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Methodist Church Blog

Weekly Advisory - Friday 23 April 2021

Welcome to this week's Video Chat.

President Andrew has stepped in for Tara this week along with some of his whanau including Lynne, Luke, Mel, and mokopuna Hugo and Theo who is having his 6th birthday today! Off to Orana Park!


https://youtu.be/ufT-gLELuAo


It's been a quiet week this week leading into ANZAC day but we have Group 3 vaccine rollouts starting in May.

Group 3 – being vaccinated from May
People who are at risk of getting very sick from COVID-19
You're in this group if you are:

·         aged 65 or over
·         have a relevant underlying health condition
·         disabled
·         an adult in a custodial setting. 

More information on the vaccine rollout groups is available from:
https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/covid-19-vaccines/how-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccination/covid-19-vaccine-rollout-groups/

Have a great long weekend everyone!

God bless you this week.

Trudy, Andrew and the Doubleday whanau.

 

Ma maumahara tatou i a ratou
We will remember them

Weekly Advisory - Friday 16 April 2021

Kia ora e te whanau

Video link: https://youtu.be/2tcIPUW3KUM

Welcome Jill van de Geer to our weekly update today as Tara has been called away to many meetings!

It has been relatively quiet this week which gives us an opportunity to focus on maintaining our tool kit.

Contact tracing is a tool with which we need to be diligent. The contract tracing we do today is future proofing for a need we may have in seven to fourteen days time.

  • We may know today where we have been.
  • We may remember tomorrow where we have been today.
  • In seven days, or fourteen days, we may have no clue where we were today!

So keep your contact tracing app up to date on your phone, through either the Apple App Store or Google Play to get the latest features.

Further information is available at:

https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/protect-yourself-and-others/keep-track-of-where-youve-been/nz-covid-tracer-app/

Stay safe and take care!

Regards

Jill and Trudy

Jill van de Geer
Ex-ex General Secretary

Trudy Downes
Caretaker

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 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