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.

  • Thinking about Communities

    21 June, 2015 by Alan Jamieson
    Community is at the heart of the gospel, the context for discipleship in the New Testament and the centre of what it means to be a church. Without it church looses its soul. A book I am finding helpful is Christinne Pohl’s book ‘Living into Community: Cultivating Practices that Sustain us. In this book Pohl focuses ...
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  • Community

    22 May, 2015 by Alan Jamieson
    Only 4% of kiwis feel close to people in their local community. Here is an interesting article on New Zealanders and the lack of community in many of our lives. It is worth reading.
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  • Mid-week service

    14 May, 2015 by Alan Jamieson
    We are exploring starting a mid-week service because we are aware Sunday’s are not the only time we could gather for worship. For some of our older people, people at home with young families, shift workers and others, a day time mid-week service may be a more suitable option. The suggestion of a mid-week daytime service ...
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  • Knowing where to shop for responsible fashion garments?

    13 May, 2015 by Alan Jamieson
    Baptist World Aid Australia have brought out their second fashion report that lists key department stores and where and who they buy garments from. If you are interested in using your purchases to support third world workers and producers then this is an interesting read. Read full report
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  • How is the foyer upgrade going?

    1 May, 2015 by Alan Jamieson
    Those of you who took the chance to have a wander around, will have seen we are well underway with the foyer upgrade. Next week the painting will start and then we will be into finishing, fitting out the toilets and installing lights and plugs, benches and the information cabinetry. Like most building projects there have been ...
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