Dances of Universal Peace

Dances of Universal Peace combine community seasonal ritual with simple, joyful circle dances and songs/chants from various spiritual traditions, with the aim of creating a shared celebration and experience of love, harmony and beauty. We affirm our interconnection with each other and the web of life.

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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 19 December

Summer Solstice Dances of Universal Peace

Dances of Universal Peace combine community seasonal ritual with simple, joyful circle dances and songs/chants from various spiritual traditions, with the aim of creating a shared celebration and experience of love, harmony and beauty. We affirm our interconnection with each other and the web of life.

Sponsored by our Peace and Social justice committee.

RSVP to Sally Mabelle 021 0222 8782 or via form below.

All welcome, Koha appreciated.

Peace & Social Justice Report – July 2020

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Peace & Social Justice Report – July 2020

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Duffy Books in Homes – Glen Taylor School

Brenda reports that in the Food Parcel Assistance for Glen Taylor School (GTS) during lockdown, in which much of the congregation was involved, a total of $2,370 was donated by us which meant many families in their local communities were helped. The principal of GTS and Clay put together a Sunday Zoom service on 17th May which was much enjoyed.

When asked how we could best help advocate for GTS, the principal suggested we could help ensure the promised upgrade to the school property actually occurs, support an increase in wages for Teacher Aids, and continue to press for an end to child poverty and a reduction in inequality.

Continue reading Peace & Social Justice Report – July 2020

Peace and Social Justice Group – February 2020 update

with Paul Henriques

Peace and Social Justice Group – February 2020 update
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Paul Henriques © 16 February 2020

Duffy Books in Homes

Our Peace and Social Justice (PSJ) sponsorship of the Glen Taylor School, which enables their participation in the Duffy Books in Homes programme, continues to reward us with great satisfaction. The children are thriving with the supplied books. PSJ representatives will attend a role model assembly at the school in March and I’m sure Brenda and Gary will provide more details on that after we’ve been.

Continue reading Peace and Social Justice Group – February 2020 update

Dances of Universal Peace

with Sally Mabelle

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Sally Mabelle © 4th February 2018

No text this week. but here are the words to the karakia used near the beginning of the service:-

Karakia tīmatanga.

Manawa mai te mauri nuku
Manawa mai te mauri rangi
Ko te mauri kai au
He mauri tipua
Ka pakaru mai te po
Tau mai te mauri
Haumi e, Hui e, Taiki e!


Opening prayer.

Embrace the life force of the earth
Embrace the life force of the sky
The life force gathered is powerful
It shatters the darkness
Come great life force
United, Connected, Blessed

And the hymn towards the end:-



Te Aroha,
Te Whakapono,
Te Rangimarie,
Tatou Tatou e,


Love,
Faith,
Peace
For All.