For many churches around the LCA/NZ, COVID-19 gathering and health restrictions may mean they are unable to host the large Christmas services or be involved in the big community events they usually do.
Church planter Nathan Hedt will be LCA/NZ’s next Pastor for New and Renewing Churches. He succeeds Rev Dr Noel Due, who is retiring after being in the position since January 2018 and having been a mentor to Pastor Nathan.
When the first flush of spring and summer flowers bloom, who doesn’t want to stop and smell the roses? So a rose garden planted as a heartwarming invitation to a church is a chance to witness to the beauty of God’s creation.