Kia Ora - Welcome to CB
We aspire to be a community that grows deeper both in our love for Christ and for each other. We celebrate the fact that we're an inter-generational, multi-cultural whānau and place a high priority on seeing our children and young people growing in their love for God. A people of worship and prayer, we're passionate about God's word; finding our lives in the God it reveals and our life's purpose in joining Him in all that He's doing in the world around us.
We'd love you to join us on the journey.
4 hours ago
Kia ora CB Whānau,
As you are aware our Prime Minister has just announced the decision to extend the Covid-19 Alert Level 2, until Wednesday the 26th of August for the regions outside of the greater Auckland area. When we met as a team on Monday we worked on a contingency plan for exactly this scenario. So, while it was a difficult decision for us to reach, and one we had hoped that we wouldn’t have to consider so soon, we will be going to an online format for our Sunday services. We will send you a link so you can access this Sundays service via email and on our Facebook page on Saturday evening.
As I heard the announcement I thought about how much I would miss being with you all this Sunday. It’s only been three weeks or so since my family and I arrived at CB, and we have already come to love this community so much. As I was listening to our Prime Minister speak this evening the words from Hebrews 10:25 popped into my mind. I like the way the Message version puts this verse...Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, as we see the big day approaching.
So, I want to encourage you to be inventive in connecting with each other, showing love, helping and supporting each other through this challenging time. This might mean catching up with others, perhaps as a life group to watching the service together. How about inviting someone over this Sunday who you don't know so well in our community, maybe even a neighbour for a cuppa or a meal? Perhaps through the week putting in a call, sending an encouraging message or popping over and checking in on someone. Whatever we do let's be intentional in encouraging, loving and helping each other, as we’ve been hearing this Missions month, we are the light of the world like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. So here’s our opportunity to shine!
You are all very much in my prayers, take care and God bless!
Steve ... See MoreSee Less