Kia ora All Saints Whānau
Guy here this week. This past weekend, we had Bishop Justin in the room for part 1 of his two-part series with us (he's here again Nov 5th). He spoke on the death of Jesus and how God demands our allegiance not through force of coercion but through invitation and self-emptying sacrifice.
I just wanted to share that Bishop Justin commented on how much he enjoyed his time with us and was proud of our parish and the position we are in going forward.
This year, there has been a year of real growth and learning for us here at All Saints in many areas, such as boldness in the gospel, missional outreach, deeper discipleship, and parish connection. There are ways we can continue to grow and deepen our relationship with God and reach out to those around us who don't know Christ. 2024 is shaping up to be another powerful year here at All Saints, but only if we as a community are committed to the Good News that Jesus offers.
A few things are coming up on our radar that I would love to bring to your attention.
29th of October - Annual Light Party. Click here to sign up to host an activity or role at our annual light party. This is our Go Sunday weekend, so there are no services this Sunday. Grab your House church, Bible Study, or Prayer group and sign up for a couple of activities, and lets really engage with our local community.
2 Combined services in a row - 5th and 12th of Nov
We have All Saints Day (5th of Nov) and AGM Sunday (12th of Nov) coming up next month, so make sure you get those in your calendar 10 am services. The AGM Sunday will have a shared lunch between the service and the AGM. If you want more information about the AGM, click here, including information about applying for Parish Council, etc.
Advent is fast approaching. 3rd Dec-24th Dec. This is a time each year when we come back together from our House Churches and gather for a season of preparation leading up to Christmas.