About Our Church

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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 on the second Sunday of each 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!

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 Christian Love Link and with the combined 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

OTHER SERVICES:

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

Our vision

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.

Maori translation

Mai tēnei whenua o Aotearoa Niu Tireni From this land of Aotearoa New Zealand

E whakaatu ana mātou We confess that we believe in & belong

Ki te Atua kotahi, te Atua ora to the one true and living God,

Te Matua, Tama, Wairua Tapu who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

Te aroha i mua i te aroha Love before all love.

E Whakapono ana mātou ki te Atua Matua We believe in God the Father,

Ki tōna mana me tōna tapu sovereign and holy,

Te Kaihanga, te Kaiāwhina o nga mea katoa Creator and nurturer of all,
Te Matua o Ihu Karaiti Father of Jesus Christ,
Te Kaituku o te Wairua Tapu
sender of the Holy Spirit,
Te Kaiwhakawā o te ao katoa
and Judge of all the earth.

E Whakapono ana mātou ki te Atua Tama We believe in God the Son,

Kia Ihu Karaiti te ariki, te kaiwhakaora Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour,

he tāngata he Atua truly human and truly divine,

Ka noho ia kei waenganui i a mātou who lived among us full of

i te atawhai me te pono. grace and truth.
Mo o mātou hara ka ripekatia ia For our sin he was crucified

na te mana o te Atua and by the power of God

ka ara ake ai ia i te mate was raised from death

I murua o matou hara, kia wātea mātou forgiving us, setting us free

ki te whanau hou ki te mea hou and bringing to birth God’s new creation.
e noho mai nei i te rangi Now ascended,

ka karanga ia kia mātou ki te ripeneta me te he calls us to repentance and faith
whakapono, na, ka honoa mātou ki te Atua and restores us to God

me mātou kia mātou ano. and to one another.

E Whakapono ana mātou ki te Atua, te Wairua Tapu We believe in God the Holy Spirit,

te Kaihomai o te ora the giver of life

te Kaimahi i roto i te ao katoa at work in all creation,

te Kaihāpai i nga karaipiture who inspired the Scriptures

ki te whakamārama te Karaiti kia mātou and makes Christ known,

kia tahuri o mātou ngākau me o mātou hinengaro who transforms hearts and minds

kia noho ai mātou and gathers us into

hei iwi mo te Karaiti the community of Christ,

kia kaha ai te Haahi ki te whakatinana haere empowering the Church in

i nga whakahau o te Karaiti worship and in mission.

No tātou tēnei Atua Tokotoru Tapu We belong to this triune God,
Wāhine me nga tāne, women and men,
rangatahi me nga pakeke young and old,
o ngā iwi katoa from many nations,
He iwi kotahi tātou i roto i te Karaiti,    in Christ we are one people
I kite ai mātou i te aroha o te Atua witnesses to God’s love

I roto i te kupu me te mahi in word and action,

A tātou mahi he hohou i te rongo servants of reconciliation,

me te manaaki, tiaki ranei and stewards of creation.

kia Rangi raua ko Papa-tū-ā-nuku

He iwi whakapono mātou As God’s people,
ka titiro whakamua mātou ki te hari me te koa we look forward in hope and joy
ki te hokinga mai o te Karaiti to the return of Christ,
Ki te rangi me te whenua hou to the new heaven and earth,
kua mutu te kino me te mate where evil and death will be no more,
ka puāwai te tika me te rongo justice and peace will flourish,
ka noho mātou i roto i te and we shall forever delight

kororia o te Atua mo ake tonu atu in the glory of God.