The Church Directory, which replaces the annual yearbook, is now available. For reasons of privacy, the Directory may only be accessed using a username and password which has been sent out today to parish clerks, presbyteries, synods and others. More about the Church Directory
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.
This full time, Wellington-based role will give expression to our Church’s mission to youth and young adults, and will be required to both challenge and resource the Church as it seeks to make the Gospel relevant and significant in the lives of young people. More info here. To discuss contact Martin Baker, 04 3818281, for a job description email email@example.com or ph 04 381 8291. ...
Download the Kids Friendly Planning Calendar it has holidays, Christian festivals, training opportunities and much more to help you plan your children’s ministry year.
CWS has launched an appeal to support the women of Ha’apai and Vava’u who are organising clean-up in Tonga after Cyclone Ian damaged and destroyed homes, crops and livelihoods. Donate and read more here.
The Rev Malcolm Gordon has been appointed to the newly created position of PCANZ Worship, Music & Arts Enabler. He takes up the three-year, Auckland-based role part-time from 1 February 2014. The position is funded from a mix of grants (Presbyterian Foundation and Press Go) and personal donations. See the summer edition of Spanz (Offspring Press Go article) for an interview with Gordon.
The Rev Sharon Ross Ensor has been appointed Director of the Presbyterian Church Schools Resource Office from May 2014 and will be based in Wellington. Sharon has previously served as a chaplain at St Oran’s, and was on the Board of Governors at Queen Margaret College.
Over the 40 day period of Lent, PresCare invites congregations to focus on our shared concern for the wellbeing of children and families. This week all congregations are being sent Lenten booklets which focus on these themes through a series of weekly reflections. Read more and download the Lenten resource.
Submissions are invited for a prayer resource for the gathering of the General Assembly 2014. Themes to be covered: collects, blessings, cries for help, truth telling, wonder, illumination, gratitude and sent. Submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 March 2014. Examples of the style of prayers can be found in the writings of John O’Donohue Benedictus; Walter Brueggmann’s Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth and Malcolm Guite’s Sounding The Seasons, Seventy Sonnets for the...