Kia ora St Andrews community,

Peace is the particular focus for our faith community over the coming week. The warmest invitation goes to all to come and join us in discovering more about the exciting work of bringing peace on earth, as we seek to live out our mission as a Peace Church.

Peace, Peoples and Planet is the theme of the National Peace Workshops over this weekend. Come and join with some wonderful people in the peace movement.

Tonight, the film Tātarakihi: Children of Parihaka with Maata Wharehoka from Parihaka starts off the weekend at 6pm in St Andrews Hall.

Saturday features prominent Māori leader Moana Jackson speaking on Peace and Justice in Aotearoa, as well as many others in a feast of peace networking. Watch out for the launch of a great by youth for youth disarmament project as part of the day.

The Sunday morning 10am gathering has the theme “Conscientious Reformers” and will be led by Rev Norman Wilkins. Come and see the new peace-themed hangings for the church created by Lois Robertson especially for this week.

Sunday afternoon looks at Faith perspectives on peace from 1.30 – 3.30pm and we are honoured to the hosting the Pax Christi International Secretary General Greet Vanaerschot to speak on along with others from various faith communities.

Making Peace Through Love is the theme of the lecture from Liz Mellish from Wellington Tenths Trust on Tuesday 6th November 12.15pm hosted by St Andrews Study Trust.

Songs and Poetry in Celebration of Peace on Friday 9th from 6pm is another chance to gather, share a meal, songs and poetry. Thanks to St Andrews Study Trust for organising this event.

Prayer and reflection on building peace will continue during the week in the church. The will be a Peace Pavilion space for reflection and prayer with information on peace issues. On Monday, Thursday 12.30pm and Friday 12.45pm there will be short peace prayer gatherings open to all.

“Re-membering” is the theme for the Sunday Gathering at 10am on Armistice Day 11th November marking 100 years since the end of World War 1. At 12.20pm we will gather at St Andrews to process down to join the World War One Centenary Peace Vigil at the Wellington Cenotaph

Build peace, cherish people, protect the planet

On Wednesday this week we gathered to celebrate the life of Douglas Wood who passed away last Friday. Douglas and his family have been an integral part of our faith community for many years. Douglas chaired Parish Council and was a key leader in the major refurbishment and development of St Andrews Church and the St Andrews Centre. We remember with deep fondness and thankfulness his wisdom, humour, persistence and leadership and continue to uphold Anna, Jono, Chris and their wider family in our thoughts and prayers.

Susan is away on leave – see contact info for those covering for her while away.

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