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September 23, 2019 Regular Features, September 2019 No Comments

Springtime and the Kirk Fair

September has brought us noticeably longer days and we are enjoying again the fresh new growth of the trees and flowers. 

There are changes too in our activities this month – having enjoyed the openness of our café style meetings in the hall over the winter months where we could chat easily with each other, and have had some great discussions, our Sunday morning services resume in the church this month.  

However – the last Sunday each month will be a café style meeting in the hall.

Looking ahead – but really only a few weeks’ away: the traditional First Church     Kirk Fair will take place on Saturday 12 October in the church hall on Weld Street. This popular event has been held every year for so many years (60+?) that we can’t readily date its origins! All the usual popular stalls will be running – especially our justly celebrated baking and preserves and produce. Bring your own bags for all the great and delicious bargains!

These days we are increasingly aware of the importance of living less wasteful and careless lives. At First Church we sometimes use a modern version of The Lord’s Prayer and in place of the familiar “Give us this day our daily bread….” we say these words:

Let us be simple in our needs,

Showing kindness and compassion for our neighbour, 

Sharing generously what we have,

Letting go our anger, resentment, hurts and fears.


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Martinborough Junior Hockey – 2019 Results and Prizegiving

Our 1st XI team came so close to victory in their final of the A-grade competition against rivals, MIS Falcons.  Martinborough scored an early goal in the first half of the game and held their defence until MIS scored a late goal in the final 3 minutes to draw 1-1 …

Kahutara School Hockey Wrap-up

Kahutara School managed to enter a total of three teams in various Wairarapa Hockey Association junior grades played at Clareville Hockey Stadium this season, a mean feat for a school of our size.  The Kahutara Blue team played Tuesday nights in the 6 Aside quarter field grade. The team did …

Junior Rugby

Our 2019 JAB season has come to an end, we have had an another amazing season with some awesome results. 2019 saw MRFC have around 75 registered players each year our numbers continue to grow and we have some huge things in the pipeline for 2020. Congratulations to all players …

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