28 Aug 2012
From the Word…
You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God's righteousness.
Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls.
But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.
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Anglican News & Events – 29 August 2012
1. Please Pray for Our Upcoming Synod, 7–8 September
Eternal Father, we gather as your people,
Thankful that you have planted us in the Diocese of Christchurch.
We pray that you will renew us all in your Holy Spirit, so that we may become more diligent disciples of your Son Jesus, and more zealous witnesses to your love.
Make us aware of the gifts and talents you have given us, and how you desire them to be used to build your kingdom.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
2. 2012 Anglican Social Justice Youth Event
Friday, 31 August, 6.30–9.00pm, St Christopher’s Avonhead (244 Avonhead Rd, Christchurch)
1 in 5 NZ kids live in poverty: walk a mile in their shoes...
Crazy fun games, challenging ideas and the chance to change the world. Open to Intermediate and High School age
Bring gold coin (or any gold stuff really, pirate treasure, rings…)
3. Child Poverty Discussion Is Crucial
Proposals to reduce New Zealand’s unacceptably high child poverty rates need to be urgently debated and discussed, say the leaders of the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Salvation Army and Assemblies of God Churches.
“The crucial issues that result in child poverty need to be discussed by New Zealand’s political leaders and the wider community as a matter of priority,” says Archbishop David Moxon of the Anglican Church.
“Our children are our nation’s precious taonga,” says Archbishop John Dew of the Catholic Church.
“With meaningful goals in place our policymakers can implement practical changes and measure outcomes that make a real and significant difference to children currently living in poverty”, says Salvation Army Commander Donald Bell.
Desmond Cooper, a Methodist Church leader, says, “We are deeply concerned that some health indicators are greater for Pasifika children than Pākehā.”
Read the complete statement at: http://www.anglicantaonga.org.nz/News/Common-Life/child
4. Live below the Line
Monday – Friday, 24 – 28 September
A group of Anglicans will be participating in the Live below the Line campaign, in which each person will be fed on only $2.25 per day, for five days.
People all across the nation would love for you to join them on a journey to raise funds and experience a fraction of the reality of 1.4 billion people around the world (that’s more than 300 times the population of NZ!) who live in extreme poverty and hunger.
There are many ways to get involved:
• donate directly to the campaign;
• support those who are living below the line (with frugal recipes, prayer, etc.);
• live below the line with the many others nationwide;
• buy delicious fundraiser fair-trade fudge;
• share the campaign with others, and
• invite them along the journey.
To join us in our fight against extreme poverty, and to see who is involved, check out or
contact Kaz Yung, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 027-338-7353
5. Storry Scholarships
Applications must be received by Sunday, 30 September 2012
Applications are invited from young people for the Storry Scholarships, which provide financial assistance towards the cost of education to enhance a recognised talent, gift, or skill. Applicants must be under 20 years of age at the date of application.
Further information including application forms can be downloaded at http://www.anglicare.org.nz/Storry-Scholarship
or by emailing email@example.com
or on 03-348-6960.
6. Three Weeks till Loud Shirt Day
Friday, 21 September
Start promoting all the wonderful things you can do at your workplace: a Hawaiian luau for the staff, or a fashion parade featuring everyone’s most outrageous shirts.
Register your business today at www.loudshirtday.co.nz/register and you will receive a fundraising pack with everything you need to make Loud Shirt Day a great day for your team.
7. St Matthew-in-the-City Expresses Support for the Marriage Equality Act
“Through our billboard (it portrays the top of a wedding cake with two women in bridal gowns and states “We don’t care who’s on top.”) we are expressing our solidarity with the many Christians in many denominations who are calling on Members of Parliament to support Louisa Wall’s bill”, says the Rev’d Clay Nelson.
St Matthew’s looks forward to a time when the barrier of sexual orientation will be removed from the requirement for a church wedding. “Such prejudice”, says Vicar Glynn Cardy, “is contrary to the good news of Jesus Christ.”
Web site: www.stmatthews.org.nz
8. Chalice and Paten Needed
As part of his responsibilities with Anglican Missions Board, the Rev’d Mike Hawke will be returning to PNG for two weeks in late October – early November, to speak at various Clergy schools and Synods.
One of the priests has requested a chalice and paten. If your parish has one to spare, could you please contact
Mike on 021-711-726, 80c Moncks Spur, Redcliffs, Christchurch.
9. The Certificate in Pastoral Care of Ageing People, Module Two
Friday, 12 October, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday, 13 October, 9.00am – 3.0m
Friday, 26 October, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday, 27 October, 9.00am – 3.00pm
In this second module we continue to prepare ourselves to better offer ministry to people in our parishes who are elderly, and to people in neighbouring Rest Home/Hospital Complexes.
