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Men’s Sports Night

Be energised, inspired, encouraged or more appropriately come for a laugh/ share a yarn as you watch or play some sweet summer sports. We’re a friendly bunch, keen to connect with those we already know and those seeking some new local faces in your neighbourhood. Learn, Play / Watch tennis, billiards, darts, croquet, bocce and…

Church Camp Weekend

What’s so important about this weekend – church camp Numerous reasons come to mind why church camp weekend is important.  The overarching role of the weekend is embedded very clearly in our mission. We come together as God’s people, we seek to be transformed through God’s word, we deepen relationships and we spend some time in worship. Can’t we…

Defining Greatness

How do you define greatness or worth? Some might consider such things as authority, wealth, position or the esteem of others as the hallmark of greatness. A person displaying all these ‘attributes’ might expect to be on the receiving end of great service. Self becomes the overarching motivation in thought and conduct. Mark 10: 42 – 45 Jesus called them…

Be an encourager

God-centred encouragement for those in the family of God is by no means optional. Looking for ‘gaps’, finding problems, seeking to push people into a corner, elevating oneself over others are the antithesis of Christian love and encouragement. That’s not to say that building people up to do a better job is not warranted, we are to spur one another on.…

Summer services

January Services – From the 7th of January to and including the 4th of February the Anchor Church service times will be 10:00am until 11:15am. AND YES, our Anchor Kids Summer programme will be running during this time.  Anchor Kids is our normal Sunday programming for kids you can find out more about it here. We will be all in…

God’s grace

By the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. (1 Corinthians 15:10) Grace is not only God’s disposition to do good for us, He does it even when…

Sunday 31st December

Sunday 31st This Sunday we are all meeting at the North Porirua Baptist Church on Sunday morning at 10 am – our church, St Mary’s Anglican and the Baptist church have made it an annual event to join together for worship the Sunday following Christmas- we serve one Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we stand…

Slow Down this Christmas

Slow Down this Christmas by Moriah Simonowich Last Christmas, my mom and I tackled errands together in chilly December weather. As we buzzed through store after store with a list that always seemed to do more stretching than shrinking, I noticed how hectic everything was. A continual pattern of long lines, crowded aisles, and packed parking…

Celebrating Christmas

Its time to celebrate Christmas! We have three occasions to bring your family to do this. On Christmas Eve – we have a service at 10 am then a special Christmas eve event at 7pm where we can all join in some Christmas cheer and carols and a time to reflect on another family –…