A New Year

2020 is now behind us and many of us will be hoping that this new year, 2021, will be a lot different to last year. Perhaps the new year will be different but what about us?  Crowded House wrote a song called ‘“Weather with you’ which picks up on the idea that wherever we go we take ourselves and all the baggage we have accumulated over the years. So this year how different will we be?  What did we learn about ourselves last year that we need to leave there? What things did we learn that we want to keep? Jesus invites us to go on a journey with him and in the process allow ourselves to be changed – to become our best selves – who God intended us to be. Maybe then we can leave the weather behind and discover a new way of living.

This Sunday: During January we have four guests speaking about faith. This Sunday we have Robyn Mellar-Smith — the former pastor of Eastview Baptist in Auckland.

Children: During the school holidays children will join us in the service.

Mainly Music: Mainly Music will restart Wednesday 10 February 2021. If you have small children feel free to join us.

Small Groups: The Raumati Beach group restarts this week. Contact the church office@pb.org.nz 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