Advent Calendar launch

On the first Sunday in Advent,  Durham Street Methodist Church unveiled this year’s Advent Calendar, in the Toi Gallery. The white plastic box is for donations such as non-perishable food, toiletries, grocery & petrol vouchers which will be donated to appropriate charities such as Christchurch Methodist Mission, Housing First, Social Housing, Child & Family Services, … Continued

The Imam, the Buddhist philosopher and the Pastor

The second Sunday in Advent is traditionally Peace Sunday, and at Aldersgate it was celebrated by inviting different faith leaders to share their understanding of peace, in their faith tradition. The panel of speakers included: Imam Ibrahim Abdelhalim, Muslim Chaplain, Canterbury University Robert Hunt and Pimmy, New Zealand Buddhist Council Rev Philo Kinera, Durham Street … Continued

Please adjust your expectations

I had never quite thought of the season of Advent like this before. As many of you know very well, I have an adult child with disabilities. He has two occasions he most looks forward to each year, and indeed measures the passage of time against – Christmas and his birthday, And yes, its for … Continued

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