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2019 Conference Calendar

North New Zealand Conference

UPDATED calendar – 6 December

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. – adventist.org.nz/resources/nnzc-calendar

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.

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PULSE – Have you and your young people signed up yet?

North New Zealand Conference | Youth Ministries

Please make sure your young people know about he NNZ Youth Monthly e-news,  this allows our young people to know what is happening in our conference.

To subscribe go to http://eepurl.com/dFaTjv– Keeping everyone’s finger on the pulse.

Also make sure they are following our Facebook Page @AdventistYouthNNZ and Instagram @AdventistYouthNNZ

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ADRA Meaningful gifts….

ADRA New Zealand

As the festive season is upon us, most people are already planning how they will spend time with their loved ones, what meals they will share and how many presents they will unwrap. Unfortunately, not everyone can enjoy and celebrate during this time as there are thousands of children and families living in despair. It is heartbreaking that so many people, right here in New Zealand and around the world live without the bare essentials such as food, clean water and shelter. This festive season help children and families THRIVE by giving a meaningful gift from the ADRA catalogue.

PS – For every gift you purchase online, you will receive an ADRA Christmas card you can either keep or gift to a friend.

Watch Online | Download Video for Church | Download Resources for Church |  View ADRA Catalogue

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Leaving Home?  Your New Home Is Ready!

Do you remember a time when you were going through something hard and were all alone?

This has been a very common experience for a lot of our young adults when they leave home for the first time to work or study.  Finding little to no support in a new centre, they quietly slip away from church and God.

But we passionately care about our young adults and want to ensure this is no longer their journey as they set off from home.

We now have a growing network of Adventist churches all across NZ who are working together to intentionally care for the tertiary students and young professionals who move to their centre.  It is exciting to see the desire, willingness and ability of so many churches to ensure young people are supported, nurtured and equipped for this major chapter of their lives.

Young adults, parents, teachers, pastors, youth leaders, and friends are now able to make contact with a church in a centre where a young person is thinking of going.

These churches are committed to using 7 healthy church principles (Christ-centered foundation, grace filled atmosphere, life groups, mentoring, intergenerational connections, family focus, and discipleship) which grow their ability to serve and share the everlasting Gospel in their context, and are particularly essential for supporting, equipping and empowering young adults.

Please support us in prayer as we continue adding willing and able churches in 2019 to the network of churches committed to ensuring young adults no longer slip through the cracks or fall off the grid.

Wherever you go, we have a home for you.

Download Flyer / Poster

For more info, contact:
Lance Boulton – Adventist Young Adult & Tertiary Student Ministry NZ
New Zealand Pacific Union Conference

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Church Clerks and Assistants

North & South New Zealand Conferences

A reminder to all Church Clerks that your Membership Report for the 4th quarter (1 October to 31 December) is due by 5 January 2019. If you have any queries please feel free to contact Valmarie Young (North Island) or Rosalie Burton (South Island).

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Share Signs

Signs of the Times | Adventist Media

Signs of the Times is designed for you to share with your friends who don’t yet know Jesus. Only $26 for 11 magazines per year. For more information about Signs of the Times magazine please go to signsofthetimes.org.nz or freecall 0800 770 565.

To download adverts for your church bulletin, notice board or PowerPoint please click here.

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2019 Conference Offering Calendars

North New Zealand Conference & South New Zealand Conference

Our 2019 offering calendars for both the North Island and South Island Conferences are available to download. You can also view the calendar online at adventist.org.nz/give/offering-calendar

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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 for Sabbath, 22 December 2018. Our first PLUGIN for next year will be for Sabbath, 02 February 2019. If you need any information for your local church bulletin please visit the following links for;

We will still post some content on our facebook page so if you have not already please like and follow our facebook page at www.facebook.com/AdventistsNNZ

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NNZC Office Closure for Annual End of Year Fellowship

North New Zealand Conference

The North New Zealand Conference office at 47 Ben Lomond Crescent, Pakuranga Heights will close at 2:00 pm on Monday, 3 December for our Annual End of Year Fellowship.  We will reopen as usual at 9:00 am on December 4.

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NNZC Office Closure Dates for Holidays

North New Zealand Conference

The North New Zealand Conference (NNZC) office will close at 12:30 pm on Friday 21 December 2018 and reopen its doors at 9:00 am on Thursday 3 January 2019.

