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Beach Blessings

Last weekend I was sitting on the beach at Petone reflecting on God’s calling and the responsibility of being a Gospel bearer to a society which gives every indication it doesn’t require a Saviour. If one pauses and reflects too long in these thoughts the task at hand seems very daunting and has a high…

Forest Lakes

Church Camp 11 – 13 March

Church Camp 11 – 13 March As we continue to grow our church will move from relationships to mission. This will never mean that we won’t have meaningful relationships within our church, we certainly will at all levels. Our relationships should always be motivated by our love for Christ, keeping His commands as we love…

Marriage

The Priority of Relationships

“You must love each other just as I have loved you. If you love each other everyone will know that you are my disciples” John 13 v 34-35 One of the key things we know about God is that he is deeply relational. We see it in the relationships of the Godhead. We see it…

Men's Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast Join us for breakfast – 6 February 8:30am at St. Mary’s Anglican Church. The guest Speaker is Chris Kemp, Peter Jackson’s personal pilot.  Come and listen to some of Chris’s stories and experiences. Gold coin donation. The breakfast is the good wholesome fare of sausages, bacon, eggs, beans, toast & hash browns. You could try the healthy option of cereal…

Prepare him room

Prepare Him Room

“Prepare Him Room” is the name of this year’s Christmas Eve Carol Service.  The words come from the carol “Joy to the World” written by Isaac Watts in 1719. The full first verse is: Joy to the World, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare him room, And heaven…

Carols

Carols – 7pm Christmas Eve

Join us to celebrate Christmas with carols on Christmas Eve. You are invited to a Carol Service on Christmas Eve and also to Christmas Day service at 9:30 am. The Carol service will be followed by Christmas cake and supper. Do come, bring your friends and family and spend a moment to reflect on Christmas.…

angel tree

Angel Tree – helping kids in need

Angel Tree is an organisation that is passionate about children who have a parent in prison. You can find out more about the programme here. This year The Anchor has been given 15 special angels to buy gifts for this Christmas.  Please pick up your angel tag and other information in the foyer this Sunday…