Today marks an end of an era for Sumner Bays Union Trust. For four years, office has been located in the vestry of the Redcliffs Union Church on Augusta Street. Today we moved from there to the main office at the Redcliffs Community Shed at 99c Main Road. I have immense gratitude to the Union Parish for hosting me for the last four years. I've come through some of the most turbulent times in Christchurch history in that room - literally as well as figuratively. Thank you.
To find the new office, your best bet is to park on Augusta Street and cross Main Road at the zebra crossing. Walk up the long driveway beside the hairdressers and Redcliffs Community Shed is the building at the very rear of the property. Our phone number and email address will remain the same. A big thanks to Dave Kennedy and Peter Eggeling for moving me in... I couldn't have done it without you.
For the last 22 or so months I've shared premises with the Beryl McCombs Kidsfirst Kindergarten at Redcliffs. Liz, Gary and Fiona are fantastic teachers and I'd like to thank them for being so willing to share the premises with me and with the various groups running under the auspices of Sumner Bays Union Trust.
Finally some start dates for 2013:
Mini Music resumes at Sumner on Tuesday 22 January at the old Sumner School hall kitchen. It resumes in the Redcliffs Union Church on Thursday 24 January. Both sessions are at 9.30 am. Beth Cohen is our new Mini Music tutor for 2013. Beth comes from New York and has a background teaching various instruments, including xylophone. We look forward to having Beth relieve while Cathy White is on maternity leave during 2013.
Sumner Tea & Talk resumes on Monday 21 January in the old Sumner School hall kitchen. Thank you to everyone who has helped during 2012.
Redcliffs Coffee & Conversation resumes on Thursday 17 January 2013 in the Redcliffs Union Church. Both Coffee & Conversation and the Redcliffs session of Mini Music will be moving temporarily while the repairs are carried out on the Redcliffs Union Church premises. I will let you know ahead of time when this is to be.
The SBUT office will close at 3 pm tomorrow, Thursday 20 December 2012 and will reopen on Monday 14 January 2013.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.
Community Development Worker
Sumner Bays Union Trust
027 781 1348