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!

Feed My Lambs, run by St Saviour's Kaitaia, offers young mums with kids practical support and is needing a bit of our help this Christmas. On Sunday you’ll notice two Christmas trees up at the front of church. Please take a personalised gift card from one of the trees as your pledge to buy small gifts for either a mum or child. Shop for your stuff, box it and return it under the tree before Sunday 7 December and we'll send them up north in time for Christmas. Email Kaitaia Fire for more info or download suggestions on what to buy for mums or what to buy for kids. Thank you - a little help goes a long way.

What a gift it is to be able to provide Angelfood to families in need. If you’ve been looking for a practical way to provide support to others please consider collecting one or two Angelfood containers from the back of church this Sunday. You can cook up some love, fill the trays and return frozen meals to the Angelfood freezers, which are looking a bit bare at the moment. Info sheets will be provided with the trays for anyone new to the Angelfood concept. Let's get sharing the 'love you can eat!'

Hear ye! Hear ye! (Bells chime in background). Jonny’s Service of Ordination as a Priest is taking place at 10am on Saturday 29 November at Holy Trinity Cathedral, corner of St Stephens Avenue and Parnell Road. All are welcome to attend and support Jonny, Esther and their family. #meninrobes

We invite you to join us in the sanctuary (altar area of the church) on Wednesday 26 November, as we put our faith into practise by laying hands on those who need physical healing. If you or anyone you know wants prayer, please come along, 7:30 – 9:30pm at St Paul’s with free parking at the Wilson carpark. Come, get well.

Would you like to be involved with the meaningful and fulfilling ministry of hospital chaplaincy? Our next chaplaincy service is on Sunday 7 December 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.

The children’s Christmas production is only four weeks away. We’re about to get busy with costumes, stage design, props and backdrop making so if you’re a creative type and know how to paint or sew or horde strange bits and bobs then please email Simeon as we’d love to have you on board. Thanks.

If you would like your child to be dedicated, we are holding infant baptisms and dedication services on Sunday 30 November at the 9am service. Please email Emily for more information.

Did you know there is a completely social event that meets fortnightly for the sanity of St Paul’s mothers? Mum’s Group is on this Friday from 10 to 11.30am in Mt Albert. If you’d like to meet other mums and get connected you can find the address here or email Cara for details.

Would you like to join the growing St Paul’s Geographical Care network? It’s simple and just one of the great ways we care for people in our church. To join the scheme, please email us and let us know where you live. We’ll then pass on your contact details to the person who looks after your geographical area and they’ll touch base with you every now and again to see if they can facilitate support for you. Thanks.

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.

Hi all!

We are three fun Christian females in our late 20s / early 30s looking for another flatmate for our beautiful villa by the sea in Devonport.  The house is close to the beach and ferry building.  The room is $200 per week plus expenses.  Please feel free to get in touch if you're interested: mollybelle84@yahoo.com.

Thanks!

Nikki.

Accommodation available immediately in a home with 2 Christian singles, (a male chiropractor and a female self employed photographer.)
More like a boarding situation in that the home is owned by Susanna so is already established. 
We are both out a lot but Susanna is very sociable so has guests regularly.
Ideal would be an easy going person, not a light sleeper, good company when home, but out a lot too!
Good home for summer as 2 mins drive or 10 mins walk from Mission Bay. Two courtyards for entertaining or hammock for relaxing!
Tell me a bit about yourself and discuss costs at susanna@susanna.co.nz.

Summer is coming  
The lawn is growing  
You want it to look stunning?  
I can do the mowing    

I can also wash your car   
And do the dishes  
I will go far  
To let come true your wishes    

My brain is weak  
My hands are stronger   
I do as you speak  
For 8 hours or longer    

I'm looking for friends   
More than I look for money  
My rhymes are poor  
Cheers      

Daniel   
dnlhfr@gmail.com 
0221610762        

Hello St Paul's,

I arrived in New Zealand with a wet appetite for adventure, but after a few nights in the hostel I would like a regular bed again!

My plan is to get a job in Auckland, get involved in St Pauls and make a Church family. Then perhaps in June, travel down to the South island and explore. 

If you have a bed available for a few days/weeks/months in between, that would be super. All I'll need is access to a kitchen, bathroom and a bed of my own (I don't mind sharing a room). Although there are plenty of hostels and other backpackers looking for flats, I would like to see what life is like in a real Kiwi home. If you're interested, perhaps I could pop over for a cup of tea and see how we get along?

How would I describe myself... 23, female, non-smoker, Hobbit fan. I've been a Christian since I was 15, served as Prayer Executive on the Christian Union committee at the University of Derby where I studied journalism and edited the student magazine. I love travelling, making my own clothes, writing and experimental baking!

Please contact me (perhaps you know of someone else looking for someone to take a room? Or someone hiring?) on helenadams1991@hotmail.com

Thanks! See you Sunday

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.