This year Christmas day falls on a Sunday. Yes you can attend the service on Christmas day, and get back to family to celebrate the day, open presents for the kids, and enjoy a family lunch together. How can you manage to do this?
This Sunday, 25th December the service will be held at 9:00 am, and will be finished by 10:00 am, so you can get home earlier than usual.
There will be no Morning Tea this Sunday to help you be home in time for the special Day.
We look forward to welcoming many from the community of Manaia. All visitors and enquirers are thoroughly welcome, especially those who are visiting Manaia to see family at this time. And don’t forget to bring the whanau with you!
We will see you at the Gibson Hall, diagonally opposite the fire station in Manaia.
We are not holding any Christmas Eve services this year.
Christmas is upon us already. Each member of mankind has gone their own way for thousands of years, and look at the mess the world is in as a result. Our lives would be a total mess, too – except for the fact that God the Father allowed His Son, Jesus, to come to earth, and be born as a human being nearly 2000 years ago. He died to pay the penalty for our sin and rebellion, allowing us to come to him as Lord and Saviour – the One who saves us from the rightful punishment for our sins.
So don’t ignore Him this season. He is waiting for you to make Him your personal Lord and Master.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
Exciting stuff coming up. If you weren’t able to come last time Jeremy was here you missed some excellent teaching and a wonderful time of ministry. So put this date and time in your diary—and we’ll see you there! He will also be speaking and ministering at the service on Sunday 11th September at the Robert Gibson Memorial Hall at 10 am.
It is with disappointment and sadness that we write to let you all know that Rev Chris and Elwyn Barnes have resigned from the Manaia Community Church to pursue other avenues of ministry that they believe God is leading them into . We have appreciated Chris’s enthusiasm and innovation and for Elwyn’s help with Junior Church and Whanau, Food and Fun and we pray God’s blessing upon them in whatever God leads them into in the future.
Those who came were glad they did. A music team came with Koebi, and they were great.
Koebi’s messages were about recognising that our relationship with God is so inportant, and how to get to know God better in our lives. Fresh Oil. A fresh filling of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Koebi and the team ministerd personally to many who wanted a word or a touch from God, and people got what they needed and hoped for.