Ngaruawahia Community Church - Youth Group

A christian based Youth Group for Year 9 and upwards. Meet from 7.00pm - 9.00pm on a Thursday evening at Ngaruawahia Community Church on Galileo Street.

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 18/06/2021

Timeline Photos

The Government is taking us to the Supreme Court this week - https://mailchi.mp/familyfirst.org.nz/the-government-is-taking-us-back-to-court-1326466

Photos from St Marks Church Te Kowhai's post 26/05/2021

Photos from St Marks Church Te Kowhai's post

05/05/2021

Coming Soon! TK Kids Starts 27 May.
If you have kids aged 8-12yrs send them along for some local free fun.

30/04/2021

1st of May that's tomorrow all day from 8.00am to 8.00pm.
All welcome.

12 hour day of Prayer coming up on the 1st of May at the Ngaruawahia Community Church.

1st of May that's tomorrow all day from 8.00am to 8.00pm.
All welcome.

21/04/2021

St Marks parent church (NCC) runs the Op Shop in Ngaruawahia.
Its a great little shop. Check it out...

20/04/2021

12 hour day of Prayer coming up on the 1st of May at the Ngaruawahia Community Church.

1st of May that's tomorrow all day from 8.00am to 8.00pm.
All welcome.

12/02/2021

12 hour day of Prayer this Saturday from 8am to 8pm.

24/12/2020

This starts tonight all welcome.

Mark the dates .... Christmas Services:
Christmas Eve - starting with dessert at 9.30pm then a Carols Service at 10.45pm
Christmas Day - 9.30am

22/12/2020

Ngaruawahia Community Church

Mark the dates .... Christmas Services:
Christmas Eve - starting with dessert at 9.30pm then a Carols Service at 10.45pm
Christmas Day - 9.30am

22/12/2020

Ngaruawahia Community Church

Mark the dates .... Christmas Services:
Christmas Eve - starting with dessert at 9.30pm then a Carols Service at 10.45pm
Christmas Day - 9.30am

18/12/2020

Ngaruawahia Community Church

Just five more days to get you look through at the Te Kowhai Christmas Grotto.

10/12/2020

St Marks Church Te Kowhai

Oh No! Santa has lost his reindeer!! They are all hiding in the TK Christmas Grotto. Santa needs your help to find them all before Christmas Eve. The Grotto opens tonight from 6pm. Come along and help him find his team!!

08/12/2020

Ngaruawahia Community Church

Mark the dates .... Christmas Services:
Christmas Eve - starting with dessert at 9.30pm then a Carols Service at 10.45pm
Christmas Day - 9.30am

04/12/2020

7 Days to go.

The Grotto and Church are all lit up. We are looking forward to opening night next Friday!

29/11/2020

St Marks Church Te Kowhai

Our new ramp is looking great. Thank you Elves!!
Mr. Snowman is looking forward to meeting you all this year. Not long to go now and the Te Kowhai Christmas Grotto will be open to all. Note the dates, bring the kids, walk through Bethlehem and celebrate Christmas with us at St. Marks Church in Te Kowhai.

01/11/2020

Pray As One NZ

Psalm 46:10
Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted amount the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

Thanks to Andrea Boyd from Launchpad for these prayer points from last Monday’s Next Gen night on Pray As One.

