From Rev. Enosa Auva’a’s Desk2023-03-24T14:22:17+13:00

From Rev. Enosa Auva’a’s Desk

Rev. Enosa Auva’a writes a Pastoral Message regularly, offering you a way to stay connected with the church family and its heart.

Meeting Together

By |February 29, 2024|Tags: , , |

What a wonderful blessing it was to have Iconz and the Boys Brigade as part of our service last week. I appreciated the involvement of the church family in all facets of our church worship ranging from singing, reading scriptures, short testimonies, praying for people in leadership, celebrating communion followed by fellowship over a meal.

Navigating the Unknown

By |February 23, 2024|Tags: , , , |

On Wednesday, we heard of the sad passing of a Pacific member of parliament, Fa’anana Efeso Collins. He is my eldest daughter Sara’s, brother-in-law (her husband Ralph is the brother of Efeso’s wife Vasa Fia). I received the call very early from Latafale and her words were “Dad have you heard?” my initial reaction was shock and disbelief.

Period of Reflection

By |February 9, 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

On Waitangi day I watched the live broadcast of the dawn service up at Waitangi and what a blessing. I was moved by the stories shared by those whose whanau were possibly eyewitnesses to the signing of the Treaty and the deep spiritual connection surrounding the Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The Gospel Is Our Narrative Of Hope

By |September 5, 2023|Tags: , |

Malo e lelei. It’s Tongan language week so Malo e lava mai greetings church family. Goodbye winter and welcome spring. “New Zealand bursts with new life. Colourful flowers bloom, lambs are born and waterfalls burst with springs rains. The fresh, happy atmosphere during spring makes this an inspiring [...]

The Place We As Christians Call Our Spiritual Home

By |August 22, 2023|Tags: |

Tena koutou, and greetings church family. Those of you interested in sport will know that in the last few months the country has  witnessed the celebrations as well as the dejections of players in the FIFA women’s world cup as teams have been based all over New Zealand. [...]

Sharing Faith With Those Around You

By |August 15, 2023|Tags: , |

Tena koutou, and greetings church family. Last week my wife Felicity and I and my sister-in-law Jennifer went for a walk to the top of Mt Maunganui. It was a beautiful day with the sun streaming behind our backs making the challenge a real pleasant experience. The opportunity [...]

Guidance Of The Holy Spirit In Our Daily Lives

By |August 1, 2023|Tags: , |

Tena koutou, greetings and a special kia orana for Cook Islands language week. This week we had our house inspection for the manse, so Felicity and I were busy spring-cleaning and preparing. It can be quite daunting and very worrying if you’re renting a property. In my younger [...]

For The Lord is Good and His Love Endures Forever

By |July 25, 2023|Tags: , |

Tena koutou, and greetings church family. Last Sunday morning was a wonderful intergenerational celebration of families! Five families committed themselves to the nurture and care of their children in the ways of the Lord. What a blessing for the church to see some of these families who have [...]

What Is the Candle of Love?

By |December 16, 2022|

What Is the Candle of LOVE? The love candle also known as the Angel candle, represents purity. Here are some scriptures to meditate on as we come to the end of Advent season: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

What Is the Candle of Joy?

By |December 9, 2022|

The joy candle is also known as the Shepherd’s Candle, to highlight the joy the shepherds experienced when they received the good news about Christ’s birth (Luke 2:8-20). They received the joy that comes through Jesus’ arrival, and through the salvation he has gifted us. Philippians 4:4-5 captures the JOY that is gifted to us for his glory in sharing the Good News with our neighbours.

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