Ministry successful targeting unchurched people 2000. A pastor and prophet from the United States, Mike Berry, visited New Zealand last month. He was in New Zealand for three days to visit with Rock City Church senior pastor Anthony Walton, of Wellington, and spoke at the Church.
Oscar mania 1998. Within the typical Hollywood environment of movie deals and money making comes an event that pats the best filmmakers and artists that year on the back. It seems innocent enough. It’s all about celebrating, partying down, and giving out awards (and some artists really do deserve them). Because of this glamorous night… Read More Back in 1998: at the Oscars, would it be night of “Titanic”?
Oscars – the year that was 1997. The 1997 Academy Award ceremony took place on March 24.
This week I have been starting to post my pieces of writing through blogger as the other place was not technically working for me. Another place, Substack, requires a lot of work to get subscriptions to your blog, so I find blogger just a lovely place to post my older and newer work and get… Read More I’m posting on ‘Blogger” old articles of mine
New Year’s honour for Wendy 2004. Lower Hutt woman Wendy Zamanek says it’s neat to be listed on the New Year’s honours list. Receiving the Queen’s Service Medal for Community Service not only makes her proud, but she says the award recognises the two women’s organisations that she sweated blood and tears for during the… Read More “You have a feeling that you are doing something worthwhile”
Around the world with your baggage 2002. It’s no easy road finding God. At least, for Ian Head (Pictured above). In 1956, he was going to end his life by jumping off the Westminster Bridge in London. A pull to go to the remotest part of the world was stronger. Ian arrived in Wellington, New… Read More Brought up in a home for boys was hard, then life turned for the better
God’s rule and reign in every area of life 2000. God’s perspective must filter into every area of your life, says Barbara Thomas member of the Strategic Life Training board. “God’s principles apply to every area of life. It’s not just for Sunday’s or church meetings or that you deal with any area of your… Read More SLT sees training for Christians as wholistic, for life, and from “God’s perspective”
Healing prayer ministry proceeding cautiously 2006. The facilitator of the School of Healing Prayer, set up last year in the Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington, says the healing ministry is a neglected area because “Satan has been getting his own way for all too long and has nearly succeeded in killing off the healing ministry, especially… Read More “Important” healing ministry given permission to work in archdiocese
House of Hope making a difference 2000. Petone’s House of Hope (In New Zealand) was born out of a “fairly evident need for resources and ministry”, explains shop manager and chairman of Jubilee Ministries, Selwyn Stevens (Pictured above).
Antidote for fearful society 2002. St. James’s Anglican Church in Lower Hutt hosted a display of local community and social help organizations throughout the week ending with an ecumenical service on October 20.
Working together 2002. Pictured above: The Hutt River. Hutt City Council and local churches (In New Zealand) are making moves to work at creating a safe city, particularly since two unsettling incidents occurred on April 13 this year.
Compassionate response to unemployment 2001. While watching a slide presentation of underprivileged children from India at a house group meeting, Ken and Wendy Fraser were impressed that God wanted them to help unemployed people in the Hutt Valley (in New Zealand).
Backing for beneficiaries 2005. A church agency representing the views of the national representatives of four mainline churches (in New Zealand) is concerned that a government bill at select committee stage will unduly penalise domestic purposes beneficiaries who do not establish paternity of their children.
Minister shortage changes methods 2006. The thirty-one advertised ministerial vacancies in Presbyterian churches throughout New Zealand do not constitute a major shortage, according to the church’s assembly executive secretary Dr Kerry Enright. He conceded, however, that parishes with smaller numbers could not attract ministers.
Anglican Church is not wealthy and does not invest in “sin” 2001. The Anglican Church in New Zealand invests socially, and social responsibility is of high priority. Chief Executive of Trust Investments Management Ltd, Peter Jansen, says the Anglican Church is not a wealthy church and does not invest in sin, in response to a… Read More “We are never consciously investing in prohibited investments”: Anglican church