On the 24th August, WMCNZ ministers from the Central North Island region gathered along with their spouses to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of WMCNZ. 14 Ministers and spouses gathered for an excellent lunch at the Divine Cafe, Hastings. Pastor Timoci Kabakaba drove 3 hours from Wanganui, and Pastor Luisa and Ratu Meli drove from Palmerston North. Others in the group were from Napier, Hastings and Havelock North – Rev Kathy Eddie, Rev Duncan and Sirinthip Leighton, Rev Ravai and Becky Rennel, Pastor Hank and Hilda Overeem, Rev John and Jenny Bennett, Rev Edgar and Judy Hornblow. Jenny made a fantastic … Read More
On Sunday, 9 August 2020, The Well Church (Christchurch) celebrated the induction of David Graham as their new Assistant Pastor. After a prolonged hiring process (extended due to Covid-19), David started into this new role at the beginning of August. It has been very encouraging to see the many ways God has actively been guiding this process with David from the very outset. There is a clear sense of call, a strong sense of ‘fit,’ and an answer to prayer. Please read on (below) for a bio of David, Sydney, and Norah Graham. It was an encouraging time of forward … Read More
This past Sunday represented a significant milestone in Rev Dr Richard Waugh’s recovery journey as he preached his first message at East City Wesleyan since Christmas 2019! Taking Luke 10:25-37 as his text, Rev Waugh drew comparisons between the parable of the Good Samaritan and the life and ministry of TV show host Rev Fred Rogers aka “Mister Rogers”. “A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood” was part of East City Wesleyan’s “At the Movies” series where popular movie themes are interwoven with the timeless truths of scripture, to present gospel challenges for the 21st century. The day was made special … Read More
We were excited to confirm last week that ConneXion 2020 will be going ahead in November at The Well in Christchurch. This will be the first time our national conference has been held in the South Island. We are looking forward to celebrating 20 years of WMCNZ with our hosts at the Well and the opportunity to connect with our Wesleyan whānau in the Southland region. Please watch this special invitation from Rev Clint Ussher to all our WMCNZ whānau to attend ConneXion 2020 (6-8 November).
Tēnā koutou katoa, Bula vinaka, Mālō e lelei, Noa’ia, Ni Hao, Magandang araw, Greetings to our Wesleyan Methodist whānau, ANZAC Day follows hard on the heels of Easter in 2020 and it’s another chance to reflect on the unprecedented times we find ourselves in. I’ve taken a few moments to reflect on what we might “remember” in this season in the attached video. We stand at the threshold of Level 3 wishing it allowed us more freedom but celebrating that we are moving towards a safer community for our nation. In all the important ways, we are free. Loving … Read More
At 6am this morning, Rev. Brett Jones led the opening devotion for the day-long prayer event Pray As One. All are welcome to participate throughout the day on Wed 1 April in an unprecedented gathering for unprecedented times. You can join the gathering by using the Zoom gathering link below. Pray As One Zoom Gathering
May 2019 marks 200 years since Methodist missionary Samuel Leigh made his first visit to Aotearoa. To commemorate this historic event a Bicentenary conference has been organised to take stock of the origins and impact of Leigh’s legacy on our shores. The Symposium will examine the British background that shaped the missionary movement out of which Leigh came and the Māori world the Wesleyan missionaries encountered. Attention will be given to Leigh’s pioneering work in Australia and his journeys and missionary efforts in New Zealand. The considerable significance of the Māori contribution to the process of evangelism will be recognised … Read More