Dr Ilaitia Delasau and Irene Kelemete
were married on April 22 at St Mary's in the City, Christchurch. Ilaitia, a Fijian was brought up Methodist in Fiji, and Irene, Samoan, comes from a very devout Catholic family. Both Ilaitia and Irene have attended services at Glenaven over a period of years, and they have been present for many of the high moments in the life of that congregation. Both have graduated during that time, he as a doctor and she as a dentist, and bothj now practice in Invercargill. Many people in our parish rejoice with them in their marriage.
Many of are aware of the unwavering support of Malcolm Gould and Euan Thomson for them both, especially for Ilaitia in the long and demanding journey towards graduation. Malcolm was fittingly honoured at the wedding, and gave a most moving speech at the reception. We thought it was worth tacking to our website as a human testimony to a love that has not counted the cost . .
Parish Says Thankyou to Evan Lewis as Webmaster
Dunedin Methodist Parish
Glimpses of God in Godzone
Reflections at the ocean
The staircase to Heaven
David Bromell's address to the Glenaven congregation
on July 4, 2004.
Journey into faith and acceptance
Stephanie Scott's testimony on her baptism and reception into membership
at Glenaven in December 2003.
Margaret Parkinson remembers an event from her childhood
Melanie Bunce identifies with sixties protest
Geoff King wrestles with the paradox of making and keeping peace
Trish Patrick's reflection on Mornington's 125th Anniversary
celebration, September 2001
Lilian O'Kane offered this prayer in a pre-Christmas
Mornington service of worship
Leah Taylor's biography, reviewed by Donald Phillipps
a reflection by supernumerary minister, Selwyn
Donald Phillipps details her 68 publications.
How much real kindness do we see in our daily
asks Margaret Parkinson
A recent departee from this parish describes how her
thinking has developed,
and how what she believes has consequences for what she does.
Reprinting the Crosslink profile of pagekeeper Evan
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the Church of the 21st century
were to set
the same standards of love, acceptance and understanding as did its inspiration?
A parent's endeavour to promote understanding.
Personal pain made this a critical question for one member of our
In 1997 Colin's contribution over 40 years and more was marked at a special parish event.