The new guide is out. Yay!
Thought St Aidan's people might like to hear and watch the music film release of a song written by Luke Shaw and produced by Demelza his wife. Lukes band City of Light has played at the Abbey. This is a beautiful story of hope. Please share on your own page.
We are so excited to be able to share with you our first music film RENEW. It's a been a few years in the making but timing is everything. We hope this brings you light - enjoy, and please share
St Aidan's Church Garage Sale
Saturday 14th April
Time: 9 - 12 am
Plenty of furniture, crockery, toys, books, clothing, electrical goods at bargain prices. Something for everyone, so please come along and support our garage sale.
A sausage sizzle is likely to be a happening thing too! Bring your spare change and get yourselves a bargain. Tell your family and friends and spread the word. See you all there!
EASTER SERVICES AT ST AIDAN'S
PALM SUNDAY 25TH MARCH 10AM - A SERVICE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
GOOD FRIDAY 30TH MARCH 9AM - REFLECTIVE SERVICE...
EASTER SUNDAY 1ST APRIL 10AM - FAMILY COMMUNION SERVICE WITH EASTER EGG HUNT FOR CHILDREN
CNR BROOKSIDE TCE AND AORANGI RD
PH 351 8075
Movie night fundraiser for St Aidan’s 24-7 Youthwork to see, ‘I Can Only Imagine’ by the band Mercy Me - The song you know. The story you don’t.
Tickets available through Jane & Brent Andrews
027 2913566 or 3518075 (St Aidan’s office).
Tickets will be given out only when cash or direct credit has been received. Bank account details are available from Jane.
Ticket price: $15 - feel free to contribute up to $20 as it’s a fundraiser.
84 seats at Hoyts Riccarton (Westfield’s)
A bigger theatre maybe available if more tickets are needed.
I can only imagine how much this will help raise funds for our 24-7 Youthwork!!
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS MOVIE EVENT BY TELLING YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY 😃🎥 Thanks a bunch!
Did you know....
St Aidan’s Church runs a Fruit & Vege Co-op on a Wednesday morning? For $14 you get fresh fruit and vegetables. Please contact our office for more info ph 351-8075 & we can put you in touch with the right people 🍎🥝🍇🍋🥑🥦🥒🌽🥕
State House sales in ChCh stopped
The Labour-led Government today cancelled the sell-off of state houses, fulfilling another of its first 100 day promises, Hou...sing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has announced.
“This will stop the transfer of up to 2,500 state houses in Christchurch. Tenants in the suburbs of Shirley, Bryndwr and Riccarton had been told they were likely to have a new landlord by mid next year.
“This week they will receive letters telling them their homes will not be sold. I’m pleased these families will be able to enjoy Christmas without the uncertainty this sale would create.
“Community housing providers have an important role to play in housing those in need, but the first and last provider of public housing must be the state.
“This Government is committed to not only keeping these houses within state ownership, but increasing the number of state houses. And a modernisation programme by Housing NZ will mean more dry, warm and healthy state houses.
“While this is the end of large-scale state housing sell-offs, Housing NZ will be rejuvenating its stock by building and buying newer homes where they are most needed and selling houses that are no longer fit for purpose.
“Sales to renew and grow the stock are quite different from the systematic large-scale sales used by the previous government to reduce the role of Housing NZ.
“Large-scale sales of state houses during a housing crisis do nothing to help house our most vulnerable people,” Phil Twyford says.
Let’s remember those who are displaced this Christmas.
For those who asked... here's the Franciscan Blessing we shared on Sunday Morning:
"May God bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superfic...ial relationships, so that we may live deep within our hearts.
May God bless us with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that we may work for justice, freedom, and peace.
May God bless us with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, hunger, and war, so that we may reach out our hands to comfort them and turn their pain into joy.
And may God bless us with enough foolishness to believe that we can make a difference in this world, so that we can do what others claim cannot be done, to bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor."
Please take time to read this to perhaps gain some understanding. Issues like this are about justice and equality. When we as a church respond we do so that there is hope for those who have none and we become a voice for those who have no choices.
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Household brands with billion dollar revenue streams are profiting from the exploitation and human rights v...iolation of children. Children as young as nine are working in hazardous conditions on palm oil plantations. They work with paraquat, an acutely toxic and officially banned chemical.
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St Aidan's is filling shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Over the next two weeks we are collecting something to wear, e.g. t-shirts, shorts, cap. Something to play with e.g. skipping rope, bouncy balls, model cars. There is a red collection box at the back of Church for you to put items in. Or you can drop into the Church office. Please note only new items.