Friday, 23 October 2015

Serving others...



Our Awesome Kids learnt about putting others first... and had a lot of fun in the process! Richard and Bob were very impressed with the wonderful job the Awesome Kids made of their cars.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Richard's camel came to church



 Last Sunday, Richard brought his camel along to church. We heard the story Jesus told about a camel and the 'eye of a needle' and talked about whether or not a camel could fit through the needle's eye.

We talked about the importance of sharing what we have, and doing what we can to help others and share God's love.

Upstairs, Richard and Jillian had lots of challenging puzzles for our Awesome Kids. No camels were harmed during the morning!


Saturday, 10 October 2015

The Band

The Band had a fabulous jam session last night, fueled by lots of scrummy pizza we made beautiful worship music together. As you can see we had a lot of fun too!









God loves dinosaurs too

Last Sunday, Awesome Time was led by our very own friendly dinosaur...

In this week’s story from the bible, Jesus told his disciples that he loves all kids – and he told the adults to step back so that all the kids could come to see him.  What’s more – he told the adults that they have to be more like children, and just accept the love that he’s offering to all of us!  WOW kids – looks like you’ve got a really important role to play in God’s world!

So, Philomena and Sue put together some little gift bags:  they had enough for EVERYONE in the church – all we had to do was put our trust in the lady in the dinosaur suit and go and get it!


Sunday was also World Communion Sunday.  People from all over the world shared in Communion together, and remembered that Gods loves ALL of us! (Even dinosaurs.)

Would you trust this person?

Rev Neti joined the Awesome Kids upstairs

Rev Neti also joined the Awesome Kids upstairs. He took a special communion for the Awesome Kids... with crisps for the bread, juice boxes for the wine, and chocolate (for dessert!)

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Plant and Bake Sale a success!

The Fletchers arrived in style
The plants sold like hot-cakes... and
the cakes sold like... well... cakes!
What a beautiful Spring morning for our Plant and Bake Sale today!

Thanks to all the hard workers who baked the cakes, grew the plants and manned the stalls... and to all the happy customers for supporting another church re-build fundraiser!
Another famous Petaia family BBQ (with adopted children, as usual!)


What is God Like?

 Listen to Rev Anne read this beautiful book, 'What is God Like?' by Rachel Held Evans and Matthew Paul Turner. https://youtu.be/eq6...