About us - Robin Palmer
We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. Rev Robin Palmer is our Pastor. Prior to working for five years in Wellington Robin and Sheilagh spent nearly 20 years in ministry in the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa. They have three adult children.
Robin has specialised in working with young people and family crises and also has a wealth of pastoral experience leading growing congregations. He is an enthusiastic communicator, and also has specialist counselling training and expertise. More than anything, he loves the Lord Jesus.
About us - Sue Ellis
Sue Ellis is our family Ministries Co-ordinator. She joined the team in February and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our ministry at BBP. Sue has had years of experience in community work through ministry in the Salvation Army and other church planting and pastoral work. She oversees our ministry to children and teenagers, and mentors young adults in the church. Sue has a passion for the community and supports our mainly music families as well as engaging with social concerns in Browns Bay and surrounds.
About us - our flavour
Our Presbyterian heritage means we value team leadership, caring for each other and our community, and thoughtful, relevant Bible-based teaching. We are a dynamic church seeking to bring the unchanging message of Jesus to our community and society. Our church family is made up of people of all ages and various cultures, who gladly encourage one another in the Christian faith.
What to expect at a Sunday or Tuesday service
There is no dress code at our worship services. People lead in prayer, we sing songs of worship, and look at a passage from the Bible and how it applies to us. The 10.30 am service music is more contempory while the 9.00 am service has more of a mix of older and newer songs and hymns. Tea, coffee and refreshments are serviced after both services.
Our 10.00am Tuesday church meets on the second Tuesday of each month and enjoys traditional hymns of the faith in a shorter and more reflective service. This is followed by a shared tea/coffee fellowship.
What else happens?
The church has many other groups and community building activities that people from our church and community enjoy. So why not check out Browns Bay Presbyterian? We would love to have you visit us.
If you have any pastoral or counselling needs or questions about our church life, please get in touch with our minister, Robin, at BBP Pastor.
recoded November 2013