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Thursday 31 August 2017

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Monday 28 August 2017

Spanz magazine picked up two awards at the Australasian Religious Press Association awards held in Auckland over the weekend.

"The end of a franchised God" article written for the Moderator's Musings column received a silver award in the Best Column section. Congratulations to the Very Rev Andrew Norton who authored the piece. A feature article written by Jade Reidy - "Young Presbyterians advocating for our Earth" - picked up a bronze in the Best Social Justice Article category.

The awards are open to more than 80 publications across New Zealand and Australia.

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Friday 25 August 2017

"Children are our Hope and Future: Let the Children Live" is the international focus of the Methodist and Presbyterian Women’s Special Project for the coming year. Funds raised will support the work of Christian World Service (CWS) partner, the Centre for Community Solidarity, which is a Ugandan organisation that assists HIV and AIDS orphans to improve their lives and livelihoods. 

Talk to your local Presbyterian Women representative to find out how to get involved, or...

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Thursday 17 August 2017

Read the August edition of Rural Network News, the magazine of the ecumenical network of rural churches in New Zealand. In this newsletter they highlight the International Rural Churches Association conference which will be held in Canterbury in April 2018. Read Rural Network News

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Thursday 17 August 2017

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Presbyterian Church Property Trustees will be held at 4pm Thursday, 28th September 2017 in the boardroom of the Presbyterian Church Aotearoa New Zealand offices on Level 1, 275 Cuba Street, Wellington. Friends and associates are invited to attend. Presbyteries are welcome to send representatives. Afternoon tea available from 3.40pm. For catering purposes, please RSVP to Pat Griffin or phone (04) 381 8290.

 

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Friday 11 August 2017

Peace Sunday is coming up on 6 August, 2017.

This year's theme is "Hear a Just Cause, O Lord", and resources prepared by Christian World Service provide an opportunity to reflect on the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, and the possibility of a nuclear-free world. Download worship resources, including liturgy, Biblical reflections and ideas for children, on the Christian World Service website.

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Thursday 27 July 2017

Presbyterian Women is hosting its first Women's Assembly in 3-5 November in Mosgiel. With the theme "Look who's at the well" the event is aimed to equip, encourage and empower women in the Church. Guest speakers include Dr Deborah Bower who is opening the scriptures for the event. There are sessions on making a positive impact in our local communities led by Double Denim and MP Metira Turei. Author Joy Cowley is also speaking and there are other creative sessions to engage mind and body.

Read more about costs, registration and the programme in the latest edition of Presbyterian...

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Tuesday 25 July 2017

On 13 August the PCANZ is invited to join with churches worldwide in a show of solidarity with Korean churches by joining a “Sunday of Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula.”

The World Council of Churches (WCC) says the theme for the prayer is based on Romans 14:19: “Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual up-building.”

The day of prayer occurs two days before Liberation Day in Korea (15 August), during which people celebrate Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonisation. See WCC...

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Friday 14 July 2017

PressGo is now responsible for administering grants from the Presbyterian Foundation. Access the latest application forms, information for applicants and other useful material on the sources of funding section of our website. Read more

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Tuesday 04 July 2017

Congratulations to Rev Jordan Redding, winner of the World Communion of Reformed Churches’ (WCRC) Lombard Prize for his essay “Living God, Renew and Transform Us: Awakening to God’s Reality”. The WCRC brought Jordan to the WCRC General Council (held Leipzig until 7 July) to recognise him. Jordan’s winning essay will be published in a future edition of Reformed World, the official theological journal of the WCRC.

Read more about Jordan’s award  http://wcrc.ch/...

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