Meetings 2016

We were privileged to have Sharon Reynolds at our August meeting (13th). Sharon is an artist and while Dave was speaking she painted an amazing picture. She also had a canvas prepared to which everyone was able to contribute. At the next meeting in October Dave brought in the finished pictures for everyone to see. October meeting: we met at Papanui Baptist, an amazing venue. Once again Liz ran an activity where we divided into groups and made Christmas posters. A very … [Read more...]

Mystery Bus Trip March 2016

A fine sunny day, Ritchie's wheelchair bus, and a great bunch of Christchurch branch members, and we were off to a mystery destination. Very soon as we headed south, it was clear that our destination was Akaroa. An hour and a half later and a safe trip over the windy hill, and there we were. There was time for lunch and a wander around the town for those who wanted it. Or some chose to sit by the waterfront and watch the boats, or enjoy the park by the memorial. Too soon it was time to board the … [Read more...]

Day Camp at Kaiapoi, 11th April 2015

This year we chose to have a day camp and it worked well. Vicki again did a superb job of feeding us. Liz ran an activity in the morning for everyone to work in groups creating posters on our camp theme of 'God is Love'. Some excellent productions were created and displayed. Time was available in the afternoon for chatting, sharing about God's love, and walking in the extensive grounds. In the evening the usual talent was on display in the concert. Well done to all participants. It was a … [Read more...]

Addington Fair 22nd November 2014

In spite of dire weather forecasts, the day was sunny and warm. We had a stall as part of the fair, and enjoyed the day¬† working together. Thanks to all who contributed goods to sell and all our helpers on the day. … [Read more...]

200 Years of the Gospel in New Zealand

Marty Scheib from OAC was guest speaker at our August meeting. With his helper, Penguin the puppet, he shared about fishing for men as instructed by Jesus. He told us about the first missionaries coming to New Zealand two hundred years ago. He also told us the moving story of Tarore and the Gospel of Luke. Thank you, Marty. … [Read more...]

Christchurch Camp at Kaipoi

Wet weather didn't dampen spirits at our camp at Kaiapoi last weekend (11 - 13 April). Besides those staying in camp, about 15 members came out for the day on Saturday. Vicki, our wonderful cook, fed us well, and Paula came on board as our excellent nurse. Joan Parker flew down from Hawkes Bay as our speaker and brought excellent messages, giving her testimony, and admonishing us not to say 'I can't' when faced with difficulties, but look for a way to get around the problem so that we can say … [Read more...]

Christchurch CFFD : Bus Trip March 2014

We had a beautiful day enjoyed by about 40 from our group. Ritchie's bus is able to take wheelchairs which made it possible for four of our wheel chair users to participate. We left Christchurch about 10 am, had lunch in the Ashburton Gardens, and enjoyed looking around and seeing the aviaries. On our return journey we took the inland route with a brief stop at Methven. It was very pretty driving through the Rakaia Gorge, and then across the upper Waimakariri River bridge to head back to the … [Read more...]