Where's the cross this Chistmas? Read a Christmas message from our Moderator the Right Rev Dr Graham Redding, in Samoan and Korean as well as English. We also have a Christmas message from the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, which is similarly avaiable in Samoan and Korean as well as English. You can also read the Moderator's Christmas media release.
A new version of the Confession of Faith has been produced, and the task group is asking for your feedback.
The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand’s financial results for the year ending June 2009 are now available.
This year is the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth, and next week sees a conference focusing on his legacy in Dunedin. The Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership and the Theology and Religious Studies Department of the University of Otago are organising the two-day conference, which will be held on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 August 2009.
The Lectionary for 2009-10, which starts in November, is available for download. The Lectionary is a method by which, over a period of three years, much of the Bible is read aloud in Church. Full coverage requires Bible readings every day of the year. This Lectionary, being oriented towards worship, includes readings for every Sunday and major festivals when they fall during the week. The one exception to this is Holy Week, which is given in full.
Much has been happening round the country in response to the decision of General Assembly 2008 to restructure presbyteries. The Presbyteries Task Group has published an email newsletter, Reform of presbyteries August news, with the latest news on the new super-presbyteries that are being formed.
Our Winter 2009 Gallery features selected examples of colourful illuminated addresses, both hand painted and / or printed, as well as hand coloured architectural plans, colourful printed membership cards and associated artwork, all of which are held in the collections of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand Archives Research Centre.