What good is faith if it doesn’t work when it hits the road? Being Anglican means passionately pursuing a way of life as God created it to be in all areas – family, social justice, the environment, sustainability and spirituality. Here’s how Christ’s message is being lived by our people right now.
Eight members of Christchurch Diocese have just returned from General Synod in Fiji. Held once every two years, General Synod is the highest level of governance in the three-Tikanga Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
“…we’re just so fortunate to have a permanent base now. We’ve got so much to be grateful about and we are liking being here!”
One of the challenging statements from the day was: “We don’t need to take God out there, God is already there”.
Many will recall the most significant airline incident in recent years: the pilot of an American passenger jet lost both engines to birdstrike during take-off from New York City.
Parish meetings and mission statements don’t feature as part of Jan Brodie’s chaplaincy.
“Bikkies for Businesses” and “Project Winter Wraps” began after the February 2011 earthquake, and eighteen months on the Parish of Opawa-St Martins is still baking and knitting.
Young people want to live a passionate life. We should not attempt to be trendy or cool to "attract" young people; instead we just need to be passionately faithful.
Am-Jam, open mic evenings at Christchurch’s St Luke’s in South Brighton, create “a wonderful atmosphere of support and care” according to Deacon, the Rev’d Katrina Hill.
The Christchurch City Mission is very excited to have recently introduced “Total Money Management” as one of its new financial services.
One of the evil spirits of today, if we can talk in those terms, is the thinking that I am the centre of the universe.
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