Noticeboard

Welcome to our online noticeboard. If you would like to submit a notice for consideration, contact comms@swbc.org.nz.

Check out our volunteering and employment opportunities here.

MERCY BASKETS
We are in need of contributions please for our Mercy Basket food parcels. These parcels are provided for people and families who are desperately in need and are truly blessed by our giving.
Suggestions: Rice, sugar, baked beans, spaghetti, tinned fruit, corn, soup, pasta, pasta sauce, muesli bars, jam, honey, peanut butter, long-life milk, Weetbix, pancake mix, toilet paper, tea bags.

HEALING ROOMS
Healing Rooms are held at 248 Lyttleton Street:
1st and 3rd Monday evenings of each month from 7.30 – 8.15pm;
4th Saturday of the month from 10.00 – 11.00am.
All present will be wearing masks. There will be an opportunity for prayer for all. At present, we would prefer that if you intend to come, you make an appointment beforehand (within the above times) by contacting Karen on 021 292 6602 or gandkcalder@gmail.com. If you are unable to come, let us know how you would like us to pray for you by sending a message to the above contact number.

HELLO FRESH’ BOXES
If you have any extra ‘Hello Fresh’ boxes, donations of these would be greatly appreciated for packaging up kai for our Mercy Baskets. These can be dropped into Reception or the Welcome Centre on Sundays.

ACCOMMODATION
Ian and Kathy Viney’s accommodation and retreat facilities – ‘4451’ at Little River, are available free of charge to any groups, families, or individuals who would like to use them. They especially enjoy hosting people who might not otherwise get a chance to ‘get away from it all’. 4451 is ideal for rest, relaxation, respite, and recreation. For more information, see sites.google.com/view/4451, email ian@viney.net.nz, or call 021 153 8898.

THE FRIDGE’ RADIO
‘The Fridge’ is a radio station created by Middleton Grange School students. At 7am and 7pm daily they play a message from Murray Robertson – give them a listen here.

ACCOMMODATION NEEDED
We are seeking a sleep-out or similar accommodation for a young woman aged 19. Please contact comms@swbc.org.nz if you can help.

VOLUNTEER NEEDED
We are a family with two daughters with disabilities aged 29 and 35 years old. We are looking for a volunteer who might be able to support them for 3 hours when they go to their drama class (at Hohepa Hall on Barrington Street) on Tuesday mornings during school terms. It would need to be a female. They are both a lot of fun, and the class is great – they work towards performances every 6 months. We can offer petrol vouchers and supermarket vouchers as a thank you. Thanks, Sonja Carpenter (027 321 3638).

ON-CALL PROPERTY ROLE FOR PROJECT ESTHER
Project Esther offers temporary accommodation to women and their families. We need to provide a contact person in case of property problems outside of office hours or over holiday weekends. This would be an on-call role, which we have rarely ever needed. Please get in touch with Daphne at dmarsden@swbc.org.nz if you are interested.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER – CCS DISABILITY ACTION
This role offers you an opportunity to work alongside disabled people and their whānau to support them to live the life they choose to access the community around them. We are currently looking for a support person/s for a permanent part-time position of 8-16 hours per week, over 2-4 working days, with no shift work or personal cares involved. If you like working with people independently and as part of a team, are reliable, flexible and relate well with a diverse range of people, this position may suit you. You also need to have a full driver’s licence and use of a reliable car, mileage will be paid. If you are interested, in the first instance, please email your CV to mandy.price@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz, or call 03 7413 282 to discuss it further.

LABYRINTH AT ST LUKE’S, CHRISTCHURCH
You are welcome to use the labyrinth at St Luke’s, Christchurch. The labyrinth is viewed as a metaphor for life’s journey. Walking the labyrinth helps us to address challenges, meditate, pray, and find peace and serenity. The St Luke’s labyrinth is always open, and there is a guided walk at 10am on Saturdays. Click here for more information. (St Luke’s is on the corner of Manchester and Kilmore Streets, behind the White Chair Earthquake Memorial.)

EXTERNAL EVENTS

AOTEAROA – NEW ZEALAND: A HISTORY OF HOSTILITY OR PEACE?
Historian, author and poet Keith Newman answers these questions and
more. Friday September 23, 7.30pm – An overview. Find out more here. Saturday September 24 – In-depth workshop. Find out more here.

REDEEMING THE SCREEN: FOOD, FILM & FACILITATED DISCUSSION
Join Laidlaw College on 29 September as they watch a documentary from Nigeria about an imam and a pastor who, through their friendship, grew peace in their communities. With help from people engaged in this area, you’ll wrestle together with the questions brought up by the film. Find out more and RSVP via Laidlaw’s website.

FRANKLIN GRAHAM – GOD LOVES YOU TOUR
Rev. Franklin Graham will share in New Zealand 53 years after his father’s (Billy Graham) historic trip to the country. They’ll be in Christchurch on November 12 – find out more on their website.