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

Midweek update and coloring in page

Hey Parklands peeps,    Won’t be meeting this Sunday physically. There’s a few details to be worked through. We’re planning to get our ducks lined up for the 7th, more details to come. Here’s Colin saying that. And here’s a colouring page for Pentecost  

Sunday 24th May Streamed service

This week we’re breaking with our (recent tradition). We’re going to try not pre-recording the Lead prayer at the start, and the family time. We’ll live stream them from our Zoom and upload them later. So If you’re checking this out before they are up  you’ll only see a message and some songs. However the message has been pre-recorded. This week we were reading from Exodus 25:1-9 and Exodus 31:1-11 (Hold your mouse over them to read them.  I thought I’d ask our building team to reflect on reading them; Some Songs for singing together Life Group/Bubble Study Notes Read – Exodus 25:1–9 and 31:1–11 (Click on this link for a 1 page PDF copy) Humans love building stuff.  Did…