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Epiphany Picnic January 6th 4pm

Hey all, Happy New Year and dust off the picnic gear!

The annual Patronal Festival parish picnic is on this Sunday at Hadlow School Library Lawn.

Bring a salad/dessert to share, and a smile. Hopefully the sunshine will also hang around for the fun. Bring your choice of beverage. Meat on the BBQ will be supplied.

Everybody in the community is welcome

Children’s Nativity Pageant December 9th

What a wonderful nativity pageant!

It happened on SUNDAY DECEMBER 9th, 11.30am AT EPIPHANY.

Written by Andrea Kidd, “Let’s Go” told the story of the Nativity from a different perspective. Everybody who wanted to be involved found themselves a costume, and had at least one line to learn: “Let’s Go!”

 

Services for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany and beyond

Advent:

8:00 am and 9:30 am Sundays

10:00 am Wednesdays

 

Nativity Service at Son Rise Children’s Service, 11:30 am on December 9th.

Christmas:

Midnight Mass 11:45 pm Dec 24th,

9:00 am Christmas Day

Post-Christmas: 30th Dec to 27th January one Sunday service 9:00 am (note there will be a Wednesday service on 26 Jan but not on 2nd Jan)

Son Rise Children’s Service takes a break until the second Sunday in February at 11:30 am. See you there!

Epiphany Patronal Festival Sunday January 6th at 9:00 am. There will be a parish BBQ at 4.00 pm on January 6th at Hadlow School grounds. Come and meet the friendly Epiphany folks! Bring a salad and a smile (meat provided).

Cursillo graduates

Karen Lundie and Annabel Hawkes attended a recent Cursillo weekend in Featherston. 

What is Cursillo? I hear you ask…

Cursillo is a short course in Christian Living, an international movement that brings together men and women from around the Diocese for three days of bible study, prayer, Christian renewal, and fellowship, encouraging Christian community.

It is led by veterans of the course, called Cursillistas, and included loads of laughter, food, and discussion. Both Karen and Annie highly recommend it!

We have new co-Vicars! Alleluia and Praise the Lord

 

Sarah and Hennie Nathnagel will join Epiphany as our new co-vicars early in 2019. 

Sarah and Hennie come to us from various ministries in the Wellington Diocese. Both ordained in 2012, Sarah and Hennie are young, enthusiastic, and keen to lead the parish to grow, developing a sense of community.

Each brings different, complementary skills to the position: Sarah shares her vision of “creating a community in a congregation, to encourage hospitality and to walk the faith journey together”; Hennie  believes that “leadership is a collaborative role, empowering and coaching people while being permission-giving, a host rather than a hero approach.”

The Epiphany community welcomes in the New Year with new leaders and friends: welcome Sarah and Hennie!

Son Rise Children’s Service Is Here and Now

Son Rise Children’s ChurchSon Rise Children’s Church is a part of the Epiphany community now after two successful events. The second Sunday of every month offers fun, music, and worship for kids of all ages. Come along and see what all the fun is about.

Next service is December 9th at 11 30 am. Come and join in the fun, and bring a friend! It will be a Nativity play, so bring yourselves and your friends and be ready to tell the most amazing story ever.

 

Mothers’ Union at Epiphany

On Tuesday 6th November the Epiphany branch of Mother’s Union celebrates 70 years in existence. Celebrations start with a service at 1.45 pm at Epiphany Church.
 
Come along and see what this vibrant and faithful group of women (and men) are all about in celebration, prayer, and fellowship. New members are welcome!
 
There is a catered afternoon tea to share.
 
If you want to know more, contact Cheryl Hansen through the Epiphany Church office.
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Kids Song and Story

Epiphany Church Hall
 
Kids Song and Story operates every Friday morning during the School Term from 9.30 until 10.30
 
We provide a caring Christian environment for Pre-schoolers (new born – six) and their Parents/Caregivers
During our session we sing, move to music, enjoy finger play and stories.
Our team of helpers provide morning tea. Children can play with toys inside and enjoy the outdoor play area while Parents/Caregivers can chat and make new friends.
 
A coin donation can be made if desired.
 
More information? Phone Pam 3786740 or turn up on the day.
All Welcome.