A
L
!
V
E

C
H
U
R
C
H

O
F

C
H
R
I
S
T

M
O
T
U
E
K
A

*

A

C
H
R
I
S
T
I
A
N

C
H
U
R
C
H
E
S

N
Z

F
E
L
L
O
W
S
H
I
P
Alive top logo

Sunday 4 September 2016
FATHER'S DAY
Welcome along to our 10am service and 6:30pm Open Heaven service at 374 High Street, Motueka.

Senior Pastors Our prayer is that you experience the love, hope and joy only Jesus Christ can bring as we gather together and worship Him.

We are Alive!
Pastors Shane and Kathryn Murray


Welcome to Al!ve Church of Christ Motueka.
'Living and loving life through Jesus'


Hello church.

Kathryn and I are back from five days away in Auckland at Manifest Presence Conference and visiting family; spending some relaxing and quality time with each other was very refreshing.

This Sunday we celebrate our Dads; guest speaker Pastor Graham Heslop from Annesbrook Church. Looking forward to a great time in church as we gather to celebrate the ultimate Father of all creation, ‘Father God’.

Also on Sunday at 6:30pm it is our turn to host the combined churches prayer and worship event, ‘Open Heaven’. I firmly believe that this is the most powerful thing we can do as a church to impact our town for Jesus, gather in unity and pray! Please come and participate in this great prayer movement.

Next week I am excited to launch our new series, “Revealing Jesus”. Our Sundays for this series will be tailored for people to bring their unsaved friends and family, and we encourage you to do so.

Praying you are all having a blessed week and can’t wait to see you all on Sunday.

Blessings,
Pastor Shane and Kathryn Murray

The fourth instalment in the Spiritual Formation Teaching Series, 'Engaging the Challenges' begins at 7pm on Saturday the 3rd at Shane and Kathryn's house, 2401 The Coastal Highway, Mariri, Motueka.


Our Core Values
Alive Church of Christ Motueka:
* Glorify God through prayer and worship
* Passionately pursue God's presence
* Value the significance of family
* Believe in the restoration and equipping of all believers
* Creatively sow the good news of Jesus Christ locally, nationally and beyond


Our Vision
Alive Church of Christ Motueka:
"ALIVE Church of Christ exists to passionately proclaim the good news of Jesus.  Whoever receives this message of new life we will journey with them to a life that is made ALIVE through Jesus."


WHAT'S COMING UP?
ZION Tuesday 7pm. High School ages.
Father's Day service: Speaker Ps Graham Heslop 4th September

Prayer Gathering
Our 6:30 to 7:30am Thursday prayer gathering is on this week.  Same format: 30 mins devotional time, 30 mins of corporate prayer.  All welcome.

Stay Connected
www.motuekacoc.org.nz

For weekly updates and church life information check out
www.facebook.com/alivechurchofchristmotueka

Missed a Sunday message?  Find it at
www.motuekacoc.org.nz/sermons

Spiritual Formation Teaching Series
"True knowledge of God and a true knowledge of oneself depends on one another." -- John Calvin

This course aims to help believers deepen their understanding of themselves and God through engagement with Scripture and a variety of Christian spiritual traditions, reflection on their own and others Spiritual journeys and the development of Spiritual practices for life and vocation.  Spiritual Formation is the necessary foundation that undergirds, matures and strengthens our walk with Jesus.

The Eight Topics that will be covered are:
1. Who is God to me & who am I to God - done.
2. Becoming more like Christ - done.
3. Embracing the gifts - done.
4. Engaging the challenges - Sat 3rd Sept 7pm
5. Reflecting the glory of God - 11th Sept 3:30pm
6. Sharing brokenness - 18th Sept 3:30pm
7. Participating in the work of the Spirit - 25th Sept 3:30pm
8. Knowing our calling - 2nd Oct 3:30pm

This course is free and open to all aged 13yrs and above.  There will be optional course-related readings outside of the Sunday study and the book that supports the study 'Soul Purpose, Making a Difference in Life and Work' may be purchased for $20.

Each session will be 1 hour long.

