Christian Conference of Asia has issued a pastoral letter to all it's members, including the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, inviting us to join in prayer for the people of Nepal who have been devastated by the recent earthquake centred near the country's capital of Kathmandu. We are invited to extend every possible support for humanitarian assistance. Read letter
Moderator, the Rt Rev Andrew Norton and Global Mission Co-ordinator, the Rev Phil King are currently in Vanuatu meeting with representatives from the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu (PCV), offering pastoral support, and having discussions about how the Church can best help in the recovery efforts. Read these "Postcards from Vanuatu" to learn more about the situation in Vanuatu.
I am just letting you know that I'm bursting with pride about being part of the Presbyterian community.
Phil King (or in Vanuatu, King Phil) is...
ANZAC Day 1915 is a very special day in our history. It is this day that has shaped us as a nation. It is this day that the stories are told and passed from one generation to the next. It is this day that all agree “must not happen again”, and yet the cycle of history turns and each new generation must grapple with the issues of the present day. Lest we forget!
Last year I visited the Jerusalem memorial for over one million children who died in the Holocaust. Our guide asked, “Why did this happen?”
We must wrestle with the question of why...
Have you undertaken study leave at any time during the past 10 years? Do you have a study leave report languishing on your desk or filed in your study or almost completed on your computer? If so, NOW is the time to share it with the rest of the Church. Please find it, dust it off, give it the last finishing touches if required and send it to KCML – we will be happy to accept paper copies or electronic versions.
Reports already submitted are available on the Resources page of the KCML website ...
Applications are invited for the position of Administration Coordinator – Training in Mission. The Training in Mission programme is a youth leadership development programme run by the Council for World Mission (CWM), taking place for ten months in Taiwan, Kiribati and New Zealand. The Administration Coordinator will help to oversee the New Zealand leg of the programme, which will be hosted by the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) from September to December 2015. Applications close 28 April. ...
Easter came early for me this year, yesterday I celebrated the Passover Seder with the Wellington Jewish Council.
The Passover Seder retells the story of liberation from slavery of the people of Israel from Egypt. It is this story that paints the backdrop to the events of Easter which we celebrate.
"Had not the Holy one liberated our people from Egypt, then we, our children and our children's children would still be enslaved."
Had it not been for the grace of God!
What impressed me during the meal was that everything you do (touch, taste, smell, see and hear)...
Download Easter & Pentecost Hymns & Lectionary Readings from the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust
In a response to the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam, our Moderator the Rt Rev Andrew Norton has launched Pacific Vision Vanuatu, an appeal supporting our partner church, the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu.
The Presbyterian Church has also received an appeal for help from Ekalesia Kelisiano Tuvalu, (the Tuvalu Christian Church). Some congregations within our church include members from Tuvalu and other Pacific island nations affected by the cyclone, for example, Kiribati. Congregations and...
Christian World Service has launched an appeal to support the people of Vanuatu in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam. The money raised will go to local people providing food, water, healthcare, emergency shelter and non-food items in the short term. Read more
17 March 2015
Dear Friends and Colleagues
Moderator’s Appeal - Pacific Vision: Vanuatu
Today, I have launched an appeal in response to the devastation across Vanuatu caused by Cyclone Pam.
The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand has a long-standing partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu (PCV). In solidarity and in partnership with the PCV, we are launching Pacific Vision: Vanuatu, a fund that will assist the PCV in their vision of mission and service to the people of Vanuatu. Rather than...