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Diocese of Dunedin

Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: 7 October 2021

Anglican Family Care are celebrating 50 years, we talk more about hospitality in churches and standards monitor developments in the national church... and websites!  

Click here for a printable version of this newsletter. If you have any articles for inclusion in the next edition, please forward these to bishops.pa@calledsouth.org.nz by 9 am Monday 11 October. We appreciate any news and photos you have to pass on.

Remember that we are at Alert Level 2: We are bringing our face coverings to church, scanning or signing in, while continuing with non-contact forms of worship including communion in one kind only. Many places are now open for worship, check out our website for options. Make sure you follow Government Advice to keep yourselves and others safe.

Opportunities for daily prayer can be found on our Prayer Resources web page and for Sunday worship here.

Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: ISSN 2744-6514

Contents

AFC AGM report cover

Anglican Family Care AGM: Celebrating 50 Years

by Andrew Metcalfe

Anglican Family Care held it's AGM by Zoom on Wednesday 29 September, which included hearing about the work over the past year in challenging circumstances to support more than 2,200 Otago children and their families.

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Offering hospitality

Alert Level 2 and Hospitality

by Bishop Steven Benford

Auckland remains at Alert Level 3 with the rest of Aotearoa-New Zealand at Alert Level 2. Bishop Steve has more to say about hospitality...

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Ministry Standards Commission

Church installs new standards monitor

by Andrew Metcalfe

The Anglican Church has installed a Ministry Standards Commission to help it ensure that ministers and office holders exercise the exemplary level of conduct the Anglican Church owes to all those in its care. Julanne Clark- Morris writes in Taonga...

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Video: Diocese of Dunedin Faith Communities 2021

Website and The South Calling - Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka Update

by Andrew Metcalfe

We have been doing some reorganising on the Website to make some information easier to find, and continue to commend The South Calling - Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka as a way of connecting us together.

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Connecting

Keeping Control of your Website

by Andrew Metcalfe

Websites are great at connecting us with our communities, but we are aware that some parishes have endured some real difficulties with them. This ranges from losing control of them if a key person moves on, or losing the site altogether if a domain name subscription lapses and is then on-sold. Is this you? We can help...

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Video: Rubbish Challenge Step 1

10 Steps to Less Waste in 10 Months

by Silvia Purdie

One of our Five Marks of Mission is to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and re-new the life of the earth. Here is Step 10 of the challenge for the month of November

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Updated: Frequently Asked Questions - COVID-19 Vaccination and the Christian Response

by Andrew Metcalfe

Not sure where to go for the right information about vaccines? We have the latest update in the following article.

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Video: 'Give one. Get one' End of September 2021 Milestone

Get one. Give one. Campaign

by Anglican Missions

The Get one. Give one. Campaign is an opportunity for Anglicans in Aotearoa New Zealand to pay it forward to others as we receive our vaccines for free (and now all over 12 years can book in!). Over $126k has been given so far to the Get One. Give One. campaign ...can you help increase this even more?

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Video: Advent 3

Gospel Conversations

by Michael Godfrey

The Latest Gospel Conversations for the Third Sunday in Advent Te Rātapu Tuatoru o te Haerenga Mai: Luke 3:7-18

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In The Media

I te Pāpaho - In the Media

by Andrew Metcalfe

Keeping up to date with recent news about our parishes, organisations and the wider church.

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Events and Calendar

by Various

Read on for events throughout the Diocese, including community events which may be of interest.....

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Climate Karakia

Karakia for our climate: Vigils for COP26

by Jordan Redding

Karakia For Our Climate is an ecumenical group of young Christians organising nationwide prayer events in support of strong climate action, including an in-person event at Knox Church, Dunedin, on 12 November. We now have some words you can put in your pew sheets.

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Spring blossom 

REMINDER: Diocesan Ministry School: Saturday 20 November 2021, 10am - 4pm.

by Michael Godfrey and Anne Van Gend

REGISTRATIONS DUE BY 10 NOVEMBER

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Postponed: Boundaries Workshop Series for 2021

by Ven Dr Michael Godfrey

Given the Alert Levels and Delta situation the Workshops scheduled over the next few weeks are being rescheduled. New dates will be advised - watch this space!

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Growth

Education for Ministry

by Education for Ministry

Open Invitation to EFM Mentor Training

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The Straight and Narrow Path

Discipleship Pathway

by Brad Wood

Discipleship Pathway is a free, video based, online training resource where some of New Zealand's best church leadership trainers share their skills, stories and tools. Read on for more information.....

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Family Care Caregivers

Become a Caregiver

by Sarah Thornton

Could you open your heart and home for one more? Anglican Family Care is looking for people to provide short-term and respite care for children and young people.

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Prayer

From Bishop Steven: Updated Diocesan Cycle of Prayer - October 2021

by Bishop Steven

Please find attached the updated Diocese of Dunedin Cycle of Prayer which is being distributed throughout the Diocese with my invitation and encouragement to use as part of daily prayer life in our faith communities, individually and collectively.

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Unite against COVID-19

Coronavirus Covid-19 Update: Level 2 Alert Information and Links to advice

by Diocesan Office

We moved to Alert Level 2 at 11.59 pm on Tuesday 7 September 2021. This has meant some adjustments for faith communities, with a requirement for contract tracing, up to 100 people only indoors and encouragement to wear face coverings. The Diocesan office is open Monday to Friday 9 to 3 pm, please let us know if you want to visit (03 488 0820) and bring your face covering with you.

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