The Christian Community in Christchurch

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Contact Information

 
 

VISITING PRIESTS
Rev. Hartmut Borries
Tel – (09) 525 2305

Rev. Cheryl Prigg
021 023 20932
Email: cheryl.n.p@gmail.com

GENERAL ENQUIRIES
Tel – (03) 332 2458
Email : Christchurch@TheChristianCommunity.net

DONATION ENQUIRIES
Mike Sargent
Tel -(03) 261 2046

LOCATION
Hohepa Centre, 23 Barrington Street, Spreydon
how to get there: (please click here or on the map to get directions)

WEBSITE QUERIES

matthew.bond@thechristiancommunity.net

 

ADVENT CONTEMPLATION:    PHILIPPIANS 4: 1, 4 – 8
When we look at a work of art, we may feel enlivened and inspired, confronted or comforted.
There is a meeting between our inner life and outward gaze and the intention of the artist.
Artistic works ask us to respond in a real and honest way.

So it is when Paul calls us to focus on these virtues.  They are not merely for aesthetics or comfort.
They are a schooling in perceiving what lives behind and works beyond.
They call for the gaze of our spirit eye to awaken, to perceive and respond.

‘.…All that is true, and good and holy.  All that is worthy of our reverence, that is lovely to look at and beautiful to hear.  All that is deserving of praise……’

These are the moments when we can perceive the One who has his Being in Love working in the world.
When we see through His eyes, hear with His ears, respond with His words, then the revelation of His presence is our lives makes our lives art – we become social artists when our life is an expression of His creative life in us.

In our deepest resolve we want to see in the world an expression of not just the love of beauty, but the beauty of Love.

Then the kingdom which is not of this world, will become present everywhere in the kingdom of this world.

With joyful Advent blessings,   Cheryl

 

 

Latest Updates

 

Local events:

Visiting of Communities will begin from February

GOSPEL READINGS
CHRISTMAS

January 1 – 5                         John 1: 1 – 18
EPIPHANY
Wednesday January 6     Matthew 2: 1 – 12
Sunday January 10          Matthew 2: 1 – 12
Sunday January 17           Luke 2: 41 – 52
Sunday January 24          John 2:  1 – 11
Sunday January 31           Matthew 20:  1 – 16

Events from other parts of the country:

INVITATION TO THE CAMP 2021:
                                      Summer Carnival
               Enter the World of Imagination, Play and Magic
 
 from Wednesday to Sunday 6-10 January 2021, held again at Mangatepopo, National Park, North island.