Our summer edition of Spanz explores how Press Go’s Offspring is providing greater support for mission and helping to build capacity. We share the stories of churches feeding their communities, and helping offenders and their children, older people with dementia, and children with cold feet. We look at the continued success of the Te Whaiti Scholarship in producing NZ leaders, and look forward to Assembly Week 2014. Plus more stories from our Church.
CWS seek donations for people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. Thousands are homeless and traumatised by this disaster and need food, water, clothing, shelter, medical care and help cleaning up. Make donations online or ph 0800747372 or mail CWS, PO Box 22652, Christchurch 8140.
The Government has released a Review of the Legal Framework for Burial and Cremation in NZ. You can make a submission or comment to the Law Commission on the issues raised by this report, but it must be received by 20 December 2013. Use the online form at www.lawcom.govt.nz or email to email@example.com or post to: Burial...
In order to continue, Boys Brigade including ICONZ, needs urgent prayer, practical and financial support. More information on this appeal here.
An appeal to politicians to confront the critical risks facing New Zealand, its environment and way of life has requested support from churches that have a commitment to Caring for Creation. More about the National Risk Assessment Project and their appeal here.
Our Moderator has written to the Bishop of Peshawar in Pakistan to express our Church’s deep sadness over recent tragic events in the country, including a bomb attack on Christians and a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in south-western Pakistan. Read the letter here.