North Island Notices



This Sabbath: Tui Ridge – Special Offering 23 June

Tui Ridge Park has seven cabin blocks, each with a shared kitchen. Proceeds from this offering will go towards building decks (8m x 4m) on the front of each cabin kitchen. The estimated cost of each deck is $8,500.

Thank you for your kindness in giving.

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Book of Acts Sabbath School Study Series QTR 3

Special Announcements for Local Church Leadership, Pastors, Sabbath School Teachers, Elders, and Church Social Media Coordinators.
13 short videos aligned to each topic of the lesson series will be available at

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  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to enable this lesson study series to be a transforming encounter with the methods of Jesus in disciple making and the methods of the apostles in movement building and church planting.
  • Share them on your Church Facebook page to engage your Church with the lesson.
  • Show them in Sabbath School time. Includes ideas for discovery Bible reading and group discussion.
  • Watch how the Holy Spirit led the church in growing the movement through Acts.

Order free Discovery Bible Reading Bookmarks from your Union Sabbath School Department. NZPUC


ABC Stocktake 2018

The ABC will be closed from Wednesday June 27, reopening Sunday July 1, for stock take.


Websites for Local Churches

Does your church website lack luster? Designed especially for churches without a tech savvy webmaster, Adventist Place website builder enables basic computer users to easily create and manage a church website. Unlike the Simple Church sites, Adventist Place websites are customisable. The sites are free and include tech support. To get started or find out more


2018 Adventist Mission Film Contest

Young people: Are you passionate about serving God through media? Enter the Adventist Mission film contest and show the world how mission is alive today! Go to  for details.

Submit your film by August 31, 2018.


First Place: The winner will accompany Adventist Mission/Mission Spotlight® filmmakers on an international, all-expense-paid film trip. All essential costs for airfare, transportation, lodging, and meals on location will be covered, as well as any required visa fees. The winner will be responsible for any passport and vaccination fees. The winner will help film a mission story on location somewhere around the world and/or be featured on camera. This film will be given special recognition and will be screened online, on social media, and/or other venues.

Second Place: The winner will receive their choice of a GoPro HERO6 Black camera or DJI Spark drone. This film will be given special recognition and will be screened online, on social media, and/or other venues.

Third Place: The winner will receive the DJI Osmo Mobile Gimbal Stabilizer. This film will be given special recognition and will be screened online, on social media, and/or other venues.

Honorable Mentions: Up to 5 entries may receive an honorable mention, which includes a cash prize of US$25 each. These films will be given special recognition and will be screened online, on social media, and/or other venues.

Judges Choice Award: The winner will receive a Ricoh Theta SC Spherical camera. This film will be given special recognition and will be screened online, on social media, and/or other venues.



AdSafe Training

Upcoming AdSafe Training Workshop Dates and Location

  • 22 July – Palmerston North
  • 12 Aug – Auckland
  • 9 Sep – Whangarei
  • 25 Nov – Auckland
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Children’s Sabbath – 28 July 2018

Children’s Sabbath is coming up on the 28th July. While this is in the second half of the year, time is moving so fast it may surprise you to find this special Sabbath is only 2 months away! To help you be prepared, please click here for the recently finished resource provided by SPD for Children’s Sabbath this year.

I pray the as your children minister to their church this year that they are richly blessed. I pray also that families are reminded of the importance of ministering to their children.


Mental Health First Aid NZ

2 Days – Course Outline 

Introduction to Mental Health Problems in New Zealand / Aotearoa
What is Mental Health First Aid
First Aid for Developing Mental Health Problems

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use Problems

First Aid for Mental Health Crises

  • First Aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • First Aid for non-suicidal self-injury
  • First Aid for panic attacks
  • First Aid for following a traumatic event
  • First Aid for sever psychosis
  • First Aid for sever effects from alcohol misuse
  • First Aid for severe effects from drug misuse
  • First Aid for aggressive behaviours

Facilitated by Ko Awatea, Counties Manukau District Health Board, and Adventist Health Ministries.
Facilitator: Mrs Apii Takai.
Fees subsidised for residents from the Manukau area.
For more information or if interested in attending one of these training sessions please contact: Adrielle Carrasco or phone 02102731130

The dates are:

  • Sundays June 17 and June 24
  • Sunday July 29 and August 5
  • Sundays Sept 16 and 23



Adventist Identity Style Guide / Church Logo

A pdf of the Adventist Identity Style Guide for the South Pacific Division is now available for download. For more information please go to our Adventist Identity Guidelines page.


Employment: Footsteps Christian Community Preschool – Head Teacher (Christchurch)

The successful applicant will be a practising SDA Church member, be a registered teacher, Primary or Early Childhood, (or have experience in leadership) with a  minimum of five years teaching experience.  This role involves time working as part of the teaching ratio. The core competencies of this role are: day to day organisation and management; provision of a high quality Christian educational programme; daily supervision and development of other staff; effective communication skills; health and safety compliance;  networking within the community; self-review, planning and reporting;  We have an enthusiastic teaching team, and awesome children and families

For application forms and detailed job description please contact Pat at or  phone on 027 3575014.

Applications close Friday 22 June 2018


Employment: Teaching Position (Waitakere)

Waitakere SDA School

Primary Teacher (Years 1-4) Tagged position.

We are seeking an innovative and enthusiastic Christian teacher who is passionate, well-organised, highly skilled and capable of teaching a multilevel class. The successful applicant will be required to develop creative and innovative learning strategies within the parameters of our Seventh-day Adventist special character environment. There are opportunities for playing a leadership role within a collaborative, future-thinking team. A willingness and ability to take part in religious instruction and uphold the special Seventh-day Adventist character of the school is a condition of appointment. Commencing term 3, 2018.

Please send your CV and a covering letter with 3 nominated references. To request a job application pack contact:

Applications close Friday at 5 pm, 22 June 2018.


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