A Visit from Kylee & Co.

 Friday 24th March 2023

We had lots of March birthdays to celebrate at CFFD’s fortnightly meeting today. The photo shows Heather holding one cake and Wendy holding another. Unfortunately, one of the cakes ended up on the floor!

Waikato CFFD March birthday people standing in a line with a lady holding a cake

It was great to have the wonderful Kylee Black and her team with us today at CFFD Waikato to demonstrate lots of the great products that Kylee and Co are making available to the disability community. You can also check out the website at kyleeandco.nz or the Kylee & Co Facebook page. So many amazing and practical ideas to make life more accessible. Kylee is shown in the photo demonstrating a handle that makes it easier to hold a fizzy drink can.

Waikato CFFD Kylee Black demonstrating a Kylee and Co product

We Can Trust God with our Worries

Friday 10th March 2023

Today was the day for our fortnightly CFFD gathering.

Charleen made some yummy quiches for us to eat for lunch. Thanks so much, Charleen.

Tommy K (Tom Kelley) played the keyboard and led us singing Our God Is An Awesome God, You Give Me Shelter, and That My Soul Knows Very Well. He also entertained us with other songs from his amazing repertoire. Thanks so much, Tom.

Then Sheree shared a few Scriptures with us that lift her up when she is feeling down: Proverbs 3v5-6, 1 Peter 5v7, and Matthew 11v28-30. Thanks so much, Sheree.

We had some good discussion and some great contributions from Ron and Tommy. The take home message was that we can trust God with our worries because He cares for us and He wants to guide us on the right path. We can acknowledge Him and cast our cares on Him by starting each day with time in His presence, spending time praying and reading His word.

Happy Birthday Danielle

Friday 24th February 2023

We had a special gathering at CFFD Waikato today. It was great to see Kirsty Armitage, the national director, her baby daughter Abigail, and Manuele, all down from Auckland. That day was also the 40th birthday celebration for Danielle Gibbs who recently joined the CFFD Waikato committee. Our treasurer Dean Viviani is shown in the photo presenting her with the birthday cake. Our co-leader Heather Major is in the background holding Abigail. Manuele is sitting next to Danielle. Danielle posted on our Facebook page “Thank you 🙂 it was a great day 😊 and a lovely surprise 😁 Annette Viviani made a delicious carrot cake 😋 thank you everyone for making my 40th birthday so special.”

Waikato CFFD AGM

Saturday 18th February 2023

At the annual general meeting of CFFD Waikato held today, the following people were elected to the committee:

Co-leaders: Heather Major and Annette Viviani

Secretary: Carolyn Cittadini

Treasurer: Dean Viviani

Committee members: Marc van de Laar, Cathy Harbour, Tony O’Keeffe

New committee members: Danielle Gibbs, Angela Clements

We are looking forward to a great year together.

First Gathering of 2023

Saturday 21st January 2023

Today was the first gathering of CFFD Waikato for 2023. We got together to celebrate the 60th birthday of Marc van de Laar. It was a great occasion with great food and great fellowship and a great crowd of about 40 people. The place was bursting at the seams!

2022 Christmas Party

Saturday 3rd December 2022

Today was the Christmas party combined with Ryder Cheshire. About 50 people gathered in the hall at All Saints Church. Lots of fun and games and a great time was had by all.

CFFD MEETING Saturday 18th September – Avalon AOG (JH

Saturday 18th September – Avalon AoG Church, 870 High Street, Avalon, Lower Hutt 5011
Worship: James  Davis Speaker: AGM Activity: Olympics – Team Sports

Afternoon Tea : Birthday Cake – Chris Lusk (80)

CFFD NEETINGSaturday 21st August – St Johns Trentham (VH)

Saturday 21st August – St Johns Trentham Anglican Church, 563 Fergusson Drive, Trentham, Upper Hutt 5018  Worship: James  Davis  ,Speaker: Graham Sunderland
Lunch: Soup and Bread Rolls

CFFD MEETING Saturday 17th July – Waikanae Baptist Church

Saturday 17th July – Waikanae Baptist Church  286 Te Moana Road, Waikanae 5036
Worship: James  Davis or DL
Speaker: Ruth Beale

CFFD Meeting Saturday 19th June – Oasis New Life Church, Naenae

Speaker: Daryl Green TBA (KG)

Some transport is available to this meeting at a cost of $7, for those physically unable to use public transport (others if there is room). If you are given a ride in a personal vehicle, please give your driver your $7. Travelling in the Branch van also costs $7. If you need transport, contact David Lusk (tel/text 0274990005) no later than Wednesday 16th Junel.