From Pastor Tom’s Desk (Page 6)

23 October 2016

Like every Minister in the PCANZ, I have a Supervisor.  Her role is to be a sounding board outside of the church but also to offer guidance and coaching, in her case, from a Christian perspective. One thing she’s been onto me about over the last two months has been to do with my own […]

16 October 2016

By the time you read this, we will have taken some morning tea over to the Fire Station across the road.  As I mentioned last Sunday, we want to do this simply to thank the fire-fighters for being there for our community.  It’s an easy thing to do, but hopefully it will have meant a […]

09 October 2016

General Assembly is closer now than it was last week.  Takes a genius to figure that one out eh? The White Papers, all the material that covers every report, every notice of motion, pages of standing orders, and all sorts of other stuff that will either be discussed, agreed upon, or just used to seemingly […]

02 October 2016

The Annual Meeting went very well last Sunday.  In fact, it was one of the shortest I can remember although nothing was rushed through and everyone had an opportunity to speak. Having been so close to our big Vision Day recently meant that a lot of the forward looking stuff we usually do, didn’t need […]

25 September 2016

This afternoon at 3pm, we will be having our Annual Meeting. At this meeting, we will be approving all the reports that you have had available to read in the booklet that everyone has been handed out, using a comprehensive motion to include them all except for the financial report which will be taken separately. […]

18 September 2016

FROM REV TOM’S DESK   By the time of you reading this on Sunday, many of us will be feeling as full as a tick (a saying my father used to use) having been at the high tea event yesterday.  Piles of cakes with good company, and suddenly the waistline takes a beating. Oh well, […]

11 September 2016

The third key I will be looking at today in my message about community transformation is one of being a church which is community-facing. By that I mean, to have a social conscience.  So to learn more, you’ll have to listen to part three of this mini-series. ☺  But as I was wondering about First […]

04 September 2016

FROM REV TOM’S DESK  What do you do if people around you spontaneously start repenting of their sins and extraordinary things start happening in the community in which you live?  What do you do, if you see the local economy bloom compared to what it was before, crime disappear so that a police force is […]

28 August 2016

FROM REV TOM’S DESK  I’ve just been blessed with having had four weeks of study leave.  My leave this time was to look at what is happening around the world with local churches being involved in PAAT sorts of things.  It has been very illuminating, and this morning and the next Sunday, you’ll hear some […]

14 August 2016

Cracked Pots But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 2 Corinthians 4:7 Recommended Reading 2 Corinthians 4:1-9 Everyone knows what it’s like to be disappointed by someone we love or admire. Our  husbands, wives, children, or parents sometimes let us […]