In the Movies!: This morning a short promotional video about parish life is being made to be posted on our Facebook page, YouTube and our website. Jonny ParryJennings, a professional videographer and member of the Riccarton Community Church, has offered to make two short films for the parish to promote parish life and stimulate faith discussions. Thanks for this generous offer! The Communications Team have for a long time wanted to begin using this media so we thank Jonny for the opportunity to make a start!

Admin Building: During the week I met with Corinne Haines, Don Mackenzie and Chris Wilson to firm up our scope of work for the Admin Building. This followed a successful staff brainstorming session. There will be a new roof, new double glazed windows and the whole building will be brought up to a modern standard for effective ministry and mission.

Congratulations!: Congratulations to Anna and Jason Pudney on the birth of their daughter Ruth recently. This is Anna and Jason‟s first child and we praise God for her safe arrival. Please pray for Ruth as she has spent time in hospital.

Mainly Music: I heard just the other day about a mainly music group that had recently shut down because of the low number of community parents and children attending. This is in contrast to our very lively mainly music group where there is a waiting list and each Friday the hall is filled with the sounds of music and play. Many thanks to Pip and her team! It is such a privilege for me to meet and share with a whole range of people each Friday.

Arohanui, Canon Mark