The annual St Barnabas Youth Camp is this coming weekend at Glenroy Camp. Please pray for our Youth Leader Robyn, helpers Rick and Lyn and all our young people who will be there. The theme has to do with God's good creation and the environment and Psalm 19:1 is the theme verse "The heavens [...]
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What new world might we see when we listen for God’s invitation to rebuild the ruins? Join us for Lent 2021 as we look at the ruins in our lives, our Church, and our world – and seek God’s direction as we rebuild what has been destroyed. The 2021 Lenten Studies will be available [...]
The Christian World Service (CWS) Christmas Appeal is a special opportunity to share our love and concern for God’s world. This year’s special focus is on those who are hungry and the appeal is shaped by Jesus’ words “When I was hungry…” Food is one of our most basic needs – where there is [...]
I took over the running of Antioch, our Young Adults Service, with all the hope and anticipation of a New Year – new dreams, new opportunities and new types of services. New things certainly happened, just not the things we had planned! We began with a new service called ‘The Table’, where we gathered [...]
January Summer Camp: The St Barnabas Youth Group (SBYG) is planning a three day camp at Glenroy Lodge, near Hororata, from 15 – 17 January next year. The theme for the camp will be ‘Caring for Creation’, as we follow one of the 5 Marks of Mission. Our intention is to explore some of [...]
Roberta Smith sat down and spoke with Eddie and Ripeka Bijl about their big trip north at the beginning of next year to St John’s College. They will be undertaking theological study. The Scary Call: Former Christchurch Cathedral chorister, Eddie Bijl, experienced the call to ministry when he was 18. He did not feel [...]
He’s got the whole world in his hands?: Christmas Hope in a Co-Vid World Many of us enjoyed singing the spiritual “He’s got the whole world in his hands” to conclude the ‘Lift Your Spirits’ concert recently. He’s got you and me brother, sister, the tiny little baby, the whole world in his hands. [...]
Music Coordinator - Paid Minimum of 6 Hours/Week The Parish of Fendalton is a large and diverse suburban parish with a clear vision for outreach, service and growth and with an active and committed laity. The parish vision is ‘Following Jesus and extending God’s love.’ We are seeking to appoint a Music Coordinator for [...]
Armistice Day and Anzac Day: It was at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month that the guns on the Western Front fell silent in 1918. Armistice Day on 11 November became the acknowledged day of respect for the fallen in war, commemorated with red Flanders poppies. Australia and New [...]