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Church Talk: Our pursuit of God requires grit

Friday 12 April 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

I have learnt over the years that progress is neither swift nor easy and that success requires grit, writes Pastor Eric Toleafoa of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Church Talk: Put your trust in God

Friday 5 April 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

I have noticed the financial strain coming upon people and the effect it is having on their marriage, their families, and the choices they are making to make ends meet, writes Paul Kauri, the General Superintendent of Cook Islands Assemblies of God Church.

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Cook Islands Assembly of God celebrates 50 years of faith

Tuesday 2 April 2024 | Written by Solomone Taukei | Published in Church Talk, Features

The Cook Islands Assembly of God (AOG) church is marking a monumental milestone – 50 years of operation within the Cook Islands.

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Church talk: Where have they taken the Lord?

Saturday 30 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

The discovery of Jesus’ empty tomb by Mary Magdalene and others leads to confusion and a race for answers, but ultimately strengthens their faith through the women’s testimony and the risen Lord’s appearance to Mary, writes Reverend Vakaroto Ngaro of the Takamoa Theological College.

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Catholics remember Jesus’ sacrifice on Good Friday

Saturday 30 March 2024 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Church Talk, Features, Local, National

Catholics in Rarotonga observed Good Friday yesterday by praying the Stations of the Cross, mourning the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

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Churchtalk: Taking control of your circumstances

Friday 22 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

A beautiful and powerful message, most appropriate and relevant at controlling compelling or confrontational situations, conditions, age and time, was preached by Elder Peter Graham of the Apostolic Church of Rarotonga on Sunday 10/03/24.

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Open invitation to attend the Memorial of Christ’s death

Monday 18 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Rarotonga are inviting the whole Cook Islands community to join them for the 2024 commemoration of Jesus Christ’s death at sundown on Sunday, March 24.

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Church Talk: Bear with one another in love

Friday 15 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

While women and children are suffering in the war zones today, do we find our own women at peace or do we have wars happening in our own backyards? Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church writes.

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Church talk: God can help us in hard times

Friday 8 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Have you ever wondered why bad things happen to good people? ‘Why?’ is one of the most asked questions in life. It is simple and direct, yet we do not always get a stringboard answer, writes Kayla Kaimarama-Willie of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Church Talk: Ignite your prayer life

Friday 1 March 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Greetings to all you lovely people: To those who are prayer lovers and prayer warriors. I thought to bring our message this morning in support and recognition of the Women’s International Prayer Day coming shortly. I thought how fitting this message is for all of us to ignite our prayer life.

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Ma’uke Mission: Exploring 200 years of London Missionary Society connection

Saturday 24 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

A book which captures some aspects of the London Missionary Society connections with Ma’uke, will be launched next week.

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Apostolic Church of the Cook Islands bids farewell to Samoan graduates

Saturday 24 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

The Apostolic Church of the Cook Islands bid farewell to three Samoan students who recently completed their five to six years of training in Rarotonga and graduated as full-time pastors and evangelists.

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Church Talk: Did Jesus just ignore her?

Friday 23 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

It is in God’s nature to be gracious, and compassionate, full of mercy, so quick to forgive and so slow to become angry, and many verses in the Bible testify to His nature, writes Pastor Paul Kauri, the General Superintendent of Cook Islands Assemblies of God.

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‘You now have your new shepherd’: Cook Islands Catholic prepares for new bishop

Saturday 17 February 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Church Talk, Features

Pope Francis has appointed Reverend Father Reynaldo Bunyi Getalado, M.S.P., as the new coadjutor bishop of Cook Islands. Fr. Getalado is a Filipino priest who has served in various locations throughout his career, including Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and Tuvalu. Melina Etches reports.

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Church talk: Unity through diversity in faith

Thursday 15 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Our 200-year history of Christianity, whether we are part of our more traditional churches, or our more vibrant faith communities, should stand to confirm that the Lord lives in all our faith communities.

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God hears the cries of the innocent

Friday 9 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

“And He (God) said, what hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto Me from the ground … Kua tuatua maira Aia (te Atua), I aa na koe? Te kapiki maira te reo o te toto o toou teina Kiaku, mei te one maira.” – Genesis 4: 8-12.

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Join the World Day of Prayer movement

Wednesday 7 February 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Church Talk, Features

World Day of Prayer is a global movement led by Christian women from various denominations in over 200 countries who gather in one another's churches to celebrate, using a Worship Service prepared by women of a different country each year.

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Mangaia 200 years of Gospel celebrations embraces island

Tuesday 6 February 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Church Talk, Features, Local, National, Outer Islands

The colossal amount of around $1 million has been raised for the island of Mangaia’s Te Arikianga o te Evangelia, the Arrival of the Gospel Bicentennial commemoration festivities that will be held this coming June.

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Church Talk: Preaching with authority

Friday 2 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Jesus did from time to time quote the Old Testament. Whenever he did quote, he used the scriptures for their intended purpose which was to set people free, and not to tie them up, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.

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Church talk: Families are fundamental unit of society

Friday 26 January 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Family is perhaps the most important part of our earthly life and is at the centre of Heavenly Father’s plan, writes Tamatoa Jonassen of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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