In response to requests from around the Church seeking further information and advice about the abortion law reform legislation currently before parliament, the Doctrine Core Group was asked to produce a paper that considers key issues relating to abortion.
Dear Friends and Colleagues
It is with sadness that I advise of the death of the Very Rev Andrew Norton in Auckland on Monday 9 September.
Andrew trained at the Theological Hall between 1981-83.
After the success of Presbyterian Youth Ministry's (PYM) inaugural Key leaders Retreat in 2018, PYM are delighted to announce that the Retreat is back in 2019, and it's one day longer this year!
Thanks to the generosity of the late James McNutt, ordained ministers of the Presbyterian Church are entitled to a week's free holiday accommodation each year at Glen Innis Station, south east of Waipukurau in Hawkes Bay.
Earlier this year the Council of Assembly set up a Task Group to establish the key values and polity of theological education and leadership training across the entire Presbyterian Church and to map a new direction.
Consolidated financial accounts is a requirement for the Church under the Financial Reporting Act.
Peace Sunday 2019 is marked on Sunday, 4 August.
Christian World Service (CWS) has prepared resources: "They they cried to the Lord in their Trouble", which are available for download from the CWS website.
If you weren't able to get along to this year's national youth leaders' conference, Connect, check out these videos showing some of the highlights from the three-day event, which this year, was held at Te Maungarongo Marae, Ohope, from 19-21 July.
Revs Roxy Gahegan, Malcolm Gordon and Sharon Ross Ensor are leading a weekend retreat at the Home of Compassion, Island Bay, Wellington on 23-25 August called Shipwrecks and Saving Graces.