Information on Events Coming Up


Information on Events Coming Up
Small Groups at Wilson Street
Small groups are a great way to get to know people and form relationships and support networks.
Most groups are now in recess for the Christmas break. Check with the leader for the restart date in
January or February.
Three F (Women’s Walking Group), Rose Blair, Ph. 684 5551
Men’s Prayer Group in the manse, talk to Pastor John for details.
Men’s Group, talk to Stephen Styles or Hamish Bruce, Ph. 688 3727 for details.
Ladies’ Breakfast – Village Cafe, Highfield Mall, enquiries to Tina Styles.
Praying for Kids – at WSBC during the school term. Enquiries to Tina Duncan,
Ph. 612 6901
Russell & Christine Affleck’s, 8 Grasmere Street, ph.684 9245
Leader: Peter Thompson
A warm welcome to our gathering today.
Today: Sunday, 22 February 2015
Baby Dedication
Speaker: John McMullan
Pursuing Relationship with Jesus - Trust
Prayer meeting – Manse lounge
Irelle White’s Study Group, 6 Hunt Street, Ph 684 6945
Jonan Castillon’s Multicultural group, Ph. 684 9360 for details.
Men’s Breakfast, 8 Tawa Street, Ph. Peter Thompson, ph. 686 2170
Helen McMullan’s Ladies Group, 11A Kitchener Square, Ph. 688 6361
Prayer Chain: for urgent prayer requests phone Jenny Beadle on 6861 775
If you have an item for the newsletter, phone the office or email
[email protected] by Thursday 12:00pm. Thanks.
Atmosphere in the Manse Lounge
Next Sunday, 1 March
Speaker: John McMullan
Pursuing Relationship with Jesus – in Awe
Atmosphere in the Manse Lounge
Crèche is available off the foyer for babies and toddlers.
Bank details for Internet giving: Westpac, Timaru – 03 0887 0025873 00
Youth Calendar
Saturday 28th February – war zone workers, 7-9pm @ WSBC, No
Term calendar available at
For more info about youth group please contact Joshua Bloomfield
- 027 3133 115.
Wilson Street Baptist Church
17 Wilson Street, Timaru. Office phone 688 8018.
Pastoral Team:
John McMullan
Tina Styles
688 6361
688 8018
Angela Wilson
Brent Duncan
Ian King
Irelle White
Marc Laursen
684 5934
612 6901
686 9841
684 6945
684 5084
0274 625 620
021 029 38356
Church Office: Ph. 688 8018, Email: [email protected]
Grace Café
Visiting Speakers at Gleniti Baptist
You are welcome to come along to join us 10 minutes after the service over in the manse
for great coffee and food, and most importantly great fellowship. If you are visiting us
today then please come and have it on us! There is also free tea and coffee available in the
Church Foyer area after the service.
Margaret & David (along with their two sons) have been living and teaching English in
Myanmar (previously called Burma) for about eight years. On Sunday 8 March they will be
sharing something of their story at the Gleniti Baptist Church service at 10am. After the
service at 12.30pm there will be a shared lunch in the church café with them. From 1.30pm
– 2.30pm they will speak again in more detail. All are welcome to attend these events or
just some of them. Please bring food to share for the lunch. For further information please
contact Elsie McDonald phone 684 8466.
John & Pauline England
On Sunday morning March 8, John & Pauline England will be speaking in our service. Years
ago this couple courageously set out for Europe, in faith, believing that the Lord would lead
and provide. He did. There are now several churches planted, and a developing ministry in
Romania serving the poor, called Horizon of Hope. They have quite a story to tell.
Bring and share BBQ lunch
Another one of these is planned for after church on Sunday March 8. Put it in your diary
A huge Thank you
Tina Duncan says: A huge thank you to all those who have contributed generously in order
for us to buy an awesome climbing frame (which has now arrived but still needs assembly)
for the children. We have raised all the money required for the equipment and almost
covered the delivery costs. If you would like to make a contribution please see Tina Duncan,
Viv Laursen, or John McMullan. Any donations can be put in a marked envelope and placed
in the offering bag or banked direct to our account with “Play Equipment” in the reference
Hall Rebuild - Volunteers Wanted! No experience required!
We need to carry on and get the hall completed. There are plenty of jobs to be done so we
will find work for anyone willing Every Saturday there will be work wet or fine, also there
will be some work done during the week and in the evenings depending on who is
To maximise our efforts in construction of office area etc, we will close the hall toilets so
time is not wasted each week getting the area tidied for use on Sundays.
Everyone is busy but it is important that we get this project finished so the facilities can be
used as intended and all Ministries can benefit from it.
