God is moving!

Kia ora whānau,

A big thanks to Penny for her words on Sunday (and to everyone who helped make things happen). We have so many amazing people in our midst. Richard and I were at Synod, the annual meeting for the Anglican Wellington Diocese which was held in Ohakune this year. In the past, Synod has been, well, a bit of a hard slog to get through at times (at least for me). I have been in this diocese for eight years now, and I am quite amazed at the change that has taken place. The atmosphere is quite different. There is hope and vision. There is a sense of family. There is a an awareness of God's presence among us (of course it did not hurt that we had a stunning view of Mount Ruapehu as we met). When we begin to look for Synod reps next year, I hope some of you will keep that in mind. God is way bigger than the Anglican tribe, of course, but it is so encouraging to see what is happening.

As we seek to reorganise our lives around Jesus, this week, let's remember that we are not alone. God has many people in this city who are seeking him with all their hearts. Keep your eyes on Jesus.

This Weeks Message:

●Climate Strike The Climate Strike is this Friday! Join thousands of other Wellingtonians who want to see urgent action to protect the climate. Meet 11:20 at Civic Square, join the march to parliament then join other Anglicans for a shared picnic from 12:30 on Parliament lawns. Contact Tim Crawshaw (027 327 9715) if you'd like a ride from Newtown.

●Karakia for Our ClimateBefore the strike are two prayer vigils: - Thursday 7pm at St Peters, Willis St. Details here.- Friday 8am at Civic Square. Details here.All welcome.

● St Toms Church Camp is locked and loaded! 29th Nov -1st Day in Ngatiawa Monastery. More info is coming soon!

● No Soup and Stories for the next two weeks during school holidays

● Youth church is on this Sunday at 6pm at the Cathedral.

● Come along to Richard's Big Bad Bible Study at 11am on Wednesday mornings

● Old Spice Mens Group meets at 7am at the Chapel on Wednesdays. The only real requirement is that you are a man.