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The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Papanui
Christchurch 8053

Postal address
:

PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

P. (03) 366 6049   I   0800 266 639

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April 2004

After the deluge relief flows in from churches
Sitting in church on Sunday the 15th of February with sheets of rain falling outside the congregations of the Feilding-Oroua-Marton parish had no inkling that 120mm was to be dumped on Feilding and 250mm on the Ruahine Ranges.
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Whiteley Memorial to find new home in town
The controversial Whiteley Memorial Monument at Pukearuhe, in North Taranaki, will be dismantled and not rebuilt, the New Plymouth Methodist Church has announced.
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Kit launched to get DOVE off the ground in NZ
The Decade to Overcome Violence (DOVE) is the World Council of Churches’ call for people to refuse to put up with violence, ask themselves how their own words and deeds increase the potential for violence, and challenge age-old assumptions about the necessity of violence.
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Church leaders say Treaty moral foundation for NZ
In late February the Anglican and Catholic bishops of New Zealand entered the heated public debate that erupted after opposition leader Dr Don Brash’s watershed Orewa speech on race relations in New Zealand.
The bishops issued a statement that says programmes addressing Maori welfare are based on need, not ethnic privilege, and the Treaty of Waitangi creates a partnership that is the moral and legal foundation for this country.
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Passion film conveys realism without profound meaning
By Rev Ken Olsen
The Passion of the Christ is certainly not the kind of movie one would go to enjoy. It is far more likely to leave one profoundly moved, shocked or disturbed.
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Hymn writer seeks nature’s guide on spiritual path
By Christine Nielsen-Craig
William ‘Bill’ Wallace writes spiritual works to guide adolescent humanity towards maturity. To that end, the retired Methodist pastor and Christchurch native creates contemporary hymns and liturgy, including what is perhaps his life’s opus: ‘Sacred Energy: Mass of the Universe’.
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