This coming Sunday, we begin a three-week journey which, in the past, has been called 'Prayer and Self-Denial'. This event has been re-imagined buy the NZ Baptist Missionary Society which promotes it, and it is now called 'Renew Together', but its purpose remains the same - to promote the work, the successes, the challenges and the needs of the Baptist missionaries who are serving us oversees for the cause of Christ. As we hear some of the stories, we are prompted to just just be spectators, but to be partners in prayer and partners in financial support. On the third Sunday, a special collection will be taken of money to contribute to our missionary team, but you can also make a donation anytime using the church bank account (ASB 12-3055-0046245-50) using the reference RENEW. A prayer sent out by the NZBMS as we begin ...
We are stepping into a new chapter as a Baptist movement, and as a mission organisation.
Thank you, Lord, for seasons.
Thank you for pushing us beyond comfort and into greater faith in you.
We honour all those who have come before us. We honour the guardians and the cultivators of this organisation. We honour the shoulders that we stand on today, and we acknowledge that our work will precede generations to come.
We, nzbms, welcome you to be a part of this change with us, and to grow and learn with us in this next chapter.
We invite you to engage with our work and our people over the coming weeks.
We invite you to pray and give toward the Kingdom, trusting that God will work all things together for good.
We invite you to be renewed in heart and mind during Renew Together, as God teaches and guides us.
We invite you to love the global communities that we love, because He first loved us.
Thank you Jesus.
This Sunday: Renew Together - A Horticulturalist's Eye-View
We begin our Renew Together Journey with a look at well-known story ... through a slightly different lens
Our Sparks and Blaze programmes are on every Sunday during the school Term. Years 0 - 6. We look forward to seeing you there!
Join our yr 9-13 Youth Group!
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Date: Every Wednesday during school term
Join us for Ignite, our youth group for yr 7-8!
Time: 10 am (during the Sunday morning gathering)
Date: Every Sunday during school term
Join us on Sunday morning as we finish painting the Youth room. Please bring a shirt you are able to paint in.
Ignite meets during our Sunday morning gathering.
Our theme for Prayer and Self Denial this year is Renew Together, which run for 3 consecutive Sundays. This year, they will be 31 July, 7 August and 14 August.
Bible Study Connect Group
Come along next Thursday at 10:30am, either physically or on zoom as we continue studying Paul's amazing letter to the church at Ephesus.
Worship This Sunday: Gathered AND Online
It was so exciting to be back together in our church building again! We will be doing it again this week at 10am (with masks and vaccine passports)!
There will also be an online service available to view, and a link will be sent out to you at 10am on Sunday morning.
Prayer Connection Points
Come along to a prayer gathering at the church lounge Thursdays from 11:30am-12:00pm. Masks are required. Also, On Mondays from 12:00 – 12:30pm there will be an Online Prayer Gathering for half an hour via zoom. Contact the office if you would like the meeting link and passcode.
Remuera Baptist Men’s Group meets monthly – this is generally on the first Saturday of the month. Our next Men's Breakfast will be at 8am in the church lounge on Saturday 8 August. Come along!
Baptist Missionary Fellowship meets at 10am on the second Wednesday of every month. This is usually at the home of Olwyn Dickson, but the venue if changed, will be advertised here. The next meeting is 10 August. Please get in touch with the church office if you would like to attend.
If you or others you know are having to isolate because of covid, please contact the office.
Our mainly music sessions will resume when school begins in term 3. Have a wonderful break!
Thursday Morning Bible Study Group
Every Thursday morning at 10:30am in the church lounge. We are currently looking at the Letters that Paul wrote to the Church of Ephesus. 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! Please note that masks are required.
Thursday Prayer Group
Every Thursday in the church lounge from 11:30am - 12:00 pm. Contact the office for more information. Please note that masks are required.
Monday Zoom Prayer Group
From 12:00 – 12:30pm on Zoom. Contact the office if you would like the zoom link to be sent to you.
Thursday Night Book Club
Every Thursday from 7:30pm via Zoom. Contact the office if you would like the zoom link to be sent to you.
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!
Wednesday Night Home Group
Thursday Morning Home Group