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!

This year’s Lenten studies are based on passages from the book of Ecclesiastes, and written by our very own Jon Hoskin. Quite frankly, we think they are brilliant, and probably best served with tea and hot cross buns (unless you’ve given up carbs for Lent). Download them from the Learning section here. Enjoy!

We are stoked to announce we’re hosting our first church lunch for the year on Sunday 8 March after the 11am service. This is a delicious and fun way of connecting as a church and an opportunity for our 9 & 11am folk to get together properly instead of just waving to each other in the carpark. If you want to get involved and help out on the day please get in touch with Jennifer. See you there.

SPACE is a brilliant group of parents who meet downstairs at church on a Monday morning during the school term. We start with coffee and morning tea together (10-10.30am) and then we have an hour where our little people are looked after by members of the Families team so that we can spend some quality time going deeper with God and each other. If this sounds like what you're after, we'd love to have you along! Park on the church driveway, or if that's full, park in the Wilson carpark and swap a ticket when you arrive. Email Liz for more info.

18:30 Social Space is back in action and we’re loving connecting over awesome food, drink & entertainment after church. We desperately need more hands on deck to make sure it can continue – we really can’t run it each week without our fabulous team of helpers serving food and drink, taking orders and packing up at the end of the night. If you’re new here it’s also great way to get involved and meet people at St Paul’s! Please email Eleanor to get involved. Thanks!

Deep and heartfelt thanks to everyone who has committed to helping out as a volunteer just once a term with our childrens' ministry. From teens through to committed grandparents and everyone in between, there has been a delightful response to our desperate appeal for help. There are still gaps on every roster so if you haven’t had a chance to sign up, please consider doing so now. By getting involved, you'll learn fantastic biblical truths alongside these cool kids and ensure that these young people have a village of people championing them. We'd love (and need!) to have you on board. Please sign up now!

Every Sunday we rely on a wonderful team of volunteers, this includes the legends who mix the audio and present the visuals. However, we need more tech volunteers on board to help Sundays run smoothly – visually and audibly. Please consider joining our lovely sound and AV team. It’s roughly once a month commitment and we’ll provide full training so you don’t need to be a tech ninja to help out. To get involved please email Dan. Thanks so much.

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, do sign up for Ignition enews too! Get it here to hear about programmes, room changes and rosters! For those with a heart for the co:mission, we also send out a mission enews — the appear under the site here, but it's even easier subscribe here. Ka chow.

A great home grown song we have been singing at St Paul's for the last little while has recently been recorded. The session was also filmed and the fantastic result can be viewed here. If you would like a free copy of the mp3, you can download it here. The song was written by Andy, Chris & Zac and is one of a series that are being released each month by Worship Central NZ/AU

You may be new to St Paul’s, been here a few months or even years, but never actually told us that you want to belong to St Paul’s. We would love you to join in the fun with us and make sure you are on our database. If you don’t know whether you are on our database or not, you probably aren’t! (You are if you filled in a census form or have joined online). So to make sure that you are included on the list, please pick up and complete a joining form on Sunday or do it all online here

Student looking for a place to board until July.

James Rouse wants a quiet room to sleep and study within 40 minutes walk of university. Alternative living arrangements are difficult for health and financial reasons. He is a young man of character with a deep faith. He needs a place within 2 weeks. Please contact Selwyn on his cell (0211675894) or email (selwynfraser101@gmail.com) for more details.

Looking for an AWESOME new job? We're hiring! Check out our Events Coordinator listing and apply today!

 Go to: www.tearfund.org.nz/employment.html

Hiya! 

Myself and a few friends just got a new flat but it comes unfurnished besides a stove, fridge and washing machine. 

So if anyone has an unwanted
-bed
-mattress (stain free would be nice haha)
-desk
-desk chair
-wardrobe/set of drawers
then I would be very interested in potentially taking it off your hands. 

I can be contacted on 02040252907 or ashleighvermaak@live.com

Thank you and God Bless you :D

Hi, my name is Fiona.

I am 26 and work at Auckland city hospital as a midwife. I'm looking for a place to live long term (around a year), preferably near the hospital or CBD, for the end of March. I like cooking and am eager to meet more people from the St Paul's community, as I am new to New Zealand. If you can help me, please contact me at midwifefiona@gmail.com or my fiancé, Matt on 0211399083.

Thanks.

4 bedroom family home available for rental in Westmere, April to early July. Sunny home, 2 bathrooms with family friendly section. Can be furnished or semi furnished. Please phone 021 416 010 or 3616736.

TE HARINUI meaning THE GREAT JOY is our musical play about the first preaching of the Christian gospel to Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand on Christmas Day 1814.
There's a huge album of photos of our amazing 2014 kids' Christmas production here.
And you can watch the video here

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.