Welcome, haere mai, talofa lava, kia orana, fakaalofa lahi atu, anyoung haseyo
Join us every Sunday morning at 9:30am for a warm hearted, inspiring, familiar style service that will encourage you and give your faith a much needed lift. St Enoch’s has a growing, diverse congregation and a thriving Sunday School for children from toddlers to teens.
Everyone’s welcome for tea and coffee after the Sunday service.
Loving is living in God!
1 John 4:16 is one of those sucker punch verses: “We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.” It makes you feel all warm, secure and fuzzy because it confirms God loves you. It does not get better than that! BUT then you realise that God’s love is not something we get; it is something that gets us. It changes us, and it compels us to be and behave in such a way that God can be seen in us! “No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.” (1 John 4:12)
God is love. God is the source of real love, transformational love, sacrificial love, life-giving love. We all need love. Not false love trying to manipulate us to dance so someone else’s tune. Not selfish love and care, based on who we are and what we have to offer, but love in spite of who we are and how we sometimes behave. That is the love we receive from God and the love we are called to share. That kind of love is living in God and God living in us.
For many people belonging to a Church is a vital and positive part of their lives. Church membership offers a supportive community, people with whom they hold shared values and links to a tradition and faith.
134 SIXTEENTH AVE, TAURANGA.
NOTE: Motorists cannot turn RIGHT into Sixteenth Avenue. You have to turn into 17th Ave and drive around the block.
Or turn LEFT into Sixteenth Avenue coming from the town centre.