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AED-Defibrillator offer to all Churches and places of Worship

St John New Zealand

The St John organisation is offering 25% off their defibrillators to ALL churches, denominations and places of worship.

And if there is enough interest in purchasing a defibrillator, then that discount may be increased!

Click Here to view information about defibrillators, St John’s offer, and funding options. 

Registrations of Interest are open until 30 June 2019, and can be made from the above link.


Euthanasia Information

Family First New Zealand

As the assisted suicide bill heads towards a 2nd Reading in Parliament (believed to be near the end of May), it’s vital that all families throughout New Zealand understand what this bill is really about.

To get this information to as many people as possible, Family First have had Information pamphlets translated into a number of languages, including Samoan, Tongan, Korean, Chinese, and Cook Island.  (They’re keen to do others so if you can help, please contact them).

These pamphlets are a concise summary of what the debate is about – for church members in their own language.
Please take a moment to download the translation of choice for members of your church.


Avondale College Tours & Futures Day (Open Day)

Avondale College Tours

Avondale College of Higher Education is pleased to offer a Campus Tour to those of you who don’t have the opportunity to attend a tour with your school. Experience the spiritual, social and sporting life that Avondale has to offer, check out the campus and find out more about what courses are right for you. A group travel subsidy is available. For more information please contact Matt Moore.

Avondale’s Futures Day (Open Day)

Tuesday June 4, 2019
Avondale Futures Day provides an opportunity for students to visualise their potential at Avondale and experience university life. It is often a turning point for many students as they visit the campus and experience it for themselves. More info and to register at


Sabbath School: 2nd Quarter 2019 – Family Seasons

This quarter’s lesson is about: the cycles of life, at least for us now, in this fallen world. We are going to look at these cycles in the one place most of us cycle through them, and that is within the framework of family. …read more at


1st Quarter Membership Report – Reminder

A reminder to all Church Clerks that your Membership Report for the 1st quarter (1 January to 31 March) is due by 5 April 2019. If you have any queries please feel free to contact Valmarie Young (North Island) or Rosalie Burton (South Island).

Download Forms
Online Membership Management
Enter Church Attendance Numbers
North Island Reports Received


Scholarships Available to Young Christians Studying Media

Christian Broadcasting Association, New Zealand

Christian Broadcasting Association (CBA) is offering three $2,500 media scholarships (towards fees or living costs) for tertiary students studying media, journalism, communications, broadcasting, or audio engineering. We also offer to pay for each recipient to attend the Venn Summer Conference at our expense, so the total scholarship is valued at well over $3,000.

Selection Criteria
We are looking for young people who have:

  • Leadership skills.
  • A passion for media.
  • A current enrolment in an NZQA tertiary level course.
  • A commitment to the Christian faith and ideals, as well as living these out in everyday life.

Please note that this scholarship is only available to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

Application Process
Applications are open now and close 12th April 2019.
To apply please fill in the application form and provide three referees as per our website:

The decision will be made in July 2019 and all applicants will be advised of the outcome.
For any further questions please contact the scholarship secretary, Louise Haitoua,


2019 Conference Calendar

North New Zealand Conference

UPDATED calendar – 3 March

We have added more dates and made some changes to our 2019 calendar. Download a copy or view online. We do sometimes need to make changes so keep an eye out for calendar updates or refer to our website for the latest information. –

We also have a blank editable 2019 to 2020 year planer calendar that you are welcome to download and use for your church’s event/meeting planing.


Te Paipera Tapu (the Holy Bible in Māori) is now available on your mobile device

Bible Society

Now, you can read it on the move with Bible Society’s brand new mobile app.

The app also features two English translations – the Good News Bible and the Contemporary English Version. This makes it great for second language learners of Māori, who can compare the same passage in Māori and English.

Te Paipera Tapu app is available at the Apple App Store/Google Play Store. To get your FREE copy of Te Paipera Tapu or to find out more about the app, please click here.


Adventist Health Ministries – Updating Our Database

New Zealand Pacific Union Conference, Health Ministries

We are updating our Adventist Health Ministries Database of contact details.  Please help us by completing this very short questionnaire. If you no longer wish to be part of the Adventist Health Ministries Database, you will be given an opportunity to have your details archived.



Journey Free NZ Tour with Sharon Garlough Brown

A Women’s Weekend with Sharon Garlough Brown, Author of Sensible Shoes.

Freedom to pause, explore, tune in & receive 
These events are hosted by a collective of Adventist Women who read Sharon’s books and were deeply impacted by them. Inspired to share this experience with as many women as possible they invited Sharon to come to NZ. If you find yourself wanting a deeper connection with God, one of these events may just be the place where you discover not only His love for you, but a way for you to know it and experience it daily. Join us for one of these events or get in touch for more info.

Tauranga Retreat
Venue – Bethlehem Baptist Church
Website –
Address – 90 Bethlehem Rd, Bethlehem, Tauranga
Dates – Friday and Saturday 17th/18th May
Time – 9am – 9pm
Cost – $145 p/p (morning, afternoon tea and lunch provided.  As well as a small gift bag and surprises!)