#prayasonenz

03/10/2020

New Conservative NZ

13/09/2020

Ngaruawahia Community Church

Can a mature Christian vote for any of the incumbent members in the house this election?
I suggest to you that the answer is a simple ‘no’.
Now it is possible for a Christian to vote for any one of the incumbent members and they would still be counted as followers of Christ by virtue of their faith in Jesus’ saving work on the cross and the grace filled gift to all who believe. However, the nub of the question hinges on the word ‘mature’.
My point is that no Christian can vote with the incumbent given the policies and direction of the house on matters that are so important to the economy of God and still count themselves as mature. The commands handed down by God are clear, so the mature Christian is now set at odds with abortion, euthanasia and a host other initiatives that have grabbed the house of late.
The drift of government concerning marriage, loving discipline, the place of family, as a foundation of society, prostitution, legalization of drugs, gender issues and the like, is straight forward and at odds with the Christian faith.
So can a mature Christian cast their lot with the forces of evil and I argue the answer is no.
Now I hear you say well if I can’t vote for one of the main parties in the house then my vote is wasted. I suggest to you that it is not wasted and that if a sufficient number did vote for another party currently outside of the house, God will use your vote. Moreover, having voted according to your faith in God and his commands, you have maintained your integrity and you may sleep well at night.
The other point you might argue is ‘I will have to support and vote for a party that I don’t agree with to remove another party that I find even more objectionable’. Since we all will stand before God one day, how will you argue that you had to cast your lot with evil as a matter of expediency. So dear friend, how do you rate your need for expediency against God’s command? Where dear friend is your love for the Lord that you would cast your lot with the evil one?
Now you might also say ‘well there is simply no one I can vote for’. Our system of democracy allows for those in favour, those opposed and those who abstain. Abstaining, contrary to some popular belief, does not mean you give up your right of opinion or your right to voice that opinion.
That said I do believe there are some admirable alternatives to voting for any one of the incumbent parties in the house just now. Please value your vote and vote according to the will of the one who paid the ultimate price for your freedom.

27/07/2020

Ngaruawahia Community Church

Twelve hour day of Prayer this coming Saturday from 8am to 8.00pm. Come for as little or as long as you wish.

21/07/2020

St Marks Church Te Kowhai

26/06/2020

Ngaruawahia Community Church

Spread the word far and wide. Everyone welcome. Ps D.

Life, Times and Events of Ngaruawahia Community Church! Keep checking this page for info and photos!
Gatherings are Sundays. 10.30am

22/05/2020

Keith and Kristyn Getty

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20/05/2020

Keith and Kristyn Getty

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16/05/2020

Ngaruawahia Community Church

Sunday Devotion
17 05 2020
Let us Worship him
This past week has been a little trying, perhaps your week has been the same. We all looked forward to getting together this Sunday for an opportunity to raise our hearts, our hands and our voices to God in praise while being all together for the first time in weeks. I miss seeing each of you face to face and I don’t do this level 2 thing any better than I did level 3 or 4. To top it off, I had a trip to the dentist and then my computer had a major melt down, so I am tapping out this devotion for you on my laptop while contemplating a rebuild almost from scratch for my main computer. When we have trying days or even weeks, it can be easy for our worship of God to become a little less than it should be.
The week has brought many good things too. Monique arrived back in the country early Thursday morning safe and well. She is now a guest of the government in the Crown Plaza Hotel in Auckland. She is with her friends who she was living with these past nine months in Redding, California. They can order in food and the setting isn’t too bad. In just such times as these we really want to sing and dance and ‘praise God from whom all blessings flow.’
In both the ‘ups’ and the ‘downs’ of life, if we truly love God, we should be found praising Him whether that is in church or out among others in the community. Whether we are out and about and among strangers or in church among friends, we should be found praising God. Whether we are going through one of those weeks when nothing seems to be going right or when we feel on top of the world and ‘He is our everything’ we should be found praising God.
