Twice a year, Presbytery Central holds their Gathering. This is an opportunity to learn, fellowship and grow together. We welcome all members of Presbyterian and Uniting churches in the Central region, along with anyone else interested, to join us for a marvellous weekend.
We’re being hosted by the Tautai PIC Cluster at the Pacific Island Presbyterian Church in Newtown, Wellington. Rev Fele Nokise and his team have been hard at work to provide an engaging and stimulating day, and we encourage all those who are able to join us.
This weekend we will be hearing about the past, present and future of Pacific Presbyterian ministry and gaining understandings from a number of different perspectives.
At 9:30 on Saturday Morning, join us for the Annual General Meeting of Presbytery Central and hear about the year that has been and our plans for the future!
On the left side of this page, you can find out more about the content of the weekend and register your place for the Gathering. We’d be delighted to have you take advantage of this opportunity. Register today.
Who is leading
Tea & Coffee
Opening devotion, greetings and notices
Rev Paul Loveday, Rev Peter McKenzie, Mr Leleimalefaga Leota, Mrs Teuru Kekena
Morning Tea and Networking
Cook Island Parish
Dissecting the theme – Our Story Past and Present
Leleimalefaga Leota, Jo Vilipaama, Elizabeth Tamati, Logosiva Lauvi, Autagavaia Tui, Teuru Kekena
Our Future – the voice of our youth
Pacific Experience of hurts and challenges from church and community
Rev Falkland Liuvaie
Afternoon tea and mingle
Kilbirnie Presbyterian Church (Niue)
Acknowledging our story: A call for dialogue
Closing Hymn and Prayer
Rev So’osemea Faatui
Dinner and Pacific Entertainment
Pacific Entertainment- Cultural items & a special performance by the ‘Signature Choir’…under the Directorship of Mrs Fepulea’i Helen Tupa’i
Registration Desk open
Praise and Worship
Word from the Moderator
Rev Paul Loveday
Presbytery Central AGM
St David’s Multicultural Presbterian Parish
Perspective of Pacific Ministry from our Women
Rev Hana Popea-Dell
We Shall Overcome:
The growing influence of Pasefika in Politics and Business
‘Walking and Listening Together as a Church: The importance of listening to each other’s perspective, realizing that no one has the whole truth’
Dr Jean Mitaera
Rev Prof Dr Feleterika Nokise
Porirua Pacific Island Church
Gifting, Closing Words and Prayer
Reverend Peter MacKenzie, Rev Paul Loveday