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Happenings at the Hutch

7 April 2022
Changes to Requirements for Gatherings: Adam and I have been so encouraged to see how people at PBC have expressed love of their neighbour in this time by following recommended public health guidelines even though it has been difficult at times. Changes coming into effect from 5th April 2022 means that vaccine pass requirements were […]
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Happenings at the hutch

28 March 2022
Like many, I have struggled at times to know how to pray beyond the cry for peace in the current war in Ukraine and subsequent humanitarian need. I am aware that just as James and John asked Jesus if they should ‘call fire down from heaven’ that in my humanness I too have to fight […]
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Happenings at the hutch

16 December 2021
We have come together as a faith community and celebrated.  We have come together as a faith community and lamented. And even as we acknowledge the current Covid-19 Protection Framework doesn’t provide us the ability to come together in the same ways, what I love about the people here at PBC is the care and […]
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Happenings at the hutch

26 November 2021
A few weeks ago I made the remark that eternity doesn’t start in the future, it has already started.  Likewise, mission doesn’t just happen in far off lands. For many people it starts at home before a foot has been set outside the door and from there continues to far flung regions. As we give […]
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Happenings at the hutch

15 October 2021
As I look out on our landscape today, it is a miserable, wet and cold one! And it influences how I behave! We have all learned that this is the same for the wider social landscape in which we are situated – it changes – sometimes subtly, sometimes not so subtle. And as we observe […]
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Happenings at the hutch

9 October 2021
One thing Colleen often says to me when surprising events occur is “this hasn’t caught God by surprise!” It’s a great reminder that while we may be tossed about by the waves, Christ remains master of the storm – and we are called to respond by taking a breath, stepping back, and giving our situation […]
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Happenings at the hutch

19 September 2021
I have never fancied myself as a synchronised swimmer, but the amount of effort going into keeping everything 'afloat' this past week has seemed phenomenal. And for many people I have spoken to, that has been their feeling also, so much effort required just to stay in the same place let alone have forward momentum. If […]
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Happenings at the hutch

19 August 2021
Kia ora e te whānau, This week has taken a bit of a turn from what was expected!  Instead of the various meetings and greetings we had organised we find ourselves back in Level 4 lockdown, creating social bubbles in our homes, albeit for 3 days.  While we had not expected this, we can be […]
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Happenings at the hutch

8 June 2021
For Such a Time as This - Week 2 This Sunday marks Week 2 of our Prayer and Self Denial Campaign.  Have you thought about what changes you could make to your life this month to raise money for international mission? Could it be giving up a bought coffee once or twice a week, or […]
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Happenings at the hutch

11 March 2021
A good business will sell what is in demand, a smart business creates the demand as well. One thing I have observed over the last few decades is that bad news sells. In this current climate where the rhythms of life have been shaped by 1pm announcements, breaking news bulletins and 4pm press briefings, the […]
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Learning to Linger

13 February 2020
The pace of life seems to be getting faster and faster. Messages are no longer thought about at length while they are written on paper, but are sent quickly, often in shorthand via text or messenger, or various other apps. Coffee dates are scheduled into diaries around a variety of other events with definite ‘must […]
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