Let me mention a couple of things. Firstly, thank-you to all who have filled in the church survey relating to church life under the government's new Covid Protection Framework. We want to give all our regular attenders the the chance to share their views, so it would be great if you could complete this if you haven't done so yet. If you haven't received an email with a survey link, or if you have trouble completing it online, please let me know. One survey response per adult.
Secondly, this coming Sunday is the first day of Advent - yes! In case, you hadn't heard, Christmas is fast approaching! A few years ago, we had these things called 'Advent Boxes' - do you remember those? Well, we're going to do it all again! An Advent Box is a box filled with some devotional material along with some physical items to interact with to help you journey mindfully towards Christmas. The box will turn up on someone's door completely out of the blue. Once their bubble has interacted with the contents of the box, then comes the fun part! They get to put a small gift (it can be something bought or made or re-purposed) into the box and then choose someone else in our church family to give the box to next. It's a great chance for all those James Bond-wannabees amongst us to try to leave it on their doorstep without them seeing you! Three advent boxes will be put into circulation next week. Who knows? You might be the first one to get one!
This Sunday: God's Faithfulness
Andrew Baldwin (who we heard from a couple of weeks ago) will be sharing the story of a man called Abraham and reminding us of the faithfulness of God (Bible Reading: Genesis 12)
Kids Programmes during Lockdown
There will be not Blaze or Spark's programmes running due to covid restrictions.
Youth on Zoom
There will be no youth group meeting this week. Catch you soon!
Virtual Morning Tea
This Sunday at 11:30 am, after our worship service has been posted, we will be having a Virtual Morning Tea!
Get your biscuit and a cup of coffee and sit down for a Zoom chit-chat with others! Catch up on others' weeks, talk about whatever, leave whenever you wish, enjoy some fellowship!
The young people are also invited to this, and then will have a 'break-out' Ignite youth meeting using the same zoom link, which Matt will organise.
Giving to our Community During Lockdown
There are many in need in our community during lockdown. If you would like to contribute financially, a couple of good options would be to Vision West (click here) or contact Ruapōtaka Marae in Glen Innes on 09 5705340.
This is a family-friendly Christian music and arts festival held in the Waikato, on anniversary weekend, 28-31 January 2022. Ticket prices will go up at the end of October; however, there is still plenty of time to sign up. Check out their website here, or talk to Matt Anderson if you have any questions.
Due to covid restrictions, we are unable to meet in person for out mainly music sessions. However, a link will be posted on our Facebook page each Tuesday at 10am for anyone who wants to sing along virtually!
Young Adults Home Group
Every Sunday evening at 7:30pm. Please email the church to be added to the Facebook page, and check Facebook for updates of what we have going on. We'd love for you to join us!
Basix Small Group
Basix is a series of chat group courses looking at the basics of the Christian faith. Each course runs for four weeks, and discusses questions about who God is, life and the Christian faith. Please contact the office if you are interested.
Wednesday Night Home Group
Home Group at the home of Paul and Ruth Ungemuth every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:30pm. Each week we share in supper, do a bible study and pray for each other. Will begin on Wednesday 13 February. Contact the office for more information.
Thursday Morning Home Group
Home Group in the church lounge on the third Thursday of the month at 10am. After morning tea we do a bible study and pray together. Contact the office for more information.