We have now confirmed the next two Retreats for Rachel’s Vineyard in New Zealand.
OCTOBER 2016: Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October 2016
MARCH 2017: Friday 17 to Sunday 19 March 2017
To make enquiries, please contact the Retreat Coordinator, Wendy Hill 027 254 9222 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All enquiries are strictly confidential.
The Trustees of Rachel’s Vineyard (NZ) Trust are pleased to confirm two conference events in February 2016. The conference page on this site will be regularly updated with information about speakers and background resources on each of the conference topics. Please contact the conference coordinators for each.
Trauma Informed Care is a one-day conference with a range of New Zealand and international speakers (Saturday 20 February 2016).
RVR Leadership Conference – New Zealand/Australia is a four-day conference, which includes the Trauma Informed Care conference (Wednesday 17 to Sunday 21 February 2016).
The middle of June in New Zealand, marks the shortest day of the year and for some, a time to remember the most inexplicable sadness that can happen within a family – the death of an infant or the loss of a pregnancy.
In recent years groups which offer support and counselling for those who experience bereavement in pregnancy or early childhood, have organised memorial services to gather together and remember these ‘shortest lives on the shortest day.’ For some, the bleak mid-winter can be harsh and bring up difficult memories. (continued)
Print version of this article: Reflecton (Remembering the Shortest Lives on the Shortest Day) 2015
We have the first 2016 Retreat scheduled – so please keep this work and all those thinking about a Retreat, in your prayers.
Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March, 2016
To enquire about attending a Retreat, please contact:
Wendy Hill 027 254 9222 or email@example.com
A recent article in the news media provides a poignant insight into the gift of a Downs’ Syndrome child. Elizabeth Shiltz writes beautifully about why she ‘kept her Downs’ Syndrome baby’ and how the seeds of that decision were sown from family wartime experiences of previous generations.
View the article at:
Her story is drawn from “Defiant Birth”, edited by Melinda Tankard Reist, which recounts the experience of parents who against social and often intense medical pressures, resisted the option of ending their pregnancy once a perinatal anomaly had been detected.
A new email has been established for enquiries about Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats. The new email address for Retreat enquiries is: firstname.lastname@example.org
All enquiries are treated with the utmost sensitivity and all information and communications are strictly confidential.
Secure online donations to Rachel’s Vineyard (NZ) Trust through ‘Givealittle’
One of the advantages of being registered as a charitable trust, is that Rachel’s Vineyard NZ is now registered for secure online donations through the Telecom Foundation website: “Givealittle”.
If you haven’t used ‘Givealittle’ before, you’ll hopefully find it easy to navigate. You’ll be directed to the Rachel’s Vineyard page and you’ll be invited to make a donation. The website is secure and when you enter your email address, you will receive your tax receipt immediately.
Your donation will be paid into the Rachel’s Vineyard bank account in full – on the 20th of the next month. It has been working well since we registered only a few weeks ago.
You’ll find us at: http://http://www.givealittle.co.nz/org/RachelsVineyardRetreats
Once again – Thank You so much for your support. It may be ‘givealittle’ but it means a lot.
Thanks to all those whose support and prayers have brought about the Rachel’s Vineyard (NZ) Charitable Trust.
Our donors and sponsors should all have received their donation certificates – please contact us if, for any reason, you are still waiting. Remember to use the Charities Commission number for your donations to Rachel’s Vineyard (CC49941).
The year ahead looks to be already full of blessings. The next Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat is scheduled for:
Friday 3 to Sunday 5 October 2014.
To find out more and to request Registration forms, please contact Wendy Hill on 027 254 9222 or email the Retreat Enquiry address: email@example.com
Places are limited and ALL enquiries are treated with strict confidence.
“I came that you could have life – and have it to the full.” John 10:10
Preparations are in hand for the final Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for the year, which will take place over the first weekend in November, 2013.
- Thank you to those who have asked to join the Prayer Network.
- Thank you to those who have offered to help with the catering and donations of food for the weekend.
- Thank you to those who have made offers to help with transport out to the Retreat Centre
Please email your contact details to: firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to Wendy Hill on 027 254 9222