The Southland Road manse is in need of painting and the Board of Managers has decided to have this work done professionally. The cost will be in the region of $3000. We draw this to your attention as the Board feels that some parishioners may be willing to contribute to this cost.
Any contributions may be placed in a clearly marked envelope and put in the offering plate or posted to PO. Box 494, Hastings. For any enquiries please contact Mr. Colin Haines.
Is there anyone in the congregation who would take a turn at doing the flowers? Some Hastings churches are keen to organise a workshop towards the end of April and invite members from St. Andrew’s who may be interested. We all have to learn so don’t think you are not good enough – practice makes perfect.
If anyone is interested please contact Mavis Tweedie, Phone 89622, or Jean Lean, phone 86546.
A recent newsletter from Ruth showed pictures of their little house in Lamakaun and some of the 67 people in the village. She and Joan have been incorporated into the kinship system of the village, so that the 26 children are looked upon as “their” children too.
Ruth has returned to Lamakaun from Vila with a new puppy and a kitchen sink which she intends to install. She loves a challenge.
To date, 3 10-kilo parcels of used clothing have been posted to her and one of dried fruit, beans and packet food, etc. For all prayers and continued support Ruth sends her thanks.
Please pray for Ruth and Joan as they concentrate on language learning, working on all the sounds and words to sort out an alphabet.
A friendly coffee morning for mothers and pre-schoolers is to be held in the church lounge on Friday, 19th April, at 10.00 am. Come along and meet and chat with other mothers.
ST. ANDREW’S MISSION GROUP
The Mission Group held its first meeting of the year in the Church Lounge on Tuesday 12th March at 2 pm. with an attendance of 34 members. The guest speaker was Miss Dot Toms, one of a party of City Councillors visiting Guilin, Hastings’ sister city in China, last year. Miss Toms gave a most enjoyable talk and displayed photos and souvenirs of the tour.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th Apri1 when we will have the pleasure of a travel talk by Brenda Waring.
Our thanks go to all who supported the Mission Group stall at the Mini Fair.
ST. ANDREW’S WOMEN’S CLUB
St. Andrew’s Women’s Club held its monthly meeting in the Church Lounge on Monday 11th March
at 7.30 p.m. 35 Members attended.
We were very grateful to Mrs G. McKee for her address, as our speaker was unable to attend.
The next meeting will be one week later, on 15th April on account of Easter.
Competition. Gifts for Eversley.
The St. Andrew’s Indoor Bowling Club meets each Wednesday in the Hall at 7.30 p.m. New members will be most welcome to join us. Just come along, or phone Mrs Grace Ridding (66855).
The Raureka Bowling Club (formerly St. Stephen’s) commenced bowling on Wednesday 27 March at 7.30 p.m. New members will be most welcome at the Raureka Hall, Florence Street.