Please contact Assembly Office staff via cellphone today, as email and land phone lines are not operational due to maintenance on the Church's servers. Cellphone numbers for Assembly staff can be found here.
The Rev Wayne Te Kaawa, Moderator of Te Aka Puaho, has recently been in the news commenting on how the Presbyterian Church influenced Maori in Aotearoa and vice versa: interviews include Shine TV and Radio Rhema, Waitangi, 6 Feb; and Radio Waatea, 3 March - you can listen to the podcast here. Wayne was the main speaker at a powhiri at Auckland University last week for new students; this was covered by Maori Television.
Our autumn edition of Spanz explores how Press Go has changed focus from providing grants to resourcing and equipping mission. We introduce the Assembly Week 2014 keynote speaker and unveil the Assembly Week logo. We profile the Presbyterian who re-established chaplaincy at Mt Eden Prison, and the Church’s first Tongan minister. We explore Presbyterian’s blogging, jump onboard the Peace Train, and discover praise on Post-it notes. Plus more stories from our Church.
This Children's Day (Sun, 2 March), the Church is celebrating a decade of inspirational leadership by Kids Friendly's Jill Kayser. Jill has motivated, encouraged and equipped many churches in their ministry with young people and her tireless passion for the value of children has inspired many of us. Read more
The Church has six free places for Presbyterian church-goers to attend the World Vision Just Church conference, 20 to 22 March at the Manukau City Baptist Church. Registration is free; you would need to cover your own travel and accommodation. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the church you attend by 12pm Wednesday 5 March. If more than six people wish to attend names will be drawn.
An Iona cross on the foreshore at Petone, Wellington, dedicated on 23 February 1940, commemorates the occasion. To mark the 200th anniversary of the Gospel coming to NZ, Wellington Presbytery is having a picnic in Petone and all are welcome: 23 Feb @ 2pm, gathering at the cross 3.45pm.