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Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: 21 October 2021

An update from the latest Diocesan Council meeting, and we talk to Bishop Steve more about faith...

Click here for a printable version of this newsletter. If you have any articles for inclusion in the next edition, please forward these to by 9 am Tuesday  26 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


Video: A Question with Bishop Steve 20 October 2021

Faith Traffic Lights

by Andrew Metcalfe

This month, mindful of announcements taking place around a new Traffic Lights system to be implemented around COVID-19, we ask +Steve: what does a traffic light system look like for the Church?

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Social Justice

Social Service Funds Grants

by Social Justice Committee

The Social Justice Committee (SJC) has opportunities from time to time for parishes and other Diocesan organisations to apply for grants. A further funding round is taking place with the closing date of midday Wednesday 10 November 2021.

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Video: Advent 4

Gospel Conversations

by Michael Godfrey

The Latest Gospel Conversations for the Fourth Sunday in Advent Te Rātapu Tuawhā o te Haerenga Mai: Luke 1:39-55

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Strengthening national responses to health emergencies

by Andrew Metcalfe

Information about a conference on faith engagement in health emergencies, co-convened by WHO and Religions for Peace Global which started early October and continues through November.

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Offering hospitality

Hospitality Check for Churches - Update

by Diocesan Office

Recently Bishop Steve indicated that hospitality could resume in Churches according to what was agreed in original Action Plans.

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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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Events and Calendar

by Various

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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