Come join us for lunch after the Christmas Parade (UPDATED)

Family Lunch – at the ‘church on the hill’ UPDATE: The Christmas Parade has been cancelled due to the bad weather.  We are still going ahead with the Family Lunch.  Please come and join us around 11.30 and stay to help decorate the church and hall. Come on up after the Johnsonville Christmas Parade andContinue reading “Come join us for lunch after the Christmas Parade (UPDATED)”

Family learning activity: Love one another (4th Sunday in Advent)

Today is the fourth Sunday in Advent. Advent is the time we prepare for Jesus at Christmas time. Today we light the candle for love, which reminds us of Jesus’ love for us and our love for each other When you go away on holiday, you usually leave your neighbours with a set of instructions:Continue reading “Family learning activity: Love one another (4th Sunday in Advent)”

Archbishops’ Christmas Message and Bishop’s December News

This year’s annual Christmas message from the Archbishops comes from Archbishop Winston Halapua. He was in Apia when Cyclone Evan struck and is still there working with the people of Samoa as they face the reality of the clean up.  In his message, he reflects on the disaster in Samoa and Fiji and the horrendous tragedy in the UnitedContinue reading “Archbishops’ Christmas Message and Bishop’s December News”

Family learning activity: Finding joy (3rd Sunday in Advent)

Today is the third Sunday in Advent. Advent is the time we prepare for Jesus at Christmas time. Today we light the candle for joy, which reminds us of how Jesus brings joy to our lives.  What is something you really enjoy doing?  Who do you enjoy doing it with? We can find joy inContinue reading “Family learning activity: Finding joy (3rd Sunday in Advent)”

Bishop’s News November 2012

This month, Bishop Justin writes: I have been reflecting this month about the centrality of Jesus to our faith.  I was impacted when I sat through three different talks by gifted Anglicans.  All talks were inspirational and had great content; they all talked about the parables, teaching and ethics of Jesus.  However in each caseContinue reading “Bishop’s News November 2012”