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Mangapapa Church (Union Parish)

Centenary Celebrations

Looking BACK << with Thanksgiving: 13 - 14 April Looking FORWARD >> with Faith & Hope: 20 - 21 April

Ian Grant

Guest Speaker: ‘Fathers Who Dare Win’ - 20/21 April

Team Gisborne ‘Combined’ Church Service: 21 April



PROGRAMME: Mangapapa Church Centenary Celebrations 13/14 & 20/21 April 2013 Saturday 13 April @ 2pm Anniversary Day Service

ROCK unveiling followed by Afternoon ‘High Tea’, Reminiscent of 1913 times with a centenary cake, Mosaic: Centenary creation 7pm Anniversary Dinner: @ Marina Restaurant.

Sunday 14 April @ 10am Anniversary Thanksgiving Service

With Reverend Niven Ball, who was Minister at Mangapapa Church in the 1980s A Thanksgiving Lunch will follow . 6.30pm Evening Prayer Service Being one of prayer as we close the 100-year era and begin to focus on the coming week, looking forward”.

Saturday 20 April @ 8am ‘FREE’ Community Breakfast

‘Fathers Who Dare Win’ with Ian & Mary Grant, at the Events Centre, A & P Showgrounds. Main Rd, Gisborne

Sunday 21 April @ 10am ‘Moving Forward in Faith & Hope’ Service

Mangapapa Church Guest Speaker: Ian Grant

6pm: Team Gisborne Combined Church Service

Hosted by and in the House of Breakthrough with Mangapapa Church leading Worship, Guest Speaker: Ian Grant


Overview... Mangapapa Church Centenary Celebrations 13/14 & 20/21 April 2013 LOOKING back with thanksgiving and looking forward with faith and hope are the focus of Mangapapa Church’s centenary celebrations over two weekends, April 13/14 and April 20/21 says Mangapapa leader Stewart Patrick. “In the first weekend, the Anniversary, we will be commemorating the establishment of the church, its 100-year history, our Methodist & Presbyterian roots, the people and the landmarks of faith along the way,” said Mr Patrick. “In the second weekend we will be focusing on future generations, building faith and hope and being a blessing to children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The second weekend’s events will also highlight and continue a ‘working together theme’ that is a part of our church culture and commenced with the building of Mangapapa Church 100 years ago. On Saturday 12 April 1913, folk from other Gisborne Churches came together to help this new church group on the outskirts of Gisborne, build the prefabricated Mangapapa Church building in just


1 day!” Mr Patrick said the first church service was held the following day, Sunday 13 April, 1913, and we want to commemorate that with a simple ‘Thanksgiving Service’ on Saturday April 13 this year, when we will unveil a rock, donated by Trevor Jukes and a plaque. That will be followed by an afternoon ‘High Tea’, reminiscent of 1913 times with a centenary cake cut by our eldest and youngest members. Mr Patrick said another aspect of the afternoon events is the creation of a centenary mosaic. A creative team had been drawn together for the design which would incorporate our ‘Love, Light and Life’ logo. This mosaic will be worked on by volunteers and supervised by the creative team on that afternoon. “In the evening we will also be holding a fellowship dinner, at the Marina restaurant.” Guest speaker for the April 14 service is the Reverend Niven Ball, who was minister at Mangapapa in the 1980s and who continued leading the church in a charismatic renewal and team leadership structure. “That was pivotal for the future health of the church,” Mr Patrick said. “A thanksgiving lunch will

follow with the evening service being one of prayer as we close the 100-year era and begin to focus on the coming week, looking forward”.

Who Dare Win’ Free Community Breakfast, with Ian & Mary Grant, on Saturday April 20 at 8am, at the Events Centre, A and P Showgrounds.”

Ian Grant and his wife Mary are the guest speakers for the second weekend, 20/21 April, which will see them featured at special community events.

Mr Patrick said they will cater for 500 parents and grandparents, and the invitation is to all parents and grandparents in the Gisborne community who wish to come. A koha will be received on the morning to assist with costs of the event.

