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August 14 2017      We welcome our new Presbytery rodWatts_resized.jpgExecutive Officer Dr Rod Watts

The Northern Presbytery Council is pleased to announce that Dr Rod Watts has accepted the position of Presbytery Executive Officer of Northern Presbytery.
Rod is from Melbourne, married, with three adult children, and came to New Zealand in 1996 to establish an adult rehabilitation hospital for Auckland DHB. After four years managing this new initiative he was a senior manager for the Disability Directorate, Ministry of Health, for five years.

Many of you might know Rod, for in 2006 he became Chief Executive of Presbyterian Support Northern, a role he fulfilled for just over ten years. This included three years representing Presbyterian Support New Zealand on the Board of the Council of Christian Social Services (most of this time as its President). As you would be aware, during the last ten years PSN has had a strong focus on extending its services to make a difference to many more vulnerable New Zealanders, building Rod left PSN last month and as a Christian states that ” I am in a stage in my life where I no longer want to work full time. I am, however, looking for an opportunity to still make a difference for some-thing I can believe in”.  Rod sees the mission of Presbytery to be Christ in action, making a difference to people and communities. We are looking forward to Rod’s contributions as Executive Officer, for he has considerable strengths in a number of areas, such as: developer of organisations, including structures, systems and processes; strategy development and putting plans into action; evaluation that informs how to get results; relationship development based on transparency, respect and trust, communication and engagement; and facilitation, including resolution of conflict and issues. His central focus through his career has been in the service of others.

North Pres News ~8 October 2015

 

cropped-cropped-Rangitoto-Flower-546406ad_site_icon2.pngHere is this week’s North Pres News -8 October 2015. Don’t forget to send us a quick email if you would like to register for the Risk Management Workshop coming up on Saturday, 17th October. Thank you to those who have already done this. Spring Presbytery is taking place on Saturday 31st October at Papatoetoe –St John’s Church. We will send you all the reports as soon as they are available so keep a look out for them. It is time for your Session to commission their Presbytery Elder for 2016. The form for this is here. Thank you for getting onto this as soon as possible.

 

North Pres News ~19 March 2015

Reflection:

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
“Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here I am. Send me!”
-Isaiah 6:8

Work Groups & Council:

  • Presbytery Council holds its meeting on Thursday, April 9th at 10am. Presbytery Executive Council meets weekly on the other Thursdays at 10am at 111 Great South Rd.
  • Property & Finance: When: Tuesday, 21st April at 9am. Where: 111 Great South Rd, Greenlane.
  • Ministry: When: Tuesday, 21st April at 12.30pm. Where: Mt Roskill –St John’s Church.
  • Prayer & Healing: When: Wednesday, 15th April at 12.30pm. Where: Ellerslie –St Peter’s Presbyterian Church.
  • Youth: When: To be decided. Where: 111 Great South Rd, Greenlane.

Requests to work groups, should be made available to the group a week before the meeting along with any supporting material. Email these to the Northern Presbytery office and we will organize for their distribution to the appropriate members. Thank you.

Diary:

  • Youth Leaders Gathering –Saturday, 21st March, 3pm -5pm. Meet at Kohimarama Presbyterian Church. More details at http://youthnorthernpresbytery.org.nz/events/
  • Minister’s Cluster Group led by Rev Ben Dykman on Tuesday, 24th March at noon at Greenlane Presbyterian Church
  • Looking Towards 2020 –meeting regarding the development of a Five Year Mission Plan. Thursday, 26th March at Greyfriars Presbyterian Hall. Tea and coffee from 7pm, formalities begin at 7.30pm and the meeting will conclude at 9.30pm.
  • Opening Weekend Celebrations –St Helier’s Presbyterian Church would love you to join them during the weekend of March 28th -29th as they officially open their new building. More details about services and a Centenary Celebratory dinner can be found at their website http://www.sthelierscentre.org.nz/opening-weekend-celebrations.html
  • Regional Healing Service –Mangere East –St Mark’s Presbyterian Church 393 Massey Rd, Mangere. Sunday, March 29th at 6pm. The guest speaker will share about “Dying for Christ, what does this mean?”
  • Regional Youth Service –Sunday, 26th April at 6pm at Te Atatu Union Parish

Download a copy of North Pres News: North Pres News -19 March 2015

 

North Pres News ~5 March 2015

Reflection:

“On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”

Diary:

  • Induction of Rev Martin Baker into Clevedon Presbyterian Church. Thursday, March 5th, 7.15pm
  • Ordination & Induction of Carolyn Kelly as Chaplain at Mclaurin Chapel. Thursday, March 12th, Presbytery meet at 5.45pm for a 6pm start. Please note there is limited parking available at St Andrew’s First Presbyterian at 2 Symonds St.
  • Regional Youth Service -Sunday, March 15th at 6pm at Waiuku & Districts Combined Churches.
  • Minister’s Cluster Group will be led by Rev Ben Dykman on Tuesday, 24th March at 12pm at Greenlane Presbyterian Church
  • Opening Weekend Celebrations –St Helier’s Presbyterian Church would love you to join them during the weekend of March 28th -29th as they officially open their new building. More details about services and a Centenary Celebratory dinner can be found at their website http://www.sthelierscentre.org.nz/opening-weekend-celebrations.html
  • Regional Healing Service –Mangere East –St Mark’s Presbyterian Church 393 Massey Rd, Mangere. Sunday, March 29th at 6pm. The guest speaker will share about “Dying for Christ, what does this mean?”

Work Groups:

  • Presbytery Council holds its meeting on the first Thursday of the month. Presbytery Executive Council meets weekly on the other Thursdays at 10am at 111 Great South Rd.
  • Property & Finance: When: Tuesday, 17th March at 9am. Where: 111 Great South Rd, Greenlane.
  • Ministry: When: Tuesday, 17th March at 12.30pm. Where: Mt Roskill –St John’s Church.
  • Prayer & Healing: When: Wednesday, 18th March at 12.30pm. Where: Mangere Presbyterian Church.
  • Youth: When: Thursday 12th March at 12pm. Where: 111 Great South Rd, Greenlane.

To find out more news from the Northern Presbytery including items about Hospital Chaplaincy, 5 Year Mission Plan, The Sturt Lectures, 3dm Learning Community, our campsite at Awhitu, Hunua Easter Camp news, Malcolm Gordon -worship then & now, and Neighbour’s Day you need to…

…download the latest North Pres News: North Pres News -5 March 2015.

 

New Year’s Eve Watchnight Service

Papatoetoe -St John’s Church and Otahuhu -St Andrew’s Community Presbyterian Church are combining for their New Year’s Eve Service. Everyone is welcome to join them to see in the new year.

Service times: 10.30pm Praise & Worship, 11pm service at St John’s Church 120 Great South Rd, Papatoetoe (Hunter’s Corner). There is plenty of street parking if the church car park fills.