Read the August edition of Rural Network News, the magazine of the ecumenical network of rural churches in New Zealand. In this newsletter they highlight the International Rural Churches Association conference which will be held in Canterbury in April 2018.
The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Presbyterian Church Property Trustees will be held at 4pm Thursday, 28th September 2017 in the boardroom of the Presbyterian Church Aotearoa New Zealand offices on Level 1, 275 Cuba Street, Wellington. Friends and associates are invited to attend. Presbyteries are welcome to send representatives. Afternoon tea available from 3.40pm. For catering purposes, please RSVP to Pat Griffin or phone (04) 381 8290.
Peace Sunday is coming up on 6 August, 2017.
This year's theme is "Hear a Just Cause, O Lord", and resources prepared by Christian World Service provide an opportunity to reflect on the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, and the possibility of a nuclear-free world. Download worship resources, including liturgy, Biblical reflections and ideas for children, on the Christian World Service website.
Presbyterian Women is hosting its first Women's Assembly in 3-5 November in Mosgiel. With the theme "Look who's at the well" the event is aimed to equip, encourage and empower women in the Church. Guest speakers include Dr Deborah Bower who is opening the scriptures for the event.
On 13 August the PCANZ is invited to join with churches worldwide in a show of solidarity with Korean churches by joining a “Sunday of Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula.”
The World Council of Churches (WCC) says the theme for the prayer is based on Romans 14:19: “Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual up-building.”
PressGo is now responsible for administering grants from the Presbyterian Foundation. Access the latest application forms, information for applicants and other useful material on the sources of funding section of our website.
Congratulations to Rev Jordan Redding, winner of the World Communion of Reformed Churches’ (WCRC) Lombard Prize for his essay “Living God, Renew and Transform Us: Awakening to God’s Reality”. The WCRC brought Jordan to the WCRC General Council (held Leipzig until 7 July) to recognise him. Jordan’s winning essay will be published in a future edition of Reformed World, the official theological journal of the WCRC.
A Martin Luther Festival hosted by St Heliers Presbyterian Church is one of many events happening around the country to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
An opportunity exists for young adults under the age of 35 – ministers, theology students or young adults with an interest in mission - to join a study programme for a month this year in Yangon, Myanmar.
The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications from young Christians belonging to the Presbyterian and other members churches in Asia to serve as stewards for the Asia Mission Conference (AMC) to be held in Yangon, Myanmar from 11 to 17 October 2017.
The stewards program will last for 10 days, including three days of ecumenical formation training and pre-AMC orientation; with arrival on 8 October and departure on 17 October 2017.