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Friday 05 March 2010

The Church will mark Children’s Day by sending all parishes the new Presbyterian Church “Parenting Today” social issues study guide. The parenting booklet is aimed at taking a realistic look at parenting in NZ today, supporting parents to be the best they can be, and encouraging churches to run parenting courses for their congregations and communities.

The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, The Right Rev Dr Graham Redding will be interviewed about Children’s Day and the Church’s new booklet on the Radio Rhema...

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Friday 05 March 2010

Since the Church launched its e-minister to the public on 16 February 2010 there has been considerable positive media coverage. Radio Rhema interviewed the Right Rev Dr Graham Redding and newspaper interviews and stories on e-minister have included the following list... Taranaki Daily News, “Holy help available on internet”; Otago Daily Times, "Churches turn to internet for Ash Wednesday"; Challenge Weekly, "Virtual Vicar"; Napier Mail "Church offering advice via email"; Capital Times...

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Tuesday 02 March 2010

Begun by a small group of Christian women 150 years ago, to pray for and support women and children in need, the World Day of Prayer has grown to an international movement in 170 countries. This year's worship has been prepared by the women of the Republic of Cameroon. Approximately 300 different churches and meeting places in NZ will use the same worship service on 5 March and all people of all faiths and genders are welcome to attend the services. You can...

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Tuesday 23 February 2010

Begun in 2003 but little known outside the Church, e-minister has been launched to the New Zealand public, flyers have been distributed nationwide to organisations that offer the wider community information or advice. The launch of e-minister has been timed to coincide with the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, you can read the e-minister media release here.

 

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Tuesday 16 February 2010

The 40 days of Lent begin 17 February, Ash Wednesday. The Church has Lenten resources available including services and meditations and Lenten Bible studies. This year the World Council of Churches Lenten resources include:...

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Wednesday 23 December 2009

The latest Press Go update has been emailed out, with news about Bethlehem's search for a would-be church planter to mentor, Knox Waitara's big dreams, Welcome Bay's fresh start and Crossroads' recent construction work. Read the email and...

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Monday 14 December 2009

Where's the cross this Chistmas? Read a Christmas message from our Moderator the Right Rev Dr Graham Redding, in Samoan and Korean as well as English. We also have a Christmas message from the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, which is similarly avaiable in Samoan and Korean as well as English. You can also read the Moderator's Christmas media release.

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Wednesday 18 November 2009

A new version of the Confession of Faith has been produced, and the task group is asking for your feedback. General Assembly 2008 decided further work was needed on the contemporary Confession of Faith – Kupu Whakapono. You can also download both the Confession and Commentary that were presented to GA08.

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Thursday 22 October 2009

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand’s financial results for the year ending June 2009 are now available. The financial performance for the 2009 year resulted in a surplus of $286,000.

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Wednesday 07 October 2009

One of many prayers offered last Sunday was this personal response by a Wellington 12-year-old. This Sunday 11 October at 6pm, people are invited to the Waitakere Trust Stadium in Auckland for a combined memorial service, organised by the Samoan Tsunami 2009 Appeal Committee. At the service, our Moderator, the Right Rev Dr Graham...

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