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Protocols for Central Service on Sunday 7 June 2020

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Intermediate (JYG) and College-age (YG) Youth You will meet at Stillwaters, 327 Willis St. Parents should drop off their young people by 9.45 am and return to pick them up after worship ends at Central. This is a short-term solution until we can all gather together again at Central. Children’s Church Sue and Meryn are […]

Central on Sunday – 22 March 2020

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Welcome message Click here to view the video from our pastor Ann. Worship song playlist is here on YouTube Be Still and Know Be Still for the Presence E Te Ariki Brother, Sister – the Servant Song In Christ Alone Children’s  songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeJvKkBV6rY -younger kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reAlJKv7ptU -older youth The song for the children is My Lighthouse (Rend Collective) and it links […]

4th Sunday in Lent – Be Strong

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Every year, the season of Lent helps us think more deeply about who Jesus is and why we follow him. In keeping with this, questions and explorations of our own identity follow: Who are we as individuals who follow Jesus? Who are we as a worldwide, ‘timewide’ group of people who follow Jesus (the Church)? […]

Services at Central

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Kia ora Central family In light of the government’s decision yesterday to ban indoor gatherings of 100 people or more, and out of love for those at risk in our community, we will not hold a worship service in the building this Sunday, nor on future Sundays until such time as the restrictions are lifted. However, we […]

COVID-19 – Coronavirus update

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After weeks in our daily news, COVID-19 has now been declared a pandemic. It is having an enormous impact globally, economically, and personally as a health issue. For us as a church community there are some basic things for us to be aware of, and guidelines for what we can do to stop the spread […]

3rd Sunday in Lent

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  Jesus and the Samaritan Woman John 4:5-42 The season of Lent helps us rediscover each year who Jesus is and why we gather around him. We put the pieces of the story together annually. In keeping with this, questions and explorations of our own identity follow: Who are we as individuals who follow Jesus? […]

Staffing update – February 2020

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On Sunday we honoured and acknowledged Darren Ayling as he concluded 11 years as our pastor. We also acknowledged the support of Darren’s family and other members of the pastoral staff, Andrew Bollen and Liz Eichler, who recently concluded their roles. Thank you to the many people who contributed to make this an extra special […]