Waitoki Community Church is part of Whangaparaoa Parish
Waitoki congregation is small and elderly.
The area now has a growing number of life-stylers and has an active Manly Music Group and Coffee group that meets in the church.
Andrew Gamman met recently with a couple of the Mainly Music mums and talked about planting a new sort of congregation. He also spoke to the 3 elderly ladies who form the basis for the congregation and they were enthusiastic, as they realise the present show hasn’t got much future.
So they’re off on a new experiment with an all-age hands-on church. Andrew has got no false illusions about it being an easy thing to start a new congregation… but they’ll give it their best shot and re-evaluate in the New Year.
Andrew has been out and dropped 200 flyers in Waitoki letterboxes. He has roped Val Nicholls in to help.
The Good News is there were 18 who turned up on the first Sunday with another planned for 4 December. Let us keep them in our prayers.