Office Updates

November 2017

It’s a long time since I did an update on here, – so, a little catch up We have been very busy over the last month E-waste used our carpark as a collection place for most of those items you can’t put in your rubbish bag, recycle or take to the tip.  They will be […]

9 July 2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE OFFICE The Office will be closed during the first week of the holidays—from Tuesday 11 July to Friday 14 July. If you have any urgent issues please contact an Elder—their names are on the back of this newsletter Trisha will be back in the office as usual on Tuesday 18th July […]

29 June 2017

Good morning – it is really nice here today, the heater is on, the sun is shining outside (no rain!!!) and it is nice to be in the peaceful and calm space that is my office today. I hope you are able to experience some peace in your day The Talent Show on Saturday was […]

17 May 2017

Good morning Welcome to another week We have some exciting things happening here, the first one being the upcoming vote for two new elders.  This will be on Sunday 28th May immediately after each of the two services.  The vote will be done by ballot and papers will be handed out to you at the […]

12 February 2017

I, like us all with emails on our mailing list, saw the bit that Trisha forwarded to us about making an impact in our town* . It was a request from the Papakura Town Centre Manager asking for help to do some work in and around the centre of our town. It could involve painting, […]

Salvation Army 29 January 2017

Every Sunday we pray for another church in Papakura This week we are praying for The Salvation Army, in Clevedon Road Their website is It is well worth going on line to see the wide range of services they offer the community.  They have their Family Store in O’Shannessey Street, and offer a very […]

4 December 2016

What is Advent?  The Christian season of Christmas actually begins on Christmas Eve and lasts for twelve days, ending on January 6. (No, the twelve-day season of Christmas did not start with the song. It was the other way around.) The time before Christmas is Advent, a season of preparation for Christmas. Christians prepare for […]

13 November 2016

So here I go this coming week to our General Assembly being held in Dunedin.  It’ll give me brief times of catching up with our son, but the demands and schedule of Assembly will make it such that my time with him will be very limited. Still better some time than no time eh? I […]

13 October 2016

We had a rainbow over our house on Monday night, right over our house, the closest I have ever seen and the brightest, then there was a second one over the top.  The end of the rainbow was still not in sight!!, not on our place anyway but it was such a beautiful sight, lifted […]