10am Good Friday - communion and Hot Cross Buns
10am Easter Sunday - He is Risen.
10am every Sunday
All welcome to attend, plenty of space.
Morning tea and Kidzone (Sunday School) operating.
Second sunday night of each month at 5pm. light meal
Our Members Pledge:
Service time: 10 am Sunday
303-305 Mary Street
07 868 6274
After hours contact:
Pastor Chris Lee 027 228 8928
Foodbank opening hours
Monday to Thursday 9am - 11.30am
Bring ID and proof of address
Our Vision: The Lord Jesus Christ
Our Mission: To know Christ and make Him known
Our Plan: To Love God, to Love our Neighbours and to Love One Another
Our worship services at at 10am on Sundays. Kidzone Sunday School. All welcome
Cafe Serviceon the first Sunday night of the month at 7pm
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Thames Baptist Church—Guiding statements
Our mission statement
To know Christ and to make Him known
We believe this should underpin all things along with our vision statement and our core values
To be a loving family of God which, under the Lordship of Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit, will make disciples of Jesus here and beyond.
Five core values
- Reverence for God
- Healthy relationships
- Biblical teaching
- Unity in diversity
- Relevant community involvement
Thames Baptist Church—An introduction
Thames Baptist Church (TBC) began in Thames around 1869 when the gold rush was at its height. The first stalwarts were rugged individuals who proudly stood for Christ in what was, at first, a frontier town. “Daddy Mason” was their evangelist who went among the miners taking the good news with him.
These early pioneers set the scene for a church which has continued the work they started. There are descendants of the first Baptists still in the church today.
Approximately 30 years ago the church became interested in developing a ministry with the disadvantaged of Thames. This has continued through the years through two independent trusts.
Pastor: Chris & Karlene Lee
Chris has a Masters in Ministry from Otago University, a Bachelor degree in Applied Theology and a Diploma in Mission from Carey Baptist College
Karlene, Chris's wife is a social worker with a Masters in Social Work, majoring in mental health and a Diploma in Community and Social Work from Otago University
Shaz Kerebs: Shaz is self employed but worked as a Youth Pastor at the Thames Baptist Church for several years
Colin McLaren: Colin is a retired Social worker/counselor. He runs a home group and is involved in street ministry.
Diane Pawley: Diane describes herself as a wife, mother, grandmother and a carer for the elderly, She loves making greeting cards and teaching others how to do the same.
Treasurer: Terri Churton: Terri is an accountant who is currently working for the Kauaeranga Christian Camp
Administrator: David Gibson: David is a retired Lawyer