Great Expectations Advent Series
Nov
18
to Dec 24

Great Expectations Advent Series

Great Expectations Advent Series

Commencing Sunday 18th November for 6 weeks

In the lead up to Christmas this year we have an Advent Series called ‘Great Expectations’.  The themes the speakers have during this advent series are Hope, Peace, Joy, Children at Christmas, The Music of Christmas and Love, culminating with Emanuel (God with Us) on Christmas Eve.

 At the end of each Sunday service – Starting 18th Nov – for 6 Sundays we would like to bless you with an advent pack to take home and read individually, as a couple or as a family.

  Please make sure you collect yours and join in the readings as we seek to focus our attention on the real meaning of Christmas.

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Café Connect
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Café Connect

This special morning for over 60’s could be just what you’re looking for...

Come along to enjoy a delicious Cafe style morning tea in a relaxed atmosphere with other folk who appreciate good company, a laugh or two and a nostalgic sing-a-long

- For the over 60’s -

- Gold Coin Donation -

 

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James 5 Prayer Night
Nov
5
7:30 PM19:30

James 5 Prayer Night

On the first Monday of each month, from 7.30pm–9.00pm,  some of the leadership of OCC meet together to pray for our church and community.

During 8-9pm there will be opportunity for personal, private prayer with a church leader as well as times of corporate prayer and praise.

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OCC Variety Night
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

OCC Variety Night

Saturday 11th August, 6pm

QUIZ | LIVE AUCTION | TALENT SHOW | FOOD & DRINKS

This year we’re fundraising for carpet in the crèche, lounge & parents room

Start brushing up on your quiz knowledge, planning your talent act &  saving your $$ - this is a night NOT to be missed!!

To book in your talent act or if you have something to donate for the live or silent auction, please contact the office.

 

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OCC's Come Dine With Me
Jul
28
to Sep 22

OCC's Come Dine With Me

28 July | 25 August | 22 September

How it works: Pairs/Couples attend 3 dinners (if possible) Each couple will host a main course for 6 people, take an entrée for 6 people and take a dessert for 6 people on different nights (so you only have to prepare ONE part of the meal each dinner). You’ll dine with different people each time.  You don’t have to be MasterChef, its about quality time spent with others.  These are fun evenings and a great way to get to know people better. 

We had heaps positive feedback from those that joined in last year so we    really encourage you to participate.…SIGN UP TODAY with Shelley or Roz!

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Baptism & Shared Lunch
May
27
12:00 PM12:00

Baptism & Shared Lunch

Join with us as we support Ethan in his decision to be baptised.

Bring & Share lunch after the service then Baptism

Acts 2: 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."

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Alpha Courses
Apr
30
to Jul 4

Alpha Courses

Everyone Explores. All of us explore. We ask questions, we seek answers. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explores all the big questions of life with food, a talk and open discussion. Explore life, faith, meaning and more, try Alpha

Orewa Community Church is hosting two 10 week ALPHA Courses:

Monday evenings (commencing 30 April) 6.30pm - 8.30pm

OR

Wednesday lunchtime (commencing 2 May) 12pm - 2pm

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST at office@occ.net.nz or 4267023

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Spiritual Gifts Workshop
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

Spiritual Gifts Workshop

Every Christian has been given spiritual gifts by the Holy Spirit. We are encouraged to use these gifts to strengthen and serve the Body of Christ. Discovering what our gifts are is the first step!

Join us for this great workshop, facilitated by Richard & Cath Opie

Register with the Office

 **Bring & Share Lunch**

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'Unexpected Joy' Easter Sunday Service
Apr
1
to Apr 2

'Unexpected Joy' Easter Sunday Service

'Unexpected Joy' 

10am Celebration Service

Join us this Easter Sunday as we Celebrate the Unexpected Joy of a Risen Saviour

* Easter Egg Hunt for the kids *

While darkness seemingly won on Good Friday, light proved to be more powerful on Easter Sunday.  While we consider death to be the last word, God’s power proved that love is the last word.  How do we know?  Because He lives.  Because Jesus lives within our hearts, and he wants to have a relationship with every one of us.  Ready to experience the unexpected?  Say yes to a relationship with the risen Christ.  Christ is Risen INDEED!

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'Amazing Love' Easter Friday Service
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

'Amazing Love' Easter Friday Service

'Amazing Love'

10am Communion & Remembrance Service followed by Hot Cross Buns for Morning Tea

Join us this Easter Friday as we remember His Amazing Love

God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners ~ Romans 5:8 (NLT).