“Ian has been an outstanding advocate for youth and parenting in New Zealand for many years,” Mr Patrick said. “After 35 years of leading youth work, Ian & Mary established ‘Parenting With Confidence’, (now ‘The Parenting Place’), and he has now established ‘Fathers Who Dare Win’. Ian & Mary have authored several books, and Ian is a guest speaker and preacher in public seminars and churches, travelling extensively. “Ian also features on three programmes with the Rhema Radio Network in New Zealand: The Love Doctor (Youth) on Life FM network; “Don’t Take It For Granted” (one hour weekly) Rhema Family Network; “Grandparenting With Purpose”, Southern Star Radio network. “In this second weekend we want our centenary celebrations to be a blessing and a free gift to our Gisborne community. First, there is a ‘Fathers

“The breakfast will be continental - fruit, yoghurt, cereal, croissants, fruit juice, tea and coffee. Other churches have offered to support us with physical assistance to undertake this on the day. “Ian will be our guest speaker for the Sunday morning service 21 April with a theme of looking forward with faith and hope for future generations. “Then to close our centenary events, with again a ‘community working together focus’, Ian will speak again at a Combined Churches Service to be held at the ‘House of Breakthrough’, 6pm Sunday 21 April.


Built in ‘ONE’ Day...

The first Church Service was held on this site on Sunday 13 April 1913.


“One Hundred years ago, a group from varied denominations worked together on a section in Atkinson Street to erect pre-cut framework and cover it before nightfall – they made it. The next day a service of thanksgiving was held in the new Mangapapa Methodist Church, and it has never been without a core of people to love and serve God. The church was built in a day”. (From ‘Our Story’, by Iris McCoy).

The prefabricated Church was put together in one day, with the first service on the following day, Sunday 13 April 1913. The high centre part of the church building today, is still this pre-fab structure.


Anniversary... Psalm 105:1-4 (MSG) Hallelujah! Thank GOD! Pray to him by name! Tell everyone you meet what he has done! (2) Sing him songs, belt out hymns, translate his wonders into music! (3) Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs, you who seek GOD. Live a happy life! (4) Keep your eyes open for GOD, watch for his works; be alert for signs of his presence.

Rev. Niven Ball, who was the Minister at Mangapapa Church in the 1980’s will be “will be Guest Speaker at the Anniversary Weekend Thanksgiving Service, 10am Sunday 14 April.”


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Anniversary... Saturday 13 April 2pm Thanksgiving Service ROCK unveiling followed by Afternoon â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;High Teaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Reminiscent of 1913 times with a centenary cake,

Mosaic: Centenary creation Fellowship Dinner: 7pm At the Marina Restaurant. Book through Mangapapa Church Office or the OnlineForm:



Sunday 14 April 2013 10am ‘Thanksgiving Service’ followed by a Fellowship Luncheon. 6:30pm ‘Prayer Service’, as we close off the first 100 years and pray for the next weekend of events that commence our ‘Worship, Witness & Community’ in the next 100 years, or till ‘HE’ comes!


Hilda Harrison was 96 and died last year after a stroke 12 months previous that saw her last year in Dunblane Rest Home. She was the longest serving member from approx. 1930, and was loved by children, teens, adults alike. She never had children and her husband died in his late 50’s, but she was a women with “many children”.

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‘FREE’ Breakfast...

‘FREE‘ Community Breakfast with Ian Grant >>> For all Parents & Grandparents


8am, Saturday 20 April - Events Centre, A&P Showgrounds Sponsored by Mangapapa Church, Gisborne, as part of our ‘100 years Celebration Click Here >>>

Saturday 20 April, 8am This event is our free gift to the Community of Gisborne, on the occasion of our Centenary. Our aim is to bring inspiration encouragement and hope to hundreds of Parents and Grandparents.

Sunday 21 April 10am Ian Grant is speaking at the Mangapapa Church Service

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Combined Service...


Combined Service

Guest speakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Ian & Mary Grant Venue: House of Breakthrough cnr: Ormond & Lytton Rds Gisborne Date: 21 April 2013 - Sunday @ 6.30pm All welcome... Worship Team led by Mangapapa Church With thanks to Pastorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Norm, Jess and the House of Breakthrough for hosting this unique Team Gisborne Combined Service with Ian & Mary Grant. The Service will be led by the Mangapapa Church as part of their 100 Year Celebration as a fellowship in Gisborne.


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Mangapapa Church

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Church Leader: Stewart Patrick Home ph: (06) 868 8735 or mb: 021 047 0795 em:

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