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Home Groups
HOME GROUPS - every fortnight on Wednesdays 7.00pm.
        Graham's ~ Phone Ian 027 429 8789
        Harwood's ~ Phone Robbie 021 030 0564
                             - every fortnight on Thursdays 7.30pm.
        Matthews ~ Phone Lynda 021 383 928
LADIES BIBLE STUDY - every Tuesday 10am. Phone Susan 8657342 for details.
MENS GROUP - every Tuesday 7.30pm. Phone Don 021 402 223
YOUTH LIFE GROUP - Fortnightly on Monday nights. Phone Greg 022 046 0086 for details.
Prayer Groups
TUESDAY MORNINGS - every Tuesday 7.30 - 8.15am at church.
We encourage everyone to join us as we pray for the work of God in our church, families, community, nation and beyond!!
INTERCESSORS - Phone Doreen 8659517 for details.
Young at Heart
SUPER SENIORS - is a ministry focused on those age 70+. The ministry aims to honour, encourage, and serve God’s senior saints by ensuring that their spiritual needs are recognised, acknowledged, and appropriately met. We do this by arranging regular events that incorporate faith, fellowship, and food. These events include lunches, coffee mornings, and Praise and Worship mornings. In addition, the ministry team is available for pastoral visiting. For further information please contact Susan (865 7342) or Doreen (865 9517).
Community Outreach
YOUTH GROUP ~ Fortnightly on a Friday night!
Greg and Nik have a real passion for the youth in our town, to see them come to understand and experience who their Dad in Heaven is, His love and purpose for their lives. This group provides a place of belonging for our year 9's+. Our youth group focus is on providing a safe, positive, fun place for them to belong and a group to be part of, and of course there's always a lot of food when we get together!

WHANGA MUSIC ~ Fridays 10 am in Church Auditorium.
It is an action-packed, 30 minute, educational music session for young children and their families which is followed by a social time of free play and morning tea.
It is an opportunity for adults and young children to build memories and spend time together. We enjoy music, rub shoulders, build relationships and have moments where we can consider God in our lives. We finish up by sharing a delicious morning tea and go away feeling loved and valued by the team of volunteers from our church family.
Sometimes we have special events to encourage family fun or just treat the Mums. We have had some amazing times in the past, including a Mexican night, a progressive dinner and fish 'n chips at the beach just to name a few. Whanga Music is run by a team of volunteers from the church. It is noisy, messy, crazy fun - but so worth it! Contact: the Church office or Tania +64 277 397 297 or Amy +64 212 144 013 or Beryl +64 273 842 131

HOPE'S KITCHEN ~ Hope's Kitchen is an Outreach of the Whangamata Baptist Church. Bulk frozen meals are cooked and then distributed to families in need in our community.
For more information contact Debbie Anderton: 0211506703
PARENTS & BABIES ROOM ~ adjoining the main auditorium, this room is available for parents & their babies (aged 0-4). In this room you are able to listen to the sermon and still feel very much a part of the service, through the large glass windows.

KIDS ZONE ~ Age Group 5 years to 11 years old (Year 6)
Sunday Morning 10-11.30am during Sunday morning service, during school terms.
Our purpose, to teach children the basics of the Christian Faith and life in an atmosphere of fun, discovery, questions, bible stories, prayer, singing, activities, games, adventure, movies, challenges, drama, puppetry and more.
Sharing God’s love for the World is something that we are committed to at Whangamata Baptist.
We believe that as followers of Jesus each of us carries God's kingdom into every situation we find ourselves in.
We are committed to honouring God and increasing His kingdom through our lives, our work, our play, our relationships, our finances and our priorities.
We are deeply commited to our town and wider community of the Coromandel region.
We feel that the town and the people of Whangamata are our main mission focus and we not only desire to see Jesus impacting the lives of individuals and families but also the schools, businesses, leadership and governance of our town.

We have three main areas of local mission:

WHANGA MUSIC ~ attracts 50 - 70 people into the church every week where we share in the lives of families fromour community.

OUTREACH ~ We support a Community Youth Worker three days a week who runs a mentoring programme in the local school and also works with kids in a chaplancy role.
Moana House where we take a monthly service for the elderly folk.
These three areas give opportunities to carry God's kingdom into homes and speak into lives in our community that otherwise may never experience God's presence.

GLOBAL PARTNERS ~ We are also committed to Global Partners and currently support three mission partners as described below.

Adrienne ~ Adrienne is currently serving in North West Cambodia in a city called Battambang. She is working with The Handa Foundation. It has 2 branches in Battambang. Firstly The World Mate Emergency and Trauma Hospital where Adrienne is assisting in the Activities Programme, which started to help patients and their caregivers from being bored as they wait for treatment and healing from road traffic accidents and landmine injuries.
Secondly The Handa Academy which is a purpose built school in a village in rural Cambodia. It’s main objective is to break the poverty cycle by teaching students English and computers along with other life skill subjects, crafts and football. Students study both at Government School and THA each day.
Adrienne helps with the English classes one day a week and teaches crafts to 75 children one day a week. As well as helping out with other projects at THA.
Adrienne is also studying the Cambodian language 3 mornings a week.
This is her 2nd year living in Battambang.

Evan and Maala ~ Evan and Maala are New Zealanders and co-pastor a church on the coast of Israel along with a Russian couple. They train local people to live as effective disciples of the Messiah, building loving and sincere communities of faith. Believers are encouraged to practice peace-making initiatives as well as social outreach to the elderly, disabled and drug or poverty stricken people.
The services are characteristically Jewish and recognisably Messianic.

Empower Asia ~ Empower Asia was begun by Paul and Carly Sommerville in 1990. The aim is to seek impoverished, vulnerable boys and girls to live in 18 homes across 7 countries which are run by indigenous, Christian people. The intention is to produce disciplined, passionate Christian adults that in time pour into other needy children what they have received themselves. Access their website to find out more details.