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Updated 2 October 2022

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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 2 October 10am, Wesley Church, Combined Parish Service of Holy Communion, Leader Nicola Teague Grundy (Order of Service)
Sunday 9 October 10am, Wesley Church, Morning Worship, Leader Philip Garside

Lectionary readings

Sunday 2 October: Lam 1:1-6, Ps 37:1-9 or Ps 137, 2 Tim 1:1-14, Lk 17:5-10
Sunday 9 October: Jer 29:1, 4-7, Ps 66:1-122, Tim 2:8-15, Lk 17:11-19

Parish and 10am Meetings and Events Coming Up

Parish AGM—Sunday 2 October in the new hall after morning tea.
10am Leaders Meeting — Tuesday 18 October, 7:00pm in the church vestry.

Events Coming Up:

Exercise class
Come and join in with other members of our parish and have fun while exercising.
Exercise class is held each Friday, 7pm in the Old Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

World Communion Sunday
Sunday 2 October is World Communion Sunday.
You are invited to spend this week praying for a country in the world which is not your own.
Often, we celebrate the “world” in a particularly generic “global” way rather than actually thinking about real places.
For the days following World Communion Sunday you are invited to choose one country to pray for– it may be in the news or may be one that you have visited or may be part of your ethnic heritage or may be one with a cuisine you find delicious or a writer or artist who inspires you. There is no right or wrong choice.
Find a bit more about your chosen country - its history, its products, its religious heritage,the challenges it faces right now. Learn a word in one of its languages – maybe peace or gratitude or blessing. You might even find a recipe to make sometime this week. This too will be communion.

10+ Youth Group: Scavenger Hunt
Sunday 16 October. Be at the church at 4:30pm, bring your phone (to take pictures and in case you need help) and money for something to eat at McDonalds.
Invite a friend.
Everyone over 10 is welcome to join us.

Drama Christi’s 75th Anniversary Celebration 5 & 6 November - What a triumph to celebrate!
75 years of significant drama productions, numerous amazing people involved, thousands of props made and costumes sewn, tens of thousands of lines learnt, multitudes of friendships made and countless moments of fun, challenge, nerves, joy and sorrow shared.
Do come to catch up with many familiar faces and celebrate 75 years of Drama Christi together.
To register, fill out the online form on https://dramachristi.wpdev.pureweb.co.nz/75thanniversary-registration-form/.
If youhave any queries please contact Daphne Pilaar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone

Other News

Touchstone
You are welcome to take a copy of the October Touchstone which is on the table near the entrance to the Church.

Synod Superintendent LNI
It is with real sadness that we report of a change in Synod Superintendent.
Last week Rev Rob Ferguson was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and so made the decision to finish in ministry immediately as he now looks at this new stage in the journey of life.
As from Monday 19 September, Nicola has been appointed as the Acting Superintendent for the Lower North Island Synod and will be inducted into the role on 3 December 2022.
We offer our prayers our love to Rob and Dawn and their whanau as they begin to move into this next phase in their life.
We pray that they will be surrounded by the God's love and compassion and we will continue to keep them all in our prayers.

DCM News
OK Wellington, we could use your help!
We have recently housed a number of taumai and could use some items for their new homes.
Do you have any of these to donate?
- Single bed & base
- Double bed & base
- Queen base
- 1 couch
- Set of drawers
- TV
The DCM team would love to collect any of these you may have available. Let us know! Phone 384 7699 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Christian World Service
Latest newsletter available at the back of the Church.
Speak out for Justice is for Dalit and Tribal children and young people of Tamil Nadu, South India. In Children’s Clubs and through the Speak Out programme groups, they are learning about their rights.
Ekta is teaching them the skills to improve their lives and livelihoods and giving them the opportunity to play games like netball.
The children organise activities for the community and teach their friends and families about the importance of education. With Ekta’s help, Archana escaped a child marriage and stayed in school.

Tuitala Law Ltd
Part-time position available on link below. Contact Semisi Pohiva if you would like to know more. https://www.seek.co.nz/job/58446033

COMING SOON

Youth combined movie night. If you are interested, talk to Ese

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.

Covid 19

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.

Office Hours

The office is open for visitors Tuesdays 11am to 3pm and Wednesday to Friday 10am to 3pm.
Ese and Sarah would be very happy to see you. 

Bulletin Contributions

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

Roster

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 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.

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.

Wesley Community Action News

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

E-Messenger

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.

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!