Events

Church in Progress aims to create spaces to connect with God and with one another.

All Church in Progress events are open to all – no matter how you identify or what your age or status might be. ALL are welcome and affirmed. Keep scrolling down the end of the page for details of events you can come along to.

Due to the spread of COVID-19 Church in Progress is ramping up it’s online presence. Sadly, many of the face-to-face gatherings you see below may have to be cancelled. The best way to check if they are going ahead is to look at the facebook page.

Church in Progress tries not to do things just because they have always been done that way. It’s a group of people that are finding ways to connect faith with everyday life. It’s a place in which noisy kids are celebrated and there’s a welcome for everyone, no matter what their belief system or status is.

Are you someone that …

… wants to find out what a being a follower of Jesus looks like
… want to be part of a faith community but not sure about ‘church’
… is searching for a church that is fully GLBTQI affirming
… you have questions about God or spiritual stuff and want to discuss them
… looking for a community of people that invest time in social justice issues

Well, Church in Progress could be just the thing you are looking for!

Click the following to find out more…

Monthly Gatherings – Worship

Short & Simple Sunday Service – An online experience

Dinner, Conversation & Prayer – Food Court Gatherings

Easter Events 2020

Christmas Events 2020

Annual Meeting 2020

Special Events

If you would like to chat to Rev Emily before you come along to an event please get in touch – by email hello@churchinprogress.org or via the facebook page.

Church in Progress does not own a building so it’s recommended that you check the facebook events page just in case there are last minute changes to the venue. You can RSVP there too and join in the ongoing conversations. PLUS, there are last minute events that pop up!


Monthly Gatherings

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The Church in Progress Monthly Gatherings are a wonderful time to come together for a creative time of sharing, prayer, conversation and food! Each gathering starts at 4pm. However, people are always welcome to arrive from 3.15pm to help set up. It’s a great way to get to know one another better. There is a chance to share food too, around 5pm. If you are able, please bring something to share.

Every Church in Progress event has an open invitation. ALL are welcome, no matter how you identify. We are blessed by The Good Seeds Trust who let us use their building at 18a Mervan Street, Mangere East for our monthly gatherings. Our wonderful hosts are working on making the building totally accessible but it’s a work in progress. If you have questions about accessing the building please talk to us and we can work something out.

2020 Monthly Gathering Dates are:

Friday 7th Feb 6.30pm – different day and time – click here for more details

Then… Saturday 7th March 4pm / Saturday 4th April 4pm Cancelled due to COVID-19 / (See below for Easter Events) / Saturday 2nd May 4pm / Saturday 6th June 4pm

We also plan to hold gatherings on the following dates but check back later in the year for details …

Saturday 4th July 4pm / Saturday 1st August 4pm / Saturday 5th September 4pm / Saturday 3rd October 4pm / Saturday 7th November 4pm / Saturday 5th December 4pm


Dinner, Conversation & Prayer

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An event run by Church in Progress – A dinner with conversation. Can guarantee … good conversation, food and an opportunity to share in conversation any prayer needs. We’ll be there from 6pm till 8pm – so pop in when you can. Buy your own food or share – no problem 🙂

Please check on our facebook page for any last minute changes.

Dinner Dates for 2020 are:

Wednesday 19 February 2020 TBC \ Wednesday 18th March 2020 TBC \ Wednesday 15th April 2020 TBC due to COVID-19 \ Wednesday 20th May 2020 \ Wednesday 17th June 2020 \ Wednesday 15th July 2020 \ Wednesday 19th August 2020 \ Wednesday 16th September 2020 \ Wednesday 21st October 2020 \ Wednesday 18th November 2020


Short & Simple Sunday Service

Church in Progress is committed to providing spaces in which people can reconnect with God and with one another. These services are a wonderful way to connect with others throughout Aotearoa and the world in prayer.

EVERY Sunday 8pm (NZ time) March and April, Church in Progress will be hosting an online service. It will be simple and short – a chance to share prayers and to prayerfully ponder a section of scripture. This is not a ‘live stream’ of a physical service. This is an online event in which you can participate.

To join in simply click this link https://zoom.us/j/156513267 – if you’ve never used ‘zoom’ before, it’s a good idea to click this link early, you may need to download zoom. You can do this anytime from now. For more info and to rsvp please click here.


Easter Events

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Good Friday 10th April 2020 – 5.30-7.30pm – click here for more details and to check if this gathering will be online or face-to-face.

Community Event – Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic! Easter Sunday is a day of celebration!

Prayers that this event goes ahead! Check facebook for updates 🙂

Come and join the fun at Massey Homestead and bring a picnic (hopefully the weather will be good). Easter Egg hunt starts at 11.30am.  This is a FREE event and everyone is invited. If you would like to donate Easter Eggs please get in touch. More details here.


Christmas Events


Annual Meeting

Special Events

Please note that the community day planned for the 25th January 2020 has been postponed – watch this space for an update …

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