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.

  • Update

    16 March, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    Kia ora, e te whanau, We are all aware of the pain, confusion and destabilization that Friday’s horrendous acts of violence have brought to our city and our country. Eight years ago, we were rocked by natural disaster, now calculated hatred and evil have brought new fears and losses. Including a loss of who we sense ...
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  • Tragedy

    15 March, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    Today’s tragedy in our city is appalling and deeply painful. We, as a church, have supported and become friends with families from the Middle East. Some of these friends were praying at the mosque this afternoon. Four of them were shot. Tonight, the communities that care for them are wrapping around the families, supporting them ...
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  • Justice Issue

    6 March, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    Over recent months our media has run several articles on Australia’s Department of Home Affairs policy of repatriating citizens of other countries at the end of prison sentences.  Those with New Zealand citizenship are sent here even though they have spent most, or in some cases all their lives in Australia. Although some may have family ...
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  • Keith Green – Calling Conviction and Commitment

    29 December, 2018 by Alan Jamieson
    Melody Green (from message 30 Dec 2018) In this mornings message I mentioned two clips: An Interview with Melody about the death of Keith and her on going call (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2_1VrO-Ems ) And Keith singing ‘Oh Lord Your Beautiful’ the week he wrote the song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVgPQm06g2c).
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  • Resettlement Programme Proposal

    23 November, 2018 by Alan Jamieson
    On November 12 we presented a Proposal to the Minister of Immigration. The Proposal is an invitation to the Government to work with us to design a permanent resettlement programme for former refugees. We presented it on behalf of a newly formed Core Community Partnership. This is the Anglican church of New Zealand, Baptist churches ...
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