02 Oct 2012
From the Word…
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
At Synod our Bishop called us to a year of prayer and study:
“Therefore I stand before you today to call for a year of prayer and study so that we might better understand and receive the healing God offers, and furthermore be better equipped to offer God’s wholeness to others…”
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Anglican News & Events – 3 October 2012
1. LENTEN STUDIES 2013 for the Diocese of Christchurch
Responding to Bishop Victoria’s call for a year of prayer and study, Standing Committee has commissioned a series of Lenten Studies which all ministry units are encouraged to participate in, as a shared diocesan exercise in prayer and study.
Entitled “The Praying Life: Through Lent with Luke”, six studies (including introductory exercise, background notes, questions, and time for prayer) are in production. The writers are Lynda Patterson and Peter Carrell.
Publication and distribution is being arranged through Theology House. This is an advanced notice. Details of costs and how to order sets for your ministry unit will be advertised soon.
2. An Urgent Call to Church Leaders in New Zealand
This is an urgent call to ask Church Leaders to commit themselves and their congregations to pray for God to move in our nation! Initially, the call is to ask Christians to commit themselves to fast and pray during the month of November this year. The hope is that there will be a momentum that continues beyond the end of November that we can build on.
Our hope also is that we will see Christians commit to “humble themselves, and pray and seek God’s face” and that we will stand before God in repentance for our own sin, and also for the sin of our nation. This is an urgent time for NZ.
3. Living below the Poverty Line with Christian World Service
Last week, on Monday 24 – Friday 28 September, more than a thousand people from all over New Zealand participated in the Live Below the Line challenge, feeding themselves on the New Zealand equivalent of the extreme poverty line of $2.25 a day for 5 days.
Many Christian World Service supporters took part in this, and while they received support from their sponsors, they are still looking for extra support.
Please support the aim of “Live Below the Line” to create an awareness of extreme poverty, and to raise funds for those living in poverty. Donations can be made to CWS participants at www.livebelowtheline.com . It is not too late to accept the challenge yourself. Sign up at the same address and Live Below the Line on $2.25 a day for 5 days, collecting donations for Christian World Service.
Funds raised by CWS will go to the Maridi Service Agency in South Sudan, an organisation run mainly by young people that works to improve education in the community, helps former child soldiers re-join society, and runs Maridi FM, a local radio station.
If you have any questions about “Live Below the Line”, email Lara O'Donnell, Live Below the Line Ambassador, lara.o’email@example.com.
4. Community Fun Days - funding and partnerships available
Is your church interested in running a fun day holiday program? CERA is wanting to co-ordinate some big holiday events, not just this summer, but next winter.
There may be some funding available, and a co-ordinated approach would ensure churches could be involved without having to carry all the load. If your parish has a desire to run a holiday program event, but doesn't have the capacity to go it alone, please contact Jolyon White to put you in touch with those co-ordinating this.
Ring Jolyon on 0276-122-230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Household Equipment for Community Groups
If any community group/ church/ social service agency needs a fridge, kitchen counter, or other houseware for their organisation, there is a possibility of an arrangement through CanCERN from houses in process of demolition.
Contact Jolyon on 0276-122-230 or email email@example.com if you are interested.
6. Caring Accommodation Required for New Believer from the Middle East
Daniel is a new believer who loves Jesus, but he is in a boarding situation with unbelievers who are less than helpful in his new faith.
So, Daniel would like to find new Christian board or flat with genuinely loving Christians who love Jesus and will make the effort to understand his culture and need for true friendship and discipleship. He is keen to join a local church for Sunday morning worship, and his English is OK.
Daniel is 40 and has some difficulties with walking, but is able to walk independently. He is seeking refugee status and has financial help from WINZ.
Contact Rock of Ages Arabic Church – firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Keeping Good Company: Casting 2012 Christmas production
Performance dates: 10 – 17 December
Keeping Good Company is now casting for their ‘A Kiwi Nativity’.
They will be looking for actors, singers, musicians, and backstage crew.
For further information or to express an interest, please contact the Rev’d David Winfield on 03-322-8723 or email@example.com.
