New neighbours

Earlier this year we moved into a new house in a new neighbourhood. Doing so has allowed us to meet and engage with a whole new group of people. We are making some good friends. It reminds me that we can only really know each other when we chat over the fence, when we rub shoulders, when we share food. Our relocating has made us known to our neighbours and allowed us to know them.

The Message version of the Bible uses these words to describe Jesus arrival here on earth ‘The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.’ God coming to live with us, chatting over the fence and sharing food with normal everyday people.  And in doing so we get to see what God is really like – Jesus reveals to us the nature of God.

This Sunday We’ve spent the last few months reading the manifestos of various political leaders and parties. Ever wondered what a manifesto for Jesus, the Son of God might look like?  Johns Gospel answers that.”

Mainly Music this coming Wednesday. Meets every Wednesday from 10.00am during term time. If you have small children feel free to join us.

Small Groups are meeting again. Contact the church if you would like to join one.

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