Unplug plug-In

This week we begin a series looking at the sermon on the Mount, a famous message given by Jesus in which he challenged people to a new way of living based on the values of the kingdom of God. This series is appropriate as we head into the season of Lent, as we reflect on our relationship with God heading towards Easter. As part of that preparation, we are encouraging people to unplug and Plugin. Unplug from all the distractions we have in life and plug-in to some activities that will help feed our souls.

It's thought the average person spends about 20 to 30 hours a week watching TV so perhaps you could unplug your screen and try one of these activities each week.

Eat – eat with someone you’ve never shared a meal with before. Perhaps a neighbour or a workmate?

Play – try an activity that connects you to others, so you laugh and get some exercise.

Relax/reflect – spend some time reflecting on life, and Scripture. Use you lack of screen-time to reread Mark’s gospel and reflect on what it is saying to you.

Connect – meet those new neighbours, join a new group, engage with others.

Create – spend some time creating something. Give painting a go or make something that tells a story of your life.

Serve – spend some of your extra time serving others. Somone who needs groceries or a ride to town.

So go on, Unplug and Plug-In.

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 we will be hearing Jesus speak to his disciples about been members of the kingdom of heaven.  Matthew 5:1-12

A crèche for younger children is available.

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 – 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.

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Grace and peace