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        24 April 2020
Family of God & Followers of Christ

NOTHING CAN SEPARATE US

A personal message from Bishop Philip.

ENGAGING WITH ANZAC DAY

These present weeks are a time when we have sacrificed aspects of our freedom for the greater good – to protect ourselves, our loved ones, communities, and nation from COVID-19. So as we approach ANZAC Day I invite you to consider these questions.
  • What are some of the similarities between the sacrifices we are making and the sacrifices we remember on ANZAC Day?
  • What are the differences?
  • Who benefits from the sacrifices we are making now?
  • Who benefited from the sacrifices of the First World War?
All are one in Christ, there is neither Jew nor Greek, male nor female, ANZAC nor Turk…
  • How do see ourselves on ANZAC Day?
For us as Christians:
  • Can the day sustain discussion of Christian principles as well as civic commemoration?
  • Can we, as New Zealand Christians, sustain discussion of Christian principles around ANZAC Day as well as its commemoration?
  • If so, what might we want to discuss?
  • If not, what makes it inappropriate?
Reverend Peter Bargh (Whangamata)
Follow this link to find resources for ANZAC day including a liturgy, hymn, peace movement activities, the Archbishops' ANZAC message, Brooklands' Co-operating 9am service, and a short video made for WDSG.

DAILY DEVOTIONS

NIGHT PRAYER

Please join us Monday-Friday at 9am for daily devotions. Click the picture above to join each day at 9. See the website for more details
Please join the Bishop each Sunday night at 7pm to light a candle and pray for the world. Click the picture above to join online.

STATE OF THE DIOCESE MEETING

Bishop Philip and the Diocesan Manager, Simon Cayley will be addressing the Diocese on Wednesday, 29 April at 11:30am. Please follow this link to our Diocesan Website to learn more about the meeting and how to access it.

DIOCESAN WAGE SUBSIDY PROCESS

Parishes will receive their subsidy as a separate payment paid into their bank accounts around 21st of each month.  Our subsidy covers April, May and June so each Parish will receive its payment once each month. 
Payroll will be reimbursed as normal with the wage subsidy provided to offset these costs based on one of the following scenarios:
 
Scenario One - Wage subsidies are sufficient to cover the stipends/wages
 
The parish will be reimbursed for the actual stipends/wages paid to the clergy/staff, including Kiwisaver Employer contributions and Pensions. Admin costs such as ACC and Payroll service charge will not be reimbursed.
 
Scenario Two - Wage subsidies are not sufficient to cover the stipends/wages
 
The parish will be reimbursed for the full subsidy being received.
 
Please note that there are a few roles that were included in the Diocesan application which are not part of Diocesan payroll.  Separate arrangements are being made in these instances to allocate the subsidy amount to the Parishes concerned for them to allocate as appropriate.
 
If you have any questions please email Simon Cayley, the Diocesan Manager at manager@wtanglican.nz
 
Kind Regards,
Simon Cayley

BURIAL AND CREMATION REFORM

In 2015, the Law Commission report "Death, Burial and Cremation: A new law for contemporary New Zealand", made recommendations to modernise the law that governs death, burial, cremation and funerals in New Zealand.
The Ministry of Health has prepared a consultation document that identifies and considers options for modernising the legislation relating to death, burial, cremation and funerals in New Zealand. They are seeking wide-spread feedback on the options developed. The consultation document and related survey can be found here: https://consult.health.govt.nz/environmental-and-border-health/death-funerals-burial-and-cremation/   

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 response, the closing date for submissions has now been extended until 31 July 2020

For more information, please contact: The Burials and Cremations team  burialandcremation@health.govt.nz