God created us to worship Him and has placed this desire in every human heart that is devoted to him. If we do not worship our creator God, we will most likely be found with a focus and devotion that is set on something or someone else.
As Christians whose hearts are set on him, the one true God who the bible speaks of, we may assume he will always be pleased and happy with our worship of Him. But that may not be the case. In the words of many of my younger students, they say God is love and he is love; they say he showers us with grace and mercy he does. They remind me that God is forgiving and that all their sins are forgiven and indeed they are correct there too, but there are some troubling omissions in all their narrative. Our God is also a God who is just, true, jealous, Holy, righteous, and a host of other attributes. He is not our favourite friend from next door.
The Lord gives very precise instructions about how to approach Him in praise and worship and indeed every way. Although we now have direct access to the Father through the Son, we must still be careful to worship Him in ways that glorify Him—whether or not they please us. Consider it in human terms; if our spouse or anyone who is near and dear to us prefer that we just spend time with them as an expression of our love for them, yet we want to lavish them with gifts, they may not see our love for them in the way that we intend them to understand or accept. Pushed out of shape they may not feel loved at all or even respected. Our God is no different, he has called us to love him in certain ways, so we need to worship him, praise him and serve him in truth.
Psalm 95 is a great song of praise and worship, but the writer included a warning not to be like the Israelites in the wilderness, who erred in their hearts and didn’t know or follow God’s ways (Psalm 95:10). Instead, let’s make it our ambition to know God so we can glorify Him in our worship.
If we want to worship God in truth, we must avoid a few pitfalls:
We need an accurate knowledge of God. Just as we need to know those who are near and dear to us so they may feel loved by us, so we need to know God. If we don’t really know him we may worship him simply according to our own desires and our worship will be worthless. This is why it is so important to know the Lord as He has revealed Himself in His Word.
Lip Service. When our hearts are far from God, we may go through the routines of worship without meaning anything we say or sing. We read in Isaiah 29:13 The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men. We often find folk who going looking for the church that suits their style. Their desire is for that which they enjoy, the music is polished, the service is well choreographed, the pastor is an energic people person and everyone else is ‘cool’ too. We say we go to church to worship and praise God, but what we really mean is that we love that performance. God does not really feature so much as the meeting of our desires and our entertainment.
Wrong Focus. If we come to church simply to have a satisfying emotional experience, we’ve missed the point. Worship is about honouring, reverencing, and adoring God, with our whole being—mind, will, and heart. The most visible way to honour the Father is to honour the Son (John 5:23; 12:26). To reverence God, is to hold him in fear with awe and in worship.
So, Come let us praise him in every way…
Lets pray… Loving Father you are the one true God who created all things, you alone are the one who speaks and brings all to life, you are the one who created every feature of our world in all its beauty and in all its glory, from the very bottom of the sea to the very highest of the high mountains and indeed all of the universe above and yes even the very smallest part within, we praise you as our God and creator.
Loving Lord God, we bow before you in honour and in gratitude for you provide for us the very sustenance of our day to day and your love and concern for each of us knows no bounds. Your grace and you mercy gives us hope and your truth and justice guide us each day.
Lord may we not be found wandering from your presence in any way, but seeking to honour and serve you each and every day. Prise be to you our Lord our God and our King.
Come Holy Spirit of God and comfort us at this time while we wait to meet again as one body in Christ. Be with all who are lonely anxious and fearful, and may your peace and patience fall upon them till we meet in person again.
Praise be to you almighty God,
Amen.
Dear friends, we would hope to be allowed to meet again very soon, but there is no certainty and rhyme or reason why we cannot meet while others are permitted to meet. If any of you have any concerns please get in touch with me.
His servant and yours,
David.

