Advent - Love

This week is the fourth week of Advent, and the theme is Love.  This week is a reminder that God ‘moved into the neighbourhood’, became one of us, to show us just how much he loves us.

Sometimes we may think of God as a big schoolmaster waiting for us to make a mistake so he can punish us. Such a view goes against what the Biblical story tells us about God.  John, one of the Apostles, wrote

"This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.  (Joh 3:16-17)

This Christmas as you remember again the story of a baby born in a manger take time to remember that God loves you and desires to build a relationship with you. Maybe this Christmas would be a good time to make that happen.

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 is our last weekly blog for the next three or four weeks.  We’ll update the sermon page so feel to check out the messages posted to it.

This Sunday @ 10am we will be celebrating the Christmas story.

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.

Wednesdays 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