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.
Earlier this week, Council News was published. The bulletin contains a summary of key activities and decisions from the 14-15 June Council of Assembly meeting, which was held at the Mary MacKillop Centre, Mission Bay, Auckland.
Between 4-7 July, Matthew Fox, who is a spiritual theologian, Episcopal priest and activist for gender justice and eco-justice, will be giving four lectures in Auckland. Matthew will be speaking on: “Creation Spirituality: Reawakening Mysticism, Protecting Mother Earth”.
CWS invites Presbyterian and Uniting parishes to mark Refugee Sunday on 23 June (Presbyterian and Methodist) or 7 July (Anglican). World Refugee Day is on 20 June.
This year, Refugee Sunday highlights the plight of refugees from Syria, some of whom were already Palestinian refugees.