Kia ora All Saints
It is so great to be joining back together again this week for our Central Gatherings. A large group of us over the weekend attended Wellington Diocese Ministry Leaders Family Camp, this was in the past the old clergy conference, it has now become a place where Diocesan ministry leaders and their families gather for a time of worship, teaching and input, prayer, and of course loads of food and fellowship! This year the theme was all around multiplying churches, who are we apprenticing? Hospitality in our churches and a chunky focus on the work that God is doing in us so that God can do a work through us.
It was Powerful! There was a good amount of excitement, imagination, and creativity flowing through our All Saints Hataitai group! Many felt that God had highlighted some really key points for them and there had been some really powerful times of prayer and receiving from the Holy Spirit.
I’m sure that those who were there would love to tell you more about it on Sunday so please find someone who went and ask them about it!
I (Guy) am in Tauranga for a church planting multiplication conference with others from the Wellington Diocese with Bishop Justin. The focus across the two days is a mixture of what I looks like to plant churches and multiply and stories of people who have been planting and starting new things. From traditional church plants, missional communities, and one bloke to Tirau who started a gathering around mountain biking, food and a short message of Jesus. It is really exciting to think about what it looks like for us as a community when we prepare for the years ahead in regard to who it is that God has put on our hearts to reach out to and bring into a faith community, whether a traditional space as we see it, or if we are being called with a group of others to explore some creative ways of engaging our community. Pray for me today as this is the last day of the conference and we drive back this evening (Friday)
A couple of quick reminders about things to check out in the newsletter.
October 30th is out final Go Sunday for the year and is also the day that we are holding out annual Light Party here at All Saints. We are encouraging you all to gather your House Churches and your friends from the community to participate in some of the Go Sunday offerings.
Click HERE to sign up for a spot on one of the groups that is doing an activity.
Remember that on our Go Sundays we do not have any traditional gatherings happening on this day. We use this time as a time for us to push out into the community.
New Wine is an amazing summer christian festival that we would love to invite you to join us (co-vicars) at in 2023 over Wellington Anniversary Weekend. We will tent or caravan (or off site accommodation if you prefer) alongside 1000 others, eat together, and enjoy the phenomenal program for all ages of worship and discipleship. This is an amazing opportunity for us as a parish to gather together for a shared experience and set the year off together.
Click here for more information and sign up.
If you have any questions please feel free to email us or call us.
So much love to you all!