Module Two will be held over four days at a Christchurch venue to be confirmed.
Module Two: Communication of Spiritual and Pastoral Care
Session 1 Compassionate listening and helping, the role of reminiscence
Session 2 Special issues in communication such as hearing loss.
Session 3 Nurturing the spirit through liturgy, music and prayer.
Session 4 Transition from home to residential complexes.
Session 5 Building helping relationships with families and carers.
Session 6 Teamwork: managing personal responses and accountability.
Participants will need to have completed Module One.
Cost: $30.00 to cover materials and administration.
There are still spaces available, so do feel free to register or send enquiries to the Rev’d Anne Russell-Brighty, Anglican Elder Care Project on 03-3848-396 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Alpha NZ: The Relationship Central Tour
October 26 – 29, 2012
Alpha NZ is very excited to be announcing Nicky and Sila Lee will be coming to New Zealand! They will be touring through Christchurch (26th), Wellington (27th) and Auckland (29th) promoting and training those interested in their brand new Parenting Children and Teenagers Courses.
By registering and paying early at www.shop.alpha.org.nz/category.php?id_category=33 you will receive their brand new book, (on the day) The Parenting Book, containing the content of both courses free! (while stocks last)
For more information, go to: www.alpha.org.nz/relationshipcentraltour
11. Mission Partners Visit Diocese of Christchurch
September – October 2012
The Rev’d Murray & Fey Cotter (Albania) and the Rev’d Iri and Kate Mato (Ethiopia) will be in the Diocese this spring.
The Cotters for small groups from 24 -26 September and again from 1-3 October.
The Matos from 8-21 October. From 14-21 October the Matos will be in South Canterbury
(Contact: Indrea Alexander
03-688-1076) Otherwise, contact May Carrell
12. Promotional Meeting for Leanna Payne's Ministries of Pastoral Care School (January 2013)
Friday, 21 September,12:30pm - 2:30, Warren Hall, St Christopher's Church (244 Avonhead Road, Christchurch)
BYO lunch - tea/coffee provided
A Leanne Payne-style Ministries of Pastoral Care School will be held here in Christchurch, Sunday 27 Jan - Friday 1 Feb, at Lincoln University. This residential programme will cost around $750-$800 per person.
Leanne Payne is over 80, and has put in place a succession team, headed by Gino Vaccaro, who is coming out to NZ to promote the School. Ministries Of Pastoral Care is a teaching and healing ministry with a special focus on the healing of the soul through prayer. The team is devoted to a biblical view of persons and their growth into Christ-like maturity.
The five-day school is an opportunity to receive teaching, equipping, and prayer for the healing of the soul. The school is designed for Christian leaders and those in counselling ministries or professions who desire God’s Presence in their service to others and who seek to bring people into wholeness of spirit, soul, and body through healing prayer.
Those seeking spiritual and emotional wholeness for themselves are also welcome.
For more information visit www.ministriesofpastoralcare.com .
13. James & Edna Clark Scholarship
Completed applications must be in our office by the closing date of Wednesday, 31 October 2012
The Waikato Diocesan Trust Board administers this scholarship.
1. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide assistance towards the cost of tertiary study to the sons of any person who has been, or is, a clergyperson of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
2. The Scholarship will be awarded to those who have shown pronounced talent in some aspects in the study of science or biology at secondary school and wish to continue their studies in the fields of science or medicine at a university.
3. A recipient will have attained the age of 16 but not be over the age of 26 years as at 1/3/2013.
4. A recipient may apply for grants over 3 consecutive years
All the forms required are available on the website: Anglican Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki - Administration
14. Annual Race Day at Riccarton Park
Saturday, 6 October, Riccarton Park
The always successful Race Day will be held at Riccarton Park this year. Parishes are warmly invited to make up a party and support this event. Hopefully, the earthquakes have gone and there will be no reason not to attend.
The all-up cost will once again be $25 per person, which includes a private room, entrance, race book, and sumptuous buffet meal (usually costing $27 itself).
RSVP to Parish of Upper Riccarton-Yaldhurst on 03-348-5653 by noon, Friday, 28 September at very latest.
15. The Nelson Hospitals in the Nelson–Marlborough DHB seek an ECUMENICAL HOSPITAL CHAPLAIN
The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 28 September 2012.
Applications are sought from experienced chaplains or other suitably qualified ordained clergy for this full-time Chaplaincy position at the Nelson Public Hospital, Alexandra Hospital and the Acute Mental Health Unit. This position is being offered on the basis of a 3-year term initially.
Applicants should have a degree in theology or ministry and ideally have completed a minimum of one Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) course. Experience in working ecumenically in hospital chaplaincy, parish ministry or other relevant ministry positions is also required.
