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.

  • Cafe Update April

    8 April, 2016 by Alan Jamieson
    After much prayer, idea sharing and conversation, we have come up with a way to meet our current hospitality needs and leave room for future dreams and plans. The vision of the café is ‘to provide a welcoming place of hospitality to help foster relationships, welcome new people and encourage redemptive communities and people becoming lifelong ...
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  • Increasing our refugee quota

    23 March, 2016 by Alan Jamieson
    Last year Amnesty International began advocating for an increase in the refugee quota for New Zealand. The Baptist churches of NZ supported the case put by Amnesty. Here is a link to the report that has been produced – https://www.amnesty.org.nz/sites/default/files/Our%20Voices%20Summary%20Report%202016%20Refugee%20Resettlement%20Quota%20Review.pdf  
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  • Prayer 101

    22 March, 2016 by Alan Jamieson
    On Sunday morning we looked at ‘Watching and Praying’. Here are some points to get you started… 1.       Pick a time (maybe early morning) 2.       Pick a space (quiet, few distractions, something to focus on) 3.       Set yourself a time that is not rushed (I’ve got x minutes with God free) 4.       Be aware of God’s gaze on you ...
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  • Engage this Easter

    18 March, 2016 by Alan Jamieson
    Easter shouts God’s love, forgiveness and acceptance of us. The cross nails home the depth of God’s identification with each one of us and the passion of God that we all come to know and love Him. We are planning some great opportunities for people you know to explore the truth and depth of the ...
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  • A Place to meet

    20 February, 2016 by Alan Jamieson
    This is the second week of three in which we are collecting your thoughts and comments.This week we heard people in our church saying the things you value and your special memories of the café are about: People, coffee, hot chips, safe environment, great meeting space Your hopes and dreams for the future of the café space: Community and ministry ...
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