Noticeboard

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

Check out our volunteering and employment opportunities here.

MERCY BASKETS
With people and especially families having to isolate, we would really appreciate donations of food for our Mercy Basket. This food can be dropped at Reception anytime between 9am and 1pm, Monday to Thursday. Suggestions: Tinned tomatoes, pasta, pasta sauce, baked beans, spaghetti, soup, corn, tinned fruit, muesli bars, tinned tuna, Weetbix, biscuits, single pasta snacks and long-life milk.

HEALING ROOMS
Our next Healing Rooms is on Monday, May 16th, 7.30pm.
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 emailing 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.

NEW HORIZONS – Activities for seniors and supporters of seniors
The Cobham Hall Foot Clinic is held on the 3rd Monday of each month by appointment only. Phone Rosemary on 027 338 9607, or leave a message at the church office: 338 4163. The Foot Clinic is also looking for volunteers, please get in touch if you could help.

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.

Purau Holiday House is available for rent, with a discounted rate for SWBC of $100 per night. It’s a tranquil one-bedroom cottage with spacious grounds and a 7-minute walk to Purau Bay. Contact Eunice on 022 182 1180 or at mtevansenquiries@gmail.com.

CONSTRUCTION WORK
Gardiner Construction is on the hunt for any labourers, qualified builders, or anyone looking to begin their apprenticeship. Part-time and full-time positions are available. GCL is a small construction company building locally and you may know some of the team who attend SWBC. Any questions, please email Brett at brettg.gcl@gmail.com or phone 021 992 214.

WANTED: HOUSE TO RENT
We are looking for a 2-3 bedroom rental property for a young family. Do you have one you’d like to rent out? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Please email coms@swbc.org.nz if you can help.

HOROMAKA HOMEWORK HUB
I have 24 young men aged 13-16 who play basketball at Hillmorton High. We are working hard at creating a team culture where they can succeed! Some of the boys don’t have a lot of support and are struggling to keep up with their school work. Basketball is the tool, but education and care are the motivators! They need mentoring. They need people who will help them break the cycle of not valuing themselves and their education. I’m looking for some volunteers to help with a homework hub. Here are the details:

When: Monday 3:15pm – 4:15pm at Hillmorton High
Who: I need three or four adults – could suit a retired teacher or anyone with a big heart who wants to help.
Why: To keep these boys on track with their education. To tutor them. To encourage them. To have more adults invested in them.
What: A chance to check on how the boys are going and provide tutoring and help with school work. A chance to show them we care and help them not to fall behind. We will also be addressing the basics of “a life worth living”, covering the following topics: Sleep patterns; nutrition; regular exercise; avoiding addiction to technology, gaming or porn; training discipline; goal setting; that life is all about relationship and balancing the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual, etc.

Currently about half of these boys are attending church youth group.
Could you spare an hour a week? Contact Dave Langrell on 027 217 9296 to find out more.