The ability to provide spiritual and emotional support and pastoral care to people with a range of health needs and from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds, and be able to provide visionary leadership and network across a multi-disciplinary health care team, consistent with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, is absolutely essential. Chaplains must be willing to minister to people irrespective of their faith or culture.
The successful applicant will be the full-time Chaplain, working in partnership with a Maori Chaplain and a Roman Catholic Chaplain and supervising a busy team of Voluntary Chaplaincy Assistants. Together they provide Christian ministry, spiritual support and pastoral care to patients, families and staff in the Nelson hospitals and healthcare facilities in the Nelson Marlborough DHB area. A good team player is absolutely essential. The chaplain will also take their turn on the after - hours roster for emergency calls.
An application pack is available from:
National Executive Officer, Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy
PO Box 6427, Marion Square
Phone: 04-801-8008 Fax: 04-381-4842 E-mail: email@example.com.
16. Administration Manager – a full time position
The position commences on Monday 3 December 2012.
LeaDev-Langham is the umbrella for the collaborating ministries in NZ of Leadership Development International (an affiliate of the “Overseas Council Network”), and langham partnership new zealand (a national member of Langham Partnership Int’l), Humanitarian Development International, and Theologians Without Borders, together supporting Christian leadership development and Christian compassion in the Majority World.
Ideal candidates will have highly developed administrative skills, advanced proficiency in MS Office, be well organised, and able to prioritise a varied workload. An eye for detail, backed with initiative, and the ability to work autonomously is a must. The desire to be committed and passionate about our mission is also essential. Being a team player is also vital, as this position works in a team relationship with the Financial Manager and the Communications Manager.
We are looking for an experienced and mature person, who will make the role their own, help take this ministry to the next level, and create and sustain positive relationships with people nationwide and internationally. This is an opportunity to meet multiple challenges head-on, to grow personally and professionally, and to gain huge satisfaction of working for an organization which is really making a difference.
Find out more at www.leadev-langham.org
To apply, send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
17. Annual General Meeting, The Christchurch City Mission
(A member of the Anglican Care Network)
Thursday, 30 August 2012, 4.30pm, St Mark’s Church Hall, 101 Opawa Road, Christchurch
Speaker: Alison Jephson, Manager, Anglican Living
18. Asset Sales: The Privatisation Agenda
Thursday, 30 August, 7.30pm, Knox Church, 28 Bealey Ave, Christchurch
You are invited to attend this public meeting.
Bill Rosenberg – Privatisation and National Asset Sales
Marty Braithwaite – The Government’s Agenda for Christchurch
Sharna Butcher – Organiser, Keep Our Assets Protest
There will be a time for questions and discussion.
19. Opening and Dedication of the New Purpose-Built Te Waiora House
Saturday, 1 September, 2.00pm, Hororata Rd (just North of St John’s Church), Hororata
The Te Waiora Trust would like to invite you to attend this special occasion in the life of the Te Waiora ministry.
There will be a short Service of Dedication, a few short speeches, and an opportunity to look through the House. Afternoon Tea will be served.
All friends and supporters are most welcome.
Graham Button (for the Trust) ph. 03-352-6504 email@example.com)
20. “Creating Worship” Workshop
Saturday, 1 September, St Stephens Yaldhurst Road
Lay led worship is increasingly a key part of parish life – this workshop is intended to build skills and encourage lay leaders to share in leading worship.
Parishes are being encouraged to send any member who is a worship leader or lay preacher – the theme is “Creating worship” the workshop will focus on preparation for leading worship , equipping yourself to lead worship and using on line resources for service.
Cost $10 per person, $30 .00 max per parish
Bring lunch to share, morning and afternoon tea provided. Registrations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Digby Prosser, LP Workshop Convenor
Canterbury Lay Preachers Association
21. Antioch Contemporary Service
Sunday, 2 September, 7.00pm, St Barnabas Fendalton (cnr Fendalton Rd and Tui St)
We have the privilege of being joined by Professor Peter Gill to discuss with us the relation of science and Christianity. Dr Gill is a very well respected quantum chemist working out of the Australian National University, and a committed Christian. (http://chemistry.anu.edu.au/people/professor-peter-gill)
The format will include a question-and-answer time.
All very welcome!
22. The Christchurch City Mission
BROWN PAPER BAG APPEAL
Tuesday, 4 September – Tuesday, 18 September
Due to the increased demand on our Foodbank, this year we're asking for help with groceries. The Brown Paper Bag will be delivered in The Press on Tuesday, 4 September.
Once filled, the bags can be dropped of at any New World supermarket before 18 September, or at our reception at 275 Hereford Street any time before Christmas, or the City Mission can collect them from Parish Offices. Please ring 03-365-0635 to arrange for collection.
Thank you for your help with this appeal.
Michael Gorman, City Missioner
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