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Hope in the face of Fear (Hope booklets)

Posted by Lincoln Rout

Hope Booklet 2022For many fear is the current emotion. Whether it's Covid, the war in Ukraine or a myriad of other concerns there seems to very little good news on offer.

Against this backdrop the Hope Project is for the 8th year bringing the good news that there is hope to be found in Jesus for our Nation.

For those wanting to check out the content of the Hope booklet this year it can be found here. There are wonderful testimonies of God at work in our nation both currently helping the poor through CAP and historically how the great Waikato chief Tarapipipi lived out his faith in the face of injustice.

Delivery maps with booklets will be available from various Churches in Christchurch for delivery from 20th of March in the lead up to Easter. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Lincoln on 027 213 2074 

Lake Coleridge Powerhouse Lodge

Posted by Influence

Powerhouse Lodge 18 Oct 21 5

Lake Coleridge Powerhouse Lodge is a new Ministry based Retreat Centre with accommodation for up to 24.

Andy and Alison Ayers and their team have a vision to see this beautiful homestead evolve into a place of personal restoration where everyone can experience authentic Christian hospitality and care.

It is a place offered to churches, Alpha, Life Groups, families, schools or anyone wishing to provide a group based retreats.

Full or self ~catered options.

Opening for bookings from 27 October 2021.

114 Hummocks Rd
Lake Coleridge Village
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022 0810 882

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Statement on Wellbeing and Covid-19 Situation

Posted by Te Raranga

Te Raranga is a regional church network connecting a majority of denominations throughout Christchurch and the Canterbury region. We provide the following statement as a response to the current health issue facing our country, and the desire to promote wellbeing in our communities and open communication amongst our churches.

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ISM Christchurch City Leader

Posted by Mitchell Gingrich

International Student Ministries of New Zealand recently appointed Mitchell Gingrich to serve as Christchurch City Leader. Having previously served in the role from 2010-2014, Mitchell is mentoring new leaders who are keen to advance the Gospel among international students in New Zealand.

ISM shares, "Mitchell's return to lead the Christchurch ISM Team is a significant answer to prayer. Our leadership invites others to pray for their success in communicating the Gospel among the internationals at our doorstep."

Assembling a team of volunteers for when international students will return to New Zealand universities is a priority for the Christchurch ISM Team. Internationally, New Zealand is regarded highly as a university destination, and that means international students are very likely to return in droves in the upcoming school years.

The ISM Christchurch City Leader's role also includes developing relationships where he can foster that interest among others and build them into a ministry team that will impact the nations at our doorstep.

Mitchell believes, "Together, we can do so much more than anyone of us could alone. Please consider how you can participate in this work of advancing the Gospel of the Kingdom among the internationals at our doorstep."

You can read more about Mitchell on the ISM staff page.

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The Latest Update Safe Haven Housing Trust

Posted by Bryan Johnson

Tena Koutou Katoa,

Friends and Supporters of The Safe Haven Trust (Wharenui Ahuru Mowai) (SHHT) & The Asia Pacific Discipleship Trust.

On the 8th of June we were at the point that we need a remaining $97,000 to go unconditional by today. We did not make that amount - in the last three days we received $23,159 from 64 donors. So we need another $53,841.

We weren’t discouraged because yesterday we asked the builders for an extension of 7 days, but they surprised us with 12 days. Our unconditional date is now 21st June 2021.

We praise God joyfully, that over the Queen’s birthday weekend we were able to communicate with over 12,000 people through a video produced by Smiley Media. In the Mangere market on Saturday morning people took out their wallets and gave us donations. It was humbling. This is the link to the video -

We also did an interview with Pastor John Catmur of the Mangere Central Baptist Church, and he explained his vision for helping asylum seekers integrate into New Zealand society in the context of Maori, Marae, and Mangere’s diverse multicultural community. View the interview on Facebook under smiley media.

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Finding You - Movie Release

Posted by Aleisha: 021984193

FINDING YOU - Releasing theatrically on May 13 (also available for private cinema hires from April 30 for groups, organisations and fun)

Reach out to your local cinema to make a bookings (HOYTS, Reading and more)

Starring Rose Reid, Jedidiah Goodacre, Kat McNamara and Vanessa Redgrave (ATONEMENT, LETTERS TO JULIET)

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3 Books from Christchurch Author, Garry Rodgers

Posted by Garry Rodgers

The Christchurch Revivalists 1850-1930

In ‘The Christchurch Revivalists 1850-1930’ the wonderful unique, rich, but buried, spiritual history of our city is uncovered.

Te Waipounamu Awakening

The prophetic people of Aotearoa have been saying for decades that Māori will lead the next major revival in our nation. That being the case, we need to understand the cause of the first awakening so that we can take those lessons from the past and apply them to our day.

Whatever Wherever

In the biography section of ‘Whatever Wherever’, read how Haydn Hutton felt called by the Lord to go to India. The first 4 ½ years were fraught with extreme difficulty including contracting tuberculosis and hepatitis A and a lockdown in a small village in Andhra Pradesh that lasted between 2 and 3 years. 

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The Rubbish Challenge: 10 Steps to Less Waste in 10 Months

Posted by Silvia Purdie

Rubbish Challenge

Greetings in Christ to the churches in Christchurch.

I have a wero, a challenge for you. I would like to invite your church to consider your waste, both in homes and as a church. I have written you a resource called ‘The Rubbish Challenge: 10 Steps to Less Waste in 10 Months’, which is available as an insert into your e-newsletter. If you would like to receive this over the next 10 months please email me:

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Silvia Purdie

A Rocha Christchurch

027 242 1113

The Rubbish Challenge

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Kawatiri Karakia Korero Kai Koha (K5) Retreat Centre

Posted by Margaret & Stephen Young

K5 is located at 5 River Road, Hector 7822, 30 minutes north of Westport, and close to beach, river and bush. Can pick up from Westport if needed.

Accommodation is in Guest room with own en suite and fridge. The Sanctuary Chapel is available in grounds for your use. Available for 1/2 day to 5 day retreats. Directed or Self-directed. Customised to your requirements. If you prefer to self cater , there is the option of using the flat adjacent to St Peters Community Church, Granity.

Margaret and Stephen have been Prison Chaplains for many years and are keen to provide retreats for folk , regardless of their financial position, so everything is on a Koha basis.

Between us we have qualifications and experience in Chaplaincy, Spiritual Direction, Counselling, Clinical Supervision, Addictions, Rehabilitation and Cross -Cultural Ministry.

Please e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and booking availability. Check our fb group and page -Kawatiri Karakia Korero Kai Koha

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Hope Funerals Christchurch

Posted by Hope Presbyterian

Hope Presbyterian Church has moved into the funeral business though an initiative of its Business Life Trust. The goal is to serve the community with caring affordable funerals with a significant portion of profit going back to the community. 

As of October this year Hope Funerals Christchurch has been launched and has also completed the sale and purchase of Heritage Funeral Services, whose resources and staff expertise will be an integral part of the business plan going forward. In the first two months of operations eight families have been assisted through the funeral process, including two WINZ assisted funerals, one direct cremation, four church based funeral services and one funeral and burial service. 

We would welcome the opportunity to work with the wider community and in particular other congregations who share the desire to support a good value Christian based social enterprise funeral service. 

Enquires about pre-planning, pre-paying or for more information, contact Peter Hunter 03 322 7770 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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