The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Christchurch 8053

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PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

T. (03) 366 6049   I. 0800 266 639

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Connexional Korero Friday 08 October 2021

Tena koutou e te whanau, nga mema o Te Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa

Thank you for joining us once again.

The hot topics this week are:

Register for Conference! 
Online Conference is gearing up to be great! Register now so your Conference pack can be arranged on time.

The Government's announcement about vaccination certificates.
We are looking closely at this, and what it means for the Church. We will be having a korero next week with Synod leaders across the motu as to concerns about vaccinations. We are also looking into the technical aspects of scanning and managing certificates in preparation for when Government firms up their plans.

Until we learn more from Government:

Get vaccinated
Stay home if you are unwell
Wash your hands
Wear a facemask
Be kind!

Until next week,

Ka kite

Tara and Trudy

Connexional Korero Friday 01 October 2021

Kia ora e te whanau o Te Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa 

This week we have received further questions about keeping people safe at Alert Level 2. 

The Methodist Church of New Zealand fully supports the ongoing vaccination programme and strongly encourages everyone to become vaccinated and also encourages you to support those who are still on the journey.

Furthermore our Covid-19 Response Plan has the information that we need to keep each other safe as we come together back in church.

  • Stay home if you are unwell
  • Wash your hands
  • Wear a facemask
  • Be kind

We invite you to reflect on Rev Mark Gibson's wise words about inclusion in God's beloved community; he waka eke noa, we are all in this together.

Be kind whanau. We will get through this together.

Ka kite

Tara and Trudy

Click here to see MCNZ Covid-19 Response Plan

Click here to view Rev Mark Gibson's evening prayer of Thursday 30 September 2021

Connexional Korero Friday 24 September 2021

Happy Friday everyone!

Do you know we are just under eight weeks away from our Online Conference?

Wendy Keir has sent out details today - check your emails to find the latest Conference information and the Day-to-Day details!

We encourage you to get online and start registering.

There have been a range of questions come through this week regarding vaccinations, facemasks and physical distancing. If you have any questions or concerns about Covid-19 affecting your worship activities, please contact Trudy for advice.

As much as possible we want to keep everyone safe and to all be together once again.

Let's keep on vaccinating and pushing forward.

Stay safe, stay well. Ka kite!

Tara and Trudy

Connexional Korero Friday 17 September 2021

Tena tatou e te whanau

We hope this message finds you well as we come to the final day of Te Wiki o te reo Maori and we hope that this week has been a good one for you and your whanau.

Here are a few things that are happening across the Connexion.

Today was the first Online Conference Arrangements Committee meeting. Progress has been made in developing content and the modalities around meeting in Conference in November. Information will be released next week to give a sense of how this will work.

Council of Conference is meeting on Saturday. This is a very full time for the Connexion as we work towards Conference and to ensuring all our reports are ready that that we have good information to make good decisions.

Trudy is excited for the webinar on Monday which discusses ideas and examples which will allow us to gather and share our buildings at Delta Alert Level 2.

In the webinar Trudy joins with Vice President 'Etuini Talakai and guest speaker Siouxsie Wiles: bring your questions!

Register here for the webinar.

We hope you enjoy this weekend whanau!

Ka kite ano.

Tara and Trudy

Tena koutou katoa nga mema o Te Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa. Malo e lelei.

Tara is back in the office after being at home in her bubble and enjoying being around the Connexional Office team members again.

Earlier this week Council of Conference, Tauiwi Strategy and representatives from Te Taha Maori met and affirmed the decision to move our 2021 from an in-person Conference to an on-line format. Further information will be sent out shortly as to what this means for us in terms of how it will be managed, the daily schedule, and what platform will be used.

We wanted to reach out to you today to let you know about this change of moving Conference on-line, and we look forward to your participation.

The Alert Level change is generating questions regarding using our buildings and returning to in-person church services. Information will be shared alter today to help people in this area.

There is an interesting webinar next Wednesday 15 September featuring John Kirwan on the panel (details below). The topic of this webinar is Lockdown Survival Tips: Managing Anxiety and Useful Digital Tools. Details below.

We also have our Connexional Cup of Tea every Thursday at 3.30pm. This is an opportunity to have free access to people in the know, Tara, Trudy, Andrew Doubleday, 'Etuini Talakai. No stress, no agenda, just a half hour chat over a cup of tea.

A quick word to the leaders amongst us who have been providing our Connexional Evening Prayer. Thank you.

Evening Prayers will continue until Auckland is out of lockdown and we are all once again at Alert Level 2 (or Level 1!).

We wish you a wonderful weekend and look forward to seeing you again next week.

Kia ora, and ka kite.

Tara and Trudy

Getting Through Webinar Managing Anxiety, and Useful Digital Tools
(featuring Sir John Kirwan)
Wednesday 15 September

4.00pm - 5.00pm
MCNZ Webinars
View latest: Creating an Emergency Response Plan, and Buying and Selling Church Property
Register Now: Approved Evacuation Plans and Property Security, 6pm 12 October 2021
Connexional Cup of Tea Every Thursday at 3.30pm
Catch up with people around the Connexion.
Share your thoughts, have a chat, enjoy some fellowship.