9 March 2023
A couple of weeks ago I wrote to you and asked that you hold in your hearts those in the North Island impacted by flooding and the devastating Cyclone Gabrielle, which particularly affected the East Coast.
Please continue to remember those who have lost lives, family and friends, homes and livelihoods.
Continue to pray for strength and resilience for the people and churches and church leaders in the most impacted areas; they are being called upon to give so much, often while contending with their own difficult situations.
When I wrote previously, we were in the process of contacting our presbyteries and reaching out to affected parishes. They continue to face very difficult and challenging circumstances. And a few of our parishes remain isolated.
So that we can share information as we receive it, we have created a PCANZ Cyclone and Floods updates page on the Church website. I encourage you to read there what our parishes and presbyteries are sharing on how they are working with their communities, what help they might need, and which relief funds they support..."
Read the Moderator's pastoral emails to the Church in full on the Church website PCANZ: Floods & Cyclone Gabrielle page https://www.presbyterian.org.nz/about-us/contact-us/pcanz-floods-cyclon…
Keep checking it and keep in your thoughts and prayers all those on the hard road to recovery.
Yours in Christ
Right Rev Hamish Galloway