St Johns, Johnsonville and Holy Trinity, Ohariu
Our Wednesday night parish prayer meetings have resumed. All welcome.
Our next meeting is Thursday, 7 February. It is a day outing to Katherine Mansfield House, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary. It is a guided tour with paintings and replanted garden. Cost of entry is $5, Historic Places Trust members free. Meet at the church carpark at 1.45pm to carpool. Followed by afternoon tea in the Hunter Lounge. Contact Christine Gibbons, 478-3748, by 25 January.
Our AGM this year will be held on Sunday, 3 March at 10.15am after a 9.15am service.
The Agenda will include:
Items of General Business must be notified eight days prior to the AGM, so give notice in writing to the Priest in Charge by Friday, 22 February.
The full Agenda and reports book will be available on Sunday, 17 February.
Nominations are called for the following positions:
Submit nominations for Vestry and People’s Warden by Friday 22 February. Persons nominated must be on the Parish Electoral Roll. A person may not be reelected to the same office for more than six consecutive years.
Nomination slips can be downloaded from the link below and are available at the rear of the Church. A record of nominations received will be available at the rear of the church.
AGM nomination form 2013 (pdf)
Passionfest is a weekend retreat, which will be held at Ngatiawa, Waikanae, on 22-24 February. This year it is about ordinary people doing extraordinary things to help out their communities. You can expect to be inspired, nourished, and entertained through speakers, workshops, music, drumming circles, fire performance, art space, spoken word, hangi and much more. Accommodation is camping. For more information and on-line registrations go to http://passionfest.co.nz/. Let David Earle know if you are interested in attending.
The Hall ceiling has been seismically strengthened and insulation has been installed in the ceiling. The Hall is now fully functional. In due course, it is expected the Hall will be assessed by the Wellington City Council as being 100% compliant of required Building Standard Code. We were impressed with the workmanship of the local Building Contractor Michael Harris and his son Joe.
We are very grateful to the Villas Trust who donated $10,000 toward the cost of the work.
Brian Hartley, Property Group