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Autumn Gathering

Autumn Gathering

Registrations for our Gathering in March are now open. This will be on the 3rd – 5th March and held at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Kaikōura. Joining us for the weekend will be Hana Seddon and Dallas Harema. As part of the Gathering, Hana and Dallas will be engaging us in a kōrero about what it means for us to be honouring our bicultural commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Hana Seddon

Hana is the Rotorua Salvation Army corps officer. A social worker by trade, she has been involved in full time ministry for the past 12 years. With the Salvation Army, she has been involved in Community Ministry, Reintegration Services, the Bridge Programme, Recovery Church, Emergency Services and Māori Ministry.

Hana is passionate about exploring faith and theology from an indigenous perspective and has facilitated many conversations about Tiriti-based leadership in faith communities. She also currently serves on the board of the Bible Society.

Dallas Harema

Dallas will be a familiar face to those who have worked in Youth Ministry in the Ōtautahi Christchurch region. He is a qualified supervisor and Strengths Coach and has represented Aotearoa New Zealand at the United Nations, as well as on the court with the NZ Men’s Netball Team. 

Dallas is passionate about co-creating spaces and contexts that invite, challenge and deepen an authentic and real connection to the divine well of life, our roots, each other and ourselves. He is currently involved in ministry with Alpine Presbytery’s Aranui project and has a particular interest in exploring theology, spiritual formation and faith in a te ao māori context.

3rd – 5th March 2023 

St Paul’s Presbyterian Church

11 Deal Street, Kaikōra

$100 for the whole weekend

(all meals except breakfast included)

$50 Friday night only
(includes dinner)

$65 Saturday only
(includes lunch and dinner)

The Programme

Friday 3rd March
3.00pmRegistration & Cuppa
3.30pmWelcome & Karakia
4.00pmSharing Our Stories: St Pauls Presbyterian Kaikōura
4.20pmComings and Goings
4.35pmReport from Presbytery Committes (P&F and HR) and Vote on Budget
5.30pmFree time - explore Kaikōura
7.30pmTime with the AES and National Moderator
8.10pmClosing Thoughts
Saturday 4th March
9.30amReport from Presbytery Committees (Resourcing incl Hanmer Project)
10.30amMorning Tea
10.45amOur Bicultural Commitment: Te Tiriti
1.30pmOur Bicultural Commitment (cont.)
3.00pmAfternoon Tea
3.30pmA Drawing Together
4.00pmInduction Service for Martin Harrison
5.00pmFree Time
Sunday 5th March
10.00am Sunday Service at St Pauls