Christmas Events

Tuesday 11 December, 9am – 10.30am @ 1 Wanaka Street
Learning Christmas carols for pre-schoolers

An opportunity for the little ones to come along for some singing, dancing, games and special Christmas morning tea! Parents are welcome (and encouraged!) to join in with the littlies. This event will be held in the Chapel at 1 Wanaka Street Johnsonville. For any further information you may require email or call 04 477 6827.

Wednesday 12 December, 6pm – 7pm @ 1 Wanaka Street
Take a break, meditation and mindfulness.

Eddie Condra will be leading this session, a time for peace and reflection.

Thursday 13 December, from 3pm, various rest homes
Christmas carols for the elderly.

Challenge 2000 will visit local rest homes brining Christmas joy and hope through carols! If you would like to join our singing crew please email  or call 04 477 6827.

Saturday 15 December, 9am – 11am @ 1 Wanaka Street
Christmas Story – learning and drama for school aged children

We invite school aged children to come and join us to learn about the Christmas story which will translate into a Christmas drama. Led by Kitty McKinley, drama extraordinaire. For any further information email or call 04 477 6827.

Sunday 16 December 7pm – 8.30pm @ Pa Maria 78 Hobson St Thorndon – Challenge 2000 Documentary screening

If you missed the world premiere here is your opportunity to see it! We will be hosting a screening of the powerful documentary capturing the inspiring story of Challenge 2000. This will be followed by Christmas cake and a cuppa. Please RSVP to or call 04 477 6827.

Monday 17 December, 7am – 9am @ Wellington Station
Busking for Christmas

Join us at the Wellington station where our talented musicians will be performing! Tell all your friends and come down for a boogie and drop us some coin!

Wednesday 19 December, all day @ 1 Wanaka Street
Christmas hampers – drop your gifts in

In preparation for our Christmas hamper delivery, where we will be delivering 120 hampers filled with fresh produce, meat, and gifts that our children and young people, we invite you to drop by with your donation to fill our hampers! We will have Christmas cake and a hot cuppa on offer all day. If you aren’t able to make it on this day – we will be taking donations up until Friday 21 December. Alternatively, if you would like to make a donation for us to purchase on your behalf please reference “Xmas action” 01 – 0519 – 0057660 – 00

Friday 21 December, 1pm – 3pm @ Newlands Community Centre
Baking and Christmas crafts for school aged children

This afternoon activity is part of our school holiday programme, we would love to have you join! Please email to register your spot!

Sunday 23 December, 4pm – 5pm  @ 1 Wanaka Street
Prayers for peace & Christmas liturgy

Come join us for a Christmas liturgy, all welcome ages 0-109!