CareyWeekly Newsletter 2024 S1 Week 6

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Time to Focus

There’s a break coming up in lectures. But, you know it’s not a break—it’s Study and Reading Weeks! You won’t be going to class, but you’ll be focussing in on those assessments. You’ll be reading and thinking. And you’ll be learning and growing. As you study and work to get things done, ask God to help you see more clearly, think more critically, and love others more fervently.

Make the most of the next three weeks. You’ll be glad you did!

Study and Reading Weeks

Beginning next week, Carey's Study and Reading weeks begin, spanning semester-weeks seven through nine, from Monday, 15 April through Sunday, 5 May. Lectures will resume in week 10, beginning Monday, 6 May. Also, there will be no weekly karakia and no community lunches during the next three weeks.

The following block course will take place on campus over the final week (week 9):

  • Missional Leadership with Sarah and Elliot Rice from Monday, 29 April to Thursday, 2 May

Need Some Support?

As you are working, you may come to a point where you need a bit of help. Don't worry, because support is never far off. The library team are keeping normal hours, and Eugene is available on-site on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to chat and help as well.

Also, you can reach out to Moana, our Peer Writing Assistant if you need some insight on your work.

And don't forget about the
10 Essentials on CareyOnline. These are invaluable resources that can make a massive difference as you complete your work, and they are a great place to start!

No Karakia or Community Lunch

Over the Study and Reading Weeks, there will be no weekly karakia or community lunch events.

Karakia recordings

But if you’re missing karakia, we’ve got recordings of the first five weeks of karakia, including Michael’s talk recently added to the bunch. Check them out now!

Welcome Back, Carey Alumni!

Did you know there is a reunion happening for all those who studied at Carey during the 1970s? Former Carey students will be getting together to connect and fellowship the first weekend in May.

What’s really cool is that on Monday, 6 May, these past alumni have been invited to join in the first half of lectures on-site. Even better, they are joining for lunch with current students. So, if you are on-site Monday, 6 May, instead of Coffee, Cake, and Convo at 12.15, we will be having a free shared lunch with the 1970s Reunion crew. It’ll be a great time to meet some of them, hear their stories, and be encouraged by what God has done in their lives since they studied here.

So, come along, welcome your extended Carey whānau, and enjoy a mean feed.

The Library

Are you looking for a constant to keep you steady during your studies? Try Jesus. But, after him, go to our amazing library staff, who are always here for you, even over the Study and Reading weeks. Hours remain the same because they all care for you that much! Stop by, or send them an email, and they’ll happily lend a hand.

Library hours:
Monday to Thursday 8.30am-6.30pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-12.30pm

Graduation Helpers Needed!

We need some helpers for graduation next month. It's one of the most special days on the Carey calendar, but it doesn't happen without heaps of work. That’s where you come in! If you are able to help set up and tear down at graduation on Saturday, 18 May at Manukau City Baptist Church, let Neroli know.

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CareyWeekly Newsletter 2024 S1 Week 5

Student Communication -


The Unifying Power of the Resurrection

32 Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. 33 With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.

(Acts 4:32-33, NRSVUE)

It’s quite a powerful thing, the resurrection. So many scandalous beliefs make up the Christian faith, but perhaps none moreso than Jesus’ utter contempt for death. No wonder the early church found such unity, because they saw their Saviour King step out of heaven, take on flesh, die, and walk again. What great power, indeed, in the resurrection, and what a gift that the same Spirit who raised Jesus is in and among us today.

As you go about your weekend—with whānau, at camp, studying, resting, whatever—soak in that power. May you find peace and assurance in the God who lives, and may you walk boldly in magnificent, unifying belief in the resurrection that unites us as followers of Jesus today.

Easter Schedule Changes

You’ve heard the “Week 5a/5b” stuff, right? If you’re confused, here’s a day-by-day of what’s going on at Carey the next couple weeks and how it affects you.

Carey will be closed for Good Friday, 29 March until Tuesday, 2 April. That means no karakia or community lunch next week.
We're back to business Wednesday, 3 April but with no classes.
The week of 8 April will bring us back to our regular schedule for week six of the academic term.
Study and Reading weeks are coming up, starting from 15 April until 3 May, weeks seven to nine of the semester.

Here’s a table view if you are a visual person:

Need Some More Light in the Morning?

Good news! Clocks go back an hour on Sunday, 7 April, as daylight savings comes to an end. If you are one of those who has clocks around your whare, analog watches, or if you don’t have your phone set to change automatically, change your clocks. Otherwise, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Enjoy an extra hour of sleep!

No Karakia Tuesday, 2 April

Since Carey is closed on Tuesday, there is no karakia next week. But, we will be back for a single week on Tuesday, 9 April. We will not have karakia during the Study and Reading Weeks.

Karakia recordings

We’ve got recordings of the first four weeks of karakia. Check them out now!

The Library

The library will be closed, just like the rest of Carey, from Friday, 29 March through Tuesday, 2 April.

Otherwise, it’s business as usual with Mei Ling, Anna, and Siong keen to help you get your resources, answer questions, and be around for support as you study. Flick them an email, give them a call (09 526 0347), or stop by whenever you need them.

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am–6.30pm
Friday, 29 March: CLOSED
Monday and Tuesday, 1-2 April: CLOSED
Wednesday and Thursday, 3-4 April: 8.30am-6.30pm
Friday, 5 April: 9am-5pm

Academic Committee Representatives

If you have any feedback or ideas about how to make studying at Carey even better than it is, feel free to email Herman or Moana or chat to them if you see them around. They are your wonderful representatives and a critical voice for all students on Academic Committee.

Do You Like Pizza?

How about FREE pizza? For your whole youth group? Are you Easter Camping?

If you’re at Northern Easter Camp, come visit us in the café and take a pic of your group on the Carey couch. Another way to get in the draw is by taking a selfie with any of the Carey staff members at camp.

Christa and Matt McKirland will also be at Southern Easter Camp, so if you’re down south, you can take a selfie with either of them (they’ll have Carey t-shirts on).

Upload your pic to social, tag Carey, make it public, and you’ve got another entry!

No Newsletter Next Week

We know this newsletter is the highlight of your week, but we’re taking next week off. So don’t freak out when your newsletter doesn’t arrive next Friday—that’s by design. We will be back to normal in week six, 12 April.

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