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Tuesday 20 March 2018

This weekend 24 and 25 March is Neighbours Day. Read Moderator Rt Rev Richard Dawson’s blog post about why this is an important day to mark.

"It’s Neighbour’s Day on 24th and 25th of March. I wondered how you are going to celebrate this special and valuable day? I wonder if you’ve asked the question at the heart of Neighbour’s Day, “Who is my neighbour?” This question, which was asked of Jesus by a teacher of the Law no less, has echoed down through the ages and is, perhaps, more pertinent now in this day and age than at any other time...

Thursday 15 March 2018

"I Love Taiwan" is an annual mission programme run by the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, for young adults aged 16-35. Participants learn about the life and culture of Taiwan, and share in the mission of the church, while meeting like-minded young adult Christians from all over the world.

Applications are invited from...

Thursday 15 March 2018

Read the latest Mingalaba bulletin which shares news of the mission partnership between our Church and the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar (PCM).

Stories include information about nurses aid scholarship recipients; the story of a manse in the remote Tedim synod that has been rebuilt following storm damage; and the work of Kanpalet Church where the PCM has outreach to animist and Buddhist communities - all projects that have been supported by Kiwi Presbyterians through Ricebowl Mission. 


Wednesday 14 March 2018

East Taieri Church, Mosgiel will host the South Island Ministry Conference 15 and 16 May 2018.

The conference focus is on, “A place of real people sharing their story, both the joy & the pain. Experienced people in ministry sharing from their journey. Great opportunities for kicking around crunch issues and sharing good ideas. Heaps of fun and encouragement. Worshipping together & encouraging one another in prayer & fellowship”.

There will be a wide range of workshops that are small enough for in-depth discussion; team building—bring others from...

Thursday 08 March 2018

Neighbours Day Aotearoa is just around the corner. On the 24th-25th March, Kiwis from Cape Reinga to Bluff will be coming together to get to know one another over some good old-fashioned Kiwi hospitality. 

In previous years, Presbyterian and Uniting parishes around Aotearoa have got behind Neighbours Day by hosting events - either in conjunction with other community organisations or on their own. Some do a simple morning tea at church, others a BBQ in the church carpark. Movie nights, street parties and family fun events have also been hosted. What can you do to reach out to...

Friday 23 February 2018

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is seeking four young people to take part in an 18-month internship programme.

Applications must be aged 21-29 and actively involved in church. Successful applicants will work at the WCC headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland for 12 months followed by a six-month work placement in New Zealand. Each intern is assigned a specific work project in one of the programme areas of the WCC, and will carry out his/her tasks in cooperation with programme staff, one of whom will supervise each intern.

WCC offer interns a living allowance comparable with a...

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Fasting Fridays

Lent, in the Christian calendar, is defined as a period of spiritual preparation for the highlight of the Easter celebration.

Easter is the highpoint of the Christian calendar. Arguably it is from this point that all liturgy and Christian worship begin.

One of the most common approaches to Lent was the practice of fasting – largely from food or specific food types. Why fasting?

In the Old...

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Click to download the autumn 2018 edition of Spanz. In this edition Presbyterians speak...

Tuesday 20 February 2018

The date for public submissions on euthanasia and assisted suicide has been extended to midnight Tuesday 6 March 2018. You can send make a submission to the Justice Select Committee considering the End of Life Choice Bill before the Bill gets its second reading in Parliament.

Have your say on this important issue.

The Interchurch Bioethics Council has collated some resources to help congregations engage with this important issue. Check the resources, including a short video which discusses what euthanasia is (and isn't): http...

Monday 19 February 2018

Presbyterian Women Aotearoa New Zealand (PWANZ) has launched their International Women’s Day Special Collection, 11 March 2018.

At General Assembly 2016, the Assembly decided that a PWANZ Special Collection be taken on the Sunday nearest to International Women’s Day each March to support the ongoing advocacy role of Presbyterian Women Aotearoa New Zealand locally, regionally, internationally, as well as at the United Nations.

Please support this collection and the work of the PWANZ. ...


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