The Friday of Easter is always a solemn day, a time for reflection, even though we know Sunday is coming. This year we created spaces for people to engage with the events of Christs betrayal, arrest, crucifixion and burial. Each space focused on parts of the Holy Week narrative.Continue reading Good Friday Reflective Walkthrough
As a nation we have a unique heritage. We are a nation that sees its modern beginnings in an agreement, a treaty that ushered in a brave and new partnership never before contemplated by a colonising nation. Te Tiriti O Waitangi and its principles give New Zealand a unique foundation as a nation.Continue reading Waitangi Day
On Sunday we started a new a sermon series: ‘The Elephant in the Room’. We will be looking at what it means to live out our faith in the current Covid19 situation. For two years we have experienced disruption in every area of our lives due to Covid19. Coronavirus and its impact on our lives including our faith has been the elephant in the room for some time, so let’s look at the elephant in the room.
Over summer we will be looking at the Colossians. It is short at only four chapters but packs a punch. This series will give us an insight into this power epistle (letter) from Paul to the believers at Colossae.Continue reading Our Summer Series
One of the best days of the year to come to church!
This year we are having TWO Christmas Day Services. Our numbers will be limited to 50 attendees, and we ask that you register using the links below.
We would love to see you and our Services are open to everybody.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given.” Isaiah 9:6
Dear Church Whanau,
The Elders were encouraged by our Church meeting last week and the sense of unity and consensus that came through in the small group discussion. They have decided to move forward in the following way:
As a church we have decided to treat everyone as unvaccinated.Continue reading Gatherings Under the Traffic Light System
As we prepare to gather and discern how we will function under the Traffic Light System (TLS) I encourage you to use the resource below.
As a church in Kaiapoi we have faithfully lived out the gospel in our corner of the world since 1899. Throughout that time the church has faced many challenges. Over the last 18 months we have experienced a roller coaster of challenges in how we could function as a church. Each time we have met those challenges by keeping our focus on God and having the reassurance of our faith in Jesus Christ.
As we enter a new phase of church life and expression of faith under the Governments proposed ‘Traffic Light System’ it is important that we continue to focus on Jesus. This resource is designed to help us as a community of faith to discern what it means to be the church. We are encouraging a 40 hour focus on prayer from Friday evening.
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide is now legal in our country. As a nation we should lament, as the Prophet Isaiah said: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who puts darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Isaiah 5:20 We as a nation have decided to undertake linguistic gymnastics and moral subjectivity and declare Euthanasia a good thing. The intentional and deliberate ending of a persons life has never been and will never be a good thing.
"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.
Below is a video that once again highlights the complexity and dangers of this law. I encourage you to spend the time listening to the stories and concerns raised as we enter a dangerous and sad time in our nations history.
We are back as the gathered church…!
Last Sunday we gathered as the church making sure that we met all Government guidelines. This week we will once again be back as the gathered church in our building at 67 Fuller Street in Kaiapoi. We will have QR codes to scan, sign in sheets, hand sanitiser and people are able to physically distance if they choose too.
To see the guidelines for Faith Based Gatherings please click on the link below, it will take you to the NZ Covid-19 website.Continue reading Sunday 19th of September
This morning we continue our series on: The Armour of God. Annette will be looking at the breastplate of righteousness and we will be remembering Fathers Day. So get comfortable, maybe even let the cat sit on your knee.
Thanks for joining us today, and we pray that God will be present as you honour Him by committing this time to Him.