AJ’s Blog

A space where I can share personally about what I am up to and what we are going through as a church. I will be updating this space regularly so you can be kept up to date on what I’m reading, involved in and thoughts and ideas for our church community. Thank you for taking the time to read these musings.

  • Supporting the purchase of a house for a refugee family

    8 June, 2018 by Alan Jamieson
    Our church community is actively engaged in building robust communities that have a place and space for everyone.  For communities to thrive, people need safe warm secure housing where they are not vulnerable to unaffordable rent increases.  Community Accommodation LTD (CAL) is a charitable company that is part of the church. It has owned a ...
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  • Great Radio Interview with Duane

    31 January, 2018 by Alan Jamieson
    Here is an interesting recoding of a Radio Interview with Duane which covers his life and loves – buying a beach, building a pool, rugby, Jesus, being proactive and seeking positive community change, neighbourliness and; oh yes Rugby! Enjoy http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/real-life/2018-01-28-interview-duane-major/#ath
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  • Update on refugee scheme

    9 December, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    We were expecting to hear from Senior Management at Immigration New Zealand about whether we would be selected to support a refugee family in a new community based refugee programme. On Friday we contacted our link person in the Ministry but there was no news. Hopefully this week.
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  • A great night of prayer for Christmas in our city this year

    9 December, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    The combined churches evening of prayer in preparation for ‘Christmas in the city’ was amazing. Wonderful to have people from so many different churches together praying for our city. The different churches lead prayer in many different forms with the same heart and care. We prayed for churches across the city as they held Christmas ...
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  • Tonight

    7 December, 2017 by Alan Jamieson
    Where are we up to: Number of volunteers currently signed up: 175 Number of performers across 4 stages: over 200 Number of churches on board: 27 Number of food trucks attending: 24 Number of food vouchers sponsored and being distributed: just under 600! Aren’t those incredible stats! One more number for you…7-8pm tonight. That’s the time we’re gathering together to pray for ...
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