North Pres News -30 June 2016 -Along with the usual dates to note in your diaries, there are a couple of events to make special note of. Don’t forget the Regional Prayer & Healing Service on Sunday 24th July at 7pm at Ellerslie/Mt Wellington -St Peter’s Presbyterian. CROSSWIND –a gathering to encounter Jesus Christ in worship, the gospel preached & prayer & healing. Join with others from around the Presbytery for this special service. The Regional Youth Service is happening on Sunday 10th July at 6pm so gather together your young and young at heart for this service with the theme “GOODNESS”.
Lastly, thank you to all those who have RSVP’d for the Property & Finance Workshops on Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th July. Do make sure your parish is sending someone along to one of these. Let me know if you are coming, just for catering purposes.
One last item for this week… North Pres News -23 June 2016. Ministers & Elders should have everything they need for the upcoming Minister’s Day tomorrow and Winter Presbytery on Saturday. See you there.
We would like to encourage parishes who have not yet done so, to sign up to one of the two workshops run by the Northern Presbytery Property & Finance Workgroup regarding the responsibilities of church councils and the presbytery in the property & finance area. The details are in the newsletter. Thank you to those who have let me know you are coming along.
A follow up to the recent Pentecost –Regional Prayer & Healing Service is taking place on Sunday 24th July, 7pm. It’s called CROSSWIND and it will be a gathering to encounter Jesus Christ in worship, the gospel peached & prayer & healing. Encourage your parish to come along and join others from all over the presbytery. The last gathering was wonderful, don’t miss this next one! If you need a poster, head over here http://www.northpres.org.nz/presbytery-events/
I’m afraid it is always busy in your mail box the week leading to the presbytery meeting! Lots to read and many dates to mark in your calendars.
The Presbytery Council has approved the Commissioners to General Assembly so now we just wait until we hear what to do next as far as the registration process goes. We will let the Commissioners know as soon as we know.
If your parish has recently got a new Presbytery Elder (since the last presbytery meeting in February), please let me know as the Moderator would like to formally welcome them to the presbytery at the Winter Presbytery meeting.
Did any Presbyterians in your parishes receive a Queen’s Birthday Honour this year? Please let Wayne Matheson, AES know at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
Lastly, a little bit further into the future, but do SAVE the DATE for the CROSSWIND –Regional Prayer & Healing Service on Sunday 24th July, 7pm at Ellerslie/Mt Wellington –St Peter’s Presbyterian Church. It is a prayer and healing service… but much more than that… It will be again a time for people to come and encounter Jesus Christ -by the Holy Spirit, in worship, the gospel preached and in prayer and healing. Crosswind is based on John 3:7-8 and it is our hope that people might encounter the life giving wind of the Holy Spirit. Do encourage your parish to come along. Perhaps plan to have your regular Sunday evening gathering together with others from all over the presbytery instead?
More news of interest is inside North Pres News -16 June 2016. Please feel free to share with your parishes.
Another week has flown by, time for another North Pres News -9 June 2016. Don’t forget tonight we have the Induction of Martin Fey to Forrest Hill Presbyterian.
You will notice that another workshop for Health & Safety, run by the InterChurch Bureau has been organised so if your parish missed out earlier in the year, now is a good chance to gain the help you might need in working through the changes the April Health & Safety legislation brought. These have been found to be valuable sessions and the participants go home with a helpful workbook for future use. Check out North Pres News for full details.
Presbytery is also running two Workshops on Property & Finance Responsibilities. These are in mid-July and again, these are invaluable to parishes as they work through the increasing responsibilities of compliance with financial and building matters. Let me know the numbers and which day you will be sending representatives from your parish. You have a north and south options of venue to choose from. Check out North Pres News for full details.
Another week has flown by and so here we have a new edition of North Pres News -1 June 2016. Don’t forget, this afternoon from 4pm -7.30pm is the Mission Possible in Auckland event at the Korean Presbyterian Church of Auckland. It’s a missional talk with the Principal of KCML, Rev Dr Steve Taylor. It is designed particularly for Asian Leaders (Ministers & Spouses, Elders, Deacons, Theological Students).
