Try Alpha With Us – Starting July 24 2018

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Everyone Explores…Life, Faith & Meaning.

All of us explore. We ask questions, we seek answers. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explores all the big questions of life with food, a talk and open discussion.

***UPDATE*** EVEN THOUGH THE COURSE HAS JUST STARTED, YOU ARE STILL NOT TO LATE TO JOIN US.

Come and join us for our next Alpha Course at Hutt City Salvation Army (Corner of Kings Crescent and Cornwall Street, Lower Hutt).
It will be on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:30pm starting on 24th July and runs for 11 weeks, plus one (optional) weekend away.
Supper is included and it is completely free of charge.

To make enquiries or to register for the course please contact Mike Carrington:
Phone (04) 570 0273 ext. 214      Email: [email protected]

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith.

Each session looks at a different question, and is assigned to create conversation. No two Alphas look the same – they run in coffee shops, churches, bars, prisons, universities, schools and homes. There’s no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.

What’s Involved?

Food – Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. Most sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to build community and get to know each other.

Talk – The talks are designed to be engaging and inspire conversation. Usually around 30 minutes long, they explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”

Discussion – Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas about the talk without being corrected or judged. There’s no obligation to say anything; it’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective.

The Marriage Course – Is it time to invest in your relationship?

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
The Marriage Course is a great opportunity to invest in the future of your relationship.
Over 7 sessions you you will discover practical tools to help you:
– Understand each other’s needs.
– Communicate more effectively.
– Grow closer through resolving conflict.
– Heal the ways you’ve hurt each other.
– Recognise how your upbringing affects your relationship.
– Improve relationships with parents and in-laws.
– Develop greater sexual intimacy.
– Discover each other’s love languages and much, much more!
Click here to view and/or print the brochure for more information.

More Collectors Needed – Please Help If You Can

Thursday, April 26th, 2018


Greetings Friends……We have a desperate need for more people to collect for The Salvation Army’s Annual Appeal. The money raised is critical to The Army’s Community Ministries programmes which features so strongly in our own corps operations. We really need the help of everyone who regards Hutt City Corps as their spiritual home. For those who have already put their names down for collecting I wish to say a very big thank you.

Please study the attached times and email me back on: [email protected]
The oversighting person will then come back to you to confirm.

The dates are starting Monday 30 April until Saturday 5 May.

Countdown High Street (Oversight: Liz Wolstenholm)
Monday 12.00 – 6.00
Tuesday 10.00 – 4.00
Wednesday 9.00 – 6.00
Thursday 11.00 – 6.00
Saturday 9.00- 8.00

Pak’n Save High Street (Oversight: David Noakes) Monday 9.00 – 4.00 6.00 – 7.00
Tuesday 8.00- 11.00 3.00- 4.00
Wednesday 10.00 – 11.00 1.00 – 2.00 6.00 – 8.00
Thursday 8.00 – 9.00 3.00 – 4.00 5.00 – 7.00
Friday 8.00 – 9.00 10.00 – 11.00 3.00 – 4.00 5.00 – 6.00
Saturday 8.00 – 9.00 12.00 – 8.00

Countdown Wainuiomata (Oversight: David Noakes) Mon- Sat 4.00 – 6.00

Countdown Queensgate (Oversight: Brent Christoffersen) Monday 11.00 – 12.00 3.00 – 6.00
Tuesday 8.00 – 3.00
Wednesday 8.00 – 10.00 11.00 – 4.00 6.00 – 8.00
Thursday 10..00 – 3.00
Friday 9.00 – 6.00
Saturday 8.00 – 12.00 4.00 – 8.00

Thank you in anticipation of your help…..it is appreciated.

Major David Noakes
Corps Officer
Hutt City Salvation Army
[email protected]

Good Friday 2018

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Adopt A Family For Christmas 2017

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Christmas Craft Night

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Open invite to the local community.

Christmas decorations, gift wrapping idea’s, supper and fun. Bring a friend!

For any information contact [email protected]

Don’t Spend Your Life Wondering What If

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Let your light shine before men so that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven.

We invite you to take a minute and watch this inspirational video that will get you thinking about “what if…”

Take A Moment and Be Still

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Transitional Housing (T House)

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Transitional Housing (T-House) At the moment our T-House is chocka block full with children and their parents.

This is an excerpt from the ‘War Cry’ where Toga Tofilau speaks about his passion for people to know and be known by Jesus. “Transitional housing started out of concern for the amount of families who had to have children uplifted by Child, Youth and Family (CYFS). We had a conversation about wanting to do something to help these families, and CYFS said, ‘If you can find somewhere to house them, we can help.’ So we approached Housing New Zealand and said, ‘This is what we’re looking at: keeping families together, with somewhere to house them and a structured programme.’

They agreed to provide the house and we provide the programme, working on parenting, budgeting and self-development. With the parenting programme, part of it is group parenting. Every Monday we sit down together, all eight families, and go through the Toolbox programme, and we have speakers that come in from Plunket and places.

We also have a Friday playgroup, modelling stuff. Then, its just talking about experiences that we grew up with and how can we change the reasons we got there…. It’s non-stop work, there’s always something happening, but I love working with people. For me, it’s that we’re all created in the image of God. We’re working with people that have lost the sense that there are things they can offer and that God’s got something for them. They don’t believe that. So it’s about sharing the message and journeying with people.’

Toga & Liz Tofilau with Aroha Taputoro run the Transitional Housing Programme which is part of Hutt City Corps’ Community Ministries. Aroha with her mokopuna (grandchildren) live in residence at the housing complex.

Please continue to pray for this amazing team as they pour out their lives for Jesus in order that people would know Him and His all-consuming love.

If you would like to talk with Toga, Liz or Aroha about T-House, they would be happy to hear from you.

Towards Belief – what are the top belief blockers of our time and how should the church respond to them?

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

There’s a great event coming up for young adults on Tuesday 4th November at 7.30pm at Lifepoint Church, 61 Hopper St, Mt Cook.

It is being put on by Thinking Matters and in association with Olive Tree Media, Karl Faase will be leading through a discussion called ‘Towards Belief – what are the top belief blockers of our time and how should the church respond to them?’ 

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Towards Belief Flyer

Its aim is to encourage people to think more deeply and to better understand our religious and spiritual beliefs, enabling us to present our faith as both true and rational. Some of the ‘belief-blockers’ that will be discussed include the problem of evil and suffering, exclusive faith, church abuse, the supernatural, religious violence, and science and God. This is a great opportunity for young adults to engage in some deeper-thinking about their faith, and to hear some discussion around some of the topics that stand in the way of some people getting their own faith.

I hope you will join me in encouraging all the young adults you know to attend one or both of these events. Let’s be vulnerable, learn together, go deeper, and talk about the real stuff.

All the details are available on their website which you can check out by clicking here.