The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Christchurch 8053

Postal address

PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

T. (03) 366 6049   I. 0800 266 639

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Connexional Korero - Friday 27 August 2021

Kia ora e te whanau

Alert Levels are changing next Tuesday at midnight and our thoughts and prayers are with our whanaunga in Auckland and Northland who will be remaining at Alert Level 4.

We are urged to stay our current course as we are making progress against the Delta outbreak, and keep doing what needs to be done at each Alert Level.

We given thanks to our people leading our evening prayers, you are bringing comfort to many of us.

We are also taking this opportunity to consider taking our upcoming and important meetings online, such as Tauiwi Strategy and Stationing. 

Keep looking after yourselves and each other. The Connexional Office is always virtually available and we have arranged for weekly Connexional Cups of Tea (Thursdays 3.30pm, details below).

Take care whanau.

Tara and Trudy

Zoom Webinar Recording (from Friday 27 August) 

Connexional Cup of Tea - Thursdays at 3.30pm

Connexional Korero - Tuesday 24 August 2021

Kia ora e te whanau

(Links are included below for the activities discussed in the video).

Things to be grateful for: today is a sunny day – great for drying clothes!

We are grateful for the weather, but also grateful for how our Haahi members are able to connect through Alert Level 4, whichever way we choose to connect. It is wonderful to see the way we reach out to each other and we encourage you to continue doing that.

Thank you also, for the shared resources that people have shared to our website, of liturgy, prayer and hymns. These resources allow continued worship... differently. Shared Resources

Our Connexional leadership will be meeting in the next few days to discuss how we will continue to conduct the life of the Connexion within the environment of Covid-19 such as Tauiwi strategy and stationing, Council of Conference , Conference and what it means to plan these with contingencies.

Our intentions at the moment is that we are able to hold these events in a safe and secure way.

He waka eke noa – we are all in this together. Here is a great link to share with people with regards to finding community food organisations. Sharing and connecting is important because... he waka eke noa!  Community Food Organisations

We will be holding some webinars in the coming weeks. The first is about Zoom Tips and Tricks

Zoom Tips and Tricks Webinar
Friday 27 August 10.30am
Join here on the day
No Registration required. Recording will be available on our website.

We will also be holding some virtual Connexional Cups of Tea sessions. The first is

Connexional Cup of Tea this Thursday 26 August at 3.30 pm
Zoom Cup of Tea 
Meeting ID: 898 7380 8128
Passcode: dTc8q1

All events will be on the bottom right of the home page of our website   

Evening prayers will be kept going while we are in lockdown. Notifications go out by email, facebook and the collection of prayer is available here

The Connexional Office is virtually open. Get in touch if there is anything we can help with.

Stay safe, stay in your bubble and stay connected!


Ka kite


Tara and Trudy

Connexional Korero - Friday 20 August 2021

Tena koutou e te whanau

Coming after the Prime Minister's press conference we know lockdown continues until the end of next Tuesday.

At this moment it is very important that we continue keeping ourselves safe and doing the best that we can – which is to stay at home. However we want to remain connected to family and friends that we love. By email, phone or zoom. We encourage you to reach out and connect with those whom you love.

The Connexional Office remains open at this time, by email or phone 03 366 6049.

The Wages Subsidy information was made available today by Peter van Hout.

We also have a collection of worship resources for the Connexion. Many thanks for our Presbyters and Lay ministers for the sharing of those resources.

It is important that we should view success now very differently from how we used to view success. Celebrate the little things! Very important as we head into the weekend.

Where ever you are throughout the motu keep yourself safe and well. We encourage you, if you have a moment to get yourself out into the fresh air and have a bit of a walk around the block (in your bubble) and keep yourself in good spirits.

We wish you well for the weekend and we look forward to seeing you in the new week.

Ka kite


Tara and Trudy

Kia ora e te whanau

Coming to you from Otautahi, Christchurch, after making sure our whanau are safe, and we are in our bubbles keeping safe.

The Connexional Office is open virtually: by email or by phoning the office on 03 366 6049 which will be forwarded to us. You can get in touch with us whenever you need to and your work can continue.

As of today  at 6pm we will be releasing a recorded prayer which will go out to the Connexion. This will be continued for however long we are in lockdown together. Our programme includes:

    Wed 18 August             Andrew Doubleday
    Thu 19 August              'Etuini Talakai
    Fri 20 August                 Tara Tautari
    Sat 21 August                Arapera Ngaha
    Sun 22 August               Suiva'aia Te'o
    Mon 23 August             Kalolo Fihaki
    Tue 24 August               Peni Tikoinaka

We have updated our website with...
Golden rules for Alert Level 4

Stay at home in your bubble
Feeling unwell? Call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 about getting tested

  If leaving the house:

·      Wear a mask and keep a 2m distance from others
·      Keep on scanning QR codes
·      Wash and sanitise hands often
·      Stay local and be kind to one another

See more

The Government also announced at 1pm today that masks are mandatory if you are in places of essential services such as supermarkets and service stations.

Where ever you are in the motu today, know that we are in this together. Our prayers lift us all up. We continue to send our best wishes to each and everyone of you, and we look forward to us coming out of lockdown and be able to meet face to face.

Let us be kind to each other until then.


Ka kite

Tara and Trudy

Connexional Korero - Friday 06 August 2021

Kia ora e te whanau!



It's great to speak with you again this week.


Tara has been with the PAC Distribution Group going through almost 100 applications, and some exciting news…


The Methodist Church will be getting a new website! The old one is quite clunky to use, and ideally the new one will be targeted to the user's point of view with everything easy to find. Target date by the end of December.


Trudy talks about COVID-19 vaccine body responses. Pain in the arm is normal, call your doctor if you think your vaccine reactions are extreme.


The Church's Asbestos Management plan was updated this week, and next week there is a webinar which will talk about asbestos management plans and the Church Building and Loan Fund. This webinar is ideal for property teams and parish councils looking at funding.

Date and Time: 10 August 2021, 6pm-7pm

August Webinar


Where ever you are throughout Aotearoa, we wish you a wonderful weekend and look forward to connecting with you again soon.


Take care whanau! Ka kite!

Tara and Trudy


Tara Tautari                 Trudy Downes

General Secretary       Care Taker