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Thursday 08 July 2010

Moderator designate the Rev Peter Cheyne is preparing resource material on the theme of General Assembly 2010, which is "making disciple-making disciples". You can access a list of useful books, check out his embryonic blog and also download more copies of his study on the theme.

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Wednesday 02 June 2010

In the June issue, the Moderator the Right Rev Dr Graham Redding shares his thoughts on the Church's long relationship with Tuhoe and on the question he recently put to the Prime Minister. The Assembly Executive Secretary the Rev Martin Baker announces the appointment of the new Overseas Mission Coordinator and updates us on where presbyteries should be in their preparations for General Assembly.

 

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Monday 24 May 2010

Our statistics for 2009 provide detailed information on churches' membership and financial details. They are organised by region, as well as including a national summary.

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Friday 21 May 2010

The new lectionary for 2010-2011 is now available. The lectionary starts in November and is the calendar of the liturgical year, including Scripture readings for each week.

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Thursday 13 May 2010

The Presbyterian Church is concerned by news that the settlement of the Tuhoe tribal claims has stalled at the eleventh hour.

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand has long enjoyed a special relationship with the Tuhoe iwi. This relationship owes much to Presbyterian mission work in the Urewera region in the early 20th century, and in particular to the close friendship forged between Rua Kenana Hepetipa and the Very Rev J G Laughton. Today, the relationship is embodied by, and nurtured through, the work of Te Aka Puaho (the Presbyterian Church’s Maori Synod), which...

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Tuesday 04 May 2010

This month, the Moderator the Right Rev Dr Graham Redding discusses a recent meeting he attended called by the Anglican Church's Christchurch Diocese to share their concerns about some of the cooperating parishes in the Canterbury region. Read more national news and notices in the May Bush Telegraph.

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Thursday 29 April 2010

The Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership Internship Programme Handbook is now available online. The handbook contains information about internship and how it works, as well as details about the processes that are followed.

 

 

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Thursday 22 April 2010

On June 17-28 the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) and the Reformed Ecumenical Council will combine to form the World Communion of Reformed Churches. Dr Rev Setri Nyomi, the General Secretary of WARC (the council which the Presbyterian Church is a member of) asks all of us to pray for the Uniting General Council and to engage in the Bible Study sessions for the formation of the new council,...

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Monday 12 April 2010

This week the Church sent out to all parishes the latest Presbyterian Church social issues booklet, Parenting Today. We hope the study guide will be a be a catalyst for rethinking what it means to be a “better parent” and a “good parent” and will be welcomed by congregations and their communities as a valuable resource for parents seeking discussion, information and advice. If you have not received copies by 23 April, or if you would like...

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Thursday 01 April 2010

Friday 7 May is this year’s Pacific Day of Prayer and the Pacific Conference of Churches has decided to focus the liturgy on the theme of “natural disasters”, in light of the events that have rocked our region in the past few months. To prepare for the day, you can download this document.

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