NEWS AND EVENTS

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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A message for 2021

A message for 2021

We begin the new year with the certainty that Jesus is coming soon! On the first Sunday, we will celebrate our beginning of the year service with our focus on the motto issued by the Chief Apostle for the year 2021, “Christ, our future!”. In this new year, we will...

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A Christmas concert

A Christmas concert

Some weeks ago a letter was sent to all members in the Western Pacific district, with an invitation to participate in a virtual Christmas concert. An overwhelming response followed, with over 50 videos submitted. Now, after many hours of behind-the-scenes planning,...

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Silver jubilee in Hobart, Tasmania

Silver jubilee in Hobart, Tasmania

On Sunday 6th December 2020, the Hobart congregation celebrated 25 years of worship in the current church building. The congregation has been in existence for more than 60 years. For more than 30 years the congregation was housed in many different locations. Hobart...

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The season of Advent

The season of Advent

For most communities around the world, it’s a most wonderful time of the year. From staunch Christians to agnostics as well as others, this time of expectation signifies meaningful participation in sharing and goodwill for all. Bright coloured flashing lights,...

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Nearer, My God, to Thee

Nearer, My God, to Thee

A large part of the New Apostolic identity centres around the inclusion of music during our divine services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our ability to sing and play music has been restricted, leading us to innovate and discover new ways of performing together. The...

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Virtual Christmas Concert

Virtual Christmas Concert

As we look towards the end of the year, plans have been made to hold an online Christmas concert and we invite participation from all members in our district.  Simply select a Christmas themed song and submit a recording of the piece being sung or played, either...

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