Phone 09 262 5620 | Contact Staff  adventist.org.nz/about-us/nnz-staffStreet Address 47 Ben Lomond Crescent, Pakuranga Heights, Auckland 2010.

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NZPUC Office Closure Dates for Holidays

New Zealand Pacific Union Conference

The New Zealand Pacific Union Conference (NZPUC) office will close at 5:30 pm on Thursday 20 December 2018 and reopen its doors at 8:00 am on Monday 7 January 2019.

Phone 09 250 1770 or 09 533 0581 | Website nzpuc.adventist.org.nzStreet Address Level 1 Fencible House, 18 Fencible Drive, Howick 2145.

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ABC Christmas Holiday Hours

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

The ABC hours over the Christmas period will be as follows:

  • Friday, December 21: close at 12.30 pm.
  • Thursday, December 27: Open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Friday, Sunday & Monday December 28, 30 & 31: Open 9:00 am – 12:30 pm.
  • Normal trading from Thursday January 3.

Normal hours: Mon-Thu 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Fri & Sun 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, Closed on Sabbath
Phone: (09) 277 8543 | Free Phone: 0800 50 22 22 | Email: abc.nz@adventist.org.nz | www.adventistbooks.org.nz

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CANCELED – Tui Ridge Family Camp

Seventh-day Adventist, Tui Ridge Park

Due to low numbers Tui Ridge Family Camp has been canceled.


Phone: 07 3323510  |  Email: bookings@tuiridgepark.co.nz  |  Visit: www.tuiridgepark.co.nz

Tui Ridge Family Camp is run by Tui Ridge Park in partnership with the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North New Zealand.

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LAC Boarding Scholarship – Applications NOW OPEN

Longburn Adventist College

Applications for 2019 are now open.

Scholarships that are available (for domestic fee-paying students) at Longburn Adventist College include:

1. Longburn Adventist College Boarding Scholarship

The purpose of the Longburn Adventist College (LAC) Boarding Scholarship is to aid quality students who come from a financially challenged background.

The LAC boarding scholarship is available to domestic fee paying students who are facing financial hardship. It has been set up to primarily but not exclusive to help Seventh-day Adventist students who meet the application criteria.

  • Available through Longburn Adventist College
  • Scholarship amount: up to NZ$3,000 towards boarding fees only.
  • Available to domestic fee-paying students only (including Australia, Cook Island, Niue & Tokelau residents).

2. Ministry of Education Boarding Allowances

Please click here to download a copy.

The closing date for applications is 5 December 2018.

SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship Available For Adventist Students

Cruickshank Pryde Barristers & Solicitors

As per a bequest in the will of late Mr Douglas William Jenkins, an educational grant of $2000 per year is available to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a member of a Seventh-day Adventist Church in New Zealand and in stand in good report.
  • Must undertake study at Longburn Adventist College, Palmerston North or at Avondale College, NSW, Australia in the areas of nursing, teaching, ministry, etc.

Interested individuals can send their resumes and expressions of interest directly to:

Cruickshank Pryde Barristers & Solicitors
Attn: Murray Little
PO Box 857
Invercargill, 9840
New Zealand

Download letter: Mr Douglas William Jenkins – Bequest Study: pdf

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10,000 Toes Video Competition

Health Ministries, South Pacific Division

Produce a 60 second video highlighting the crisis of diabetes in the South Pacific and Australia.

The video should demonstrate the need for the 10000 Toes Campaign and encourage viewers to join the movement to stamp out Type 2 Diabetes.

There will be six prizes awarded with two first prizes at $1000AUD. Winners will be announced on Thursday 7th February 2019, via our Facebook Page – 10000 Toes.

Entry is free. Application and videos must be submitted online by 11.59pm AEDT Monday December 31st 2018.

Go to our website for all the competition details and rules www.10000toes.com and join our Facebook Video Competition Event

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Music Auditions for General Conference Session

General Conference

Organisers are looking for Adventist musicians to represent the South Pacific Division by providing music at the General Conference Session in Indianapolis in 2020. They are searching for a diversity of culture, age, styles & genres including singing groups, bands, soloists and instrumentalists. Applications must be completed online. Follow this link to apply and for audition details: http://session.adventist.org/music/.

Download flyer for church.

Applications close 31 December, 2018

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Websites for Local Churches

Adventist Media, South Pacific Division

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 place.adventistchurch.com.

