To live is Christ, to die is gain.

Kia ora whānau,
On Sunday we looked at Paul's amazing statements: To live is Christ, To die is gain. I am sure many of us would aspire to make a statement like that - but the reality of our lives might look a little different. We get sidetracked by things that seem to be more important in the moment - like success, significance, security, romance, the approval of others or even Pokemon cards. Thankfully, God gives us his grace and helps us to move into the life we were created for when we ask. So at the end of the message we spent a few minutes asking God what he might want us to do in order to reorganise our lives around him more fully this week. We also asked God to show us how he might want us to step into 'fruitful service' by helping someone else grow in their faith (and joy). So, how is that going so far this week? Just thought I'd ask...

Keep your eyes on Jesus (he has his on you), Mark

This weeks message…


●Soup and stories is on again, 6pm at 311 Mansfield St. Come for some leek and potato soup and an exciting look at the book of Acts.

● Thank you to everyone who participated in the Climate Mission's campaign last moth by submitting your thoughts and opinions in regards to the Zero Carbon Act bill. The Climate Mission's goal was to reach 500 submissions, and that goal was exceeded as we made 563 submissions!

● Lifepoint is putting on a talk to equip anyone who is supporting friends/whānau through anxiety. It'll be on Saturday the 3rd of August from 2-4pm. Check out the poster below for more info.

● The 2019 Men's Cursillo Weekend is running from October 4th through o October 6th in Masterton. "Cursillo is a movement of the Anglican Church under the oversight of each diocesan bishop. The goal of Cursillo is to help the Church in its mission to bring all the world and the whole of life under the Lordship of Christ. Its method is to empower Christians through participation in a three-day course which provides the vision and offers an on-going process for achieving this goal. Cursillo equips Christians to live out their baptismal calling to serve Christ in the world.". If this sounds life your kind of weekend, you can find more info here. If money is a challenge let us know and we can help figure something out.

●There is plenty of other fun stuff going on in the Wellington region, including the Cash 4 Trash drive (see below). Click on the link to see what is happening near you.