NEWS AND EVENTS

Motto for 2022: Together in Christ

Motto for 2022: Together in Christ

The Chief Apostle has announced the motto for 2022, and he explains this further in his New Year’s address. The theme is about togetherness, and this is explained on four levels: first: our fellowship with the triune God  second: our fellowship in the divine service ...

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Giving thanks

Giving thanks

As we look towards the celebration of Thanksgiving, we are reminded that the past couple of years have presented us all with a variety of challenges.  For some, this has meant long periods of time where they have been unable to gather in our churches.  For others,...

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Staying connected: Mental health presentations

Staying connected: Mental health presentations

As we continue to navigate life in the Covid era, we are faced with daily information updates, ongoing restrictions, and changes to our “normal” way of life. Many of our members continue to live under lockdown conditions, and there are those who experience uncertainty...

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Passion to Pentecost panel discussion

Passion to Pentecost panel discussion

In the final podcast for the Passion to Pentecost series, the Staying Connected working group was joined by District Apostle Schulte and Apostle Lodewick for a panel discussion. The basis of this discussion centred around our striving to gain a deeper understanding of...

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50th Jubilee in Box Hill, Victoria

50th Jubilee in Box Hill, Victoria

The first divine services in Melbourne were conducted in the Footscray area in the early 1950’s. As more migrants arrived, and the membership grew, a mission was established in the suburb of Mitcham, located on the other side of the city. Subsequently, services were...

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Pentecost: the birthday of the church

Pentecost: the birthday of the church

At the time of Jesus’ ascension into heaven, He left the comforting words with the Apostles that in the coming days they would be baptised with the Holy Spirit. The miracle of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and the events that surrounded it, is recorded in Acts:...

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Jesus ascends into Heaven

Jesus ascends into Heaven

Continuing on from our recent Passion Week podcasts, we now look towards the events of Ascension and Pentecost.  The Catechism of the New Apostolic Church explains to us the circumstances surrounding the ascension of Jesus from this earth.  We know that forty days...

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Korea celebrates a Golden Jubilee

Korea celebrates a Golden Jubilee

In early 1970, Priest Herbert Pache and his wife Joan moved from Canada to Japan to support the beginnings of the church in this country. At the time, this mission area came under the care of District Apostle Michael Kraus of Canada. At the time, an American naval...

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A divine service with our Chief Apostle

A divine service with our Chief Apostle

Early in 2020, District Apostle Schulte wrote to the congregations in the Western Pacific District to advise that the Chief Apostle had indicated his intention to visit our district in May, 2021. Of course, at that time the COVID-19 pandemic was only just beginning to...

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Staying connected: Passion Week 2021

Staying connected: Passion Week 2021

During the last twelve months, the necessary changes to our way of life – especially within the church setting – have reminded us how valuable and significant it is to belong to a congregation and to feel connected to one another in spirit.  In recent times a small...

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