Who We Are
A welcoming church intentionally building relationships with God and others by sharing the love of Jesus, worshipping, and Bible teaching.
Church@109 is located at 109 Heuheu Street in the heart of downtown Taupo, not far from the beautiful lake. We gather together every week, on Sunday, to praise and worship God, to encourage and care for one another, to pray together, to share communion, to present the good news of salvation and to receive instruction from God through the teaching of His Word, the clear message of the Bible.
Children are important at Church@109. We offer a children's program, Kids Under Construction, for ages 2-12 during the sermon. We enjoy connecting as a church family Sunday after services with a cup of tea or coffee in the church cafe and outside activities and play for the kids.
We desire to see our people grow through the Sunday morning messages, small group studies, children's programs, youth groups, conversations with each other, serving together, prayer, pastoral counseling, and personal Bible study. Every person within Church@109 has a special God given role, empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Andrew has been our pastor since 2010. We are so blessed to have his wisdom, humility, and consistency helping to lead and encourage our church. His wife Laura and 5 children add so much joy and fun to our community. Andrew enjoys meeting with people or working on his sermons at his favorite coffee shops in town. He also thrives on time outdoors running, cycling, or working in the many gardens in Taupo.
If you'd like to get connected or find out more details about anything at church, Margie is the one to ask. Margie is involved in lots of church communications and coordinating, and she cares deeply about the church, our community, and missions.
Communications & Connections
The youth in our church are valued and have their own time set aside to connect with each other and adult volunteers through games, Bible teaching, and fun.
Juniors: Ages 10-12, meets fortnightly @109, 6:45-8:15pm.
Seniors: Ages 13+, meets fortnightly @109, 6:45-8:15pm.
Contact Henz for more information.
Henz Viljoen: 021-965-380
(FCB) Friendship, Coffee & Bowls
Join us for a cuppa and time to connect over a friendly game of indoor bowls.
Tuesdays: @109, 10:00a. Everyone welcome.
Mike Andrews: 378 6805
Know Your Bible (KYB) Ladies Study Group: Daytime Bible study group, usually meets during the first 3 school terms.
Lynley Paine: 027 925 3245
Women@109 Bible Study: 4 week evening Bible study series for women, once a term.
Liz Bayless: 021 369 308
Mums Space: 10:00a on Fridays @109. Mums, Aunties, & Grandmothers with babies and pre-schoolers are all welcome to come and connect over a cuppa.
Alison Palmer: 027 303 0255
Relate Events: We organize three events during the year to encourage building relationships with each other and God.
Margie Vincent: 021 555 169
Kids Under Construction
Teaching and encouraging children in their faith is very important to us. On Sunday mornings kids ages 2-12 are able to join Kids Under Construction classes after worship and during the sermon. There are 4 different classes offered for the various age groups. They discuss a Bible story, pray together, play, and often do a craft together or sing songs to reinforce the lesson.
Prayer @109: 8:30a, first Saturday of every month.
Join together to pray for our church, our community, our nation, and our missionaries.
Lindsay McGregor 378 9779
Prayer @109 email: If you have a prayer request or need, please send it to Margie.
Margie Vincent: firstname.lastname@example.org
"With Love From 109" is a connection with our community. We partner with three kindergartens, plus receive requests from our community to assist families with food parcels. To contribute to this ministry, our bank account is the same but please reference your donation "With Love from 109."
1. We support a family who works in a closed country.
2. The Family Centre in Romania was started by Margie in early 2000. TFC was established to help prevent the abandonment of babies and children to orphanages. TFC is a grass roots organization that offers a range of social support services including Day Care for babies up to 5 year olds. The hallmark of TFC is God's Love and it continues to have a big impact in the community of Ramnicu Valcea.
To contribute to the ministry of Church@109, our bank account is 02 0428 0029154 00. For an offering number, contact Lindsay McGregor 378 9779.
To contribute to a ministry listed in the 'Missions section', our bank account number is the same but please reference your donation specifically:
"With Love from 109"
"Missions" (for mission family) or
to donate to The Family Centre in Romania please click the button below to find more information.