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Sunday 18 December 2016
HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
Welcome along to our 10am 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'


REVEALING JESUS
True knowledge of God and a true knowledge of oneself depends on one another.

Hello church!
Not many sleeps until Christmas and a well-deserved time of rest for all!  I urge everyone that when Christmas day arrives, turn off your phone, set an “out of office” reply to your email and take time to rest, restore and be refreshed body, soul and spirit. Take time for the special people in your life, your family and your friends; make time to connect with Father God through prayer and by reading His word. Be sure to get outdoors.  We live in one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand, so… hike, swim, bike, row, fish, hunt, walk, camp or sail and enjoy our very special outdoors; it will refresh your soul.

This coming Sunday 18th is our last full service for the year, followed by our "Light of the World” Birdhurst Carols Spectacular, 7pm Friday the 23rd at Memorial Hall. There will be no service Christmas day and beginning New Year’s day we will have three communion services in a row in order to give our teams a well-deserved break over the summer.

This Sunday night is our last “Team Night” for the year, 5pm to 7pm. If you are one of our many volunteers or are interested in becoming more involved in Alive Church then we welcome you to come along. We will be talking about our new look 2017 Sunday services saying thanks to everyone and then the most important part… enjoying a roast lamb dinner! Oh, and there will be a movie for the kids.

Bless you all church and let's get excited about all God has in store for 2017 as we Reveal Jesus to our town Motueka.

Shane and Kathryn


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?
Sunday 10am Family service
18th Dec. Team Night - 5pm BBQ dinner for all our volunteers
23rd Dec. Birdhurst Christmas Spectacular, 'Light of the World' - 7pm in Memorial Hall.
25th Dec. Christmas Day - No church service
1st Jan. New Year's Day - 10am Communion Service
8th Jan. 10am Communion Service
15th Jan. 10am Communion Service
22nd Jan. 10am Full service - Guest speaker Pastor Mike Coe
22nd Jan. Afternoon at Kina Beach (boating, BBQ and biscuit rides for kids)
29th Jan. Waterslide & BBQ afternoon (a slide for adults & a slide for kids) venue to be confirmed
10-12 Feb. Family Camp at Bethany Park - Free camping!
12th Feb. Sunday 10am Service at Bethany Park with Annesbrook Church
26th Feb. Afternoon at Kina Beach (boating, BBQ and biscuit rides for kids)

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

LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Alive Church of Christ Motueka & Birdhurst Carols Spectacular
Memorial Hall, Pah St., Motueka 23rd December 7pm
Family friendly event - Free entry

Notices:
* Light of the World
This is an opportunity to share with the community the story of Jesus and why we celebrate Christmas.
Come and enjoy a night of carols, performances, a Christmas message and a gift for all the children.

* Communion Services
Over the holiday break we will be holding communion services from January 1st till the 15th, all 10am, then commencing with full services on January 22nd.

* Guest Speaker
We are excited to have Ps. Mike Coe from Connect Church in Timaru come and speak at our first full service of the year on January 22nd. Following the service will be a BBQ and boating at Kina Beach.

* Family Afternoon Hangout
Bring your togs and something for the BBQ on January 29th for an afternoon of water sliding and a time to hang out as a church community. Venue to be confirmed.

* Family Camp
Alive family camp will be on the 10th-12th February 2017 so register at the info desk today!
Held at Bethany Holiday Park, Kaiteriteri. Friday afternoon through till Sunday lunchtime.
This is always a big highlight for our church. Free camp, BYO camping gear and food, communical cooking / hangout area, relax the weekend away, we will also be joining with folk from Annesbrook Church for a Sunday morning service there.

* Weekly Prayer Meetings
Taking a break over the holiday period until February 2017.

* Life Groups
We believe Life Groups are essential to our Christian walk and are a great way to connect in with Church. Be a part of one for 2017! Contact Hannah: Hannah@motuekacoc.org.nz

* Young Adults Group
For the 18-30 year age group. Taking a break until January 2017.

* Open Heaven Evening Services
The combined churches of Motueka joining together for Prayer and Worship.  Taking a break until January.  Varied venues.
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Our Pastoral Staff and Their Contact Details:
Senior Pastor: Shane and Kathryn Murray
shane@motuekacoc.org.nz
Youth Pastor: Carissa Hannah
carissa@motuekacoc.org.nz
Church Administrator: Email admin@motuekacoc.org.nz
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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