Koru Walk @ Tairua

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Joan explains the new Koru Walk: If your daily exercise brings you this way, call

in to St Francis Church and discover the Koru walk which has been created on

the lawn. Allow some time, (just one at a time, keeping to the current distancing

measures) and walk the path as it draws you to the centre, pause here, before

making your way back out around the spiral.

Labyrinths of various shapes and sizes have been used for contemplative walks for

hundreds of years. They are found at churches and cathedrals all over the world.

We invite you to walk the Koru labyrinth with an open mind and an open heart.

There is no right or wrong way, simply enter and follow the path, and allow it to lead

you to the centre and then return. Open yourself to the experience with gracious

attention.

“Faith Thinking on Zoom”

Theology Programme at the University of Otago

“Faith Thinking on Zoom” — one hour FREE sessions on Zoom, led by one of the staff of the Theology Programme. These will involve input on a topic followed by facilitated discussion.

Here are the details:

Tues 7 April, 7.30-8.30pm 
David Tombs: Seeing His Innocence, I See My Innocence: Responses to Jesus as a Victim of Sexual Abuse

Wed 8 April, 7.30-8-30pm
James Harding: Biblical Traditions Relating to Passover

Wed 15 April, 7.30-8-30pm
Andrew Shepherd: A Throwaway Society: Reflecting on Rubbish

Thurs 16 April, 7.30-8.30pm
Paul Trebilco: House Churches in the First Century: Community in the New Testament

Tues 21 April, 7.30-8:30pm
Murray Rae: From Temple to Village Centre: the Evolution of Church Architecture

Thurs 23 April, 7.30-8.30pm
Lynne Taylor: Wellbeing, Connections and Pastoral Care

To join in one of these sessions you need to register by going here: https://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html and clicking on “Register online” at the bottom.

Note — the sessions are free but you need to register so that we can email you the Zoom link (which will be sent to you, along with instructions shortly after registration).