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Joy

Have a joy filled week

Recently we attended a wedding. Not such a common event in our diary currently, but what a blessing to be part of a joyful occasion. Because the wedding was out of town, there was even more enjoyment travelling to the event through our beautiful New Zealand spring countryside. Even the weather was a cause for joy, as the sun shone…

Living by faith

Living by faith. Recently, I was listening to a few new worship songs during a devotional time. One began to play that immediately caught my attention. It’s title: Give me faith. It made me realise that faith alone is not something I often ask for or sing about. As I began to dwell on the…

Love is the final fight

I’ve spent some time recently, reading about the life and work of John M. Perkins. An African American minister and civil rights activist, who grew up in the middle of the civil rights movement in America, and whose life since has been devoted to unity and love. He has a powerful testimony of seeking to…

Marriage

Marriage Course Refresher Evening

Welcome to our Marriage Course refresher. Having run the Marriage Course for about 10 years, one of the questions we often get asked is whether we run some sort of refresher. We’ve finally got around to putting together an evening which gives you the chance to take stock of how things are going in your…

Mens Movie Night this weekend

The Fireproof Movie We warmly invite you to join us  for on Sat 11th Aug at 6.30pm, for an evening movie, Fireproof. A movie that has had millions of all ages laughing and crying as they were inspired by this story of perseverance and commitment.  This movie is about life, in particular, life we as men…

Christianity Explored – Register here

  Do you have questions about faith, Christianity, God, life and its direction? This programme gives you an opportunity to discuss this, to bring your questions and to see what the Bible says about your questions. You do not have pray, sing, or read aloud. You can just have coffee and a discussion based around…

Women’s Weekend Away

Hi Everyone We are planning a women’s weekend away on 7th-9th September and we would love you to join us. Our venue is El Rancho in Waikanae and have Wendy Burgess joining us from Te Puke.  It will be a relaxing, uplifting and encouraging time as we spend a weekend away from the usual hustle and…

Distractions!

Recently, the Holy Spirit has been drawing my attention to the fact that I have been letting the world, the everyday and the busy become distractions and draw me away from Him. I have been slipping into an attitude of complacency.  The seemingly immediate needs of the day-to-day demand my attention and my desire for…