Posts by Rebecca Andrew

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Easter

by Rebecca Andrew

We’ve been sharing the journey with Jesus as he travels from Galilee to Jerusalem in Luke’s Gospel. Having come to Jerusalem noting the different responses to Jesus—the praising disciples, the nervous Pharisees, silent Jerusalem—we have entered Holy Week. On Friday at 9 am we’ll gather to remember the passion of Christ. As the disciples did […]

Cuppa Tea at the Rices 

by Rebecca Andrew

This Sunday from 2-4pm you’re invited to come have a cup of tea at our place, which is 41 Barnes Road, Redwood. Please be aware, we have big windows that could be mistaken for doors: don’t walk through them! We also live close to the railway line, so be mindful of your children roaming far. […]

Daniel Carter Appointed

by Rebecca Andrew

Some good news for us all as we head into the Christmas break: Daniel Carter has accepted our offer for the Youth Intern position at Papanui Baptist. From mid-January Dan will be overseeing our Y@P youth group, working closely with the leaders as they continue to put on an outstanding Wednesday night programme, along with […]

From the Elders

by Rebecca Andrew

Earlier this year I participated in a workshop where one of the topics was building trust in our workplaces. In an environment with the increasing use of electronic communications, it was interesting to note that one of the key aspects involved in building trust is eye contact and physical proximity. It reminded me of the […]

AGM Results

by Rebecca Andrew

  Thanks to all those who attended or gave apologies for Sunday’s AGM. We were thrilled to have two thirds of our members in attendance. It’s great to see how much we all care about this whānau, as evidenced both by the presence of so many and by the discussions we had through the meeting. […]

Elders & AGM Prep

by Rebecca Andrew

With our AGM fast approaching next month, we’re looking to receive Elders nominations. If you have noticed someone who you think God would like to serve this church by being an elder, then we would encourage you to take these steps. First ask the person if you can bring their name forward to the eldership […]

Jesus is better than everything!

by Rebecca Andrew

 Unpacking the book of Hebrews through this lens we are constantly challenged to consider the many dimensions of the  ‘great salvation” which is offered to us through Jesus, the Son. Like a diamond with its many facets, the brilliance of Jesus catches our attention from many angles. His atoning death on the Cross is at […]

Northcity vs Papanui Football Match

by Rebecca Andrew

  Christian sport is never competitive . . . Yeah right! Jeremy Adams and our friends at Northcity Church have teed up a fun event for our two churches this Sunday afternoon: an inter-church football match! It’s being played at 12:30pm at Papanui High School, with an open invitation to anyone keen to play (male […]

Neighbourhoods Grow Nights

by Rebecca Andrew

  Last night we had the first of our six-week Neighbourhoods Grow Nights with Duane Major and his friends from the various neighbourhood communities from South West Baptist Church. The place was buzzing! We’re getting a bit of a “taste and see” experience as we hear lots of different stories (the good and the bad) […]

Elders Retreat and Baptisms

by Rebecca Andrew

   We enjoyed a great retreat with the elders and spouses over the weekend, staying at the beautiful Te Waiora House in Hororata. Over the retreat we got to know one another better over meals, spent time dwelling in 1 John, had lengthy and profitable discussions about what it means for the people of Papanui […]

Dream Night: Listening Hui

by Rebecca Andrew

This Sunday evening we’re having our first Dream Night of 2018. Dream Nights are when we get together as the people of God at Papanui Baptist and put ourselves in the way of his Holy Spirit, discerning Jesus’ vision for this people and this place. We try do this in the form of a “hui.” […]

Puari ki Papanui cycle route

by Rebecca Andrew

  Last Sunday we did the Puari ki Papanui cycle route, which is a cycle-way that connects Northlands and the Northern Line Cycle-way to the Central City and is right on our door step here at Papanui Baptist Church. It was a beautiful ride in and out of the city. The riders rode to meet others for […]

Grow Nights Term 4

by Rebecca Andrew

Planning Ahead: life after 65 for men (Don Jellyman and Derek Glover) This is a 6 week course to provide the opportunity to discuss and learn about options for men who are approaching retirement. This can be a pivotal point in a man’s life where he can now do the things he always wanted to do […]

Good News to Whom?

by Rebecca Andrew

Last Sunday we finished the series, Ephesians: United in the Gospel of Christ, by praying together and sharing stories about how God has been working in our lives. Sarah also encouraged us to spend some time in a graveyard reading Ephesians, and to contemplate the great hope we have in Jesus, which gives our life purpose. […]