03Nov201811:00am to 2:00pmTBC
We offer this breathing space for all who care for a loved one, a chance to step away for a few hours. It is an opportunity to gently explore, together with God, the way this role is changing your life, hopes, dreams and perspectives and above all the relationship with the one you care for. Led by Gill Schaap and Veronica Parton. Cost $10. Please register with Veronica Parton 021 238 6675 or email email@example.com
Sat17Nov2018Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Our annual family celebration for everyone. More details to come.