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 
19 Jan 10am Morning Service          Bruce                                   Rev  Graham Drummond
26 Jan 10am Family Service            Worship Band                       Rev Graham Drummond
2 Feb 10am Morning Service           Barbara                                 Rev Tani Haunga
9 Feb 10am Holy Communion         Joshua                                   Rev Tani Haunga
           

Church Duty Roster:                               Morning tea roster:
19 Jan – Christine Perise                    January – Congregation
26 Jan – Fia Filiva’a
2 Feb – Setoa Matatia                        2 Feb – Asafo Family
9 Feb – Ruth Alesana                         9 Feb – Asonei Fuimaonos Family


Duty Elder:                                   Duty Managers:

Jan – Kwame Afosa             Jan – Junior, Faafeta’i Lamoni
                                                                             
Door Duty:                                    Projector & Sound desk       
Jan – Betty, Rivalina               Jan – Elton, Olela

Sweeping carpark                         Meetings coming up

Jan – Women’s Ministry              January – Meeting free 

Men’s Coffee
This ministry continues every Monday morning 10.30am at the local cafe.  
See Simon for more details

Wednesday Prayer Meeting

We continue with our weekly prayer meeting on Wednesdays, 11am in Church foyer.  If you have a prayer request, pass it on to Tani, or place it in the Prayer box by the ramp.  All welcome!

Lectionary 2019-2020 copies are available in the foyer. 
This has all the Scripture readings for Sunday messages for the next year.  You are welcome to take a copy.

Annual Church Picnic on Monday 27 January 2020, 10am – 2pm at Coyle Park, Point Chev.  Mark your diary, more details to come.

Laidlaw offers Block Courses in 2020
Laidlaw College is offering a range of block courses during March 2020 based at its Henderson campus. While the teaching part of the course is blocked, there will be readings and assignments throughout the semester for those doing the course for credit.
•    YOUTH MINISTRY: INTRODUCTION 23-27 MARCH 2020
This course introduces students to biblical and theological foundations for youth ministry, including effective and sustainable youth ministry, engagement with theory and practical approaches, and responses to the pastoral needs of young people.

•    HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND CHRISTIANITY 23-27 MARCH 2020

An in-depth survey of the development of Christianity in Aotearoa New Zealand, from the arrival of Samuel Marsden in 1814 until the present day.  An optional field trip up North will also take place March 27-29.

•    SURVEY OF ISLAM (608.615/715) | 23-27 MARCH 2020

This course provides students with a general knowledge of Islamic history, with particular reference to Southeast Asian and Australasian contexts, as well as the core doctrines and the institutions of the Islamic faith. It also considers contemporary developments and trends in global Islam and introduces students to the principles and methods of Christian-Muslim relations.

•    WHAKAPAPA: INTRODUCTION (649.515) 23-27 MARCH 2020
This course introduces the kaupapa Māori concept of whakapapa (Atua/whenua/tangata) as a foundation for Māori indigenous theology. It provides a framework for right relationship and ethical action based on Gospel narratives, tracing whakapapa through the Old Testament leading to Incarnation, Redemption, and Mission.

There are more courses available in 2020, so check out their website www.laidlaw.ac.nz for more details.


 

From the ‘Community Connections’ Spring 2019 Newsletter: