This coming Sunday is our third and final Sunday in our Renew Together journey. This year, the NZ Baptist Missionary Society (NZBMS) has asked us to focus on three values which underpin the way they will seek to further God's mission of hope in the world. The first week, we looked at Mutual Humility. Last week we talked about the word 'Whakarongo' (to hear, sense, feel, perceive), and our need to discern the ways and places where God is active in our world, recognising that God does 'new things'. This week we will look at NZBMS's final value: the ability to do relationships respectfully - even with those we don't see eye-to-eye with. This final value has taken a bit of a hammering in recent years (heard of 'cancel culture', anyone?), which makes its practice all the more important. All three of these values are not just important for our missionary teams; they are important for us as we live out God's purposes in the world.
As we have advertised, we will be giving the opportunity in this coming Sunday service to contribute financially to the work of NZBMS, so come prepared for that. If you can't be present physically at the service, or if you would prefer to give online, you can do so by depositing into the church bank account, using the reference 'RENEW'. Contact the office for more information.
Thanks for your partnership in this journey!
Hāngaia te atua he ngakau hōu, he hinengaro hōu hoki. Mā te atua e arahina. E akoako ia matou.
We invite you to be renewed in heart and mind during Renew Together, as God teaches and guides us.
This Sunday: Renew Together - Respectful Relationships
Everyone seems to be outraged these days. Is there a better way to relate to others who aren't like us? Jesus models something different one day by a well (John 4).
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, including the next two Sundays of 7 August and 14 August. On 14 August, an opportunity will be given in the physical service to contribute financially to support the work of Tranzsend, but you can also give online at any stage into the church bank account. Contact the office for more details.
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. Contact the office for more details.
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. Contact the office for more details.
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. 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.
We run mainly music sessions during the school term every Tuesday, 10am in the RBC Auditorium. If you have kids or know of anyone who does, please invite them to come along! Please also keep the attendees and volunteers in your prayers.
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