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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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Friday 02 October 2009

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the people of Samoa hit by the tsunami of 30 September. If you would like to contribute to the relief effort, the Global Mission Office will pass on donations to our partner churches or agencies. Our partner agency Christian World Service is running an appeal. Moderator the Right Rev Dr Graham Redding has sent out...

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Tuesday 15 September 2009

We're looking for churchgoers who would like to comment on the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand's submission to the Law Commission on New Zealand's liquor laws. If you would like the chance to read our draft submission and give us some feedback, please email Amanda Wells. You can read more about the campaign to reform liquor laws in the latest Spanz...

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Thursday 27 August 2009

Ministers who go on study leave produce reports of their thoughts and experiences, and we are keen to make these more widely available. You can see the start of our collection; if you're a minister, please consider emailing your report to Amanda Wells for inclusion.

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Thursday 20 August 2009

This year is the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth, and next week sees a conference focusing on his legacy in Dunedin. The Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership and the Theology and Religious Studies Department of the University of Otago are organising the two-day conference, which will be held on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 August 2009. It will feature two international keynote speakers –...

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Tuesday 18 August 2009

The Lectionary for 2009-10, which starts in November, is available for download. The Lectionary is a method by which, over a period of three years, much of the Bible is read aloud in Church. Full coverage requires Bible readings every day of the year. This Lectionary, being oriented towards worship, includes readings for every Sunday and major festivals when they fall during the week. The one exception to this is Holy Week, which is given in full.

The included calendar shows the dates of the church’s...

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Thursday 13 August 2009

Much has been happening round the country in response to the decision of General Assembly 2008 to restructure presbyteries. The Presbyteries Task Group has published an email newsletter, Reform of presbyteries August news, with the latest news on the new super-presbyteries that are being formed. You can...

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Tuesday 11 August 2009

Our Winter 2009 Gallery features selected examples of colourful illuminated addresses, both hand painted and / or printed, as well as hand coloured architectural plans, colourful printed membership cards and associated artwork, all of which are held in the collections of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand Archives Research Centre.

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Monday 27 July 2009

The Church Property Trustees have prepared a paper that gives a statistical overview of parish life, as of April 2009. Detailed statistics for 2008 are also available, as are the forms for parish statistics for 2009.

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