10am Congregation News and Events
Updated 21 May 2022
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 wear a mask) or online.
Sunday 22 May 10am, Morning Worship, Leader - Rev Nicola Teague Grundy (Order of Service)
Sunday 22 May 6pm, Wesley Day Celebration, POSTPONED. NEW DATE TO BE ADVISED
Sunday 29 May 10am, Cafe Church, New Hall
Sunday 22 May: Acts 16:9-15, Psalm 67, Rev 21:10, 22-22:5, John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9
Sunday 29 May: Acts 16:16-34, Psalm 97, Rev 22:12—14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26
Parish and 10am Meetings and Events Coming Up
Parish Executive, Tuesday 24 May, 7pm, WesleyChapel
Parish Bookings, Meeting, Wednesday 25 May, 7pm, Zoom
Parish Council Meeting, Thursday 26 May, 7pm, Chapel
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.
Charitable Donation Receipts
Your donation receipts are available at the back of the church or from Nicola.
DCM Foodbank Appeal
DCM are having another Foodbank appeal on Saturday 28 May.
We are looking for10am volunteers from 10am—1pm on Saturday 28 May to help at Drama Christi.
CWS Operation Refugee
In Matthew 25, Jesus instructs us to “Welcome the Stranger”.
On June 20, CWS are launching this year’s Operation Refugee: Pray, Walk, Eat.
Refugees need our prayer and support in the places where they are sheltering.
If you would like to be part of a parish group in support of this, please talk with Nicola so we can sign up.
CWS have broadened the focus to assist the rising number of people who have fled their homes – at the last count around 84 million people.
The need is greater than ever this year and each of us can make a difference, together.
Together we can help vulnerable people in places like Afghanistan, Jordan, Ukraine and Lebanon.
Options for this challenge include to walk a distance to reflect how far refugees must travel to safety, having a gathering with others for prayer or eating refugee rations for 5 days.
10am Roster Volunteers
If you are interested and able to volunteer, we would greatly appreciate additional people for the following rosters:
• Door Stewards
• Communion Stewards/Servers
• Morning Tea
If you are interested, please contact Wendy Conwell - email
You can find the latest roster here
May 22nd Wesley Day
Due to a funeral the Wesley Day celebration has been postponed. We will hold this service later in the year.
Acknowledgement of Service
The acknowledgement of service for Carol Dale will take place on Sunday 5th June.
Following the combined service there will be a shared lunch where we will acknowledge and thank Carol for all she has done for the parish as the Parish Support Services Manager.
If you would like to purchase a delicious meal of chicken, vegetable salad, and kumara and help with our congregational finances, please place your order with Lusi Tevita.
Meals will be $10 per serve and they will be available Friday 3rd June.
Orders can be taken now.
The Editor of Touchstone has advised that there has been a 30% increase in the cost of producing Touchstone and they anticipate that there will be other increases in costs of distribution. They are asking parishes to consider the number of physical copies of the paper we need.
The April issue of Touchstone is available online in two formats;
1. a PDF format - this format replicates the printed version or
2. a newsletter style that allows the reader to share articles and links - http://touchstone.methodist.org.nz/
We will continue to get hard copies of Touchstone for those people who would prefer to receive the paper this way.
If you would like to receive a printed copy of Touchstone, please let Nicola know.
Festival Singers’ Starlit Night concert
7:30pm 14 May 2022 St Peter’s on Willis Street
Join us for an enchanted starlit experience celebrating the music of the night.
Anything but sleepy, this concert features the show-stopping forces of Dove, Mendelssohn, Lauridsen, Haydn, and Berkahn.
Prepare for choral magic, organ virtuosity, and the luminous clarity of soprano soloist Rowena Simpson’s remarkable voice.
Visit the website to book your ticketshttps://festivalsingersnz.org/
There will be limited door sales – cash only.
Christian World Service – Ukraine Crisis Appeal
CWS, the aid agency associated with the Methodist Church, is appealing for donations to assist people displaced by the war in Ukraine. In Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine, ACT Alliance (Action by ChurchesTogether) is providing water, food, shelter, blankets and more to families who have left their homes, jobs and loved ones. As we are seeing on our TV screens, it is cold outside and many people are traumatised and afraid.
UNHCR reports 3.6 million people have already fled Ukraine and 6.5 million have fled their homes but remain in Ukraine (internally displaced).
Nearly one-third of Ukrainians need humanitarian assistance. The people need food, water, shelter, and safety now.
If you are able to make a donation, please donate online at: cws.org.nz
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 changed
The office is open for visitors Tuesdays 11am to 3pm and Wednesday to Friday 10am to 3pm.
If you have anything for the bulletin, please have it in to the office by 12pm on Thursdays.
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).
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.
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.
Due to Covid-19, the showers are currently unable to be used.
Wesley Community Action News
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.
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.
See you at our next event!