We are now into the 2024 Connexional Year. the start date for the Connexional Year is 1st February. We will delight in two baptisms. Lavinia will bring her daughter Salote for baptism on the 4th of February and Pita and Kate will bring Isabel for baptism on the 10th march. We will move the Covenant Service to the 18th February.
February is a busy month. March also looks to be very busy. Apart from Isabel's baptism on the 10th we will be celebrating Harvest Festival on the 17th and Palm Sunday on the 24th of March. The Easter Festival will be the following week. By the end of March we will be festivaled out. But there will be a respite. With an earlier Easter the Pentecostal Season will be a week or two longer.
We had a busy start to January, leading the combined service on the 7th at Aldersgate. On the 8th of January we blessed the land for the housing project and handed it over to the builders. the project plan indicates the project will be completed in august by the builders suspect that the completion date will be in July. Upon completion the Christchurch Methodist Mission will have an opening celebration.