kia ora and welcome to st paul's, a vibrant community gathering in auckland's oldest city church. come along, get stuck in and help us in creating, relating, restoring and whole pile of other 'ing' words...

Our next church lunch is coming up on Sunday 3 July. Don’t just wave at your friends as you cross Symonds Street, make some time to hang around after church and catch up properly with people you haven’t had the chance to see in a while. Jennifer is in need of some amazing and friendly people to help on the day – serve drinks, food preparation, set up, and pack down and clean up. If you can help please email her. See you there!

Would you like to be involved with the meaningful and fulfilling ministry of hospital chaplaincy? Our next chaplaincy service is next Sunday 3 July at 9am at Auckland Hospital. Come join with other members of St Paul's to minister to patients at the hospital chapel. If you would like to get involved, please contact Gabi Anderson.

Like the idea of wearing a high visibility vest, punching in passcodes and taking the angst out of Sunday mornings for others? We are on the lookout for a carpark host to work Sunday mornings from 8:45am 'til 11:15am.This is a paid position. Please contact Justin if that sounds like you. #easylikesundaymorning

The Life Course is kicking off for 2016 on 27 July and is going to be a major event in the life of the church. The programme is a seven-week course in which we share what it means to follow Jesus in a relaxed and open way. The key strength of our large and inspirational course last year was the leadership group. If you are interested in helping facilitate conversation in small groups and are available across the Wednesday nights from 27 July to 7 September, please get in touch with Blake to discuss – we’d love to hear from you. The course is a fantastic way to get to know other people at St Paul's and we promise it'll be great fun too.

Bloom is a new group for young women aged 18-26 at St Paul’s in Auckland. It’s a place to organise adventures, share anything and everything and generally support each other as a collective. We’ll look to meet once a month for a Bloom Brunch, but we encourage you create and share any events you wish, whether it be a gym session, a movie night, a camping weekend or if you just want to grab coffee with some wonderful people. If this sounds like something you're interested in, search "Bloom @ St Paul's" on Facebook and join us.

We have a handy wee Facebook group for St Paul’s group leaders where we release a weekly resource for groups following on from Sunday’s talk. If you’re ever stuck for material, this will be your sure-fire option. This Facebook group is also a place where leaders can set up social gatherings between groups, share ideas, or post opportunities to serve/volunteer as groups. If you’re a group leader and would like to be added, just email Blake

Youth Leading – it’s not about being cool, or young or even extroverted. It’s about having a genuine heart for young people and being keen to journey with them through the challenging teen years and beyond. We have two amazing youth groups at St Paul’s and a great team of leaders, but we’re on the lookout for new volunteers. If this could be something you’re keen on, contact Simeon for more details.

Have you misplaced your muffler? Lost your leotard? Perhaps your anorak has absented itself? A very eclectic bundle of lost property has made its way to our Lost Property box. It’s normally kept in the bell tower, and is currently bulging at the seams!  Take a look in the side chapel after the service on Sunday for anything you think you may have lost. Items not claimed in the next two weeks will be donated to charity.

We’ve had an awesome response to our Spotify playlist and now we are spreading the love even further. You can now find us on Apple Music as well. Click here to listen to all your favourite songs on a playlist created for St Paul’s.

Come and join students from different cultures and backgrounds – it’s a great way to get to know people from all over the globe without having to use your airpoints! Our regular Wednesday International Student Lunch and English Conversation Group is growing, so if you're free any time between 12-2pm on Wednesday, please contact Conrad to get involved. Qualifications necessary: are you breathing? 'Nuff said. Volunteer today!

With one awesome flatmate leaving, we're looking for another to join us! We are Christian students with some jobs on the side, aged 20-21. Our flat is ideally located near the great hubs of Ponsonby, Grey Lynn and Kingsland, and the CBD/Uni's are easily walkable. The room is spacious with good windows, and the flat shares one bathroom. We all cook separately. We're ideally looking for someone who is willing to join our relaxed, caring flat, and our many chats and fun times! Contact Harriet on 0277238913 for a viewing/information.  

We're a professional couple looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom flat to rent near-ish to a train station (for example Onehunga, Ellerslie or Panmure, but flexible with location!). We generally go to the 9 am service. Email: gehaack@yahoo.com. 

Hi there
One of our flatmates is leaving us to travel so we are on the hunt for another flattie. We are 3 females in our late 20's/early 30's all working professionals (mainly shift work). Double bedroom available in our lovely modern, warm and dry home. All mod cons including HRV and heat pump. Great location being close to motorways with a bus stop right outside. $230 per week which includes expenses, sky, internet and basic flat supplies. We do our own food separate. Street parking. Available 1st of August but this can be negotiated. 
If you would like to come and have a look txt Mel 02102399230

Cute an cosy house to rent in Avondale for 420/week. Available early July. Fully fenced. Pets may be okay. 5min walking distance to Avondale train station. Short drive to New Lynn shops/ Les Mills etc. 
Please contact Kim 021 175 8731 =)

Lovely 2 level, 3 dbl bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms, fully fenced private modern board and batten home with double internal garage and extensive views. Large kitchen open plan with the carpeted living area. Pets negotiable Further details check it out on trademe www.trademe.co.nz listing 1108994499 or contact Rob: 02102514124

"Sound effects" - singing and music making for boys.

Come along and join the fun. Play Kazoos, sing great songs and act out a fantastic melody from " Oliver". 

Our first concert is booked for August. Rehearsals are held at Glenfield Salvation Army Hall. 430 Glenfield Road on Mondays from 4.30 pm - 6 pm. contact  firstvoiceboyschoir@gmail.com or 021 813 718

3 bedroom unit located down long drive at the back of property. Shared driveway

with front house.

Would suit professional couple or a couple of professional friends.

Water included! Save $50 or more a month!

Features:

 Fully insulated

 Sunny and spacious living and bedrooms (all north facing)

 3 large bedrooms (2 downstairs, 1 upstairs)

 Fully renovated with new kitchen

 Upstairs balcony

 Large living area

 Parking for 2 cars

 Potential for small outdoor area

No more than 2 occupants. No pets. No smoking.

Move in cost: 4-weeks bond, 1-week rent in advance.

Viewings weekends only. 
For photos see https://goo.gl/photos/AxBZUosZVQTXS2KA9

Call Daniel 027 664500 or Tina 021 468462 or email tina.nasarek@gmail.com

Our team is looking for a special person – or two special people –  filled with passion for people and for God  – to fill the gap made by one of us who’s moving on.

Our 5-bed crisis respite home in central Auckland has a reputation for quality service and a commitment to high standards, so the person/s who joins us needs:

  • to fully embrace our values and faith-base
  • to have some training and/or experience in social service work – mental health, social work, occupational therapy, counseling, nursing, addictions
  • to demonstrate the skills and attitudes to make a positive difference in people’s lives
  • to add energy, creativity and life to their work
  • to be able to work shifts including sleepovers
  • to value team-work as well as working independently
  • to want to work in a place where our work is our calling, not just a job

For further information on Beth-Shean and the Respite service, check our web-site bethsheantrust.org.nz

For a Job Description and Application Form, please email: admin@bethsheantrust.co.nz

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.