The PresCare Art and Writing Competition is for children from preschool to Year 8 (photography entries open to year 9-13 students) to get creative. Entries close 26 August. Enter visual and written expressions for “LOVE REACHES OUT – we can make a difference.” Over $900 in prizes. Entry form and info here
Our winter edition of Spanz explores the meaning of cross-culturalism and asks if we are a cross-cultural Church. We share the story of Clevedon Presbyterian’s popular inter-cultural lunches. We hear of an up-coming gathering for leaders involved in new mission ventures. We explore resources for equipping elders; and we profile KCML graduating interns, PYM BoM interns, and a new Kids Friendly coach. Plus many more stories from throughout our Church.
Application for the 2013 round of Presbyterian Foundation grants are now invited, application forms can be downloaded here. The Presbyterian Foundation is a trust fund, the interest of which is distributed to support the mission of the Church, particularly innovative mission at the local and regional church level. Applications close on 15 September.
The Synod of Otago and Southland has produced a training resource for elders, “By Word and By Spirit”, featuring a DVD presented by Mission Advisor , Bruce Fraser, and a CD of written chapters that can be used as a one-day seminar, and can also be used alongside the KCML “Handbook for Elder’s”. If you would like a free copy email Bruce Fraser firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 477 7362.