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.

  • Our faiths – 22 March 2019

    22 March, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    I went, with thousands of others, to Hagley Park at 1:30 today. It was a very moving time of silence and listening to the Imam. As you have probably seen and heard, he spoke of peace, of unity, of the good will of New Zealanders. He thanked every day New Zealanders, the police, our Prime ...
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  • Update – Thursday 21 March

    21 March, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    “The Lord is close to the broken hearted; he saves those whose spirits are crushed” (Psalm 34:18) There is a very good clip of the prime minister speaking to Cashmere High students. See – https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12214719 She shares in a very caring and empathetic way sound advice for us all. The clip ends showing the prime minister in a ...
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  • Update 20 March

    20 March, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    Today Khaled and Hamza were buried side by side. The funerals were held this afternoon and some of their neighbourhood community and Hisham were able to be there. Please continue to pray for Salwa, Zaid and Zina tonight. I cannot even begin to imagine what they must be feeling after the journey they have travelled ...
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  • Family Update and Providing Support

    19 March, 2019 by Alan Jamieson
    I want to update you on the news since we gathered on Sunday and it is sad news. I also want to give some ways that you could provide prayer or practical support. Thank you so much for being such a loving and supportive church. Update on our Syrian families Four members of our Syrian families were ...
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  • 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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