Thursday, June 29th 6pm-9pm The communities of the Cathedral, St John’s Latimer Square and St Luke’s are invited to meet at the Transitional Cathedral for facilitated conversation about same-gender relationships and being church.
Dates for your Diary…..
Thursday 1st, 8th, 15th June
The Desert Mothers: commencing 6.00pm - 7.30pm at Knox Centre, 28 Bealey Avenue. Revd Megan Herles-Mooar of Merivale St Albans Parish presents this series asking - Who were these wise women of the early Christian centuries? What can we learn from their spirituality for today?
Thursday 29th 6pm-9pm Respectful Conversation: the communities of the Cathedral, St John’s Latimer Square and St Luke’s are invited to meet at the Transitional Cathedral for facilitated conversation about same-gender relationships and being church.
Time: 6 pm-9pm. You may like to attend Evensong at 5.30pm.
Venue: The Transitional Cathedral, 234 Hereford St
Meal: Soup and rolls or similar will be available.
RSVP: to facilitate arrangements, RSVP to Jenny Wilkens by 26 June.
Our Diocesan Synod 2016 has initiated these events and Bishop Victoria invites all members of the Diocese to join one of them. The desired outcome of the evenings is that we listen and seek to understand one another, respect that we differ and recognise that where we stand can be difficult for other members of the Church. A group of facilitators have prepared to guide the events. The evening is structured. The Bishop’s intention is that people will speak and listen honestly and at depth in the Spirit of God. We will open in prayer and hear from Bishop Victoria by video. People will meet in groups of 4. People will be invited to speak uninterrupted, listen to others in the group and then talk together.
Participants will consider their own experience/understanding of people in same-gender relationships, their Christian faith/ beliefs and their understanding of being Church. There may also be opportunity to hear by video, responses to the questions from gay and lesbian Christians.
The Anglican Church in other Dioceses in New Zealand has used this model of conversation. It is adapted from the Public Conversation model that has been helpful when people find themselves in polarised positions on difficult community issues. There is no intention to change your or another person’s mind.
Friday 2nd June 10am-12noon Craft Group at Annette’s. Byo craft; come along and enjoy a cuppa!
Saturday 3rd June 6.00pm Contemplative Eucharist. Few words, time for silent prayer and reflection, quiet music, light a candle, receive anointing if you would like to.
Sunday 4th June Spirituality Centre team meet after our eucharist.
Monday 12th June 7.30pm – 9pm Sr Kath Rushton RSM explores how this year’s Lectionary follows the story of Matthew’s gospel to enable us to listen more deeply to the proclaimed Word of God. Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham Street North. (Rosary House event)
Wednesday 14th June 7.00pm Vestry meet in the Committee Room, after 6.pm Eucharist and 6.30pm light meal together.
Thursday 15th June 7.00pm Feast of Corpus Christi at St. Michael and All Angels, followed by tea in the parish lounge.
Friday 23rd June Midwinter Party – we’re celebrating midwinter with some warm fellowship together. Reserve the date - more details to follow.
Saturday 22nd July 9.30am-3pm Quiet Day at Mary Potter Community Centre, $10.00.
We are planning further soup lunches, home movie gatherings and
opportunities for discussion/study groups. More details to come.
Pastoral Care: For pastoral matters contact any of the pastoral group: Francie Conolly (325 2832), Jenny Drury (366 3098), Michaele Watson (981 5675), Carole Graham (03 312 1553 or 027 204 8047), Jenny Wilkens (366 2253 or 021 025 18826)
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