Events

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Applications for International Pathfinder Camporee 2019

International Pathfinder Camporee, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA

Reminder that if you’r wanting to attend the International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA (August 12-17, 2019), to get your application in quick. There is a limited number of international applications available and they are filling up fast.

Read Newsletter | More Info | Register NOW

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International Women’s Day of Prayer

General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Women’s Ministries Department

2 March 2019 – WALKING WITH JESUS

The resources from Women’s Ministries, General Conference for International Women’s Day of Prayer 2019 are available to download. Go to adventist.org.nz/resources to view/download.

Resources

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Going Places – November Issue

Women's Ministries, South Pacific Division

The November issue of Going Places newsletter for Adventist Women in the South Pacific is out now. Click here to read online or download.

Bible Text Colouring Cards

South New Zealand Conference

Marcelle Kleinmuelman has designed 31 colouring cards that you can download for free. As part of a Craft and Pray initiative we’d like to invite you to prayerfully colour these cards for yourself or for someone that you would like to post them to. The bible texts chosen for these cards will take you through a journey of meditating on God’s character, His provision and care. May these strengthened your faith and may they bring joy to your heart.

Marcelle is the wife of a pastor and mother to four beautiful children. She has an insatiable need to create with her hands which in turn helps to keep her sane. A firm believer that God is the ultimate creator, that He has given us the ability to create, to provide us with a way to help ourselves to relax, calm and focus ourselves and draw us closer to Him. Being able to design these cards for others has been an absolute joy for Marcelle. Knowing that each of these verses shows the enduring love and support that God has for us and to have them shared with family, friends and even those we do not know is an awesome way to share God with them.

Download images from adventist.org.nz/resources

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Scholarshipping Our Sisters – Newsletter

General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Women’s Ministries Department

Read the latest SOS Newsletter from the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Women’s Ministries Department. Click here to read

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Mission Spotlight from Adventist Mission

Adventist Mission

4th Quarter 2018 – Southern Asia-Pacific Division
Below is the quarterly mission features stories about mission from around the globe. For weekly stories please visit Adventist Mission website – https://am.adventistmission.org/mission-spotlight

October – The Workers are Few
Adventists throughout Southeast Asia are sharing Jesus with the people around them in many ways. Today, we’ll visit a school in Laos and a Bible worker in the Philippines!
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November – Religious Freedom for All
Religious liberty is a right that the Seventh-day Adventist Church has defended for years. Let’s see how religious liberty and mission go hand in hand.
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December – How We Can Help
This quarter’s 13th Sabbath Offering projects will make a huge difference in the lives of people throughout Southeast Asia. Join us in Thailand and Cambodia to see how!
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Employment

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Employment: Program Scheduler, Hope Channel TV

Hope Channel New Zealand

Seventh-day Adventist Church – New Zealand Pacific Region

Hope Channel NZ is looking for a suitable person to fill the role of Program Scheduler.

As a Program Scheduler you will be completing the final telecast schedules for Hope Channel TV on a daily/weekly basis as well as placing programs into the schedules and ensuring correct placement of offers/fillers between programs. You will review programs for classification and suitability for broadcast and also co-ordinating the team of volunteer program reviewers.

To be successful in this role you need to have a strong interest in Christian media, specially TV.

Attention to detail with excellent written English and communication skills is a must.

An ability to meet daily deadlines is important as is a desire to learn new skills and take on responsibility. Computer literacy in Microsoft Word and Excel is a necessary skill you must possess.

So, if you want to be part of a team that is passionate about media and sharing the Gospel with everyone in New Zealand then you should apply for this position. It is a full-time position based at our office in sunny Napier.

All applicants must hold the necessary immigration requirements to be able to live and work in New Zealand and will need to show proof thereof in order to be considered for the position.

Please email your resumé and a cover letter to:

Mr Andrew Ross, Operations Manager, Hope Channel NZ – andrewross@hopechannel.nz

Applications close – January 14th, 2019

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Employment: ABC Casual Staff Wanted

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

The Adventist Book Centre located at 47 Ben Lomond Crescent, Pakuranga is looking for committed casual staff to work Sundays and some weekdays when needed. If you are passionate about sharing Jesus, resourcing people, working with books and have initiative, give Christine Miles a call on 021 505 316.  You can also email a covering letter and a current CV to ChristineMiles@adventist.org.nz.  More information on the role is available upon request.

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