Dave Dobbyn’s song ‘Welcome home’ resonates with many of us because it seems that we all want a place to belong, we all want to know that somewhere there are people who will miss us if we aren’t around.  The language of the song especially calls to us as kiwis with its imagery of our land and a woman who calls to us, to this place that we belong.  The biblical story is also a story of coming home – of discovering that there is a place, a homeland, and all of us are invited to be a part of it. In this story we learn of a God who loves, a God who seeks those who feel lost and alone, a God who cares for the last and the least. At PBC we want to be a community of people who mirror God’s care and concern for the world. We want to be place where all are welcome.

Mainly Music, our music and movement programme, kicks off for term two this coming Wednesday 22 July at 10.00am. If you have small children feel free to join us.

This Sunday we will using the NZBMS Missions material as we think about what it means to be part of ‘The Master’s Piece’ woven together as the people of God.  This week we will be thinking about ‘The Perfect Picture’  - the masterpiece God wants us all to be a part of.

Oh and for those who are unable to join us we will still have an on-air service for you @10.30am and again @ 8pm on Thursday evening on Coast Access Radio 104.7FM or you can livestream at

http://coastaccessradio.org.nz/Listen/index.aspx  The message and prayers will also be posted to the sermon page on this website.

If at this time you need someone to chat with then please call the church office 04 2987766 or email office@pb.org.nz and we’ll get back to you.

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

Grace and peace