Services coming up:                   Music                            Preacher        
14 Oct 10am Morning Service     Joshua Arulanandham      Rev Tani Haunga
21 Oct 10am Baptism Service     Bruce Short                       Rev Tani Haunga
28 Oct 10am Family Service        Worship Band                   Rev Tani Haunga
4 Nov 10am Morning Service       Barbara Olds                   Testimony/Sharing

Church Duty Roster:             Morning tea roster:
4 Oct –   Noah Brown            14 Oct – Brown Family
21 Oct – Seli Fuimaono           21 Oct – Kapeni & Faafetai Family
28 Oct – Jamila Faalogo         28 Oct – Kwame & Teresa Family
4 Nov –   Fern Fuimaono          4 Nov – Tasi & Liliu Family

Duty Elder:                Duty Managers:
Oct – Lila Letoga      Oct – Asafo, Junior, Faafetai
Door Duty:                Projector & Sound desk        
Oct – Betty, Rivalina      Oct – Fale, Ruth

Meetings coming up:
14 October 11.30am            Pastoral Care & Social Committee
21 October 11.30am            Property & Finance Committee

Weekly Prayer meeting every Wednesday morning starting at 11am in Church Foyer.  All welcome.

Community Soup Outreach
We will have our first community soup lunch on Wednesday, starting 12.00pm.  All welcome.

Everil Orr Resthome monthly service.
The next service will be on Thursday, 25 October starting 10.30am.  

Family Lite Party coming up, 31st October, starting at 6pm.  We encourage children to come in ‘Light Hero’ costumes.  There will be games for the family, and light snack, and it will be a wonderful time for families.  All welcome.

Point Chevalier Parish inducted their new minister, Rev Fei Taulealeausumai Davis, on Thursday evening.  The service was attended by family and friends and members of Northern Presbytery.  We pray God’s blessings on them.
Community Garage Sale: Friday 26th October 6pm
All contributions for sale are welcomed.  The Children's Ministry: Intermediate Class will be hosting the sale on the night.  Please see Ros or Tai if you need further details.  Thank you.

Northern Presbytery Property & Finance will be holding Workshops; in North Shore on 14 November and in South Auckland 15 November.  These will provide updated information for parishes on their Property & Finance responsibilities and the assistance that is available to them.  A segment on insurance with a representative from Crombie Lockwood will be included as will advice on the links to the parish reviews which are currently underway.  North Shore Workshop will start 7pm on Wed 14 November at Forrest Hill Church.  South Auckland Workshop will start 7pm on Thurs 15 November at St Johns Church Papatoetoe.  Please advise Natalie on of likely numbers from your parish.

Pastoral Notice from AES – Rev Ned Ripley, QSM, JP
It is with sadness that I advise of the death of Rev Ned Ripley, QSM, JP in Auckland on Tuesday 9 October.  Ned was scheduled as one of the key note speakers at General Assembly, but could not attend due to ill health.  His prepared address was read by Fakaofo at General Assembly.   
Ned grew up in American Samoa.  He trained for ministry in the Congregational Church.  The Congregational Assembly voted in 1969 and at the General Assembly that year a service of reception was held and former congregational ministers and churches were welcomed – Ned was one of these.  Ned served at Otara Pacific Island Church, South Auckland Presbytery for fourteen years until July 1981.He was appointed Dean Maori and Polynesian Studies at the Theological Hall in Dunedin began in August 1981 and was formally inducted into the role on 27 February 1982.  Ned retired from the role at the end of 1989.We give grateful thanks to God for Ned’s life and faith and service – and pray for his family - Patupatu and Alex, Eric and Sasha, Robert and Salamasina, Roberta, Laloifi, Leone and Lasepi and all his grandchildren.

Decisions made at PCANZ General Assembly 2018
A summary of decisions made at General Assembly 2018 is available in the foyer.  Please take one for your information.