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September 2020
A Family in God who are followers of Christ

LIFE IN A TIME OF COVID

by The Very Reverend Jacqui Peterson 

When I am afraid, I put my trust in You.

Psalm 56:3

Sitting down to write this, I glanced at my Shakespearean Insult calendar. The day’s quote was the one from  Hamlet you see to your right.

The next day was the savage rebuke from King Lear: “You art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pander and the son and heir of a mongrel”. At first glance I thought the Hamlet quote a little tame, but upon googling, it turned in to a gift!  >>> CONTINUE READING

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FOODBANKS SEE SOARING DEMAND

The extra financial pressure Covid-19 has put on families is causing demand for food parcels to soar at the New Plymouth Community and the Hamilton Combined Christian Foodbanks – and both organisations expect the trend to worsen in the months ahead.
 
During lockdown volunteers at the Hamilton Combined Christian Foodbank were delivering up to 60 food parcels a day >>> CONTINUE READING

MOVED BY FAITH, GROWING IN GRACE

Community collaboration forms the foundations of All Saints Anglican Church in Matamata. The original wooden church (still standing on site) was built in 1908 after Anglican, Presbyterian, Catholic and Methodist townsfolk got together and agreed to work collectively to construct churches for each other.

>>> CONTINUE READING

 
        What Is A Deacon?
                By Rev Daryl Smart
 
The deacon is one who serves, following the example set by our first deacon, Jesus Christ.
 
Like Jesus did, a deacon helps reveal the divine nature and reality of God. They are called to display divinity in their life and ministry  >>> CONTINUE READING

EMBER DAYS

As we approach the next set of Ember Days (September 14th, 16th and 18th) we invite you to pray for the men and women of our Diocese who have been recently discerned for ordained ministry, including those pictured below CONTINUE READING >>>

FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST

FAMILY OF GOD

Each Monday to Friday you are invited to gather with people from across the Diocese for morning devotions. Each day is a little different with a team of people contributing each week. Prayers normally last about 15 minutes. We would love to see you there. Learn more
On Sunday evenings at 7pm you are invited to join Bishop Philip's household where he and Belinda host Night Prayer. This informal Prayer Book service commences with lighting a candle for the world - a moment replicated across every time zone. Learn more.

MENTAL & SPIRITUAL HEALTH IN COVID-19

The re-emergence of COVID in New Zealand has taken a toll larger than the inconveniences associated with moving back up alert levels.

The collective bubble of pride we felt at being Covid free has burst, and the reality of a long struggle with this virus is beginning to dawn – leaving many of us wondering (and worrying) what our future will look like... >>>CONTINUE READING

Online Mental Health Resources

These website have brought together advice, aps and resources specifically designed to help you look after yourself and your whanau during Covid-19:
There are four Hospital Chaplain Vacancies: 
Hauora Tairāwhiti - Gisborne (0.4 FTE = 16 hours per week)
·         Job Description - Gisborne
·         Application Form - Gisborne
Counties Manukau DHB - Middlemore Hospital (Full Time)
·         Job Description - Counties Manukau
·         Application Form - Counties Manukau
Waikato DHB - Waikato Hospital (0.5 FTE = 20 hours p/week)
·         Job Description - Waikato Hospital
·         Application Form - Waikato Hospital
Waitemata DHB - Waitakere & North Shore Hospitals and Mason Clinic (0.6 FTE = 24 hours per week)
·         Job Description - Waitemata DHB
·         Application Form - Waitemata DHB

Applications for the Gisborne role close at 4pm on Friday 11th September and at 4pm on Friday 12th October for the other three positions.
Connected is a newsletter for the entire Diocese and we'd love to let everyone know about all the great things happening in and around your Parish.

If you have news, a story idea, an event you'd like to promote or something inspirational you'd like to share contact michelle@taranakicathedral.org.nz or stephen@waikatoanglican.org.nz.

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