The PCANZ Special Assembly 22 supported the proposal that the PCANZ become a denominational partner of Eco Church NZ and that individual presbyteries and parishes be encouraged to join Eco Church. Eco Church New Zealand is churches across Aotearoa New Zealand actively caring for God’s earth as an integral part of their mission. A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand established the Eco Church NZ Project in 2020 as an ecumenical initiative to support church communities to actively care for God’s earth as an integral part of their mission.
Special Assembly also passed a motion that all ministry units within the Presbyterian Church undertake the A Rocha Eco Church survey www.ecochurch.org.nz/self-assessment-worksheet and choose one action point from each suggested area to complete over the coming year.
Online Eco Church Wānanga
Calling all church-based eco reps and those interested in Eco Church from across the motu!
Three-part interactive online wānanga for Eco Church kaihāpai / advocates.
25 July – Session 1: What is an Eco Church?
1 Aug – Session 2: How do Eco Churches work in practice?
8 Aug – Session 3: Challenges, opportunities and what YOU can do
Who: Anyone who wants to support their church to care for the environment
When: 7:30pm – 9pm on Mondays 25 July, 1 Aug, 8 Aug
Where: Zoom, in the comfort of your own home
Download the Wananga poster here.
Eco Church Website