REVEALING JESUS
True knowledge of God and a true knowledge of oneself depends on one another.
Begins Sunday 11th September
Al!ve CHURCH OF CHRIST MOTUEKA

OPEN HEAVEN NIGHTS
The combined Churches of Motueka present 'Open Heaven Nights.'  We join in unity for prayer and worship on Sunday evenings.
1st Sunday of the month at Alive COC
2nd Sunday at Motueka Baptist
3rd Sunday at St. Thomas's Anglican
All welcome, 6:30 - 7:30pm

Next meeting, this Sunday 4th September 6:30pm at Alive Church of Christ Motueka, 374 High Street.

CONNECT GROUPS
Join today and start growing
Alive Connect Groups - Our 'Homes within a Home'

Alive Church is a large home made up of groups of people who hang out together either weekly or fortnightly.  These groups are our life groups, our 'Homes within a Home.'


CONNECT @ Bill and Ingrid A.
7:30pm every Wednesday - All welcome
26 Wharf Road, Riwaka


ALIVE YOUNG ADULTS @ Shane and Kathryn M.
7:30pm every Monday for people aged 18-30 years
2401 The Coastal Highway, Mariri


CONNECT @ Iron Men with Steve and Gary
All guys welcome 7:30pm every Wednesday
63 King Edward Street, Motueka


COFFEE WITH THE GIRLS
Meets fortnightly 10:30am at differing cafés
For more info text or call Rosalie xxx xxxxxxx or Ingrid xxx xxxxxxx


WEDNESDAY WORSHIP with Bill & Gill T.
A more traditional service for our senior saints meeting monthly.
Next service is on Wednesday 7th September 10am at church.
Note: Middle Wednesday of the month there is a social outing.


CONNECT @ Gary & Tina D.
Fortnightly 7:30pm Tuesdays, All welcome
96A Poole Street, Motueka


ZION YOUTH - Ps Carissa A.
7pm Tuesdays - For year 9 to 13 students
At church, in the auditorium


SUPERCHARGED - With Kyle S.
5:30pm - 7pm Fridays - For year 7 & 8 students
At church, in the hall - $2 entry

There is a place for you in one of our amazing Connect Groups.
Feel free to contact the church office for more information.


Notices:
* Manifest Presence
We had a group of our congregation who just came back feeling refreshed and inspired from Manifest Presence. We are excited to hear about their experiences and revelations they encountered there and impart what they learnt while away.

* Alive Woman
Once a term the Alive women get together for a social event. The latest one was on the 19th of September where we had a group movie night with a great turn out. We do these once a term, keep an eye out on the notices for next term's event.

* Phone Books
There is a new and updated church phone book available.  If you would like a copy you can collect one from the info desk.

* Father's Day 4th September
Father's Day is here and we are super excited to have Graham Heslop speaking.

•School Holidays 23rd September - 9th October
•United Camp 22nd - 24th October

* Weekly Prayer
Our 6:30am to 7:30am Prayer meeting is now on a Thursday. 30min Devo time, 30min Corporate prayer. All welcome.

* Life Groups
We believe being part of a Life Group is crucial part of our Christian walk. To get connected Ph. 5289795

* Young Adults Group
18-30yrs Monday 7:30pm
2401 Coastal Highway, Mariri

* YOU CAN HELP GET SHINE INTO EVERY HOME
500,000 homes can't get Shine TV yet.  But Shineathon raised their $xxx,xxx target last week so Shine can finally launch on Freeview HD nationwide before Christmas this year.  If you were one of the families who supported Shineathon 2016, thank you so much!  A great result!
-----------------------------------------
Our Pastoral Staff and Their Contact Details:
Senior Pastor: Shane and Kathryn Murray
shane@motuekacoc.org.nz
Shane's days at the church: Sunday to Thursday
Youth Pastor: Carissa Armstrong
carissa@motuekacoc.org.nz
Carissa's days at church: Sunday to Thursday
Church Administrator: Carissa Armstrong
=================================
Alive Church logo [Return to top]
ALIVE CHURCH OF CHRIST MOTUEKA
374 High Street, Motueka, Tasman District 7120, New Zealand
Office Phone: 03 528 9795 Email: admin@motuekacoc.org.nz
The church's official website is at www.motuekacoc.org.nz and
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ALIVEChurchOfChristMotueka