Record breaking monsoon rains have killed at least 800 people and affected one million in the north west of Pakistan. Officials fear the worst is yet to come if the flooding hits the more populated areas of Sindh and Punjub. Urgent needs are for food, shelter and health care. Presbyterian aid partner CWS is launching an appeal - visit www.cws.org.nz to donate now or read further information, or phone 0800 74 73 72
In the June issue, the Moderator the Right Rev Dr Graham Redding shares his thoughts on the Church's long relationship with Tuhoe and on the question he recently put to the Prime Minister. The Assembly Executive Secretary the Rev Martin Baker announces the appointment of the new Overseas Mission Coordinator and updates us on where presbyteries should be in their preparations for General Assembly.
Our statistics for 2009 provide detailed information on churches' membership and financial details. They are organised by region, as well as including a national summary.
The new lectionary for 2010-2011 is now available. The lectionary starts in November and is the calendar of the liturgical year, including Scripture readings for each week.
The Presbyterian Church is concerned by news that the settlement of the Tuhoe tribal claims has stalled at the eleventh hour.