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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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December 2007

Big issues swirl around Methodist Conference 2007
By Paul Titus
When they set the theme for Methodist Conference 2007 the presidential team of Rev Brian Turner and Dr Barbara Peddie raised two key challenges. Can we reconcile the differences within our ranks? Can we make a difference in our communities?

Live within limits of creation Green leader tells Methodists
By Julia Stuart
“I come to you as a heretic” was Green Party MP Jeanette Fitzsimons’ provocative opening statement in her address to an evening session of last month’s annual Methodist conference. In her talk Living Within the Limits of Creation, Jeanette described the theory that economic growth was the only way of running a country and helping the poor as “a carefully constructed lie”.

Graphic tale of Methodist values
What does it mean to be Methodist in Aotearoa today? What are our core values? Can we contribute to society with key Gospel insights? Methodist Church of NZ ministry development director Rev Dr David Bell says people in parishes around the country often raise questions such as these. To answer them and provide a simple statement of Methodist beliefs, David coordinated publication of a booklet.

Uniting Congregations face waves of change
By Paul Titus
Often during the three days of the biennial Forum of the Uniting Congregations of Aotearoa New Zealand (UCANZ) the dramatic 19th century Japanese woodcut print ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ appeared on the projector screen behind the speaker’s podium. The image of two boats tossed by waves served as a constant reminder that the way forward for Uniting Congregations is not certain.