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Connect Welcomed at Marae

What an incredibly special weekend we have just had at our National Marae, Te Maungarongo where we had our National Youth Leaders Conference; Connect. And Connect is what we …

Connect 2019 Subsidies

Connect 2019 Subsidies   PYM TRAVEL SUBSIDY Southern Presbytery Reimbursement: For participants flying from the South Island, we have 20 reimbursements on offer. To receive a $80 reimbursement. Send the email confirmation of …

Pukerau Camps Celebrate 75th

Pukerau Christian Camps Celebrate 75 Years! “From humble beginnings in 1944 when the Mataura Bible Class District Committee held its first Easter Camp in some tents at Wyndham, to the …

A Warm and Wonderful AGM

2019 Synod AGM. A warm and wonderful day! On Saturday, April 13th, Synod members and guests gathered at Camp Columba in Pukerau for the 2019 Synod AGM. It was a …

Invercargill Churches Unite

Invercargill Churches Combined Worship Service a Great Event On Sunday 17th March, all of the Presbyterian Churches in Invercargill put a line through each of their own Sunday morning worship …

Dunedin Easter Camp - AWESOME

Dunedin Easter Camp Keeps Growing! The camp has outgrown the Tirohanga Campsite and is starting to fill up the A&P Showgrounds... Dunedin Easter Camp this year was awesome. Over 200 young …

Pukerau Easter Camp - AMAZING!

75 Years On And Still Going Strong! Pukerau Easter Camp is always special. But this year's Easter Camp, held out at Camp Columba was extra special. Pukerau Christian Camps celebrated …

Ordination of Aaron Johnstone

Aaron Johnstone Now Ordained and Begins Hawea Ministry On Thursday 21st March, well over a hundred people squeezed into the quaint St Ninians church in beautiful Hawea Flats for the …

Youth Leaders Gathering a Success

re:Gen Draws in Youth Ministry Leaders From Across Otago & Southland On Saturday 9th March, approximately 80 youth leaders from across Otago & Southland gathered at Calvin Community Church in Gore …

February Presbytery Gathering

February Presbytery Gathering This was an enjoyable and encouraging experience with the Mataura people hosting us very warmly. Interesting reports were presented from the 5 Resource Groups noting lots of energy …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …