The Inside Column 18/9

Posted in: The Inside Column- Sep 19, 2011 No Comments

At the last two Vestry meetings we have been discussing ways to raise funds for the work of the Parish. We asked you to pledge money and we have received $9,000, almost half of what we need. We asked you to give us your small change each month. Almost $100 in change was given for September. Thank-you for your generosity.

The fair is coming up in in 4 weeks time. Please help us by promoting this event. Ask neighbours if they have goods they want to give to the White Elephant and encourage them to come to the fair.

Another fundraising idea raised at Vestry by Anne Egan (thank-you Anne!) was a movie fundraiser. The first of these is Holy Roller. Made in Christchurch just prior to the September quake, it is an uplifting comedy-drama both written and co-produced by Australian actor, Angus Benfield. The film stars Angus Benfield, Mark Hadlow, Simon Barnett and a cameo by Jason Gunn. Holy Roller has been selected for 5 international film festivals.

The Story…A shepherd without a flock, Pastor Luke struggles to attract a single congregant to his rural services. Moving to the city in search of work, he stumbles across feisty musician, Kate, and her brother, Simon, a debt-ridden nightclub owner whom he revives from a near-fatal overdose. Simon is inspired by this ‘miracle’ to transform his nightclub into a church, using Luke as its preacher. With some musical assistance from Kate, the church flourishes, fulfilling Luke’s dream of cleaning up the streets and making a real difference to the community. Meanwhile, some of the city’s denizens are not so pleased with the dwindling levels of vice on the streets. Bowing to underworld pressure, Simon must betray Luke, delivering him into the hands of arch-crime boss, Mr Rothschild. Now Luke will face his ultimate test…

Starting at 3.30pm at the Suter Cinema with afternoon tea, we have ‘Pastor Luke’ (Angus Benfield) at the screening. Angus will introduce the movie and share about his faith at the end.

This is an ideal opportunity to bring the friends and un-churched to see and hear the gospel in action.

We have 159 seats available at $20 Buy tickets from the office or in the foyer after services.

For more info visit the movie website:


Yours in Christ


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