Once again the Enabling team will be offering a 5 day course in working collaboratively in ministry. This education is not simply for Local Shared Ministry units, but for all church leaders who would like to assist their congregations to develop from being “ministered to” to ministering communities exercising their spiritual and personal gifts mutually. Our goal is to equip leaders with resources for facilitating this change process.
Participants come from across the Dioceses and Tikanga, and also internationally. Provided there are sufficient enrolments we hope to offer a scholarship opportunity for someone from one of our Local Shared Ministry units to benefit from this course. Please talk to your Enabler if you are interested in being considered for this scholarship or would like to know more. Your administrator should have received the enrolment leaflet electronically.
The course runs Mon-Fri 27 – 31 July at Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre, Long Bay. Most participants live-in.
We have permission to share with you this picture of an ANZAC floral display at St Paul’s Whangaroa (Part of the Kerikeri LSMU). Note the lovingly knitted poppies! Thanks to the Revd. Margaret Williams for supplying the picture, and to the talented florist. Margaret writes “St. Pauls had one young man killed named Vivian Shepherd, killed at Gallipoli.”
Hymns and songs for 19 April have been added, with a note that many of the hymns throughout the season of Easter will also be appropriate. After the busyness of Easter, perhaps this would be a good time to expand the repertoire!