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Maori Chaplain Otago Uni

Part-time Māori Chaplain (0.2 Permanent) at the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic   Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy Trust Board   The Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy Trust Board (OTCTB) is an ecumenical Christian Board responsible for …

Armistice Day Resources

Armistice Day THIS SUNDAY! If you are looking for resources to use to remember Armistice Day during worship this week, then you may find the following resources useful.   Rev Malcolm Gordon For …

Season of Peace

Remembering Parihaka Seeking Peace in a Troubled World You are warmly invited to gather to affirm our commitment to seeking peace in a troubled world during this Season of Peace. Haere mai tātou!             Hikoi of Peace Sunday 4th November Meet …

Buddy Programme needs you!

The Buddy Programme is growing and needs more adult buddies!! This programme contributes to the emotional and social well-being of children by matching them with carefully selected and trained adult volunteers …

First Church Dunedin VACANCY

First Church Dunedin is seeking a new Senior Minister. For more information and to see a Parish Profile, click here.        

"Love Reaches Out" - On Display

“Love Reaches Out - Caring for our World’  Art and Writing Competition 2018   151 entries in 5 categories 24 prize winners Preschool to Year 8 Visual and written art INSPIRING! THOUGHTFUL! FUN!   On display at Knox …

Pulpit Radical

Pulpit Radical A biography of the influential Dunedin Presbyterian minister Rutherford Waddell – Pulpit Radical: The Story of New Zealand Social Campaigner Rutherford Waddell – has just been published. From his …

Workshops on Trauma

Beneath the Surface: The Nature and Impact of Trauma and Ways to Provide Support This half-day workshop is designed for anyone working with those who have experienced trauma in their …

Women in Ministry Report

Women of the Burning Bush: Still Burning 25 Years On In 1990 there had been a survey of women following a celebration of 25 years of ordination for women. At …

M&E Funding Applications due

MISSION & EVANGELISM FUND APPLICATIONS CLOSE JUNE 15 The Mission & Evangelism fund supports projects that further and promote the extension of the Kingdom of God within the Synod’s region. Priority will be …

B@tch Seeks New Minister

B@tCH — an innovative church operating out of the Coronation Hall in Maori Hill, Dunedin, as part of the Highgate Presbyterian Church — is seeking a new leader. We …

Dunedin South Pastoral Position

Dunedin South Presbyterian Church is seeking someone to work in their parish in the area of pastoral care. The role of the parish pastoral worker will work in conjunction …

Six Young Adults Wanted for GA

Southern Presbytery Young Adult Commissioner Programme  (2018/19)   The upcoming General Assembly is taking place from October 3rd – 7th 2018 at St Andrews College in Christchurch. This means we are …

Courageous Continuum still going strong

When you only have five registration forms to fund a 30-thousand-dollar event, your heart might sink a bit. A sticky situation Tasha Francis found herself in five weeks out from …

Direct flights to salvation

Every year travelling Brazilians soar to Queenstown for work, and inevitably find themselves drawn to the doors of Global Community. Clay Peterson de Oliveira, Associate Pastor at Global Community, believes …

Church at Play

St John's walls hadn’t seen a child in nearly 10 years, but now they’re a second home for many. Carlton Johnstone, Minister at St John’s Presbyterian Church in Arrowtown, says their …

There's no "I" in Clutha

The unforgiving cold of South Otago made it’s presence known in the house of a young Balclutha Presbyterian family, last winter. Desperate for warmth, a call by the Minister of the Balclutha …

Church going global

What started as a seedling prayer has now grown into a fruitful international ministry, that is seeing First Church Invercargill welcome their first Asian members. Nyalle Paris, Minister at First Church …

A workload friendly role

Over the last eight years the Otago and Southland region has been blessed with a full-time, fully energized Kids Friendly resource in Cheryl Harray.  Now Cheryl has decided to take a few bricks off her …

Youth Leaders Gather Together

On Saturday March 3rd, youth leaders from across Otago & Southland gathered at Calvin Church in Gore to connect with other youth leaders and to upskill in the area …

Compelled by love

Forget flashy lights and the smell of hot coffee to entice people into your church, genuine love is the only ingredient you’ll need. Teina, Intern Minster at St Andrews Presbyterian …

Dials for change

With a rattle and a ring, every churches’ phone will be called, with questions that will shape the future. Southern Presbytery is running a review, that covers all the churches within …

Silver lining found after fire

In early morning stillness and cold, vibrant orange was seen glowing from within the churches’ stained glass. In 2015 at 5am, First Church Invercargill was the victim of a blaze …

Youth Leaders Retreat

Youth leaders were given respite from exhaustion after being treated to a free retreat, offering  restoration, value and relaxation.   Matt Chamberlin, Youth Director for Presbyterian Youth Ministry [PYM], decided to create …

Divine food deliveries

Angels will soon be sweeping through Wakatipu, gifting people in urgent need of food for the night. Though not technically angelic, BOB’s Angels is a branch off Baskets of Blessings, …

60 candles for camp

It been 60 years since Camp Columba was wild terrain of gorse, rocks and weed. Now it’s the home ground for adrenaline-pumping activities, teachings and worship. The camp’s 60th anniversary …

Moderators Exchange Briefcase

At the 151st annual Synod AGM, Rev Nyalle Paris was officailly inducted as the new Moderator of the Presbyterian Synod of Otago & Southland, taking over the role from …

Dunedin Easter Camp Doubles

Huge success for Dunedin Easter Camp 2017! Many Easter camps around the country were cancelled or postponed because of Cyclone Cook. Dunedin Easter Camp, however, pushed on as planned, but still had to …

Deborah Bower Goes to Nepal

  Deborah Bower in her role as Church Leadership Supoort Advisor and as a member and Elder of the Wakitpu Parish, travelled to Nepal with fellow members of the Wakatipu …

Youth Ministry Training Grows!

On Saturday 11th March at Calvin Church in Gore, 130 youth leaders from across Otago & Southland gathered together to receive training and be encouraged in the area of …