Westchurch. A friendly church that welcomes you and gets together on Sundays in Avonhead, Christchurch, NZ.   Westchurch a church

to know, celebrate & share Christ




News Blogs

Home & Calendar About Us
Thoughts and informers from Westchurch people and some others too. These are unlikely to convey the beliefs of all our people. Please feel free to comment or blog - it really is easy.

20 April 2009

The Rescue on ANZAC Day


Why?
Over 30,000 children have been abducted to become soldiers in Joseph Kony's army. They have been taken from their families and homes, forced to do and see things no child should ever be exposed to. Many do not survive.

On April 25th, 
the international community will unite to deliver the innocent from Kony'sreign and ensure he is brought to justice. Thousands of participants will gather in 100 cities across the world to abduct themselves and raise the banner of the child soldiers taken by Joseph Kony.

Starts :
Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 3:00pm 
At ... Beckenham Park, marching to The Square
Ends :
Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 8:00am

BRING:
• ENOUGH TO SURVIVE THE NIGHT, BUT NOT TOO MUCH!
• 3 PHOTOS OF YOU WITH YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS.
• GEAR TO WRITE LETTERS AND COMPLETE A SIMPLE ART PROJECT.
• $5 TO COVER THE COST OF RUNNING THE EVENT.

Call Jess or Sam for more details.

19 April 2009

More EC09 Pix


Some more Easter Camp photos. This time some real beauties from Dean's camera. 

Slide show option here.

Tip: Click on all the thumbnails you want to take a closer look at and then open the resulting browser window and go back and forward through your selected pic's.

Oh, yes! You can leave comments now. Click on any blog title to do or view these.
 
[Steve]

18 April 2009

Pillars & Westchurch

Westchurch is involved in the work of Pillars.

We feature in their March newletter (with pics).

John George and Susan Henson are involved on the Board.

Others are also involved and you can be too. Have a chat with John or Susan sometime.

16 April 2009

Easter Camp 09 - Photos

.
A pile of Easter Camp photos (thumbnail links) from the Allpress camera. Slide show option.

Tip: Click on all the thumbnails you want to take a closer look at and then open the resulting browser window and go back and forward through your selected pic's.

Oh, yes! You can leave comments now. Click on the blog title to do or view these.
.

11 April 2009

Way of the Light

.
On Easter Sunday we made use of the Halswell Cross as we walked the Via Lucis (Way of Light).

The walkers paused at 14 'stations' for Bible reading, reflection and prayer. These are the Stations of the Resurrection which we adapted for our service (adapted script).

Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again.

[Steve]

01 April 2009

Resurrection

I've been enjoying a very timely podcast of a lecture by Tom Wright entitled "Can a Scientist Believe in the Resurrection" given to the Faraday Institute just over a year ago.

It is well crafted and very, very helpful ..... especially as we approach Easter. I highly recommend it.

You can find it here
http://www.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/faraday/CIS/Wright/index.htm
... including transcripts and, if you have broadband or are very patient, audio and video files.

There are a swag of other lectures related to Christian Faith and Science at
http://www.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/faraday/Multimedia.php that I just found and intend exploring.

Steve R

Life FM

Sadly, the bid for the frequency in Chrishchurch failed.

Steve