Our Ministries

Worship - Visit Us this Week

We want you to feel welcome in our community. We have three regular services each week all slightly different in style.

We seek to worship God in Spirit and in truth, in both traditional and contemporary ways. That means we hold onto good traditional hymns but also have many modern and vibrant worship songs. We hope you will find the best fit.

8:30 - 9:45am Sunday
The Lord’s Supper is celebrated using a traditional Communion Liturgy. Three hymns (including contemporary songs) are sung to organ accompaniment. Tea and coffee are available after the service.

10:30am - noon* Sunday
Contemporary Anglican service with Communion on first, third and fifth Sundays. Children’s Church groups for ages 3 – 12yrs during term time and activity packs during school holidays. A creche area is available for up to four year olds. Tea and coffee are served after the service, and personal prayer is available.
* Sometimes our services go a bit past 12 noon. We aim to finish then but we remain flexible.

10:30am Wednesday
The Lord’s Supper is celebrated using a traditional Communion Liturgy; sometimes with singing. A sumptuous morning tea and fellowship follow the service. Don and Lorraine Corban head up this worship service.

Youth

Kimberley Hewat heads up the Youth Ministry with a dynamic team of volunteers. The group engages with high school aged students from church and non-church backgrounds. The youth ministry disciples teens facing real issues and encourages them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Kimberley also mentors Praxis students, overseeing their practical placements and guiding their progress. WHY Youth Group meets Friday nights during term time at Railside Place. They run compelling programmes around spiritual themes with a cultural touch-point. 

Recent Themes

Yeah Nah Yeah –Looking at people in the Bible who said‘yeah or nah’ to God.
10,000 Reasons Why – John 10:10 –Jesus came to give us life, life in all its fullness.
Jesus and the Floating Yeti –Social Media – how we use it –YOU are God’s social media
Raising the Bar –Each chocolate bar has a slogan – using those slogans to live our lives for Jesus.  eg. Snickers ‘ you’re not you when you’re hungry’ – Hunger for God.
Worth the Risk – Easter Camp 2017
Survivor Minion Style –Camp  Road trip to Hawkes Bay
L’Chaim – To Life – Camp Pirongia
Waihi Camp –Ocean Blue with a Flamingo or 2 –There’s a lot to learn from a flamingo!

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Children's Ministries

Two groups meet on a Sunday morning during our 10:30am service. They go out during the service and have morning tea before starting their different activities. During school holiday time, activity packs are available for children. Contact Children's Church Team Leader Heather Turner to find out more: heather@whcc.org.nz

Sparklers
For our littlest church members aged 3 to 5 years.

The Zone
For children aged 6 to year 8 at school.

Pastoral Care

We seek to love and care for one another as a church family

Gary Evans is a full-time pastor with oversight of all pastoral care. He is assisted by a team of dedicated volunteers. The pastoral care team does home visits, hospital visits and phone calls.
A number of specialised programmes are also offered, e.g. Celebrate Recovery, CONNECT, Crosslight Trust ministries to the elderly, and support for those with sexual addictions.
Homegroups are also a primary vehicle for pastoral care, members caring for one another. All church members are encouraged to belong to a Homegroup.

A Prayer Chain operates daily, and immediately in the case of emergencies

Connect Groups

Homegroups are also a primary vehicle for pastoral care, members caring for one another.
All church members are encouraged to belong to a Homegroup.
Different groups enjoy fun times sharing life together, meeting usually weekly for bible studies, fellowship and food, prayer and worship.
To enquire about joining a homegroup contact Gary Evans gary@whcc.org.nz

Other Ministries

Prayer ministry

Music ministry

Men's ministry

Women's Ministry

Young Mums' group

Craft Group

Flowers

Marriage preparation

Weddings

Funerals