Notices

COVID-19 Alert Level 1

We are under Covid Alert level 1 at present.
This means that the disease is contained but we need to be ready in case the disease reappears in our community.

we are still urged to keep track of our movements and where we have been in case contact tracing is again needed.

Information about what you are able to do, the precautions you should take and other information regarding life under alert level 1 can be found here; COVID-19 Alert Level 1 Information.


We Are Having Church Each Sunday

 We are having our Church meeting in our Church building each Sunday.

The service is at 10 am as usual. However there are a few changes to our regular Sunday's.

You will need to sign in again. If you have the COVID TRACER APP, that is brilliant! Signing in this way is easy.
We also have pen and paper to sign in, this sign in is for our head count of those coming through the door so that we do not exceed the gathering limit under the COVID regulations.

You're safety is very important to us!
If you are not felling well, then please stay at home and get well and take good care of yourself. You can call your Small Group Leader, Pastor or Elders for Prayer.

To help speed up the process of Covid tracing here at Elim Tokoroa, we are asking that everyone download the Covid Tracer App onto your mobile phone.
The App is available for Android and Apple/Iphone users.
We have several Tokoroa Elim QR codes onsite ready for use now including this Sunday's Service on the 30th August.

You will need:

An active email address

Contact phone number

This information will be asked for when you download the app onto your phone.

HERE IS THE LINK
https://tracing.covid19.govt.nz/

Alternatively there WILL still be sign-in sheets if you are unable to use our Tokoroa Elim QR codes.

If you have any questions / in need of help with this, please contact Isaac or Charles.




NZ COVID Tracer app

Sign up to protect yourself, your whanau and your community.

Sermons

We are biginning to record the Sunday services again. The recordings are being done on video camera. Please contact Charles to find out how to watch the service on Youtube. The audio only will be available on the sermons page. Note: if you are conscious of data usage the audio only recording on our sermons page will consume a lot less data than the video on youtube - but you may miss overhead presentations.

Please Pray And Uplift Your Pastor Daily

Day in and day out, week after week your pastor works on your behalf. There are many trials and tribulations that your pastor faces day after day that we may never hear about. Please pray and uplift your pastor day by day and when you have the opportunity, speak some encouragement into his life. Below is the the reading from "The Word For Today" for the 14th February 2019.


'Honour...your leaders in the Lord's work.' 1 Thessalonians 5:12 NLT

If you want to encourage your pastor:
(1) Cut the criticism. Most workers are evaluated each year based on their job performance; pastors are evaluated every week. Remember, if a particular sermon doesn't scratch where you itch, chances are somebody else needs to hear it.

(2) 'Remember your leaders who taught you the Word' (Hebrews 13:7 NLT), and pray for their spiritual growth. Goethe said, 'If you treat a person as he is, he'll stay that way. But if you treat him as what he ought to be, he'll become what he ought to be and could be.'

(3) Write a note. Especially when something your leader says or does ministers to you. Verbal encouragement is good, but a note can be read many times over.

(4) Put your talents to work. For example, if you're mechanically inclined, service the pastor's car. If you're technologically savy, help them improve their computer skills. Instead of saying, 'You need to do this,' say, 'I'd like to help by doing.' Ask where your skills are most needed and become an active participant.

(5) Squash gossip. James said, 'If you...don't control your tongue...your religion is worthless' (James 1:26 NLT). Counter negative talk with positive comments, and correct misinformation with truth. If all else fails - walk away!

(6) Be openly responsive. Nothing encourages leaders like seeing people respond to their preaching and teaching.

(7) Lose the measuring stick. Instead of expecting them to be a mirror image of their predecessor, thank God for your pastor's individual style to minister to those in need.

