With the rapid developments surrounding Coronavirus COVID-19, we have reshaped our Sunday Gatherings.

Watch our 10am live stream Sunday Gathering on our Facebook page.

COVID-19 Updates & Recommendations

23rd March, 6pm

Hi Church Family,

We pray this finds you well and at peace.

Yesterday we enjoyed our first live stream Sunday Gathering! Thank you to everyone who ‘tuned in’ – it was great to see you all, get your greetings and encouragement, plus the pics of you tuning in! We had well over 2000 views, and know that there were 10-20 people meeting in some homes (that’s a lot of people gathering! - This must be our largest Sunday reach in history!)

As of this afternoon, our government has announced that we’re at Alert Level 3 and planning to move to Alert Level 4 in the next 48 hours. This has a few implications for how the next month of ‘Church Gatherings’ looks!

Until further notice, we will continue to bring you a live stream of some kind at 10am each Sunday morning. We’ve also got a couple of other live stream initiatives in the pipeline as well as an email devotional – so keep an eye on our Facebook page and Emails for those coming out! Feel free to pass the word to your spheres of influence to ‘like’ or ‘follow’ our FB and Instagram pages.

Although we may not be able to meet in our Activate Groups at the moment, please stay connected with each other. Hebrews 10:25 (TPT) “This is not the time to pull away and neglect meeting together, as some have formed the habit of doing, because we need each other! In fact, we should come together even more frequently, eager to encourage and urge each other onward as we anticipate that day dawning.”

Even though meeting together may not look like what we’re used to, we’re so blessed to live in a time where technology is readily available. Don’t stop ‘meeting’ in your Groups, just change the way you meet and make sure to check in on each other! (Phone: 07 855 0260, E-mail: office.hamilton@activatechurches.com, Skype, FB Groups, FaceTime, Zoom etc).

We have a team ready to connect with you on all of our platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Email, plus our office phone will continue to be monitored. If you’re not in a Group, then please let us know – it’s important to support each other in this time! We’re only a call/message away.

Many Blessings,
Ps Sheridyn & Jan Rodgers

19th March, 4pm

Latest COVID-19 Update

Hi Church Family,

Things are moving at a rapid pace with our country’s response to Covid-19. Our Prime Minister has just now announced that there are to be no ‘gatherings’ over 100 people, which obviously presents challenges to churches. Our priority is your safety and well-being, so we have chosen to temporarily stop all weekend gatherings and live stream a 10am gathering to your homes!

If you have any concerns or questions please contact us via email at office.hamilton@activatechurches.com, message us on Facebook, or leave a message on 07 855 0260 and one of the Team will respond to you.

We believe that this an opportunity for the church of Jesus Christ to shine. We encourage you to be like Jesus to your neighbours, work colleagues, friends and family and check on them. Who is around you? Who are you connected to that you can check up on? Be ready to share hope and peace, pointing people to Jesus.

Changes:
We are temporarily pausing all weekend gatherings. This means that this coming Sunday (22/3/20) we will have no physical gathering at either of our Hamilton campuses.
We will be live-streaming a 10am Gathering to you.

The live stream will be available on Facebook and YouTube at 10am on Sunday. If you have difficulty navigating our Facebook and Youtube pages, visit our website and follow the links at the top of the page.

We encourage you to meet with your Activate Group and tune in to the live stream together. If you’re new to church or not in a small group, let us know and we’ll get you connected. In our modern age, it is easy to stay connected, but it’s up to you to be proactive and ensure you do!

Our response as believers is to live in faith, and faith has a partner called wisdom. We pray you remain close to Him and well connected to those around you.

Summary:
All public physical gatherings for Activate Church this Sunday are cancelled.
That’s 9am Ruakura Campus, 10am North Campus, 10:30am Ruakura Campus, 6pm Ruakura Campus.
We will be live streaming on Sunday at 10am on Facebook and YouTube.

The speed of change is causing us to bring swift and significant change to our mode of operation. Early next week we will be releasing a plan to empower you to stay connected with one another and purposed in your faith journey. Stay tuned.

Our prayers are with you all as we walk this time together.

Matthew 5:14-16
“Your lives light up the world. Let others see your light from a distance, for how can you hide a city that stands on a hilltop? And who would light a lamp and then hide it in an obscure place? Instead, it’s placed where everyone in the house can benefit from its light. So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that the commendable things you do will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven.”

Blessings,

Ps Sheridyn & Jan Rodgers

17th March Update

Hi Church Family,

With the rapid developments surrounding COVID-19, we have chosen to postpone Conference and reshape our Sunday Gatherings.

Please take note, at this stage our Sunday Gatherings this week are as follows:

10am North Campus (as normal)
10am Combined Ruakura Campus (LIVE STREAMED)
6pm Ruakura Campus (as normal)

We will be live streaming our 10am Combined Ruakura Gathering to our Facebook and Youtube pages. Kids programmes will continue to run as normal, and you’re welcome to join us if you choose to – however from this weekend we will be live streaming the morning Ruakura Gathering.

We ask if you are not feeling well, or have travelled, please take advantage of the live stream option and choose to not attend.

If you need some assistance with navigating our Youtube or Facebook pages to find the live stream, follow the links in this paragraph.

2 Timothy 1:7 ‘For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.’

Blessings,

Ps Sheridyn & Jan Rodgers

16th March Update

Hi Church Family,

Ps Sheridyn updated us all yesterday in our Gatherings of how Activate Church Hamilton is responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Here is a summary of what he said:

As you are aware, COVID-19 has become a worldwide concern. We have been keeping a close eye on what the NZ government has recommended so that we can keep you and your family as safe as possible. We are committed to providing a clean and safe environment, and in addition to hand soap being available in the bathrooms, we now have a supply of hand sanitizer available at both campuses and are taking extra care while preparing beverages, morning tea in our cross-over café, Snack & Chat, and communion.

At this point in time, we don’t need to make any changes to the way we do our Gatherings, so Sunday Gatherings will continue as planned. We will continue to monitor any changes that the government introduces that may affect how we meet in future on Sundays and throughout the week. In the case our government recommends that gatherings of people do not meet, we will live stream. Our Sunday Gatherings may look a little different, but we believe God will continue to move in powerful ways!

To ensure you receive all future updates, please make sure you are connected to all of our communications platforms: Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and the Anews. If your details need updating or you’ve never received our weekly email newsletter, please email the office at office.hamilton@activatechurches.com.

Finally, this is a time for us, the Church, to be filled with faith and walk in wisdom. It’s an opportunity for the Church to shine. Many people in our community are fearful. This is the moment for the Church of Christ to bring hope to the hopeless, calm to the storm, and to be light in the darkness. In these times, we encourage you to be bold in the eternal hope of Jesus. 1 John 4:4 (NLT), “But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” Watch out for your neighbours and communities and Wherever Whenever, be like Jesus. Continue to pray for New Zealand and the world, that this situation would cause people to turn their eyes in the direction of our Creator.

We will continue to keep you updated as new information becomes available. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email our office on office.hamilton@activatechurches.com

Numbers 6:24-26 (NLT):

“May the LORD bless you
and protect you.
May the LORD smile on you
and be gracious to you.
May the LORD show you his favour
and give you his peace.”

Blessings,
Ps Sheridyn & Jan Rodgers