News from the NZ Methodist Church.
Merle Fausett: Queen's Service Medal
Merle Fausett has always been a singer and has devoted much of her life to music which is why she is the recipient of a Queen's Service Medal on this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Besides singing in our choir, where she is the deputy conductor, she has been involved with music on a voluntary basis in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato for more than 60 years.
She was the musical director of the Tauranga Civic Choir from 1979 to 1991 and has conducted the Silver Singers since 2014, a choir of local retirees who perform at rest homes and retirement villages. She has also been involved in the BOP Symphonia
We celebrated Merle's award at morning tea after the Sunday Service on 17th June
Photos by Pamela Davison-Howie
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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Viv Whimster,, vice president of the Methodist Church of NZ,
was elected at the Methodist Conference last October.
The sign outside Wesley Church promoting Pentecost
May 24th was Pentecost Sunday and Wesley Day. It is traditional at Wesley Church to invite the President or Vice-President of the Methodist Church of NZ to address our Parish on this occasion and this year we welcomed Vice-President Viv. Whimster.
Vice-President Viv Whimster and Michael Lemanu,
Tauiwi Children Youth, & Families Mionistry Co-ordinator was also present with his wife
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