Kerikeri Ordination

Pam Harrison-Boyd, ordained priest by the Rt. Revd. Jim White

Pam Harrison-Boyd, ordained priest by the Rt. Revd. Jim White

The Revd. Pam Harrison-Boyd was ordained on Sunday 16 November at St. James, Kerikeri, by the Rt. Revd. Jim White. The preacher was the Revd. Dr. Sarah Park (2nd. from left). Pictured also are the Enabler (Ian Render, at left) and the Ministry Support Team (from left): Shirley Tubbs, Barbara Collins (Pastoral Care), Pam Harrison-Boyd, Bishop Jim, Sandy McKay, Pat Collins, Flip Boerrigter (Worship Co-ordinator) and Fiona Gillibrand (Deacon, Minister of Healing)

Pam’s life is very full at present, adding the direction of a community pantomime to her ministry and studies with the Diocesan Training Programme. The church was full with parishioners and supporters for a joyful celebration of Local Shared Ministry and Ordination.

Updates for 5 October

RCL Hymns and songs page, and Jane Williams reflections page are both updated today for 5 October. Apologies for delay due to illness.

We would appreciate prayer for our annual LSM conference which begins on October 3.

One of the things we plan to do is to record demo tracks of new hymn and song material that attendees will be able to use to introduce them easily to their congregations.

Ian

“Te Rongopai”: A timely new DVD resource

We’re pleased to be able to point you to a new ecumenical resource celebrating 200 years of Christianity in Aotearoa. Suitable for personal use, small groups, or even church services. Permission is given for these uses.

If you are considering an Advent study group this would be most appropriate. The chapters are short enough to be shown in church in the “sermon slot”, especially if you combine the two shorter ones. The longest chapter is 18 minutes. One suggestion would be to begin the series on Aotearoa Sunday, which is 23 November.

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Here are the details for ordering your copy

or browse to: http://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/te-rongopai-dvd/

LSM West Cluster Gathering – May

LSM West Cluster at Glen Eden
Glen Eden hosted the LSM West cluster gathering which went very well with 25 attending! All ministry places were represented and we heard that Waikehe is interested in joining in as well.
Those gathered all shared a selection of excellent Pentecost resources and ideas, they had a brief group time in their roles and enjoyed a great supper together.
It was a very worthwhile event!
Te Atatu have offered to host the next gathering.