13/05/2020

Keith and Kristyn Getty

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09/05/2020

Keith and Kristyn Getty

Welcome to the Mother’s Day #FamilyHymnSing LIVE 5.5.2020!
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sermons4kids.com 09/05/2020

Jesus Is the Way Children's Sermon

sermons4kids.com Use this children's sermon to help kids learn that we can only come to God through Jesus. You can use "Jesus Is the Way" in Sunday school, children's church or at home. This children's sermon is based on John 14:1-14.

09/05/2020

Ngaruawahia Community Church

Sunday Devotion
Moving into your Promised Land
Happy Mother’s Day!
Joshua 1
Tomorrow being Monday we will hear something about a progression from level 3 to a level 2 in our journey out of this Covid-19 lockdown situation. Doubtless things will be very different in a number of ways, there will be people who have lost their jobs, businesses that no longer exist, a greater state intervention at every point and the continuing threat of a resurgence of this virus within New Zealand or from overseas.
Some of us wait on family and friends to be repatriated from overseas. Monique is supposed to fly home from USA on Tuesday while Tony Conclaves is still stranded in South Africa unable to get a flight back. We also look forward to some normality returning to life and the opportunity to get our lives back on track, its time to move into the Promised Land and to reclaim our lives as it were.
The Promised Land in the Old Testament is what is called a ‘type’ in biblical literary Interpretation. It can be a place, a position, a person or even a recurring situation to which we are called to take note of. In the Old Testament the land at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea was designated as the Promised Land (PL). A land set aside by God for the children of Israel where they were called to and where they were to find peace and belonging. In the New Testament we have the Kingdom of God, the place to which all are called and where, as we receive Christ, we find belonging, a destination to pursue (Matt 6:33), a place of belonging for all Christians this side of Heaven. For this reason, the Kingdom of God is the fulfilment of the earthy PL, and Heaven is the ultimate fulfilment of the Kingdom of God for those who are in Christ. So a type is a literary device to help the reader recognise a deeper truth as it is unfolding.
I have felt God saying to me this past week that in moving out of our ‘lockdown’ back into the new normality, we are being called by God to respond in a way that is not dissimilar to other ‘PL’ types. In this devotion I am using the PL as a type to describe the place of belonging and of God’s favour. So in moving into our PL we need to get ourselves prepared. The first six chapters of the book of Joshua tell the account of the Israelites preparing and crossing over the Jordon river and taking possession of Jericho. The same chapters tell of the account of spies sent in to survey the land and of Rahab who offered them sanctuary in the city and helped them to escape.
The focus of this devotion is on verses 3 and 7-9 of chapter 1 which are the words of God to Joshua and the people as they prepare to move into the Promised Land.
V3 “I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.”
God is a God of promises; what he says, he will do. As God called the Israelites into the PL he promised them that wherever they went, he would give them the possession of that place. There is a sense of blessing here, when God calls us, it is his will and for his purpose and our blessing.
V7 “Be strong and courageous. Be careful to obey …” ff…
In the Old Testament God’s law provided the guidance for obedience and blessing as well as something upon which to meditate. To enjoy the blessing of God and of all that he intends, we need to align ourselves with his economy. We can not live life according to our own wishes and still expect everything to pan out as God desires. We cannot live a life filled with sin and still expect life to go peaceably and well.
We should expect to exit our lock down in the next week or so. We will then venture out a fresh and seek to resume our lives. However, there will be new things to challenge us. There will be expectations of hygiene behaviour, yielding our contact detail to strangers, goods and services that are not what we were used to and yet God is calling us out into the community. We are after all the sent ones of God so how shall we navigate this journey into the PL?
1. He goes before us. Know that as we move into the PL God goes before us to guide us and to direct us according to his will.
2. So let us begin with prayer. Maybe there are things before us that we are as yet unprepared. Maybe there will be things that are causing us to be anxious. Whatever inner sense of unease there is, we need to release it to God and ask for his help.
Ask for God’s direction and that he might guide you in discernment. “Lord show me where to yield and submit and those occasions when it is not wise and not his will”. Perhaps someone asks you for your personal details and you feel an inner sense of dis-ease. Perhaps there will be times in which we need to stop and withdraw.
Ask for peace and the ability to meet any of the unknown or even the known, with a sense of boldness and confidence.
3. Keep the will of God before you. Know that you carry his precious gift to all the world and share with it with all.
4. For most of us there is a bit of catching up to do and things will be busy. Give it over to the Lord first, let us not become hurried and flustered, but at peace in Him.
Let’s pray,
Loving Lord we give thanks that you have brought us safely through to this point. Now as we step out into normality, we give thanks that you go with us to guide us and direct us according your will.
We lift to you all those who no longer have a job to return to, lord have mercy upon them.
We lift to you all those whose businesses have folded or may soon be no more wherever they may be, Lord watch over them.
We lift to you those who grieve and morn both here and around the world, may they know your comfort.
We lift to you all who are unwell and are struggling at this time, those who stranded in other parts of the world away from family and friends, Lord grant them your strength and peace.
Loving father we are about to step into the world again and we know that you go with us, lead us and guide us according to your will in all that we do and say. May we be the light and the encouragement to all, as we carry the precious gift that you have given us, may we share it with all – the truth of the Gospel of Good News.
Be with all who are near and dear to us, especially all our mums this day, may they be blessed and know the presence of your love now and always, Amen.
Dear friends,
It is my expectation that we will come out of level 3 shortly to level 2 and when that happens, we will meet again as a church face to face. If that is next Sunday, Ken Brown will be preaching at Ngaruawahia while I expect to be out at Orini. The op shop will likely be open again from the point of entering level 2 onward. If we do not go to level 2 we must expect that we will continue to meet in cyber space as we have to this point.
Any questions, please get in touch,
His servant, David.

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28 Galileo Street
Ngaruawahia

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7pm - 9pm
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Life, Times and Events of Ngaruawahia Community Church! Keep checking this page for info and photos! Gatherings are Sundays. 10.30am