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!

We are excited to announce that Jonny’s book, 'Divine Sex', will be available for sale for the first time after each of the services this Sunday. Although you can also buy it through amazon.com, we will be offering it for an introductory price of $20 for the home team! This book represents the culmination of a long journey and it will be great to celebrate it with you.

We are thrilled to introduce Miranda and Ian Howell, who lead the SPGC in Mt Wellington and surrounding areas. Miranda and Ian have been at St Paul's for a number of years and would love to hear from you if you live in the area and/or would like to join their group. They will contact you occasionally to see if they can facilitate any St Paul's-based support for you – and are fantastic people to get to know. If interested, email Pastoral Care and we will put you in touch with them. Awesome!

We are so grateful for the amazing response to this project and for all of the creative people involved. Your last chance to submit your story is Friday 14 August. Don’t miss out because, as William Faulkner said, "If a story is in you it has to come out!” (Reminder: up to 1,200 words describing an experience you’ve had with God or something he has done in your life).

The August Crunchy Nut Cluster is on Wednesday 5 August at Crave Cafe in Kingsland. If you're in your 20s or early 30s, we would love for you to come join us from 7 for drinks/pizza/hangouts, followed by Blake speaking about discipleship at 8ish. $10 cash at the door gets you entry plus a drink (to cover costs), $5 extra for pizza :). For more details, email us.

Grab your diary, the next St Paul’s Women’s event is on Saturday 8 August from 9:30am –12:30pm. Along with time for worship, prayer and catching up over coffee at morning tea, Esther Grant and Sally Shanks will be sharing their interesting and God inspiring stories, and we'll be taking a look at the power, beauty and purpose of our own 'God Stories'. It’ll only set you back $10, and the parking is free at Wilson’s. Register here.

We are looking for someone who has a heart and passion for working with children, preferably with pre-school teaching experience, to assist in leading our pre-school group at both the 9am and 11 am Sunday services. This is a paid, 6-hour-per-week permanent position under the supervision of our wonderful Ministry to Pre-School Leader, Rebekah Fryer. Applicants should have energy, creativity, good communication and pastoral skills and have previously shown that they can relate to this age group. If you are interested in this role please send your CV and contact details to Jennie Milne.

If you’re new or want to get more connected into life at St Paul’s, we would love to hear from you. There are loads of ways to get involved, either through volunteering or joining a cluster or small group. We also have Greet held every 3 months, an informal evening to meet other new people and to let you know everything there is to know about St. Paul's. The next Greet is being held on Monday 31 August 7pm at the Church. If you want to sign up for Greet or to get connected, email Mary Beattie.

Recent changes in our arrangement with Wilson Carpark and AUT mean that we now need to park in the public carparks, either on LEVEL 4 and UPWARDS or on the basement level. These public carparks are clearly indicated by green ‘public parking’ signs. Fret not though – there are lifts all the way to the top and, for those who are game (or feeling fit), a whole pile of stairs! Parking costs are still covered by St Paul’s so you can continue to park for free - just bring your carpark ticket to church and swap it for a pre-paid exit ticket. ‪#‎highfive‬ Thanks for accommodating this change - you are awesome and, in the words of our Brits, about to be 'well fit'. ‪#‎thankuslater‬

Our next Deeper on Tuesday 11 August. These nights are an integral part of our church life as we focus on deepening our relationship with God. Karen Rogers, along with her husband Sy, has been a keen supporter of our Deeper nights. Karen will be sharing her wisdom on "tuning in" to God's promises and" tuning out" the voices of doubt and shame. Andy Campbell will leading us in worship. Everyone’s invited so come along, bring your friends, bring your homegroup. It’s going to be a great night!

What does a christian response to child poverty in New Zealand look like? How does the biblical story shape our vision for our children? What sorts of solutions are christians creating in the community around them? Child Poverty Forum 2015, organised by St Paul's and Equippers Churches in partnership, is an opportunity to explore these questions. The event is a half day conference on Saturday 19 September, 9.30am till 3pm, at the Mercury Theatre. Come hear from experts, reflect theologically, build friendships and be inspired by amazing local change-makers. An open event for anyone who desires to connect the gospel with children in need. Tickets available at childpovertyforum.eventbrite.co.nz. Gather your friends and book together. Seats limited.

Hi there

House trained mid 50's guy seeks house sit / swap from 4th September for 10 days; needs to be ground level with few steps; will be on crutches for 10 days post ankle operation; the 27 steps to my lovely titirangi house won't work...

contact Bruce; hawkins.brucey@gmail.com  or 0274 949 447

This is the theme for 2015. Pure Power Promise Keepers Event last year was awesome! This year we are looking forward to another great and powerful event and would love to have you as a part of that event as a member of the choir.
Together with hundreds of other men,this is your opportunity to use your gifting to experience the huge blessing of worshiping our amazing God.
 
The date for the event is the 2nd & 3rd of October.
 
Boyd and his team are taking a well earned sabbatical this year.
 
Tony Crawford who was the Worship Pastor at LIFE for 12 years and Creative Director for two years is bringing together an amazing worship team. In his own words he is, "totally looking forward to Promise Keepers this year!" So are we!
 
The practice dates are set out below. We are looking to expand the choir this year as we believe this such a vital aspect of the Promise Keepers event experience.
 
If you would like to be involved this year, please  email tonycrawford777@gmail.com.

Practice dates are:
Fri 28th August 7pm
Fri 4th September 7pm
Fri 11th September 7pm
Sun 20th September 1pm
Thurs 1st October

We have held the event cost for choir members once again at $45. This includes the awesome choir shirt, admission to the event, as well as lunch and dinner on Saturday. If this cost is a problem speak to us! We will help.
 
Looking forward to standing shoulder to shoulder with you in the battle for men's souls.

Female, 40s, quite human, seeks friendly home sharing with 1-2 others. Tidy, fully house trained, great cook, enjoy people and outdoors. Studying counselling full time at Laidlaw.

 

Ideal location: centred on Waterview for access to NW cycleway (so, Waterview, Avondale, Mt Albert, Pt Chev … you get the idea).


If this sounds like a good fit with you, please get in touch.

 

Contact: Ri

022 075 1004

poetri@yakpost.net

We recently moved into a modern two story town house, and are looking for a new flatmate to join us.

On Hillsborough Road, close to native bush with a direct route to the city and south. Off street parking and garage available, gas mains, apple TV, dry and warm with a private courtyard for summer fun. Also a spare room for guests.

We're looking for a male/female Christian in their late 20's/30's to share with 2 females. We share cooking and expenses, $260/week all inclusive, good broadband and food included.

Available from next week.

Give Maree or Lesley a call 021881 747 today :)

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.