Everything that Jesus did for you He did out of love.

Saving us is the greatest and most concrete demonstration of God’s love, the definitive display of His grace throughout time and eternity.  ~ David Jeremiah

 

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'Know what you believe' Apologetics Series
Mar
25
to Apr 29

'Know what you believe' Apologetics Series

Various Sunday Evenings, 7pm - 8.30pm

5 Evenings including teaching & discussion on the following topics:

  • 25th Mar: How can we know the bible is true & accurate?- Matt Flannagan
  • 8th April: How can God be all power & love yet allow suffering & Evil? - Matt Flannagan
  • 22nd April: Can something be true for you and not for me? - Matt Flannagan
  • 29th April: Does science support the bible? - Matt Flannagan
  • 6th Mayl: How does Christianity relate to Islam? - Chris Galloway

 

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Summer Sunday Picnics
Jan
7
to Jan 21

Summer Sunday Picnics

OCC picnics will be held after church on the below Sundays in January. BYO picnic lunch and come along to relax together, swim & play games!

7th Jan @ Shakespeare Regional Park
14th Jan @ Big Manly Park
21st Jan @ Stanmore Bay Park

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Unwrapping the Greatest Gift - Christmas Eve Service
Dec
24
7:00 PM19:00

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift - Christmas Eve Service

Remember the excitement of receiving gifts as a child? As we get older, Christmas loses that magic touch and we lose the true meaning somewhere among the busy stores and empty bags of fruit cake mix.

Our gift to you is to help you find the joy of Christmas again.

Join us at Orewa Community Church as we discover the truth of Christ's birth and why His birth was the greatest gift of all!!

All-age Family Celebration & Christmas Supper

PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE NO 10AM SERVICE ON SUNDAY 24th DECEMBER

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Kids Journey's Breakup
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

Kids Journey's Breakup

Kids' Journeys End of Year Breakup
We will be hosting 'Dan the Puppet Man' for our main church service.  Dan will be using creative media to communicate a message on “The Greatest Miracle of All.”

This Sunday is our official break up for the Journeys programmes and we will be distributing gifts to each of the children during the service

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Official Opening Weekend - 2nd & 3rd December
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Official Opening Weekend - 2nd & 3rd December

Come Celebrate with us!!

We have a weekend of celebrations as we officially open our new church building.

1pm Saturday 2nd December: Official Opening Ceremony

Ribbon cutting, thank-you to all the contractors, tour of the facilities, an opportunity to meet the other groups that use the building & catered afternoon tea

7pm Saturday 2nd December: Musical Production

We have a huge team of people (kids & adults) that have been practicing hard to put on a great show for you all. Invite your family & friends to a fun musical adventure through time. Supper provided

10am Sunday 3rd December: Church Service & Building Dedication

Thanksgiving Celebration Service with lots of singing & praise. There will be a dedication/blessing of the building. Bring & Share Morning Tea

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Study of 1st Peter - Sermon Series
Sep
17
to Oct 8

Study of 1st Peter - Sermon Series

Sunday 17th September
Study of 1st Peter (1 Peter 1): 'The hope we have'
Speaker: Pastor Cherie Wallace

Sunday 24th September
Study of 1st Peter (1 Peter 2:13-3:7): 'Leadership & submission'
Speaker: Mike Sinclair

Sunday 1st October
Study of 1st Peter (1 Peter 3:8-4:19): 'A following Jesus lifestyle'
Speaker: Mike Sinclair

Sunday 8th October
Study of 1st Peterr (1 Peter 5): 'Clothed with humility'
Speaker: Dave Bradley

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PACE Youth Group: Night Hike
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

PACE Youth Group: Night Hike

Pace is a Youth Group based at Orewa Community Church.
We run a programme every second Friday of the school term and it's for ages 11 and up. We do a variety of activities ...Come along and check us out!

After such a fun winter games night we are continuing with the winter theme and this coming Friday PACE are going on a Night Hike. We will be driving out to Shakespeare Park and completing the waterfall trail and going up to the lookout. We hope to see some glow worms in the bush and are hoping also for a clear night so we can look across to the city lights and see the stars! It will be a fun night, but make sure you rug up warm and wear some old shoes as it may be a little muddy. 

Bring your friends, $2 and warm clothes. Meet at the church 7pm.

Any questions let Rob or Marina know.

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