Any queries or comments please ring Bill Blair (684 5551 or 021 835 047) or Stephen Styles
(0274 364 970.
Firewood fundraiser
A team of people have been busy cutting and splitting firewood which is now available for
sale as a fundraiser for the hall. We have a large quantity of recently felled Oregon, and a
smaller quantity of pine and willow available at the following prices:
$40Cu M
$120 per 3Cu Metre trailer
$50Cu M
$150 per 3Cu Metre trailer
$60Cu M
$180 per 3Cu Metre trailer
Sawdust $4 bag
Orders can be left at the church office, payments preferred with order but can be made on
"The Teenage Brain - Closed for Renovations".
Family Works South Canterbury is bringing the above presentation by Nathan MikaereWallis from the Brainwave Trust on Wednesday 18 March 2015 from 7pm - 9pm at the
Theatre Royal, 124 Stafford Street, Timaru.
Nathan gives a straight forward and easy to follow explanation, with practical, grounded
advice on how to navigate your way through the turbulent, teenage years.
This is a Family Works/Presbyterian Support fundraiser and tickets are on sale at $25/1
ticket or $20/2 or more, available from Presbyterian Support, 12 Park Lane or Family
Works, 26 North Street Timaru.
Group bookings – [email protected]
REHEARSALS: 7pm-9pm Sacred Heart Basilica, Timaru
Thursday 5th March, Tuesday 10th March, Thursday 12th March. (Hymn Books provided by
TVNZ). Please be seated by 6-50pm at all Practice nights so we can start SHARP at 7pm.
PRAISE BE recording of hymns & songs: Sacred Heart Basilica, Monday 16th March, 7pm9.30pm. Please ensure you are seated by 6.45pm.
Finance Update
January average weekly offerings: $4,133
Last week’s offerings: $5,974
Weekly Offering budget: $4,250
Building Fund Donations to date: $219,954
Pastor John Writes . . .
Adventures are best in relationship with other people. Solo Adventures aren't that much
fun. Adventures are about risk, excitement, fun, extending one's skills and confidence. So
much of what we enjoy today came about because someone, somewhere was
Some of my most rewarding adventures have either been with my family or a group of
people. I've been caving, crossed major rivers on foot, abseiled, climbed mountains,
travelled to challenging parts of the world, all with other people. It would not have been
the same on my own.
Let's not isolate ourselves, but build relationships so that we can enjoy the adventure the
Lord wants to take us on. The Lord can do some amazing things through us together in
this community - like hospitality, prayer for healing, helping the needy, telling people
about Jesus, children's ministry, and more.
Let’s not be risk averse. Together let's discover that adventure mode with the Holy
Spirit's direction is far more rewarding than the comfort of the couch.
I've been impressed this last week, with the way an excellent team of men (and one
woman) have all worked well together in the adventures of cutting and splitting 200
cubic metres of firewood in the church carpark. Impressive effort. Thank you.
Family prayer needs
Ivan Beswarick who has been in hospital but is now home.
Heather Divan seriously unwell with cancer
Young adults starting Uni, like Quentin, James, Laura & Abby.
Tina McEwing would like to thank those who have prayed for her, and supported her
with txt messages, visits and meals over the past month when she was sick. "The clots in
my lungs are resolving (praise God!) but the clots in my legs are still present but should
resolve over time as well. I'm still a little slow on my feet and still get short of breath,
but I will get there. I couldn't have done it without all your prayer and support, so thanks
Helpers needed
Some of our ministries still need some extra helpers in order to not overload the existing
volunteers –
 Data projector operators - easy job about once a month, full training given, talk to
Harriet Richards (027 388 2027)
 Musicians/Singers for Sunday morning worship services, talk to Harriet Richards (027
388 2027)
 Offering counting assistants (2) – about once a month for 20 minutes just after the
service. Talk to Marty Wilson (021 496 547)
Friends of wec
On February 27th, at 2:00pm, at 6 Hunt Street, a young couple will be sharing about their
ministry and some of the challenges they face while working in a hot spot in the Central
Asia. Hearing them first hand will give a greater understanding of what many Christian
workers face. For further details of other meetings please contact Irelle 684 6945 or 027
404 4944
World day of prayer
This is to be held on Friday 6 March, from 2pm, venue to be confirmed. Our contact is
Tina Styles – Office phone 688 018.
Parenting Course
Ian and Diane King are going to be running a Toolbox Parenting course in their home for
6 weeks beginning the first week of the second term for the Tween-Teen years (12+); it
will be on a Wednesday night starting 22nd April. Come along and learn great tools to
help you in your parenting journey, and some fun along the way! ~ Please phone them
on 686 9841 or email [email protected] to book a place (limited to 12 people)

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