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We are pleased we decided to hold our weekly meetings during July and August in our hall instead of the church, and we are enjoying the cosier relaxed setting which has encouraged interesting and open discussion – re-examining what we find important about our faith, looking at the long history and development of Christianity and sharing how we can understand its place and its meaning for us today. We have been thinking about interaction of history and truth, looking to find a truth in the old Bible “stories” which makes sense for us now. We are discovering how important it is to us to be able to think and analyse, and share our thoughts and discoveries with others. And there is laughter too!

We would welcome anyone to come and join us – 10am on Sundays mornings

It’s not like the church that put so many of us off.

Sing praise to all that has opened our minds to new vistas…
Sing praise to minds that will fashion our bold new tomorrows
Yesterday’s wisdom released from its dogma and credos

It is good that the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, the Rt Rev. Richard Dawson visited the Wairarapa at the end of July, to visit the churches and their members in this region and see their situation in this rural area, so different from the urban centres.

On Sunday September 3, we will hold Founders’ services – in First Church at 10 am,

And at Burnside Church at 1.30pm., to celebrate the faith of the early settlers which established these churches almost 150 years ago.

A fresh website has been developed with information and photos of all our activities: artinboro1stchurch.org

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