PLEASE NOTE: Event is Cancelled
New Year Greetings, deacon sisters and brothers in Christ,
At long last, it seems safe to plan another national face to face gathering as long as all attending are fully vaccinated. There are funds from a 2019 St John’s Grant waiting to be used and it seems timely that we gather to share stories, challenges and joys, and most of all, mutual encouragement.
Friday 4th March to Sunday 6th March 2022
I have booked some accommodation at a central city hotel, Hotel Give. The YMCA refurbished this lovely accommodation and run it as a way to raise funds for their work in the community. Staying with them means we assist in their work. Our funds would provide two nights of single room accommodation free of charge to you or you might pay a little extra for an ensuite.
We will provide a simple continental breakfast in the shared guest lounge or you might like to explore one of the nearby café venues. We are located right near the Arts Centre. Lunches will be catered and evening meals will be your only extra expense – see below.
At this stage the timetable looks like this:
Check in to the Hotel any time after 3 pm. Transport from airport provided if required.
6 pm Dinner together at DUO Restaurant (on-site) and social time
After breakfast (as above) we travel to the meeting venue, the meeting room of the Community of the Sacred Name. The day together will begin and end with worship, the morning will focus on sharing our own stories of what being a deacon looks like for each of us at this time. Details of the afternoon’s workshop/speaker will follow once they are confirmed. There will also be a short meeting of our national association (DANZA) to elect the executive officers. More details will follow. After dinner together at a nearby venue (DUX Central), there will be free time.
Breakfast as before, check out of the hotel (unless you have chosen to book for an extra night) and then back to the CSN meeting room for Eucharist together and closing review/planning. Lunch will be provided and then transport to / assistance with Christchurch sightseeing. Otherwise, transport to the airport.
Costs in summary
- Accommodation: Cost $0 - $35 each night ($0-$70 total)
- Meals: (evenings only) $25- $30 each night ($50- $70 as you wish)
- Travel: your cost until you get to Christchurch
Registration: for DANZA members no cost. For non-members $15.
If you have questions or comments please email me directly.
If you wish to register now please do so by email (including the information below) or by completing the form below.
The deadline will be February 11th 2022
Please note that to keep costs down I will not be printing a brochure as in other years so if you know of someone who may not be on email please contact me with an address and I will post out this information.
I do hope you are able to join us for this weekend.
May God continue to bless you in your ministry, Anne