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Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: 17 March 2022

Our latest pānui includes Connecting Faith, Social Justice and making a difference in the South...

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A reminder of our regular updates: Bishop's Diary; Vacancies; I te Pāpaho - In the Media; Events and Calendar; Gospel Conversations. These are all also available from our website.

Remember that we are at the Red setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Lights). Have a look at options for worship under the Traffic Lights framework. We have information-resources for isolating at home. Opportunities for daily prayer can be found on our Prayer Resources web page. The Diocesan Office is open by appointment only please contact us (03 488 0820) if you want to visit or arrange another way to talk to us. Click here for more information.

If you have any articles for the next edition (7 April), please forward these to bishops.pa@calledsouth.org.nz by 9 am Monday 4 April 2022. We appreciate any news and photos you have to pass on.

Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling: ISSN 2744-6514. Published fortnightly on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Contents

Video: Connecting Faith - Friday Light

Connecting Faith - Friday Light

by Andrew Metcalfe

Friday Light, based at St Luke’s Taieri, has been a significant way of "connecting faith" with people who may not fit into a conventional parish setting.

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St Hilda's Appeal 2022

St Hilda's 125th Anniversary Chapel Appeal

by Andrew Metcalfe

St Hilda's is asking for donors to help make a new spiritual and learning heart of the school a reality.

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Video: Psalm 31 | Bible Society of Ukraine

Fast and Pray for Ukraine

by CWS

CWS invites you to fast and pray for Ukraine and for peace this Friday and every Friday through Lent. You may want to use Psalm 31 in your prayers...

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Social Justice

A passion for Social Justice?

by Andrew Metcalfe

As annual general meeting season is upon us and faith communities are looking at who can take on particular roles, the Social Justice Committee is keen to connect with more Social Justice representatives.

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Correspondence

Correspondence with Ministers of Parliament

by Andrew Metcalfe

At Synod there will be motions that call upon the Government or other leaders to act on issues that we as a church feel strongly about. We have recently written to Government Ministers about the Accommodation supplement.

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Social Justice

Social Service Funds Grants

by Social Justice Committee

Is your Parish, church or organisation looking at a new service opportunity? The Social Justice Committee (SJC) has a further funding round taking place with the closing date of midday Thursday 7 April 2022. Remember, you can apply for Social Housing funding at any time…

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Pastoral Care

Spiritual Care for those in Dunedin and Wakari Hospitals

by Andrew Metcalfe

An update passed on by one of our Chaplains, Rev'd Vivienne Galletly.

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Ko Te Tonga kei te Karaka - The South Calling

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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Worship

Monthly On-line Service

by Bishop Steven

Join us and others on Sunday 24 July for our next on-line service.

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COVID-19 Virus

COVID-19 in Church, need to get tested, or have recovered?

by Andrew Metcalfe

We have received new advice if you are re-infected with COVID-19.

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Disability Justice

Extend the benefits of ACC to all disabled New Zealanders

by Kathleen Laing

A petition is circulating to the Houses of Representatives requesting that funding for New Zealanders disabled by congenital conditions or illness be equal to that of funding for all who qualify for the support of ACC.

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Anglican Family Care

Can you help Anglican Family Care support isolating whānau?

by Andrew Metcalfe

Anglican Family Care are making up self isolation kits for whānau who have been infected by COVID-19.

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Update: Boundaries Workshop Series for 2022

by Bishop Steven Benford and Diocesan Educators

Reminder of next workshops - 21 May in Dunedin plus an opportunity for an online workshop.....

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Diocese of Dunedin Crest

Applications for Licensed Lay Ministers

by Anne Gover/Nicola Wong

Important Notice to all Faith Communities.

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