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The Summer @ Cession

January 2021

Here are the details for the summer holidays @ cession:

2 Jan Church Where You Are

9 Jan Church Where You Are TOO

16 Jan Church on the Front Lawn from 5pm [No MVP required]

14-17 Jan Breathe Retreat (WMCNZ retreat for youth leaders and young adults)

23 Jan NOVA series starts 5pm @ the Depot [MVP required]

The Traffic Lights System - Our Response

Auckland transitioned within the Traffic Light System on 30 December to Risk Level ORANGE. This will bring fresh opportunities and a new framework to work within. It offers our church community some additional options as we continue to walk together. We'll be reviewing our settings following the expected Cabinet update on 17 January.

Servant Leaders, Staff and Core Leaders have been working on developing our response as a community in line with the scriptural principles we've been sharing during The Elephant in the Room series. At the heart of our response is the thought process that the church is not defined by external events and forces but responds to them as a body which is indivisible. We've been greatly helped by the survey responses from the cession family. We've also been guided by our national movement's Theological Reflections and call on churches to embody:

  • unrelenting mission,

  • radical inclusion &

  • sacrificial care

as we move forward together.

Through December & January we'll be gathering in a variety of ways that allow us to continue reaching people, offer safe environments for gathering and embrace our whole church family. We've prepared some FAQ's that provide more detail on our decision-making process and rationale.

December 2021

12, 19 & 24 December, we will add an option for worshipping with others at the Depot. We will continue to offer online opportunities to connect to our worship service. We'll be getting creative with how we worship together from a variety of locations, including homes and the Depot. We'll run a Cultivate Kids option at the Depot and plan for a safe dinner option.

Attendance at Depot gatherings in December will require a Vaccination Pass in line with Government requirements at RED for Gatherings up to 100 people.

Communion on Wheels will be available mid-week throughout the December period email Brett

Cell Groups and other smaller gatherings will be able to continue under Risk Level Red. Details will be provided for how these smaller gatherings will operate once the detailed guidelines are available.

Summer Contacts

Brett is on leave from 25/12 - 18/1

Melissa is on leave from 25/12 - 19/1

Sarah is on leave from 25/12 - 15/1

Vania is on leave from 25/12 - 17/

In the event of an emergency please contact Greg Buckley 021 299 6167

Please be in touch with Brett if you have any questions about our approach to the Traffic Light System. Our Servant Leaders are available to talk further: Greg Buckley, Jacob Powell, Sarah Smith.

Remember, if you are doing it tough and need some help, get in touch - please contact DaNae Reynolds 0225802582 (our Pastoral Care Team Leader), or one of our pastors Brett 027 284 2893 or Melissa 0212670958. You can also email us


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