Soulfood: Gen 35-36 Luke 9:57-62 Ps 149 Pro 4:25-27,


Weekly News Letter / Bulletin

We are not producing a weekly News Bulletin at the moment. Announcements are made during the course of the morning service on Sunday. Those announcements may or may not be displayed on this page. A monthly Bulletin / Schedule of meetings / activities is presently being produced. The August 2020 Bulletin / Schedule is available for viewing on our Weekly Newsletter page.
Due to the COVID-19 situation some planned activities may not be happening or may be conducted online instead. If unsure please use our usual phone contact numbers to inquire.



VOLTAGE Youth Group Mid-Week Gatherings

The VOLTAGE youth group is for year ages 9 - 13, call the Church to inquire about attendance at this group.


Small Groups


These groups are designed for you to have a closer relationship with people in the church and for you to grow in the knowledge of God. If you are not attending a Small Group but feel you would like to - please contact Pastor Brian who will assist you in determining which one is best suited for you.


There are both day time and evening Small Groups in operation.


It's not too late to join one. We have different groups you could join, all with something different to offer. If you're looking to find family, look here!


Are you a person who for what ever reason does not or can not attend church, but feel you may be comfortable to learn about and discuss God's word in the comfort of some ones lounge? If so, a Small Group may be for you. Phone the church on the number at the foot of the page and explain to the receptionist or Pastor your situation and ask to be recommended a Small Group to attend.



Christmas Box


Elim Church Tokoroa is partnering again this year with Elim Church Hamilton in producing Christmas Boxes of food for needy families.
The goal is to supply 2000 boxes this year. Fundraising is beginning now. Donations are tax deductible. 

Donations can be put in a Tithing envelope marked as "Christmas Box" and put in the weekly offering at Elim Church Tokoroa.
Don't forget to use your Tithing number so you can receive a Donation Receipt at the end of the financial year and claim 33.333% back from IRD.

One Christmas Box costs $30.00 to fill
.

For further details see the flyer pages below;


Christmas Box Page 1


Christmas Box Page 2


Christmas Box Page 3



LIGHT PARTY


Light Party Image

The Light Party was a great success.


ELIM CHURCH LIGHT PARTY

THANK YOU NOTICE


The Elim Church would like to thank all people and local businesses for
your support in our re-launch of the Light Party held on 31 October 2019. We are so
thankful for all of your help!


Here is a list of local businesses who sponsored this event.

                                •                         David Henry Grants                                                      Graize Mighty Fine Meats
                            •                         New World                                                                    Hales  Driving School               
                            •                         Tokoroa 3D Cinemas                                                    Aotea Dairy
                            •                         TACS Technology                                                         Activate Church    
                            •                         Impact Photographic                                                    South Waikato Cycles & Lawncare
                            •                         TCOSS                                                                         New 2U Traders
                            •                         Unichem                                                                       The Craft Barn
                            •                         Burger King                                                                   Arama Ngapo-Lipscombe
                            •                         Richard's Computer Services                                       LMC Law Limited
                            •                         GYM 56                                                                        The Salvation Army
                            •                         South Waikato District Council                                     South Waikato Indoor Pools
                            •                         South Waikato Event Centre

Thank you Tokoroa for your help
and love for our kids and for our community.
Together we can make a difference!





Parents ....


please collect your children from the Crèche / Kids  Church every Sunday straight after church ... BEFORE going to the Cafe. Please make yourselves known to the Kids Church Leaders.



Global Nulife Ministries


The June 2020 Global Nulife Ministries News Letter is available for viewing on our Missions Page.
Elim Tokoroa supports a number of causes in India through the work of Nancy Dykes and Global Nulife Ministries.


Christian Radio Stations


The South Waikato and immediate Tokoroa area has a choice of Christian radio and television stations you can listen to. Information about these stations can be found on our Radio Rhema & Shine TV page. Click on the Short-cut link at the foot of any of our pages.



Facebook Page


Elim Tokoroa  has a Facebook page. There you may find reports of recent events in the church community, videos of recent events and various other snippets of information. Please "Like" these items on Facebook as this is another way to draw people to see what our church does and to see that us real people, in a real world, serving a real God, with real answers, are having fun while doing that.
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