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:

Wednesday 1st April 10:30am
Sunday 5th April 10:00a.m

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

Note: At last Sunday’s online service over 35 folk gathered online together using Zoom. It was great connecting! We really enjoyed seeing familiar faces. It worked really well.

Why are we using Zoom? Well – what is church?
We don’t think church is about singing hymns or preaching and the one hour of power. Rather, it is about being connected in community together with God and each other.

We wonder if watching a live-stream of a church service is more about being entertained then being church. Now, entertainment church probably does have it’s place, but we prefer two way connecting.

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

We know we are all using our phones a lot to connect – that is great. We also hope you can make it to the online services and other online events.

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

All usual church events and gatherings are cancelled…..but see our online events…..

WEEKLY ONLINE EVENTS

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

Cuppa n Chat: Come and bring your cuppa to the computer and have a natter online with friends. Come and go as you please. This will be each weekday morning for 30 minutes during lockdown.
Weekly on weekdays; 10:00 – 10:30am

Zoom Tuesday Prayer
Weekly on Tuesdays; 9:00 – 9:45am.

Wednesday online 30 Minute Worship: Our usual Wednesday 30-minute service open to anyone who wants to come.
Weekly on Wednesday; 10:30 – 11:00am

Country Gospel Ukulele, online with Ian. New people always welcome, play the Ukulele in the comfort of your own home. Or just attend and watch and listen (and maybe laugh – Ian is great)
Weekly on Tuesday; 10:35am – 12:00pm

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