well hullo, great to meet you and thanks for popping in. do stay a while and have a browse around our community in pixel form. there's a lot of love & joy here and even more in real life. get amongst it!

As a valued member of our church family at St Paul's, we are keen to get your views and opinions on the way we communicate with you, as well as how you would like St Paul’s to interact with you in the future. We have prepared a short survey, which should only take you 5 minutes to complete - we would LOVE your thoughts. Click here to start our 5 minute survey.Tthe deadline for submitting your opinion is tomorrow. Thanks, we really appreciate your feedback.

We invite all avid golfers, whether beginner or advanced, to join us for the next St Paul's golf day. Come along this Saturday 2 August to Aviation Country Club on Tom Pearce Drive by the airport. Tee-off at 12:30pm. Costs $35 for 18 holes. It's a great way to meet other people from St Paul's! All enquiries to Kevin.

This Saturday, churches throughout Auckland are gathering to blitz blessings and demonstrate God’s love to total strangers. The night will be abuzz with random acts of kindness, street art, hospital visits, gifts for the homeless and more. For Whanau Saturday, we’re meeting in the Crypt at St Paul’s from 4-6pm to prepare 'bless bundles' and hot food for the evening. Then, we'll cruise to Baptist Tabernacle at 6.30pm for corporate worship and a pep-talk from the leaders, before opening our church doors to serve hot food to passers-by. Whether you come at 4pm to help prepare, 6.30pm to worship, or 7.30pm to serve food and hand out gift parcels, there’s a job for you! See you there.

If you would like your child to be dedicated, we are holding infant baptisms and dedication services on Sunday 31 August at both the 9am and 11am services. Please email Emily for more information.

Do you love dancing, music, baking or hospitality? Then do we have the perfect ministry for you! Mainly Music is a fun music group for parents or caregivers to enjoy together with their young child. Children are introduced to music, creativity and more, plus families are given a chance to think about the God aspect of life - amazing to think that we run this incredibly fun event every Thursday morning in the St Paul’s Crypt! But we are desperate for your help. If you could bless the mums who come with baking or would love to join us on a Thursday morning, Rebekah would love to hear from you.

Can't believe it's been two months since the inception of the missions 'going global' enews. We've been pleasantly surprised and infinitely blessed by the feedback and support you have given to the ministry — every prayer and offering means a lot to the ones battling on the front lines! Here's to the kingdom coming, to the global co:mission, to our church family that is reaching beyond boundaries. Subscribe to the bi-monthly enews here.

We are super excited to be starting up a series of church lunches to run every 6 weeks or so. This is part of our wider goal of building the relational foundation of St Paul’s and also provide an opportunity for people from the 9am and 11am to get to know each other. Our first lunch will be on Sunday 10 August, 12.30pm-2pm. To make this happen we need some volunteers to help with food prep, serving, setting up tables, dishes and packdown. Please email Emily if you can help – we’d love to have you on board.

If you went to the New Wine Summer Festival in Warkworth this year, you will have just received some information on next year’s festival, being held in Warkworth 7-11 January 2015. St Paul’s will not be supporting the festival corporately this time - this is to allow our staff a break and some breathing room. However, we know that many St Paul’s families were blessed by their time at the festival this year and we would encourage anyone to go – it’s a great way to kick off the year! Visit the New Wine website for more info.

Want to keep up-to-date with what's happening in the life of St Paul's? Every Thursday, we sent out an enewsletter to over a thousand subscribers — where you'll get the latest goss on upcoming events, important church dates and a prayer item or two! Sign up to the Happening newsletter here. If you've got some little munchkins at our children's programme, the Ignition enews is the one to sign up for too! Get it here to hear about the class programmes, room changes and rosters! For those with a heart for the co:mission, we compile updates from our network of missionaries — the appear under the site here, but it's even easier subscribe here. Ka chow.

Do you need time to check in with God? Would you like to pray with others to discover what is on his heart? Then come and join us at 6:45am on Thursday mornings in the church for community and coffee. We meet every week. It’s addictive.

We're a pretty social lot at St P's. So if you have great shots of our community, please share them on our photo social channels. 
You can get to them by clicking the icons at the top of our website, or here for Flickr, or here for Instagram
On Flickr, add your album or shots to our photostream. On Instagram, tag your shots #stpaulsauckland
Or if you have shots of anything and anyone in our community that you think might look ace on Happening or our Welcome sheet or as a website header or in a film, send em to me at spam@stpauls.org.nz
We're a pretty diverse lot, so the more contributors and the more creative the better. Shots of 'official' events are great. But so are pics of you and your church mates just doing your thing.

Want to know more about our story as Auckland's oldest church? The "Mother Church" of Auckland in fact? I've been beavering away at our formerly sparse Wikipedia article over the last few months, incorporating Kate Hannah's wonderful brief history, the Parish Profile we all helped create, various written and pictorial historic sources and some contemporary stuff including Tom Roberton photos. Hit the W icon at the top of this page or click here.

How can St Paul's reclaim the Treaty as part of our story? Read "The Gospel and the Treaty of Waitangi", the second article down here.

Thanks for all these great shots Tom, Louise, Ian & Garry.