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Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Papanui
Christchurch 8053

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T. (03) 366 6049   I. 0800 266 639

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Weekly Advisory - Friday 09 April 2021

Kia ora e te whanau.

Kua ara a te Karaiti! Christ is risen!


https://youtu.be/J5gxVdmYA7A

We are happy to come to you from the Connexional Office after what has been a busy week.

Tara has come from our first Council of Conference for the year. They were able to look at a number of issues to take forward to the Conference in November.

Today Tara meets with the diaconate and our deacons. They will all look at some of the issues that are of concern to the diaconate and their ministry within the Connexion.

Tomorrow and Sunday, Tara will be with the Tauiwi Strategy Group and in that group she will gain a deep and comprehensive understanding of the wellbeing and work of our synods and parishes.

Great news about the travel bubble with Australia opening. However keep an eye on the travel situation as there are still risks associated with overseas travel. If there is a change in alert levels you could end up stranded if you are travelling, or the rules may change at short notice regarding going back into quarantine at travel return.

Grab your overseas travel information from a trusted source such as the Government's COVID-19 website. They have done a thorough job of all aspects of international travelling, whether going to or from NZ. https://covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-the-border/quarantine-free-travel/

Very exciting news that the travel bubbles are expanding because we know so many of our whanau want to get together again and in so doing we encourage everyone to be as safe as possible.

Please contact us if you have any questions on today's update.

Stay well, be well.

 

Tara and Trudy

 

Tara Tautari                     Trudy Downes
General Secretary            Care Taker

Weekly Homily for Sunday 11 April 2021

Greetings,

 Faith is more than seeing.

11 April 2021 - Thomas - a Yearning Heart - Jn 20 vs 19 31

https://youtu.be/RXRC5RA82Ak

 

Every blessing to you and your families this week.

Andrew Doubleday

President

Methodist Church of New Zealand

Te Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa

Weekly Advisory

E te whanau a Te Karaiti, tena koutou katoa.


Video Link:
https://youtu.be/F8uER8vegLQ

Easter greetings to you from the Connexional Office.  We give our special greetings to the whole of the Connexion on what is Holy Thursday, commonly known as Maundy Thursday.  'Maundy'comes from the Latin term mandatum, which means 'command.'  We recall Jesus' command to us to love one another even as he has loved us.

We've come out of a very busy week with a very exciting Council of Conference meeting which had a lot of energy and a lot of commitment to push through some of the concerns that have been before the Church for a number of months.  Next week Tara will be sharing a summary of the work with you.

Next week also brings the opportunity of the Tauiwi Strategy group meeting in the weekend which is another place to raise up the issues that we want to talk about in our Church.

We also still urge people to consider the vaccine rollout that is happening.

Vaccination is an individual choice.  However we are a whanau with a great interest in each others' wellbeing particularly those who are more vulnerable to severe disease and their whanau and support team that are around them.

If you have questions about vaccinations then seek answers from trustworthy sources such as Ministry of Health, the Immunisation Advisory Centre or the World Health Organisation. Links to their information are on our website.

While vaccinations are an individual choice, we should all work together to create the community immunity levels needed to protect our most vulnerab
le whanau.

We encourage you all to keep on supporting each other even as we have been commanded to love one another.

We wish you a blessed Easter weekend and will see you again next week.


Tara and Trudy

Weekly Advisory - Thursday 01 April 2021

E te whanau a Te Karaiti, tena koutou katoa.


https://youtu.be/F8uER8vegLQ

Easter greetings to you from the Connexional Office. We give our special greetings to the whole of the Connexion on what is Holy Thursday, commonly known as Maundy Thursday. 'Maundy' comes from the Latin term mandatum, which means 'command.' We recall Jesus's command to us to love one another even as he has loved us.

We've come out of a very busy week with a very exciting Council of Conference meeting which had a lot of energy and a lot of commitment to push through some of the concerns that have been before the Church for a number of months. Next week Tara will be sharing a summary of the work with you.

Next week also brings the opportunity of the Tauiwi Strategy group meeting in the weekend which is another place to raise up the issues that we want to talk about in our Church.

We also still urge people to consider the vaccine rollout that is happening.

Vaccination is an individual choice. However we are a whanau with a great interest in each others' wellbeing particularly those who are more vulnerable to severe disease and their whanau and support team that are around them.

If you have questions about vaccinations then seek answers from trustworthy sources such as Ministry of Health, the Immunisation Advisory Centre or the World Health Organisation. Links to their information are here on our website.

While vaccinations are an individual choice, we should all work together to create the community immunity levels needed to protect our most vulnerable whanau.

We encourage you all to keep on supporting each other even as we have been commanded to love one another.

We wish you a blessed Easter weekend and will see you again next week.

Tara and Trudy

Homilies for Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday

Greetings,

2 April 2021 - Good Friday - Pilate's Political Calculus - John 19 vs 12-22

https://youtu.be/R2aw5NuasDw


4 April 2021 Resurrection Sunday - 'and Peter' - Mark 16 vs 1-8

https://youtu.be/v6nRMi_yyiQ

Mark's simple account of the resurrection completes his gospel. It has the ring of authenticity and vitality to it, even though the risen Christ is never seen. It is also intensely redemptive, as we will see in the reference to Peter.

Every blessing to you in this Holy Week.


Andrew Doubleday

President

Methodist Church of New Zealand

Te Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa