Events

On 26-28 September 2014, St Andrew's Birkenhead is celebrating its centenary.

We're calling all who've been part of this church. Please send us your contact details and photos. We'd like to invite you to celebrate with us. For more information, please contact birkenheadpresbyterian@gmail.com or phone 09 480 7229.

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Were you a child of a Presbyterian missionary family between about 1930 and 1960? Or are you descended from someone who was a missionary child in those years? Do you have in your possession old records of the family in those years that you would be willing to be looked at for research purposes? Are you interested in having some of these stories told for the benefit of the wider church or community?

If any of these apply then I am very interested in: talking with you further with respect to examining and making copies of some of that material; interviewing you; or both if applicable.

I will need either up to a day of your time (to look at the materials) or two hours of your time (for an interview), at a time to be arranged with you.

If you are interested in talking further with me then please contact me as follows: Dr Hugh Morrison, College of Education, University of Otago, P O Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand, (ph) 03 479 4240 (work) or (03) 473 9693 (home); email: hugh.morrison@otago.ac.nz

This project has been reviewed and approved by the College of Education, University of Otago

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Knox Presbyterian Church Waitara is celebrating its Centenary 24-26th October 2014. The parish would like to invite all those who are interested to obtain a registration form by email at lisa@waitara.org.nz or ph 067546443 for more information.

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This event is being held in the middle of the July school holidays to help resource and support all parishes without a resident minister.

It is being held in Masterton, but is open to people from throughout New Zealand. Take the opportunity for a trip to the Wairarapa.

It is particularly relevant for all parishes with some form of local ministry teams or any congregation considering how they might manage without a resident minister in the future.

More information or to register

Enquiries about this event may be directed to Rev Mary Petersen mjpetersen@xtra.co.nz or phone/text 027 244 8396.

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A Reunion is planned for 12-13-14 September 2014. Staff, Old Students, Auxiliary staff are all welcome.

Further details are on the website: www.wcosa.co.nz or Ngaire Lepper 2 Awanui Pl Matamat.

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The Community of St Luke Remuera/Newmarket is hosting a Winter Series of four faith based programmes.

Click on the links above for dates, booking and cost details.

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August 28 - 31 2014

The Community of St Luke, 130 Remuera Rd, Auckland will be hosting the first NZ conference on Progressive Spirituality and Christianity. It is a conference that will be of interest to people who seek ways of living and believing that welcome new scientific, social and religious wisdom, are seeking to share in the human search for peace and justice and welcome wisdom bequeathed to humanity from religions other than the one they inherited.

Guest speakers include Prof Bernard Brandon Scott, eminent New Testament scholar and leader in the Progressive Christianity movement in North America and noted Australian theologian Val Webb. Interviews with a variety of New Zealanders on the subject of the spiritual life, workshops on theological, ethical, spiritual, interfaith and sociala justice issues will feature in the programme.

This will be a stimulating and significant occasion for those who seek a faith that is relevant both to the way of Jesus and to contemporary challenges.

For further information and registration details see:
www.progressivespirituality.co.nz

This is an ecumenical conference for clergy and laity, those within the church and those seeking for a meaningful life.

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St James Presbyterian Church Bulls invites you to attend the 140th Anniversary Celebration and a Service of Thanksgiving on Sunday May 4th. at 2pm. Afternoon tea to follow, all welcome.

If you know of any one who would like to come please let them know. If you have memories that you would like to share or have them read out for you during the service please forward them to the secretary by the 11th of April, and photos.

Please click here for more information.

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The South Island Ministry Conference will be held on 20th - 22nd May 2014. We aim for this to be a place of real people sharing their story, both the joy & the pain. Experienced people in ministry sharing from their journey. Great opportunities for kicking around crunch issues. Heaps of fun and encouragement. The privilege of worshipping together & encouraging one another in prayer & fellowship. It is “collegial” in nature seeking to foster an atmospherethe of each sharing what we have with one another for the benefit of the kingdom.

Early Bird Registrations are due by 15th April, and registrations close on Tuesday 6 May 2014. You can register online at www.etchurch.co.nz

Check out the brochure for the South Island Ministry Conference.

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The 7th Bridgebuilders International Consultation will be held in Auckland on 4-8 April 2014 at the St Francis Retreat Centre, 50 Hillsborough Road, Mt Roskill. To register or for more information check out www.bridgebuilders.org.nz

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