Churches mark major milestones

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This weekend, members of the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan and the Presbyterian Church of Korea will visit Oamaru to celebrate two significant milestones for the church.

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand has invited six young members from the church of Taiwan and six from the church in Korea to visit the country, in celebration of 2014 marking the 200th anniversary of the first sermon in New Zealand and the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first Chinese goldminers in Otago.

St Paul’s Presbyterian Church Reverend Rose Luxford said the visit on Saturday would be a big day for Oamaru and for the visiting international members of the church.

“It’s going to be a good trip for them . . . we’re looking forward to being part of it,” she said.

“It’ll be good to hear from them what’s happening in their churches.”

The group would be visiting St Paul’s Presbyterian Church between 11am-1pm, with songs and presentations about their churches and countries marking the day, she said.

By David De Lorean