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2020 Conference Calendar (UPDATE 8 January 2020)

North New Zealand Conference

A digital copy of the 2020 North New Zealand Conference calendar of events and meetings is now available to download. You can also get the iCal export to add the events to your calendar.

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 2020 and 2021 year planner calendars that you are welcome to download and use for your church’s event/meeting planning.

Download digital calendars at adventist.org.nz/resources/nnzc-calendar

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1st Quarter 2020 – Sabbath School Lesson Resources

Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide – The Book of Daniel
1st Quarter 2020 (January, February, March)

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East Auckland Church Closed

East Auckland City Seventh-day Adventist Church

East Auckland SDA church will be closed on December 28, January 4 and January 11.
The closest church is Glen Innes SDA church, 118 Apirana Ave, Glen Innes.

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Holiday Hours

NNZC Office Holiday Closure

The North New Zealand Conference office (47 Ben Lomond Crescent, Pakuranga Heights) will close at 12:30 on Friday, December 20 and will open with normal hours on Tuesday, January 14.


NZPUC Office Holiday Closure

The New Zealand Pacific Union Conference office (Level 1 Fencible House, 18 Fencible Drive, Howick) will close at 5:30 pm on Thursday 19 December 2019 and reopen its doors at 8:00 am on Monday 6 January 2020.


ABC Christmas Shop Hours

The ABC hours over the Christmas period will be as follows:
Normal trading until 12:30 pm Tuesday, 24 December 2019.
Re-opening at 1 pm, Wednesday, 15 January 2020. Normal hours from then onwards.
The ABC will be located at Tui Ridge Park from 3-11 January 2020 for Big Camp. Please email the ABC for assistance. Email abc.nz@adventist.org.nz
Website adventistbookcentre.co.nz

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PLUGIN Schedule over the Holiday Season

North New Zealand Conference

Our weekly PLUGIN will take a break over the holidays.  Our final PLUGIN will be sent out on the Wednesday before Sabbath, 21 December 2019. Our first PLUGIN for next year will be for Sabbath, 1 February 2020. If you need any information for your local church bulletin please visit the following links for;

We will continue to post content and updates on our Facebook page over the holiday season. Please like and follow our page at AdventistsNNZ.

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Media Statement: Barbara O’Neill

New Zealand Pacific Union Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church

The Seventh-day Adventist Church supports the investigation, findings and determination of the Health Care Complaints Commission. Barbara O’Neill’s teachings and beliefs are not representative of the Adventist Church’s position on health.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has a long history in health and wellbeing for the good of the community. As a Church, we invest in providing our members with scientific and evidence-based health information. The Adventist health system is one of the largest healthcare delivery systems in the non-profit sector. Worldwide, the Church operates more than 560 healthcare institutions, including hospitals, sanitariums and clinics, which are highly regarded in their communities. Our vision is to help people discover and enjoy optimal wellness.

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Young Adults: Thinking of moving in 2020 to Work or Study?

1 November 2019 | New Zealand Pacific Union Conference

This time of the year is an important time for young adults as they wrap up their academic year and consider plans for next year. Heading away from home for the first time to work or study can be a tough time.  But we have a growing number of Adventist churches all across NZ who are ready and waiting to be a home-away-from-home for tertiary students and young professionals.  The churches in this Network are committed to ensuring young people are supported, nurtured and equipped for this major chapter of their lives.

Young adults, parents, teachers, pastors, and youth leaders are able to make contact with a church in a centre where a young person is thinking of going.  No young person ever need leave home and be left alone and unsupported.

We want every young adult to know: wherever you go, you are cared for and have a home.

For more info, contact:

Lance Boulton
Adventist Tertiary Student & Young Professional Ministry NZ
New Zealand Pacific Union Conference
Facebook – www.facebook.com/AdventistYoungAdultNZ

Events

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ASDAH Legacy Jubilee 2020

Auckland Seventh-day Adventist High School

ASDAH will be celebrating their 50th Jubilee on 3-5 April, 2020. We would like to invite all current and ex-ASDAH students and staff to come and celebrate the rich legacy that has been created over the years. Registrations will open soon so reserve these dates and ensure you are there for a great weekend.

If you have any questions or would like to be a part of the planning team, please contact Jessie Fuamatu at legacy@asdah.school.nz.

Resources

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2020 Tithe & Offerings Videos

18 November 2019 | General Conference, Stewardship Ministries

The videos for January to February 2020 are ready for you to download for church. The General Conference is producing Fifty-two short videos (2-min.), summarizing the 2020 Tithe and Offerings Readings.