8. Human Sexuality: Celebrating Life within God’s Loving Limits
This adaptation of a sermon series preached at Anglican Life Rangiora in August and September 2012 by Andrew Allan-Johns, is offered in response to the 2012 General Synod resolution that the church examines the nature of marriage. The sermons are also available in mp3 audio format from our parish website, www.anglicanweb.org or http://soundcloud.com/anglican-life-rangiora
Copies of the 32-page booklet may be purchased for $5, including postage, from Anglican Life Rangiora, 353 High Street, Rangiora or by ringing 03-313-6148 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Born What Way?
Christian Marriage--God’s time-limited plan for humanity
Pastoral Advice for Different Situations
Homosexuality and the Bible
9. The Truth about Relationships
Friday, 12 October 2012, 7.00 – 9.00pm, Riccarton Baptist Church (cnr Rattray & Peverel Sts, Riccarton)
(6.30pm registration) $10 (reduced rates available)
Enhancing Your Marriage
Saturday, 13 October 2012, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Riccarton Baptist Church (cnr Rattray & Peverel Sts, Riccarton)
(9.00am registration) $35 (reduced rates available)
God created us to be connected with Him and others, however our greatest challenges often occur within relationships, particularly when there are other significant stresses in our life (such as earthquakes). Ellel Ministries Aotearoa New Zealand is pleased to host these two seminars, with Paul and Diane Watson (Regional Director Australia/Pacific & India, and Centre Director Ellel Ministries Perth, respectively).
To register or for more information: contact Paul or Jillian at email@example.com or21 2698384
10. CWS Christmas website live and kits mailed!
Have you received your CWS Christmas Appeal Resource Kit yet? It was mailed to your church address on 7 September, and it included an order for form for any resources you require, with an order date of Friday, 5 October.
www.christmasappeal.org.nz is now live. For full partner stories, advent service, theological reflections and more. And a printable order form to make life that little bit easier.
Yours in Christ's Service,
Michael Earle, Church & Donor Relations Coordinator
Christian World Service
0800-74-73-72 OR 03-366-9274 ext 706
11. Cello wanted
For accomplished French exchange student for up to 9 months.
12. Tribute to Avonside: Service of Thanksgiving
Sunday, 31 March 2013
Do you have any photographs of life in Avonside?
Do you live in Avonside?
Did you or your family live in there in the past?
Were you married at Holy Trinity Avonside, or baptised there?
A service of thankgiving for the area of Avonside, will be held on 31 March 2013. A photography exhibition is being planned for this day also. If you have any photographs or paintings of life in Avonside, including church life - wedding photos etc, and are able to donate a copy of the photo, or allow us to copy it,
please contact the parish office 03-389-6948 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
13. THEOLOGY HOUSE (with Anglican Resource Centre and Social Justice Research Unit) is on the move
The week 8-15 October
Theology House, with the Anglican Resource Centre and the Social Justice Research Unit, will be moving from current premises at St Aidan’s Bryndwr to:
31 Yaldhurst Road (next to Petersgate, access through Petersgate carpark, whether from Yaldhurst Road, or on foot from Anglican Centre/St Peter’s carpark).
Your patience during this period in respect of enquiries you make would be welcome.
Email (email@example.com) and postal address (PO Box 6728) remains the same but we will have a
new phone number, 03-341-3399.
We will shortly be making an announcement about accessing 3000+ theological books via the Laidlaw College library, Condell Avenue, Bryndwr.
14. 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 are available from 8-21 October.
From 14-21 October the Matos will be in South Canterbury
(Contact: Indrea Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org 03-688-1076)
Otherwise, contact May Carrell email@example.com 03-352-9999
15. KEEPING GOOD COMPANY Children’s Holiday Theatre
Keeping Good Company present a further in their very popular series ‘Telling Tales’, a fun, interactive, and musical presentation of some of the parables of Jesus.
Times and venues are:
Thursday, 4 October, 10.30am, Community Hall, Kirwee AND 2.00pm, Trinity Church, Darfield
Friday, 5 October, 10.30am, St. Peter’s, Upper Riccarton
For more information, contact the Rev’d. David Winfield on 03-322-8723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
16. Challenges to the Church in Africa
Wednesday, 3 October, 7.30pm, Laidlaw College (70 Condell Avenue, Papanui)
Muriithi Wanjau, who pastors Mavuno Church, a large and growing church in Nairobi, Kenya, will be giving a public lecture at Laidlaw College on "Challenges to the Church in Africa". The lecture is being organised in conjunction with NZCMS.
