Notices                             

Thank you for joining us in worship today. If you are visiting from another congregation, please convey our greetings to your home Church.

Hospitality 11.10am:
Join us for morning tea in the hall after the service.  All welcome!


Services coming up:                                     Worship Music                           Preacher 
8 Dec 10am Holy Communion                   Joshua                                           Rev Tani Haunga
8 Dec 7pm Music Fellowship
15 Dec 10am Carols & Readings               Bruce                                            Children’s Christmas Drama
22 Dec 10am Family Service                        Worship Band                             Rev Tani Haunga
24 Dec 7.30pm Christmas Eve    
25 Dec 10am Christmas Day
29 Dec 10am Thanksgiving                           Michael                                         Rev Tani Haunga

 
Church Duty Roster:                               Morning tea roster:
8 Dec – Noah Brown                             8 Dec – Mele & Heilala
15 Dec – Betty Kwok                            15 Dec – Congregation
22 Dec – Mele Mafi                               22 Dec – Congregation
29 Dec – Faafetai Matatia                   29 Dec – Congregation

Duty Elder:                                   Duty Managers:

Dec – Ros Iefata Alipia             Dec – Kwame, Lata
                                                                             
Door Duty:                                    Projector & Sound desk        
Dec – James, Jamilla               Dec – Fale, Setoa


Sweeping carpark                         Meetings coming up

Dec – Mele & Heilala               8 Dec 11.30am Pastoral Care & Social
                                                     15 Dec 11.30am Property & Finance
                       


Men’s Coffee Fellowship  Monday mornings 10.30am
. All welcome!

Community Soup on Tuesday 12noon in small hall.  All welcome.

Wednesday Prayer Meeting  11am every Wednesday morning.  

Seniors Lunch 3 December in the small Hall, 12 noon.
A big thank you to those who helped put together the Seniors Lunch Fellowship.  All who attended, enjoyed the lunch very much.  Wishing you all a blessed Christmas.

Community Market Thank you all for supporting the Community Market during the year.  Funds raised help our ministries.  Thank you again.

Ruach Aotearoa 6 – 8 December
We took part in the Ruach Aotearoa sessions as we participate in fasting and praying for the spiritual state of Aotearoa.  2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land”.   Please continue to pray for our nation, that people may come to know the Lord, Jesus Christ, as their Saviour.

Music Fellowship – 8th December 7pm

We will have our Music Fellowship tonight, 7pm.  This will be a Christmas theme music service.  This music fellowship will be our Christmas celebration for the year, so come along and celebrate.  Bring a song, bring your family, bring a friend, and come along and celebrate.  All welcome!


Singing Christmas carols at Pak’nSave – 10th Dec between 2 – 6pm
We will be singing Christmas Carols at the local Pak’nSave Christmas Celebration, on Tuesday, 10th Dec.  We will start at 3pm, and continue (with breaks) until 6pm.  Pak’nSave will have other activities on the day, including children’s painting and colouring.  Come along and sing with the choir, or just come and enjoy.  If you need further details, see Tani after the service.

Live in Christian community for three months
Sister Eveleen Retreat Centre on Scarborough Hill in Christchurch is inviting applications from those interested in living in an intentional Christian Community for three months this summer. $100 per week shared twin room and self-catering. Enquiries to sister.e.retreat@gmail.com  Applications close 5 Dec 2019.

Soweto Gospel Choir coming to NZ
The Soweto Gospel Choir are bringing their Freedom tour to New Zealand from 18-29 March 2020 in honour of Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s struggle for freedom. For more details, go to www.sowetogospelchoir.com

The First Kiwi Christmas children’s book
A new children’s book, titled The First Kiwi Christmas has been released with the aim of making New Zealand’s early bicultural history more accessible to children. Targeting 4 to 7 year olds, this little-known story tells of the warm relationship that developed between Rev Samuel Marsden and two Ngāpuhi rangatira: Te Pahi and Ruatara. Learn more at www.bigbook.nz/firstkiwichristmas


Thank you for joining us in worship today.

 

From the ‘Community Connections’ Spring 2019 Newsletter: