Church Vintage Picnic

A great chance to get together and spend some quality time eating, chatting and having some old fashioned fun!

After the service, 12 noon, on the lawn next to church, under the marquee, with plenty of space to spread out. Its a BYO event and we will have a BBQ onsite so that you can burn, I mean cook your sausages or whatever else you bring.

See you there, don’t forget the sunscreen, hat and hydration!

How to give from the heart without giving an arm and a leg!

I came across this article written by Nikki Bray about the way we give gifts at Christmas. There are some great ideas for gifts that can mean a bit more to those that receive them.

So click on the link below to be inspired this Christmas to move away from the commercial aspect of Christmas. Maybe the suggestions in the article will give you ideas of your own.

How to give your heart this Christmas without giving an arm and a leg!

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Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

It is so much fun to fill a shoe box full of goodies to give to a child who may never have received anything. The joy these children feel when given a gift like this is overwhelming.

We encourage you to take part in this appeal. Grab a box and information pamphlet, check the list of what you can and can’t put in the box, include your postage and drop it in to the church or look on the website (link below) for other places to drop your shoe box off. If dropping to the Kaiapoi Baptist Church, boxes need to be delivered no later than 25th October.

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Click on the link to go to the website for more information: https://samaritanspurse.org.au/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal | Kaiapoi Baptist Church

Welcome to Spring!

Don’t you just love the change of seasons, when the spring flowers bloom, the baby animals are born and the weather turns nicer? Below is a photo taken by Sarah-Jane on the Godley Heads walking track. It reminds me of when in the Bible Jesus is referred to as the Lamb of God. The reason for this is that Jesus came to be the sacrifice for our sins, lambs were used in Jewish culture as a sacrifice to God. I know for myself, I sure am grateful for Jesus’ sacrifice for me to be able to have a life eternal with God.

If you or someone you know is seeking the answers to life and how to live it better, we are currently running an Alpha Course and would love for others to join us on the 13th September in the back lounge at Kaiapoi Baptist Church, at 3 pm. Afternoon tea is provided so come have a cuppa and a conversation about life’s difficult questions.

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

It’s coming up to that time of year when we can bless a child in need that lives in a different country. The joy these children experience when receiving their special parcel is beyond words.

Personally I love filling up a couple of boxes, buying the gifts that go inside. It’s even more fun doing it with my daughters then packing and decorating the box at home. Giving Christmas to a child that may not have ever received a gift to themselves is a such a blessing to us.

If you would like to know more information, click on the link below or contact the Kaiapoi Baptist Church office.

https://samaritanspurse.org.au/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Alpha

Do you know someone who is asking the big questions?

The Alpha Course is a series of sessions that shows a video designed to answer the big questions of life. Following the video is a time for conversation and discussion.

Home baking, good coffee or tea and new friends!

There is no pressure and no charge.

Starts: 30th August, 3pm. Weekly sessions every Sunday afternoon after that.

Venue: 67 Fuller Street, Kaiapoi. In the lounge at the back of Kaiapoi Baptist Church

RSVP to office@kaiapoibaptist.org.nz or phone 3278347 and leave a message.

For more information on the Alpha Course head to https://www.alpha.org.nz/