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The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Papanui
Christchurch 8053

Postal address
:

PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

T. (03) 366 6049   I. 0800 266 639

Please phone our main line (as above) and at the prompt either dial '0' to speak to Reception or enter an extension number. FOR A LIST OF EXTENSIONS CLICK HERE

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Future Church, Different Church, Ready Church

Do you ever think about what Aotearoa has been through in the last year? The last two years? The last decade?

Shootings, Earthquakes, Volcanic eruption, Measles, Floods, Fires, Disease outbreaks, Gas explosions, a Pandemic and Toilet paper shortages.

"It will never happen here" no longer applies! 

Join Mark Gibson and Trudy Downes as they discuss lessons we have learned and how church might respond differently in the future. 

Introducing!
Rev Mark Gibson is a tree-hugging greenie, e-biking fanatic and a Methodist Minister of two uniting parishes which were hugely affected by the Christchurch earthquakes and had to rebuild and reinvent. During the pandemic lockdown Mark and his parishes had the additional job of evaluating multiple sources of advice on how to operate church during the NZ COVID-19 Alert Levels. Having lived through earthquakes, floods, fires, nearby terrorism and gas explosions, Mark is keen to see a resilient church that carries forward the good lessons from the events we have been through, in a creative and life affirming way.

Trudy Downes is responsible for Caring for Our People Manaakitia a Tatou Tangata for the Methodist Church of New Zealand (aka Health and Safety with less limits) and is based in the Connexional Office in Christchurch. She has been described as a petrol-head, a techno-geek and been accused of OCD. In reality she just wants things to run efficiently and effectively, and if technology can help then that's wonderful. If you can do it while driving a fast, loud car then that's a bonus!

Save the date: Thursday, 9 July 2020, 2.30pm
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ADKER7tgTUOKIzSRS-e03Q 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Registrations are limited to 100 people, a recording will be made available on the Methodist Church of New Zealand website shortly after the event.