NEW IALC RESOURCES AVAILABLE

IALC - International Anglican Liturgical Consultation
In response to a request from the Primates' Task Group the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation has prepared common liturgical resources, including a Eucharistic Prayer, which can be used at international gatherings whenever Anglicans from more than one Province are together. These resources have also been endorsed by the primates at their January 2020 meeting in Jordan. These resources are available to download in pdf, for printing, or as a Word document, for cutting and pasting into other documents, such as service booklets. 
The 2019 IALC material is now available here: 
Click on the images below to explore ANZAC resources or Spiritual Practices.
ANZAC DAY
SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
Zoom is the video conferencing software that the Diocese uses to communicate. It is free to download the software and open an account. That’s all you need to join in. To find out more please see the daily devotions page for a tutorial, download link, and guide to keeping uninvited guests out.
MailChimp is the free newsletter software we use to distribute Connected. You could start your own local communication with a free account. To learn more about MailChimp and how to use it, our Northern Development Officer (Lance Pilbrow) has made this youtube video to help you out.

ASSISTANT MANAGER MANNA YOUTH HOME

We are on the lookout for someone to be our second in charge who will lead and support young people transitioning into independent adulthood. Through the provision of a residential holistic programme, catered to individual rangatahi aged 17-21, your day to day activities will vary as you come alongside a diverse group of young people.

The ideal candidate for this role will
  • Have a passion and care for working alongside rangatahi, recognising they are a valuable taonga and supporting them to reach their potential.
  • Share and support the vision and mission at the heart of Manna.
  • Enjoy the challenge of living and working in community.
  • Be innovative and creative in supporting the wellbeing of vulnerable rangatahi in emphasising their strengths and resilience to create opportunities for their future.
  • Have clear verbal and written communication skills appropriate for working with rangatahi, a tight knit team and external agencies.
  • Be experienced in working with a range of rangatahi and / or hold relevant qualifications.
  • Love living in a small beautiful coastal town of Taranaki with countless opportunities for surf, mountainous adventures, with close proximity to the cultural metropolis of New Plymouth.
To apply, and for a full job description, please email the following to priscillamcivor@gmail.com
  1. a CV
  2. a letter of application outlining how you meet our key requirements
  3. up to 1 side of A4 detailing your specific experience working with rangatahi.
Applications close 26th of April, 2020.
 
Please note: this is a full time, live in job at a residential youth home. Accommodation is
provided and per week rental is calculated through our payroll as a taxable allowance. This role also requires a police check to be completed on the successful applicant.

SUPPORT WORKER MANNA YOUTH HOME

We are on the lookout for someone who is keen to support young people transitioning into independent adulthood. Through the provision of a residential holistic programme, catered to individual rangatahi aged 17-21, your day shift or night shift activities will vary as you come alongside a diverse group of young people.

To apply, and for a full job description, please email the following to priscillamcivor@gmail.com
  1. a CV
  2. a letter of application outlining how you meet our key requirements
  3. up to 1 side of A4 detailing your specific experience working with rangatahi.
Applications close 26th of April, 2020.

Please note: this is a part-time job at a residential home with the option of on site accomodation. If accommodation is provided, per week rental is calculated through our payroll as a taxable allowance. This role also requires a police check to be completed on the successful applicant.

Family of God | Followers of Christ

Marked by Gratitude
  • For our Prime Minister, Government and especially the Ministry of Health
  • For all those whose commitment to Level 4 has helped us combat Covid-19; and for all those who struggled to honour that commitment.  
Growing Disciples
  • For all those who have discovered the promise and potential of technology: for first-time zoom users, and our innovators in prayer and worship.
  • For everyone who has picked up a phone to reach out to someone in need or isolation.
Transforming Communities
  • Please pray that the lessons learned during this lockdown may form the foundation of a healthier and more flexible community. May our learnings help us connect with more people in more creative ways, that all might come to know and love Jesus Christ. 
A Benediction for Zoom
May our band-width be wide
              And our download speed be fast
May our sound not stutter
              And our picture not freeze
May we know when to speak
              And when to mute
May we show patience when others freeze
              And embody God’s grace in the pauses
May we hold each other in prayer when we drop out and try to re-enter
And may we thank God that we can still gather and see each other’s faces.
Amen.

(Rev Dr Graham O'Brien)
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