Waikohu Co-operating Parish
Waikohu stretches deep into the hills of western Eastland, embracing a number of small scattered communities. The theology of the Waikohu Co-operating Parish is warmly Evangeilical with a strong emphasis on the saving power of Christ. Lay ministry is encouraged at every level.Contact: Paul & Carolyn Sparks - Phone: (06) 863 5008Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship: Varies according to leadership; Eucharist from prayer book but fairly informal and family centred (60-75 mins).
Matawai meets the first Sunday of every month with a Eucharist Service.
Te Karaka meets every week. Eucharist on the 3rd Sunday of every month.
Ethos: Friendly, Evangelical-charismatic; common purpose but diversity encouraged; serves as community church.
Ethnicity: Pakeha/Maori; Te Reo used in places, with some Maori worship songs.
Children: Sunday school at two church centres - Matawai and Te Karaka.
Social: Morning tea after worship
Outreach: Foodbank; Outreach to the Community. St Pauls Church Motu is being restored and holds three to four services per year.
Highlights: Christmas, Easter, Pentecost.