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 a mixed group of working professionals, students, singles and couples, mainly in our 20s and 30s who live in the CBD. The vision for this group is to build community, learn from God's word and pray for one another.

Recent topics that we've covered in our weekly Bible studies include the Psalms, anxiety and worry, work and ambition, and the character of Peter, Lenten reflections and faith on the frontlines. We are currently going through a series on hearing God's voice.

As a group we take every opportunity to attend the St Paul's Prayer Ministry Training and Deeper nights.

when: Every Tuesday from 7–9pm
where: 31 Day Street, CBD
email: Rachel for more information

The dress code for the office ninjas at St Paul’s has risen to a whole new level with the introduction of Kyleigh Mooney to our ranks. A former long-haul flight attendant for Air New Zealand, Kyleigh is delighted and somewhat surprised to find herself working for the church in a role that combines her love for people with her love for God. Contact Kyleigh for general information about St Paul's Church and ministries, to register for events or to enquire about booking the church. Kyleigh usually attends the 18:30 service, so please say 'hello' if you see her.

We are absolutely loving our Social Space foodie and gathering evenings in the crypt after the 18:30 service every Sunday. If you are new to St Paul’s and are wanting to get to know some people this is a fantastic place to come and meet the family. We have some brilliant helpers who work behind the scenes to cook, serve and clean to make the evening possible who we are immensely grateful for!  We are currently looking for more volunteers to help from 8-9.30pm every 6-8 weeks. If you can spare a couple of hands – Gabrielle would be delighted to hear from you.

What could be better than sharing food after church? Our next church lunch will be on Sunday 13 September. 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. See you there! 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 Jennifer.

Do you love dancing, music or hospitality? If so we would love if you could join our Mainly Music team. It's a fun music group for parents or care givers to enjoy together with their young child. Throughout the morning, children develop gross and fine motor skills, language, imagination, mathematical and pre-reading skills as well as socialise with others. Children are introduced to music, creativity and more, plus families are given a chance to think about the God-part of life. Amazing to think that all this can be achieved in a loving, shared family environment. Mainly Music is on every Thursday at 10am. If you would like to help please email Rebekah.

It’s time to involve the kids in the St Paul’s Stories Project. Please encourage your children to write about a time when they have seen or heard God, or experienced him in some kind of way, that encouraged, comforted, helped or healed. They are fully-fledged members of our church community and they will get the same space as the grown-ups. The deadline for the kids is the end of August and we will also provide opportunities for them to write as part of our programmes this Sunday. These stories can be just a few lines or up to 1200 words max. We will of course be seeking written permission from parents to be including these stories and the photos that will be taken by our awesome team of photographers. We edit all stories and have a great shadow writing team if required! If you have any queries please email the Stories Project.

We are very happy to introduce Brendon and Mary Beattie as the SPGC leaders for Te Atatu. Mary and Brendon have a real heart for people and will be hosting a coffee morning on Saturday 12 September from 9.30-11am. If you live in the area and would like to join the group and/or attend the coffee morning please email Pastoral Care and we'll forward your details to them. That way, they can keep in touch with you, and see if there's some ways we can care for you.

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. Saturday 19 September, 9.30am till 3pm, Mercury Theatre. Come hear from experts, reflect theologically, build friendships, and be inspired by amazing local change-makers. Tickets are necessary, and cost $40 waged and $30 unwaged, available here. Seats limited.

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 excited to announce that Jonny’s book, 'Divine Sex', will be available for sale again 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.

My name is Will Smith (and my wife is Tally). We were part of the St Paul's congregation between May 2012 and May 2014 when we came over from Minnesota to do an overseas placement with my employer PwC. We are now back in Minneapolis, MN but miss NZ very much :(

 

I'm reaching out to you because a family from my current church are very serious about making the move to NZ but Tim (the father) is not finding many leads for work despite much effort. He is a design engineer and looking to find work in that field. 

 

If you would like more information please email me at willme3@gmail.com

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.