View / Download Videos at adventist.org.nz/resources/tithe-and-offerings-videos

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WAYMAKER TV – Youth & Young Adults Resource

What is WAYMAKER you ask?  Think Netflix, but for Christian young people.  This platform has been developed by the Australian Union Conference of the SDA church and has great content from all over the world. Sign up for free and check it out.  Use it for Life Groups, Sabbath School or just for yourself.  Check it out here www.waymaker.tv or download the WAYMAKER app from any App Store.

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Resource: 10 Days of Prayer

1 November 2019 | General Conference Ministerial Association

When: 8-18 January 2020

The prayer theme for 2020 is Seeking God’s Spirit. Join us as we seek the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and allow God to reproduce His fruit in our lives! For more information on how you can participate visit www.tenDaysofPrayer.org or download resources at adventist.org.nz/resources/10days

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Resource: International Women’s Day of Prayer

1 November 2019 | General Conference, Women’s Ministries

When: 7 March 2020

The resource packet for International Women’s Day of Prayer is available to download. The resources are prepared by the Department of Women’s Ministries, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The program packet may be opened in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat, depending on which application is available to you.

Download readings at adventist.org.nz/resources

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Resource: 2020 Tithe and Offerings Readings

29 October 2019 | General Conference, Stewardship Ministries

The 2020 Tithes and Offerings Readings are completed, ready for distribution, and now available for download the General Conference Stewardship website at stewardship.adventist.org/2020-tithe-and-offerings-readings-videos.

There will also be an added feature next year: 52 videos, one for each week’s readings, and these are supposed to be presented in churches every Sabbath, before the offering collection.

Important materials available to download on that webpage.

  1. The entire readings’ booklet
  2. Individual readings in PDF (1st Quarter)
  3. Guide on how to promote the videos
  4. Individual Scripts of each reading (1st Quarter)
  5. Videos release schedules

Employment

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Retail Assistant – Adventist Book Centre

Adventist Book Centre | 47 Ben Lomond Crescent, Pakuranga Heights, Auckland

Looking for a part-time role where the products you sell help people grow closer to Jesus? We are looking for a capable and committed Seventh-day Adventist as a retail assistant in New Zealand’s Adventist Book Centre. Some aspects of the role include:

  • Friendly, helpful customer service
  • Product Sales
  • Stock entry, adjustments and stock takes
  • Communicating with suppliers
  • Assisting at Events
  • Must be available to work Sundays

The right person will need to have the legal right and necessary permit to work in New Zealand to apply for this position, be able to work independently and in a team, be solution focused, maintain confidentiality and manage professional and personal relationships within the organisation with integrity.  If this is you, please send a covering letter and a copy of your most recent CV to Pr Hugh Heenan via email to hughheenan@adventist.org.nz. Copy of the Job Description is available on request.

Applications Close Friday, January 17th, 2020.

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Events Co-ordinator

North New Zealand Conference

Looking for a part-time role co-ordinating events you can believe in? We are looking for a capable and committed Seventh-day Adventist to take on the role of Events Coordinator for Youth, School Chaplaincy, Family, Marriage Enrichment, Children, Pathfinder and Adventurer ministry events for the North New Zealand Conference.  If you enjoy the satisfaction that comes from organising well-run events, then this could be just the role for you.  Some aspects of the role include:

  • Establishing event registration platforms
  • Processing event registrations and payments
  • Provision of timely reports on the progress of event management projects.
  • Making accommodation, transport, activity and venue arrangements and bookings where needed.
  • Spreadsheeting, maintaining and updating event-related information.
  • Providing front office reception support when necessary.

The right person will be able to work independently and in a team, be solution focused, maintain confidentiality and manage professional and personal relationships within the organisation with integrity.  If this is you, please send a covering letter and a copy of your most recent CV to Pr Hugh Heenan via email at hughheenan@adventist.org.nz. Copy of the Job Description is available on request.

Applications Close Friday, January 17th, 2020

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Teaching Position: Waitakere SDA School

Principal’s Release. Tagged Position (Part-Time, 0.5 FTE Permanent)

We seek an enthusiastic, experienced and committed Christian teacher for our delightful students in Years 5-8 Composite class.  Along with successful curriculum delivery skills, our new team member will be a committed to the teaching ministry and philosophy of the school.

Strengths in literacy and numeracy, with the ability to create and sustain an engaging learning environment and develop active learners. Applicants must be committed to full involvement in the special Seventh-day Adventist character of the school which pervades all aspects of the programme.

The successful applicant must be willing and able to take part in religious instruction and uphold the special Seventh-day Adventist character of the school is a condition of appointment. Position commences Term 1, 2020.

Application closes Monday 20th January 2020 (3pm NZSTA).

To request a job application please send a covering letter and a CV (including 3 referees, please state other areas of strengths that you are qualified and experienced by emailing the principal to: principal@waitakeresda.school.nz

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