Have a free online survey and supporting resources which are designed to equip your church to express your care for God’s world in your worship and teaching; in how you look after your buildings and land; in how you engage with your local community and in global campaigns, and in the personal lifestyles of your congregation.
There vision is for churches of all denominations to care for creation as an integral part of loving their neighbours and following God faithfully.
So can we help to bring that vision to reality by participating in Eco Church?
Please check out https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk for resources!
Viv Goldsmith was ordained to the priesthood on Sunday 9 July by Bishop Jim White.
The ordained group from Kerikeri, Russell and Kawakawa/Towai/Paihia are going through Barbara Brown Taylor’s Book of An Altar in the World. Chapter 4 is about The Practice of Walking the Earth and she speaks about a labyrinth experience.
The group set up the labyrinth and then walked it.
Many thanks to Felicity of South Kaipara LSM who has this canvas labyrinth available for use.
An enjoy southern training session was held in St John’s of Tuakau and Districts LSM.
A very happy bunch at the Maunu commissioning of additional Ministry Support Team Members!
Kawakawa/Towai/Paihia have instigated a 2-3 monthly clothing giveaway day to assist families in Northland. They have gathered excess clothing from Op shops ie St Francis Tairua LSM and Thames St John’s and then set up their hall at Kawakawa or a hall in Moerewa for families to come and take what they need for themselves or for others.
This initiative has been overwhelming for both the people receiving and for the people giving, with genuine conversations and relationships forming as they assist in their community needs.
Mission and Ministry in Action.