The Vine Summer 2021-2022

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The Summer edition of the Vine is here! Celebrating 21 years of missions and missionaries. You can read the digital issue here:

Important Update from National Youth Ministry

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Greetings to our dear Wesleyan whānau across Aotearoa, The WMCNZ National Youth Leadership Team are sad to announce that *WYCAMP 2022 will be postponed until 2023* This has been a difficult decision and we know it will be disappointing for our young people.  We look forward to being able to come together in 2023. This year has been so intense and the scripture that comes to mind is: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Gal 6:9). Many are weary and we believe … Read More

Fiji Project

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Dear Friend, Re: Fiji Project – Media and Public Release The Nation of Fiji has suffered greatly over the past year because of the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Health and Economy of its people have been severely impacted. From July this year Medical Authorities were reporting in excess of one thousand new cases a day and there have been more than seven hundred deaths reported. While the health situation has significantly improved in recent weeks due to high vaccination numbers the Economic situation of many Fijians is still dire with many losing employment and struggling to put food … Read More

Resources for the Advent Season

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The Advent season has begun! We’ve put together a list of inspiration and resources for local churches for the Advent Season. Advent Activities Resources How to make an Advent Wreath (Venn Foundation NZ) How to make an Advent Wreath with Children (Presbyterian Church of NZ) Hope Project Resources – NZ Advent Resource Roundup – Salt Project Advent Prayers & Liturgical Resources Advent Wreath Blessing Liturgies for Advent (Liturgy – NZ) Advent Liturgy – A New Zealand Prayerbook   Daily/Weekly Advent Devotional Resources Venn Foundation NZ – Free Advent Devotional  The Disturbing Arrival of Grace – Tear Fund NZ Advent Reflections … Read More

Navigating Life and Ministry in the Midst of Pandemic

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Navigating life and ministry amidst a global pandemic is a challenging task. As we continue walking with our communities through this season of constant change we find ourselves faced with new challenges almost daily. It can be overwhelming sifting through the constant stream of information. To help you find your way through the noise, we’ve put together this index of resources & articles which we’ll continue to update. (Last updated 16/11/21 – 8:30 am) Sharing the Gospel in Times of Crisis The Elephant in the Room – cession|community reflections on being the church Why Christians Should Avoid Alarmism (and what … Read More

Farewell to Rev Kathy Eddie

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(Pictured: Rev Kathy Eddie baptising a member of the Living Waters Wesleyan community at a recent baptism service.) This week marks Rev Kathy Eddie’s last Sunday as Senior Minister at Living Waters Wesleyan as she returns to Australia to support her family. We are so grateful for Kathy’s ministry in Napier and for her service as National Children’s Ministry Leader.  We pray for Kathy and Andrew for this next part of their journey in ministry together and in particular for the joy and sadness of this transition.

An Open Letter on Vaccination from Rev Dr Richard Waugh

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This open letter comes from National Superintendent Emeritus Rev Dr Richard Waugh. Richard currently serves as the Senior Minister of East City Wesleyan in Botany, Auckland. Kia Ora, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava, Ah nyoung ha se yo, Bula Vinaka, Ni Hao, Noaia, Greetings, Blessings to you and your family at this time of continued social restrictions. While these are demanding days, at the same time we can be hopeful of a more positive future. Irrespective of what political persuasion you might be, it is so encouraging to see the increasing vaccination rates across our nation. The vaccines are safe … Read More