Rachel’s Vineyard Trust registered for ‘Givealittle’

Secure online donations through 'Givealittle'

Secure online donations to Rachel’s Vineyard (NZ) Trust through ‘Givealittle’

One of the advantages of being registered as a charitable trust, is that Rachel’s Vineyard NZ is now registered for secure online donations through the Telecom Foundation website: “Givealittle”.

If you haven’t used ‘Givealittle’ before, you’ll hopefully find it easy to navigate.  You’ll be directed to the Rachel’s Vineyard page and you’ll be invited to make a donation.  The website is secure and when you enter your email address, you will receive your tax receipt immediately.

Your donation will be paid into the Rachel’s Vineyard bank account in full – on the 20th of the next month.  It has been working well since we registered only a few weeks ago.

You’ll find us at:  http://www.givealittle.co.nz/org/RachelsVineyardRetreats

Once again – Thank You so much for your support.  It may be ‘givealittle’ but it means a lot.




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Rachel’s Vineyard (NZ) Trust – CC49941

Thanks to all those whose support and prayers have brought about the Rachel’s Vineyard (NZ) Charitable Trust.

Our donors and sponsors should all have received their donation certificates – please contact us if, for any reason, you are still waiting.  Remember to use the Charities Commission number for your donations to Rachel’s Vineyard (CC49941).


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2014 Retreat Programme (NZ)

The year ahead looks to be already full of blessings.  We have been able to confirm two dates for Retreats in New Zealand – the first weekend of  March and the first weekend of  October:

Friday 28 February to Sunday 2 March 2014

Friday 3 to Sunday 5 October 2014.

To find out more and to request Registration forms, please contact Wendy Hill on 027 254 9222 or email info@rachelsvineyard.org.nz

Places are limited and ALL enquiries are treated with strict confidence.

“I came that you could have life – and have it to the full.”  John 10:10

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Prayerful Countdown to November Retreat

Helping handsPreparations are in hand for the final Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for the year, which will take place over the first weekend in November, 2013.

  •  Thank you to those who have asked to join the Prayer Network.
  •  Thank you to those who have offered to help with the catering and donations of food for the weekend.
  •  Thank you to those who have made offers to help with transport out to the Retreat Centre

Please email your contact details to:  info@rachelsvineyard.org.nz or speak to Wendy Hill on 027 254 9222

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Julie Kelly, RV Australia, loses battle with cancer

The Australian Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats network has bid a sad goodbye to Dame Julie Kelly, whose bravery in encouraging the Catholic Church in Australia to find a compassionate and healing response to women and men who have been hurt by abortion, saw the establishment of the first International Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat site.

Julie had been receiving treatment for cancer for some time and on Thurs 17 October, she died, surrounded by family.

No doubt much will be recorded in the Australian Catholic media of her commitment to the establishment of Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats in Australia and her prayerful support of this work now established in New Zealand, but to those who knew her, even a little, her graceful intelligence, elegant manner and quick wit are what many will miss most.

Our prayers are with our Australian Rachel’s Vineyard colleagues, and with Julie’s family who so generously shared her with us.

Suzanne O’Rourke, 19.10.13

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Volunteers Formation Day

Small as a mustard seedYou have been trusted to look after something precious…… 1 Timothy 1:13 -14.

You are invited to an afternoon of prayer, reflection and formation for those wishing to help with Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats. Your contribution may be ‘small as a mustard seed’, but it has a place in this work.

Please join us in Lower Hutt for a light lunch at 12.30pm — we will finish at 3pm, Sunday 6 October. Please RSVP to Wendy Hill ph 027 254 9222 or Suzanne O’Rourke 021 549 528. Please download RV Volunteers postcard.

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New account details for supporters

The Wellington CDF (Catholic Development Fund)management team have advised they have reviewed their account handling facilities and will be phasing out current accounts, in favour of investment account facilities.

As a result, Rachel’s Vineyard has moved its banking arrangements from CDF Wellington to Kiwibank.

Rachel’s Vineyard bank account (effective 01 March 2013):

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats
Account number: 38-9014-0606936-00
Kiwibank, Lambton Quay Branch

For those who support the work of Rachel’s Vineyard by donations through automatic payment, a new payment authority will need to be started.  This can be done either through internet banking or by contacting your bank directly.

When making a donation through internet banking or througha regular automatic payment, please ensure that you put your name in the reference box, so we can acknowledge your donation.

Particulars:  ​DONATION
Reference:​[insert name]

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Retreat Schedule for 2013

Next Rachel Vineyards Retreat (Wellington)

1-3 November, 2013

Any enquiries or requests for information on Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats can be directed to:  info@rachelsvineyard.org.nz or to the Retreat Coordinator, Wendy Hill, Ph 027 254 9222.
All enquiries are treated sensitively and in strict confidence.

The Retreat Schedule for 2014 will be published soon.  We expect to have three Retreats in 2014.

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Movie Fundraiser – thanks!

A quick note of thanks to all those who supported the fundraising film evening.  Heartfelt appreciation – from all the Team.

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Tickets available for Movie Night

We would love to have you at our fundraising evening for Rachel’s Vineyard and to ask you for your prayers for its success.

The next Retreat is only a few months away (in November)  and to ensure that this goes ahead,  we need this event to be successful.  If you can help by attending or selling tickets please contact Wendy on 027 254 9222 or info@rachelsvineyard.org.nz. The movie is an oldie but a goodie and has had good reviews so it should be a great night out.  Tickets are $20. The movie starts at 6.30pm with drinks on Monday the 15 of October, at Lighthouse Cinema – 52 Beach Road, Petone. Thank you for your continued prayer support in the work to heal those affected by abortion. Please feel free to distribute this RVR film flyer. Blessings.

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