Welcome

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Whakatū Presbyterian church online.

We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available.

Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbour.

Our Mission:

“Loving God, loving others and caring for God’s Creation”

We are a community of faith where:
· Loving God is expressed in vibrant worship, prayer and lives yielded to Jesus Christ
· Loving others is expressed in sharing the transforming life of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit
· Caring for creation is expressed in a concern for justice and our environment.

Services:

Sunday Morning services are held at our Stoke Worship Centre at 9:45AM.
Located at 271 Songer Street, Stoke.

A short 30 minute reflectional worship service is held 11:00AM bi-weekly on Wednesdays at our "The House" located at 34 Champion Rd, Richmond.

Any additional services will be announced on our website.

Click here for the latest parish information pertaining to COVID-19

Online Worship Services coming up:

Sunday Morning 31st May Online Service: 10:00 – 11:00am

Gatherings of up to 100 people are able to recommence from midday Friday 29th May.

Normal Church resumes 10th May at Songer Street, Stoke

WEEKLY ONLINE EVENTS – the only weekly online event now will be our Sunday morning service.

Sunday Morning Online Church. Come to our normal worship – but online.
Weekly on Sunday; 10:00 – 11:00am

What’s On

Tuesday Prayer
Weekly on Tuesdays at 34 Champion Rd; 9:00 – 9:45am under current GC and Govt protocol.

Country Gospel Ukulele (from 19 May)  Ian welcomes you all including new-comers. Meet 10.30 at 34 Champion Rd under current GC and Govt protocol.
Weekly Tuesdays; 10:30am – 12:00pm

Wednesday 30 Minute Worship at Champion Road: Our bi-weekly Wednesday 30-minute service recommence Wednesday 10th June; 10:00 – 10:30am

And don’t forget to ring each other, email each other and meet each other online. Care for each other

The online services use software called “Zoom”. See the invite link in the parish email and/or the weekly bulletin or contact staff for the number.

Note: During the COVID-19 lockdown we have been gathering online together using Zoom. We have enjoyed being able to connect! We really enjoyed seeing familiar faces.

Why are we using Zoom? Well – what is church?
We think church is more than singing hymns and preaching and the one hour of power. We think it is more about being connected in community together with God and each other.

We wonder if watching a live-stream church service can easily lead to an entertainment church mindset rather than being community with each other. Now, entertainment church probably does have it’s place but we prefer two way connecting.

So come along. If you don’t have the invite link or password, ring or text Sage or Jon or email them. Click here for their details.

Can we encourage you to connect with each other during this time of COVID-19 lockdown. Try face to face gatherings in virtual online rooms and at the same time invite the active presence God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

God Bless, from Jon, Sage, Xaylan and Kaye.