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Leigh & Dianne
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Circuit Communion Service at
led by Rev Norman Brookes
Margaret presented Lay Preachers' Long Service Certificates to Geoff and Ngaire
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Members from Wesley & St Stevens enjoyed the event, which, because of Covid, was the first for the year. A magnificent 2-course meal was followed by some carol singing and some excellent movies, created by Phillip, of the Wesley Tramping group's outings over the last few years.
Roses at Wesley
This morning (8/11/20) the front of the church was glowing with a magnificent display of roses that Peter had so professionally displayed. The roses had been donated by the BOP Rose Society who had held their Rose Show in our hall on Saturday.
With a Song in Our Hearts is the title of a new hymn book which was launched here at Wesley Church recently. Methodist ministers Norman Brookes and Norman Goreham have been finding God in the world around them and penning verses in response to current events, such as the Christchurch earthquakes and climate change; they also offer new insights as we move through the church year, celebrating festivals such as Christmas and Easter: While some new tunes have been composed, most of their words can be sung to familiar hymns.
Norman Goreham celebrates the 60th anniversary of his ordination
To help with the celebrations were, of course, his wife Valerie, Rev Tovia Aumua (ex-President of the Methodist Church of NZ) & his grandson Javan, Rev Dr Susan Thompson (District Superintendent), Viv Whimster (Vice President), & our own minister, Rev Leigh Sundberg, together with many friends & others who have shared with him through his ministries here in New Zealand.
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