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Join us at 10am every Sunday. Our service is around an hour and a half long, a mix of music, prayer, and a message. Holy Communion is celebrated once a month. Children’s Church is a big part of our Sunday morning, both sharing in the beginning of the service and with classes the children go to part way through. On the third Sunday of the month the children stay in church and take part in the service. Everyone is invited to morning tea after each service, especially the first of the month when we share cake to celebrate those having birthdays!
Besides the Church service, we also offer home groups, and the opportunity to serve in different ways from singing in our worship teams to helping out with the children’s church.
We partner with the local churches foodbank to help those with needs in our community.
From June 2016, ministry and worship are overseen by Interim Moderator, Rev Fakaofo Kaio, as we go through the Ministry Settlement Board process.
We are a Presbyterian/Methodist church, governed by the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand – you can learn more about the Presbyterian movement at www.pcanz.org.nz
Bethel United Christian Assembly holds a Tamil language service on Sundays in the evening.
Presbytery wide services: As part of the Northern Presbytery, we sometimes attend Prayer and Healing Services. These are held regularly at different locations around Auckland and we encourage everyone to get along if they can. You can catch up with more info on what is happening in the Auckland area at the Northern Presbytery website: http://www.northpres.org.nz
We desire to be salt and light in the Hillsborough community and beyond. We want to speak the distinctive good news about Jesus Christ into this community, but also to demonstrate practically the love and grace of God to our neighbours. We hope to be like the city on a hill, whose light could not be hidden.
Our Confession of Faith (Kupu Whakapono)
From this land of Aotearoa New Zealand
we confess that we believe in and belong
to the one true and living God,
who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
Love before all love.
We believe in God the Father,
sovereign and holy,
Creator and nurturer of all,
Father of Jesus Christ,
sender of the Holy Spirit,
and Judge of all the earth.
We believe in God the Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour,
truly human and truly divine,
who lived among us full of grace and truth.
For our sin he was crucified
and by the power of God was raised from death,
forgiving us, setting us free and bringing to birth God’s new creation.
Now ascended, he calls us to repentance and faith
and restores us to God and to one another.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit,
the giver of life at work in all creation,
who inspired the Scriptures and makes Christ known,
who transforms hearts and minds
and gathers us into the community of Christ,
empowering the Church in worship and in mission.
We belong to this triune God,
women and men,
young and old,
from many nations,
in Christ he iwi kotahi tatou, [we are one people]
witnesses to God’s love in word and action,
servants of reconciliation,
and stewards of creation.
As God’s people,
we look forward in hope and joy
to the return of Christ,
to the new heaven and earth,
where evil and death will be no more,
justice and peace will flourish,
and we shall forever delight in the glory of God.