The Property & Finance Workgroup encourage you to come along to one of two workshops being held in mid-July to help churches out with understanding and managing the increasing responsibilities around building maintenance and compliance issues together with the increasing financial requirements. More details in the news but do make sure your parish is represented. RSVP to us here at the Presbytery office.
Along with other important dates to note in your diaries, the news also contains the information so far on GA 2016. You will find all you need to know here and also on our website at http://www.northpres.org.nz/resources/for-session-clerks-elders/general-assembly-2016/ We will keep this page up to date with current information so you can refer to this at anytime. The most recent notice is regarding Proposals to GA. The deadline for these to Presbytery is 15th June. More details in the news.
You’ll find attached the North Pres News -26 May 2016 from the Northern Presbytery. A few dates and events to pop in your diaries. Of special note is the Induction of Rev Martin Fey at Forrest Hill Presbyterian on Thursday 9th June and Winter Presbytery just one month away on Saturday 25th June (with a Ministers Day on the Friday).
What wonderful turnouts at both the Regional Youth Service and the Prayer & Healing –Pentecost Services held this past weekend! Both were up lifting and encouraging events. Keep a look out for more of these.
This week there are a few dates to note in your diaries. Coming up on Thursday 9th June is the Induction of Rev Martin Fey to Forrest Hill Presbyterian.
Also, in just two weeks’ time, there is a missional talk with the Principal of KCML, Rev Dr Steve Taylor –Mission Possible in Auckland. It is being held at the Korean Presbyterian Church of Auckland. More details in North Pres News -19 May 2016.
Thank you to everyone for getting in their nominations for Commissioners to GA 2016. We are currently processing these and will let you know shortly of the next step in getting these folk to assembly.
Please take the time to read this week’s North Pres News -12 May 2016, there are some important notices this week for Presbytery members.
Parishes also, remember that the date for sending in the nominations for GA 2016 Commissioners for your group is approaching rapidly. We need these names by Monday 16th May… that is this coming week. Each group is responsible for working out among yourselves, who will attend. It may not mean someone from every parish, it may mean several from one parish depending on who is able and available and what your group agrees to. Discuss this with the other parishes in your group and then inform the Presbytery Clerk of your decision as soon as possible. Thank you to the groups who have already done this. Very much appreciated.
THIS Sunday is the Regional Prayer & Healing Service –Pentecost Gathering, the first for this year, 7pm at Greyfriars Church, 544 Mt Eden Rd. Have you thought of carpooling from your own church? Enjoy the company of friends on your way to this time of worship, prayer & ministry.
You’ve got a slightly larger edition of North Pres News -5 May 2016 this week. Still the usual dates to note –a special mention of the Growing Thriving Cross Cultural Parishes FORUM which is on tonight at Greenlane Presbyterian.
A big thank you to the Parish Groups who are getting in their nominations of Commissioners to the GA2016. Keep them coming… remember the date of May 16th to get them to us is approaching fast. Also there is a request from the AES for Memorial Minutes so if Sessions could supply these to us also, we will pass them on for inclusion in the White Book for the Assembly.
Presbytery Council would like all the decisions made by themselves and the Ministry and the Property & Finance Workgroups made available to the membership. In this issue, you will find more details about this and the decisions from this year so far (hence the slightly larger news this week). Going forward, these will be published regularly following meetings.
This week’s North Pres News -28 April 2016 includes the usual dates to pop in your diaries plus a couple of events of special note. The Regional Prayer & Healing Service –Pentecost Gathering is coming up on Sunday 15th May at 7pm. Please encourage your parish to come along and join others from the presbytery for this time to seek God’s Holy Spirit to revive us –his church- and empower us to proclaim the gospel in our city and region. Perhaps you have prayer groups in your parish you could invite to be part of this city wide event?
The Northern Presbytery is running a FORUM to discuss: Growing Thriving Cross Cultural Parishes. Come along on Thursday 5th May at 7.30pm to Greenlane Presbyterian Church. Our city desperately needs models where all ethnicities & ages can come together for a common purpose. Kingdom Culture working out in Auckland!
As usual more details on these events, and more, are inside the news.