Palmerston North Retreat
Venue – St Albans Presbyterian Church
Website –
Address -339 Albert St, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North
Dates – Friday and Saturday 24th/25th May
Time – 9am – 9pm
Cost – $145 p/p (morning, afternoon tea and lunch provided.  As well as a small gift bag and surprises!)

Auckland Retreat
Venue – Manukau Baptist Church
Website –
Address -9 Lambie Dr, Manukau
Dates – Friday and Saturday 31st May/1st June
Time – 9am – 9pm
Cost – $145 p/p (morning, afternoon tea and lunch provided.  As well as a small gift bag and surprises!)

We believe it will be a highlight of the year for many women – and want to encourage people to come and bring a friend, or life/connect group to go deeper together!

To register visit Eventbrite:JourneyFreeNZ
To check out Sharon’s speaking engagements in NZ visit our Facebook page Journey Free with Sharon Garlough Brown


South Perth SDA Church Reunion

All previous members and friends are invited to a special reunion service.
When: Sunday, 13 October 2019, 2-6 pm.
Location: Livingston SDA Church Hall, 850 Nicholson Road, Canning Vale, Western Australia.
Please bring a plate of finger food to share, drinks provided. Also bring any photos or memorabilia.


Snow Camp – Adventist Singles Network

Hosted by SNSW Singles Ministries

Location: Adventist Alpine Village, Jindabyne NSW Australia.
When: 7-10 June 2019.
Cost: $245 – Full Accommodation & Meals. Linen/Pillowslip & Towel Hire $12 or BYO. Price does not include Ski/Board Hire or Lift tickets

Applications online from 18th March to 21st May 2019

More Information/Register:
Enquiries: Christine Sosnovsky, SNSW Singles Ministries Coordinator. Email:

Passover Seder

Bet-Tikkun Seventh-day Adventist | Wellington

Friday, 19 April | 5:30-8:45pm
Saturday, 20 April | 10:00-4:00pm

This year Bet-Tikkun Seventh-day Adventist have the privilege of having with them Dr. Richard Elofer, author and Seventh-day Adventist General Conference director of the Jewish Adventist Friendship Centre. He will be leading the Seder and also giving a Seminar on understanding the Passover and Messianic Judaism.
The Seminar will take place in the same venue the following day, Saturday 20th April from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. However please bring your own lunch.
The cost will be $50 per head which includes the Seder meal and the Seminar.
Bookings are essential since there are limited spaces. If you have any questions please give Stephanie a call on 0274510184. Please RSVP to

Website: | Facebook Page: bettikkun



Going Places – Women’s Newsletter

South Pacific Division - Women’s Ministries Department

The April edition of Adventist Women’s Newsletter “Going Places” is available to download. In this issue you will find:

  • Many Ways of Blessing Others
  • Exciting Things in Life
  • Following Jesus Resource
  • One Year in Mission
  • 30 Awesome Things Black Adventists Did
  • Every Child. Everywhere. In School.

Mission Spotlight videos for 2nd Quarter 2019

Adventist Mission

2nd Quarter 2019 | South American Division
Below is the quarterly mission features stories. For weekly stories please visit Adventist Mission website –

April – The Neighbors Who Came to Know Jesus
Throughout South America, Adventists are spreading the gospel message. Let’s visit Brazil and Peru to see how church members have lead people to Jesus!

May – On the Run
The Rohingya people have fled their homes in search of safety and freedom, often leading them to difficult living conditions. Seeing the need for aid, ADRA has stepped in to assist in providing basic human needs.

June – Showing God’s Love in South America
From a cowboy in Peru, to a destroyed home in Brazil, God can use anyone or anything to share a message of hope with people.



Director of Adventist Education

South Pacific Division

Wahroonga, NSW, Australia

The South Pacific Division (SPD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is seeking an experienced Educator to provide vision for and leadership of the educational system of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific and be based in Wahroonga NSW. For full selection criteria please click the link  To apply, please send a cover letter, your CV, 3 work-related referees and the contact details of your Adventist Church Pastor, to: Human Resources, Seventh-day Adventist Church (SPD) Ltd, Locked Bag 2014, Wahroonga N.S.W. 2076 AUSTRALIA; E-mail:; Fax: (02) 9489 0943. Applications close 8 May 2018.


CEO/Manager – Bethesda Care and Village

An exciting opportunity is coming available for the right person to take oversight and management of the day to day operations of Bethesda Care and Village.

Bethesda Care and Village is an Aged Care facility and Retirement Village in Wiri, Auckland owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Aged care experience
  • A proven track record
  • Good all-round skills
  • Ability to oversee new retirement apartment sales
  • Sound financial management
  • Ability to work well with staff and the board of directors
  • Committed Seventh-day Adventist Church membership

Email your enquiries, or letter of application and CV to the Chairperson, Bethesda Board

Applications close 4pm, 10 May 2019.


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