SERVICE TIMES

Sunday:

Morning Service - 10.00 am

1st Wednesday of the Month - 10.30 am

Communion service in the lounge.  Morning tea will be served. 

I've been Thinking - 22 April 2018

posted date: Friday 20th April 2018

Hui, mihi, hongi, powhiri, waiata, poroporoaki; are all words associated with our upcoming hui.

As I type them out, my mind jokingly says “it’s like a different language”. That is the point, it is a different language. But more than that it is a different culture. Like all cultures it has its upsides and its downsides.

As people consider if they should attend the Hui on Saturday 5th May, can I draw your attention to shift in mind set this Hui will require.  This is not a normal members meeting, this is an adventure into another culture to listen and learn. It will challenge us in different ways, it will cause us to be uncertain about what may or may not happen and for some people it will be an exciting day which opens their eyes to new horizons.

But for a moment, put aside the face that this is being held at Avonhead Baptist, this process is at the heart of the mission process that we are all called to.  To look beyond our own culture and norms and to see life through other peoples eyes.

So, can I encourage you to come with open hearts to hear what God wants to say to us, 9 am Saturday 5th May.

Shalom

Bruce