In a recent letter to all ministers, parishes, presbyteries and synods, Moderator, the Rt Rev Richard Dawson, has called the Church to prayer. His message is below (in English), and can also be downloaded and shared in the following languages:
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Spanz magazine picked up two awards at the Australasian Religious Press Association awards held in Auckland over the weekend.
"Children are our Hope and Future: Let the Children Live" is the international focus of the Methodist and Presbyterian Women’s Special Project for the coming year. Funds raised will support the work of Christian World Service (CWS) partner, the Centre for Community Solidarity, which is a Ugandan organisation that assists HIV and AIDS orphans to improve their lives and livelihoods.
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.