This Month’s News 2020

The parish newsletter will be updated each month in print form, and available at service each Sunday. We always contact church members with extra important information.

February 2020

Church Ministry start dates for 2020

Sunday Club and Little lights start up again Sunday Feb 9th.
Kiddiccino starts back on Monday 10 Feb
Youth Group starts back on Tuesday 11th Feb (probably)
Girls’ Brigade starts back on Monday 10 Feb and Wednesday 12 Feb
BBC (Bible, Biscuits and Coffee group) restarts 10am in the lounge, Thursday Feb 13th.
Rintoul Youth Group will be every Friday evening starting in early Feb.

Wider Church Events January to March 2020

•    Jan 11th First Kaibosh and BBQ at Granville 4pm for BBQ set up 5pm for Kaibosh

•    Monday 13th First Kaibosh at Rintoul St. flats

•    Jan 23rd: Congratulations to former IBPC-er Donald Gordon who is being ordained as the minister at Wadestown Presbyterian, 7:30pm, all welcome!

•    Jan 25th: IBPC planning retreat at the Home of Compassion 10am-3pm. Please pray for vision and discernment as our Parish Counselors, Managers, and ministry and outreach leaders gather to seek God’s will for the next season of our life together.

•    Jan 26th we have a guest preacher joining us, Jeff Woollett from Barnabas Fund. Barnabas Fund is an international Christian charity seeking to support the persecuted Church around the world – visit The loose offering that day will go towards their work, and Jeff will bring literature and loiter after the service to answer questions.

•    Jan 30th first day of Fruit and Vege Coop on a Thursday with pickups at Rintoul St 4-6pm

•    Jan 30th first day of Granville lunch (on Thursdays this year!) 11.30am till 1pm.

•    Feb 8-9th: Island Bay Festival 2020. We will be having a garage sale on the Saturday morning 10am-noon, and we hope to have a kids float in the parade at 1.30pm also on the Saturday. The big Island Bay “Day in the Bay” is on Sunday 9th and will include a Teddy Bears’ Picnic at 12pm in Shorland Park. See Mel for info on festival activities.

•    Feb 11th: 7:30pm PC meets

•    Feb 18th: 7:30pm Bd of Managers meets

•    Mar 1st Children’s Day in Berhampore – UV team leads local event

•    Mar 1st, 8th, and 15th we will collect for the DCM Foodbank.

•    Mar 21-22: Our under-12 year old members of Sunday Club, GB, BB, and ICONZ will be doing a tramp starting from the Holdsworth Lodge in the Wairarapa.

•    Mar 27-29th Passionfest 2020

•    Apr 3-5: Church camp 2020 at Kaitoke YMCA. Bring kayaks, books, board games and outdoor gear. Our speaker will be from a youth work organisation serving at-risk teens in Waipukurau for around 30 years, and spawned by the local Presbyterian Church.