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Sunday Services

Note:- Our building is closed for Sunday worship until Auckland returns to Covid Alert Level 1.

 Committees, men’s group, circle groups, and renters may return at Level 2 if they can meet Ministry of Health NZ guidelines with regard to social distancing etc.

Next:- Sunday 26th September 2021

Topic:- Why are you here?
Going to church is so 20th century

Speaker & Worship leader: Rev. Clay Nelson

No Live service in the building
due to Auckland’s Covid Alert Level

We will meet at 11:00AM by Zoom

(UTC 25th September, 22:00)

Meeting ID: 894 916 3748, Passcode: 12345.

and, until Auckland returns to Covid alert level 1, you can

Zoom into a daily morning tea and chat, with whoever else turns up,

11:00am, Link, ID & passcode as above.

Asylum Seekers

How many Kiwis actually know that people seeking asylum here in Aotearoa are sent to prison on arrival, and are often left for months without any method of communication, or legal assistance? This is not how we expect people to be treated, and we need to fix it.

Please read more about it, and sign the petition addressed to Minister Faafoi.

Craftivist Companions - Auckland Unitarian Church, Thursdays 7.30pm - All welcome, beginners to artisans. - Making projects for a better world.

Songs and Chants of Universal Peace — now online – Sunday 26th September 2021, 5:00-6.00PM.

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Songs and chants will be followed by small group sharing breakout rooms.

(But if we are able to meet in the church for our spring dances and community potluck event, this will be 5.00–8.00pm.)

RSVP to Sally Mabelle below to stay posted and for Zoom details. .
RSVP, get more information, or leave a comment below.

West Auckland Dances of Universal Peace – Monday, 30th August, 2021 – Cancelled.

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This evening now cancelled due to Covid.

Come join us for a special evening of dances of universal peace with Sally Mabelle and Matêj Koukl, sufi whirling by Abheer, and the resonant sounds of crystal singing bowls by Katrin Franz.

Ranui Community Centre, 474 Swanson Road

Supported by Auckland Unitarians, Koha appreciated toward hall rental and refreshments.

RSVP to Sally Mabelle – 02102228782, or via the form below.
RSVP, get more information, or leave a comment below.

Quiz on Wheels – Fundraiser for PSJ projects

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Photos from this can be seen on this google slideshow.

On Saturday 7 August Auckland Unitarians will be holding a battle of wits as we gently explore Northcote/Birkenhead. The stakes are high, those in the winning car will win movie tickets!

This is a fun day out for all the family, there are questions to answer and quests to accomplish. Learn some of the history, love stories and and interest spots of one of our fascinating city suburbs. It is highly recommended that each team has at least one member with a phone with access to the internet.

We finish up with a shared afternoon tea chez Rachel and Clay. This is a fundraiser for Peace and Social Justice projects. Suggested entry fee is $10-$20 per adult, depending on what you can afford. Children are free. Winners are determined by wits, not speed! More details later…

Craftivist Companions update: 1st August 2021

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We are currently working on two projects. If you would like to come along and help us with strategy, or just to create your own piece of craftivism, please join us on Thursday evenings 7.30 at the church. Cups of tea, yummy snacks, stimulating company and craft tuition are all part of the package. Hope to see you there!

  1. Our blanket in support of Amnesty International’s campaign for Asylum Seeker Rights. The blanket has a flock of birds of many colours, flying towards a better future, and carrying messages of hope. Purple hearts, representing compassion and courage also adorn the blanket. We also hope to include flowers. (If you would like to add a bird, please point it to the east, so it is flying with the flock.)
  2. We are also supporting a campaign for a fairer future through Action Station. We are making bookmarks, with Fairer Future messages, and plan a guerrilla bookmark insertion campaign, into public library books, once we have enough ammunition.
Blanket with AI logo, birds, hearts
Work in progress…

Dances of Universal Peace — Sunday 8 August, 2021

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Arrive from 4.45pm for a 5.00pm start.

Dances 5:00-6:30pm.

Followed by a community potluck 6:30pm–8:00pm, so please bring a plate to share.

Koha appreciated (to support the Auckland Unitarians Peace and Social Justice projects and events such as this.)

Location: our church sanctuary.

RSVP to Sally Mabelle via the form below.

RSVP, get more information, or leave a comment below.

Tree Council badges presented to MPs

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Join us for our next Craffiti project, Thursday evenings, 7.30, in the church.

Craftivist Companions have completed our project on behalf of The Tree Council. We made 120 badges and sent one to every MP asking them to support legislation to provide greater protection for urban trees.
25th June – We presented them to Deborah Russell, MP for New Lynn…
30th June – Deborah Russell delivered them to parliament for us, and we are delighted to see them being worn by several MPs!

Quiz Night Returns!

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Absent in 2020 due to ‘that virus’ Quiz Night returns in 2021 bigger and better than ever!

Saturday 22 May, 6.00 pm–10.00pm:  

Contact Betsy Marshall ( or sign up at a Sunday service to let us know if you (and the number of family members/friends) are planning to attend the Celebration Dinner and Quiz Night at the church on Saturday 22 May from 6.00pm to 10.00pm
As everyone will be seated at round tables for eight, we are keen to ensure we have enough tables for everyone attending.
Also, please bring along a main, salad or dessert for six to eight people for a pot-luck dinner.
How wonderful it will be to get together after a year of Covid restrictions.  Also, we look forward to having a brief presentation from our Church Treasurer about what will be needed to ensure our community continues to thrive this year.
Hope to see you on Saturday 22 May.
Betsy Marshall
Quiz Night Coordinator

Universal Worship

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with representatives from the major world faiths.

7:15PM, Friday 7th May 2021

Inviting people of all faiths to join us for a special service celebrating our unity and spiritual friendship across the differences of race, culture and beliefs.

Universal Worship is an inclusive service spreading the message of the underlying unity of religion. It intends to foster harmony, respect and understanding amongst the faith communities.

Universal Worship includes sacred music and readings from the scriptures of the worlds major religions.