All are welcome. There will be light refreshments at the end of the evening.
17. “Here, There and Beyond” NZCMS Conference Spring Conference
Thursday–Saturday, 4-6 October, Shirley Intermediate School, Christchurch
Ever wondered why someone would go over ‘there’ instead of staying ‘here’? ‘Here, There and Beyond’ is a mission conference for anyone who’s ever wondered WHY we should care about mission and HOW we can reach the nations for Christ.
Dave Clancey will be speaking on
• ‘The God Who Sends’
• ‘The God Who Saves’
• ‘The God Who Speaks’
Muriithi Wanjau will be speaking on
• ‘New Wineskins’
• ‘Developing World Changers’
• ‘The Heart of A World Changer’
Cost: Tickets from $20 per day www.nzcms.org.nz
18. Supporting Families in Mental Illness national conference:
A Time to Listen: Children Living in the Presence of Mental Illness
Friday–Saturday, 5–6 October, Copthorne Hotel Commodore (near Christchurch International Airport)
For more information go to www.supportingfamiliesnz.org.nz/ConferencesWorkshopsTraining.php
19. Service of Healing
Beginning 6 October 2012 (thereafter 1st Saturday in the month), 6.00pm, Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham Street North (adjacent to Southern Cross Hospital).
Feeling stressed or exhausted, weary or anxious, sad or overwhelmed? All are welcome to a Service of Anointing & Eucharist for healing & wholeness, in an atmosphere of quiet & contemplation.
Offered by St Luke’s in the City.
Enquiries email@example.com or 03-366-2253
20. Crafts Alive @ St Barnabas
Saturday, 6 October, 10.00am–4.00pm, St Barnabas Church Hall (cnr Fendalton Road and Tui Street)
This event is a come and see, come and try, come and taste, come and buy event.
An event for all ages. Admission $2 * Children Free.
For further information contact the parish office on 03-351-7064.
21. 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.
22. Taizé Service, Woodend-Pegasus Parish
Sunday, 7 October, 7.00pm, St Barnabas Church, 147 Main North Rd, Woodend
Come and let the beautiful music wash over you and inspire you, the lovely ambience calm and restore you. Feel free to participate or simply to relax in God's presence.
There will be a light supper to follow or you may choose to depart in silence.
23. Messy Tuesday: A FREE School Holiday Craft Event
Tuesday, 9 October, 9.00am – 3.00pm, St James Riccarton
Woodwork, Fimo Critters, Paper Craft, Pot Decorating and more ….
Suitable for ages 5 to 12 years
Morning Tea and Lunch provided
RSVP : October 7
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org or phone : 03-348-4368
24. Determined Living: Faith, Discipleship and Ministry in a Consumer Age
Diocese of Nelson, Institute of New Anglicanism and Bishopdale College
Tuesday–Wednesday, 9–10 October 2012, All Saints Church, 30 Vanguard Street, Nelson
Determined Living focuses on the work of God in us as human creatures who are given life and direction by our creator God. In the midst of a diverse and exciting world, with all sorts of visions of human life competing for our allegiance, we intend to step back and ask what theology has to say about the purpose, shape, and direction of human life. The fact that society is asking all sorts of questions about being human opens up all sorts of opportunities for us to ask what God is saying.
Speakers: Professor Paul Trebilco, Dr Don Moffat, the Rev’d Dr Andrew Burgess, the Rev’d Dr Sue Patterson, the Rev’d Dr Graham O’Brien
Download brochure, registration form, or book and pay online from August 17th @ www.bishopdale.ac.nz/newanglicanism.htm
The Rev’d Dr. Andrew Burgess
Bishopdale Theological College,
PO Box 347,
03-548-8785 or email@example.com
A complete listing of coming events can be read at www.anglicanlife.org.nz/Anglican-Life-Home/Magazine/Culture/Coming-Events (click on the blue Events bar in the RH column of www.anglicanlife.org.nz .
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