Community

Community

Community invites us to listen closely to God among us and to one another, build bridges, grow in understanding, care deeply and wisely, and live courageously – together.

Community

Suffering With: A Tender Journey of Mutuality in Suffering, Comfort, and Joy

Write “tenderly.” That was the prompting I felt from God as I prayed for the umpteenth time for guidance on how to write this article....

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Records, Records, Records…what should you keep?

What kinds of records should your parish be keeping? Find out the types of records that your parish should be preserving.

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Pacific Identities and Well-Being

This book came out a while ago but is an excellent collation of wisdom from mostly Maori and Pasifika writers for supporting whanau through the...

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Mahi tahi : Book 5

This is a scan of book five of Mahi Tahi published by PCANZ in 1992, which illustrates the Presbyterian Church’s efforts to move towards bi-culturalism....

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Church Refugees

This book by Josh Packard and Ashleigh Hope detail research done in the USA in 2013-2014 interviewing nearly 100 people who, reluctantly, have left the...

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Why WOULD anyone sing in Church these days?

This blog post by Jonathan Aigner provides very helpful insights into the ways contemporary worship music has eroded congregational singing.

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Books

Pacific Identities and Well-Being

This book came out a while ago but is an excellent collation of wisdom from mostly Maori and Pasifika writers for supporting whanau through the...

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Church Refugees

This book by Josh Packard and Ashleigh Hope detail research done in the USA in 2013-2014 interviewing nearly 100 people who, reluctantly, have left the...

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Understanding Sexual Abuse

This book by Tim Hein, a minister in the Uniting Church in Australia draws on his own and his wife’s experiences of sexual abuse to...

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Nurturing Hope

This is Lynne Baab’s latest (2018!), very readable, book offering key principles and practices to help pastoral carers navigate through the challenges people encounter today.

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Breaking Calabashes

This book by Rosemary Dewerse explores four practices for meaningfully engaging all people from all cultures in your faith community. Easy-to-read with stories and reflective...

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Websites

Why WOULD anyone sing in Church these days?

This blog post by Jonathan Aigner provides very helpful insights into the ways contemporary worship music has eroded congregational singing.

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Empowering the Next Generation: Young Adults in the Church

This resource is Hamish Galloway’s study leave report from 2015. It draws from wisdom in Deuteronomy to examine the notion of generativity as a way...

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From the Archives

Mahi tahi : Book 5

This is a scan of book five of Mahi Tahi published by PCANZ in 1992, which illustrates the Presbyterian Church’s efforts to move towards bi-culturalism....

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Find it at the Hewitson Library

Find out what is in the Hewitson Library catalogue on the following themes. This is a live search, so will update as new items are added.

Books can be borrowed by library members or on behalf of a Presbyterian parish for group study or consultation. We have removed the membership fee after a two-year trial, although you will need to sign up as a member. We can extend the borrowing period by arrangement.
Contact the library hewitson@prcknox.org.nz for more information.