Christmas 2021 plans

You are welcome to join us at our Christmas eve or Christmas Day service this Christmas. No service on Boxing day…

Well-being and Welcomes

On Tuesday night our Elders met and we agreed that we’d operate according to the Covid-Protection framework for our Sunday Services in our building. This means to take part in a service held in our church building you’ll need to be double vaccinated.  If you are not, for the next couple of weeks we’ll also run a satellite service (live streamed) in the church hall for any who are not vaccinated, or not fully vaccinated.  Note : The Covid-Protection framework asks us not to mix in the carpark. Simply put this means you have three options this Sunday. 10:30 In-person service in the Church building (Whare karakia) for the vaccinated. 10:30 Streamed satellite service in the church hall for the…

Traffic Light

 In less than a month in New Zealand we will move from a levels and lockdown system to a traffic light system as part of our response to Covid.  We’re not certain what that will look like yet, but we do  know that as a church we are concerned that we care for anyone who is in a vulnerable position.  It seems like the situation (and rules) change quickly.  We are currently streaming our services on our facebook page, but as soon as it becomes difficult to meet, we’ll go back to hosting zoom meetings. We have appreciated the ability for multiple people to talk, the breakout rooms and so on. So if you are not sure what is happening,…

Following Jesus : The Call : Come and follow me.

  Small group Notes  Watch the video “How to age Gracefully” What advice would you give to someone who is a couple of years younger than you ?  Share your advice with each other – have some fun with it. It was the 10 year anniversary of the christchurch earthquake last week. Share a memory or two. If you had to give advice to yourself back then, what would you say ? One more story : We read a bit of “The Rabbit Listened” where Taylor builds a block tower and it’s knocked down.  What would you say to taylor when his blocks are knocked down ?  We’re going to pay attention to Peter.  Young Peter is a professional fisherman.…

Remembering the earthquakes

It’s been 10 years since the christchurch earthquakes plagued us. Last year was notable in that we moved out of our earthquake damaged building and this year we’re moving back in. While we did so, we found this memorial

January Services

Well we’re in the foyer of our refurbished building.  We gather at 10:30 on Sunday mornings.  It’s kind of stunning for us, but there is still a lot to do. We’ve jury rigged a rough sound system and found a bunch of chairs, but we’re kind of camping while we get all our ducks in a line for using the rest of the building. There’s a fair amount to do. What that means is that we’re not yet recording our services the way we used to, so no podcasts, and no live streaming right now. We hope to get that sorted by February, along with a loooong list of other changes. It’s great to have a building and to get…

What did you get for Christmas?

Merry Christmas, Don’t know what you got for Christmas, but we got a new/refurbished building. Planning an opening in February, but we had our first service in our foyer on Christmas day. (Can you spot a surprise guest).No service on the 27th (taking a break), back on the 3rd.