Church Councils – May 2021

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Church Councils – May 2021

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Thank you to those who took our worship services during April while Colin was on leave, and to Roxy Gahegan who ‘looked after’ the parishes. Welcome back, Colin.

Church Council approved the formation of a Resource and Risk Committee with Saint Andrews, with David Hansen as Chair, and Treasurers, Rosemarie Dawson and Yvonne Williams. Further members are needed for this Committee. If you think you could help, or if you want to find out more about it, please speak with one of the people named.

We now have information from Auckland Council that Saint Aidans Church is a Category B Historic Heritage place. The report contains some interesting history of the building.

It also seems to have some errors.

There is a copy of the report in the foyer at Saint Aidans.

If you would like to have an electronic copy of this report, please ask me, Nan Inkson inksons@kiwilink.co.nz – and if you find any errors, please let me know as soon as possible.

Remember that our services now start at 10 a.m. – for Café Church we have breakfast from 9.30 a.m. and worship service from 10.00 a.m.

Nan for Saint Aidan’s Church Council

Congregational meeting 25th April

Rev Tim Rose, Mission Enabler from Northern Presbytery, was Moderator for the joint congregational meeting of Saint Andrews and Saint Aidans, held after the worship service on Sunday 25th April; we appreciate that he was able to do this.

The purpose of this meeting was to continue discussion about a name for the new Church.

Discussion was ably led by Greg Morgan and we considered what we liked, what were the ‘watch outs’ and what was missing in the suggested name:

Onewa Christian Community

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

After lively discussion, some other name suggestions, and a reminder that we were naming, not a building, but a new organisation, the name as noted was agreed by 90% of Saint Andrew’s congregation present and 92% of Saint Aidan’s.

The paper on governance of the new church, ‘Consolidated Guiding Principles’ will be presented to, and discussed by, a future congregational meeting. Keep an eye open for the date.

Sincere thanks to all those who have worked to develop this and other discussion papers, and to Greg Morgan for all that he has done to assist us as we progress towards the formation of our new Church,

Onewa Christian Community,

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

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