Presbyterian Women are calling for applications from those who wish to join their delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York from the 13 to 24 March 2017.
Delegates must be fully self-funded and have the ability to cope in the challenging environment at the UN as well as to have the maturity to deal with the often confronting issues affecting women and girls around the world.
For more information about what is involved and how to apply, read more here...
The 2016 - 2017 lectionary worship resources is now available for download from the Church's website. This lectionary is Year A - Matthew. Download or view lectionary
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. For information about availability and how to make bookings, check out the Glen Innis page of our website.
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This weekend Spanz magazine was awarded the 2016 Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) Silver Award for 'Best Written News Story', for a story on the Dingwall Trust: “Trust supports youth transition to independence” (Spanz, summer 2015).
The ARPA judges commented: “A topical issue quoting primary sources and providing supporting data and information placing the story within the local context and with wider impacts. The type of news story that can change...
Following on from a request by General Assembly to review the Beneficiary Fund, a series of changes are proposed that will alter the retirement and support offered by the Church to its ministers, including changes to the Beneficiary Fund.
Fund members and annuitants, presbyteries, parishes and synods have recently received information that broadly signals the proposed changes. A detailed information pack that explains the changes in more detail will be available in August....
Applications for the 2016 round of Presbyterian Foundation grants are now invited, and application forms can be downloaded from the Church website. 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...
I am writing to you as your Moderator-Designate to encourage you to come to Dunedin on 15-19 November for our General Assembly, which is being held at Otago University.
In May we conducted a survey to help us find out what each of our churches thinks about Presbyterian Church communications. Thank you to the 304 people from our 400 Presbyterian and Uniting parishes who filled in the survey – it was very pleasing to get such a big response. You can read a summary of the survey results.