A couple of myths continue about “teachers have long holidays and short working hours” and “ priests only work on Sundays.” Spending a week in either workplace would exhaust many people with the dedication required to do the multi- tasking well. Both vocations usually involve a great deal of community work outside of working hours, and this as volunteers. The community is also enriched by all the wonderful citizens who give many hours in voluntary jobs.
Today some may join the team in setting up the Boot, Trash and Treasure Sale ready for 9.00 am Saturday.
Last Sunday it was good to welcome some new faces at Café Church, where the program featured an animated film. Some very interesting reflections were shared before we had our meal. At the morning service we had sung Happy Birthday to Leone for her ‘milestone fifty’, and as usual the Baker family together with Denis, kept the evening gathering moving along. Café Church is open to everyone, but especially for families who perhaps have other commitments on Sunday mornings, also for families or singles who feel more comfortable with the informality of the gathering.
A wonderful service of thanksgiving for the life of Thora Brown was held on Tuesday, led by Rev’d Denis, with many visitors coming back to celebrate Thora’s almost 98 years of a life well lived. Husband Lindsay was also remembered, and Thora lived to see their first great grandchild, a boy born on Lindsay’s birthday. Fr Max Bowers added his reflections to those of the family, meeting many old friends at the luncheon following, and remarking that Thora had been the initiator of what is now a professional standard Catering Group for the Anglican Function Centre.