Advent - Joy

This week is the third week of Advent, and the theme is Joy. I wonder what things give you joy. Maybe winning lotto, or maybe the birth of a child or grandchild. I wonder which would bring you the greatest joy.

The birth of Jesus 2000 years ago was heralded by angels as an event of great joy, not just for the parents but for all people. This child, born in a stable, was going to cause people to rejoice, to celebrate, to sing. This child, once grown, would herald a new kingdom here on earth, the kingdom of God. A kingdom of peace and goodwill, a kingdom of new beginnings. And that is good news, and something to rejoice about. I hope this Christmas will be a time of joy for you and your family.

If you are struggling at this time and just need someone to talk to, then please email us at office@pb.org.nz or call 0223075225 and we will contact you.

This Sunday @ 10am Andy BW will be preaching on the theme of Joy – Jesus, Lord of Lords.

A children’s programme for children aged 3-8 is available during the service and a crèche for younger children.

To join with us on air tune in to Coast Access Radio 104.7FM from 10.00am or livestream at http://coastaccessradio.org.nz... 

Mainly Music – This is now in recess until early 2024. Watch this space to see when it will restart.

Wednesday from 10.00am. This programme is a fun way for parents and their children to spend quality time together based around music and movement. It is an opportunity for us as a church to connect with and offer something back to the community of which we are a part. It’s also a way for us to demonstrate care, concern, and support for those with young children.

Small Groups. We have several groups meeting. Contact the church office@pb.org.nz if you would like to join one.

And we are also on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/parap...

Grace and peace