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What we Value
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The three words in our logo were chosen by our congregation in 2009 as representing the things we most value as a congregation.

                                                Worship

Coming together to worship God; to share fellowship and to support
each other. Our style is ordered yet relaxed; our theology inclusive
and progressive.

Acceptance

Being accepted as and where we are, regardless of background and
circumstances.

Community

Reaching out and being part of our community. Our weekly food basket; our Community Assistance Fund which provides grants each month to the Ngaio Pharmacy, Ngaio School and DCM (formerly Downtown Community Ministry) to help those in need in our community; the community Carol Service we help organise each year
and reading assistance provided at Ngaio Primary School are part of
this.     
 
  


Our Beginning and Belonging
The members of our congregation come from many different backgrounds: Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian and Salvation Army, to name but a few.

Originally, Ngaio Union Church came into being in December 1971 with the coming together of Ngaio Methodist and Presbyterian congregations. Morning worship was initially held in the Presbyterian church in Ottawa Road, and evening services in the Methodist church on the corner of Kenya Street and Crofton Road. When the present church was opened on 10 February 1979, all activities were consolidated on the current site.

Both Methodist and Presbyterian churches have a long and proud history in the area going back over 100 years to when services were first held in local homes . A book First a Church: the Continuing Story of Ngaio Methodist, Presbyterian and Union Churches by Elaine E Bolitho (2004) is available for $10.