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:

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal | Kaiapoi Baptist Church


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 or phone 3278347 and leave a message.

For more information on the Alpha Course head to

Baptist Magazine

The latest Baptist Magazine is out. We have a copy in the foyer of the church for people to browse through. There’s some great articles in there that are a source of inspiration and hope. There are a couple of articles centered around the Mosque shooting as well as articles on what is happening around New Zealand and globally; all in all an interesting read. The link below is where you can read it online.