Highlights from the Light Party

Our church has been running Light Party for the local community for a few years.  It’s to provide games, dancing, face-painting and twisted balloons for kids on 31 October.  This year we had about 60 kids, plus parents and helpers, totally around 90 people in the party.
We were very pleased to have food provided by SKIDS and Chilli Cafe.  Beth played with kids games and dancing, painted on kids’ faces, and twisted tens of balloons.  One of the parents said, “My daughter was shy at the Light Party last year, but today she runs around everywhere!”  Kids loved it so much!  Many thanks to the supporters and helpers!

Light Party – 31st October 2017

Trick or Treat? Some kids may say “Its fun” But many kids will say “Its more fun to have a party!” Yeh, here’s the Light Party! With the heart of caring for the community, our Church is going to have the party with games, dancing, face painting and twisted balloons.

Please join us:

When? 31 October 2017  Time: 5 – 7pm
Venue: Lynfield Community Church, 35 The Avenue, Lynfield, Auckland
Cost: Coin dontations
Age: 5 – 12 years old

NB. We’ll also provide sausage sizzles, Don’t miss out – Come and join us. You will enjoy it

Donald John (Don) SQUIRE

don3aIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Don SQUIRE. We take great comfort from our shared Christian hope and know that we will be united again. Don died on 30 September 2017 at Auckland hospital. We extend our deepest condolences to Don’s beloved wife Rosemary Joan Squire, his children: Anne, Gregory, Steph, Paul, Nicola and to all his 12 grandchildren.

Don’s funeral service is on Monday 9th October 2017

  • Lynfield Community Church at 12:30pm
  • Burial at Purewa Lawn Cemetery, St Johns Road, Meadowbank

Don is well known by many from our christian community and all are welcome to join us and the Squire family to celebrate Don’s friendship, amazing life and legacy.



“My boys all turned up to say their goodbyes and Joyce asked me whether I would choose burial or cremation, so I knew my time was running out”

When I had a stroke in 2001, the situation was hopeless and I was feeling so ill that I really thought I was about to die. The family were keeping a constant vigil beside my bed, day and night and when my boys all turned up to say their goodbyes and Joyce asked me whether I would choose burial or cremation, I knew my time was running out. It was about this time that I can vividly remember the struggle that took place within my spirit. Was I really prepared for God to take me? I knew things were grim and that, if I survived, all I probably had to look forward to being pushed around in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. I did not want that and I came to the point where I was willing for the Lord to take me, if that was His will. Through this time, I clung to God’s promise in Jeremiah 29:11. “I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope”. At various stages of my life, I had found these words to be true, but I came to appreciate them in a new way. I knew that whatever happened, God’s plans were for my good and I experienced a real peace in abandoning myself to him. I went to sleep, fully expecting that I wasn’t going to wake up and I was really surprised when I actually did.
I have to tell you that there is much about healing that I do not understand. I do know that God does heal us today and I am tremendously grateful to him for restoring me. I do not understand why God chooses to heal some people and He seems to allow others to continue in their affliction. I liken my own situation to the paralytic man who was brought to Jesus for healing in Mark 2 by some of his friends who lowered him down on a bed supported by ropes through a hole in the roof. The bible tells us that when Jesus saw their faith, he healed the man both spiritually and physically. I am sure that it was the prayers and the faith of my friends, rather than my own, that God used to bring about my healing. There was nothing about me that made me any more deserving of his grace than anyone else but he did answer those that were holding the ropes when I was powerless to do anything for myself. This should encourage us to continue supporting each other more by prayer and come with boldness and confidence before the Lord to intercede for one another.
I am very thankful for all the friends I have at Lynfield then and now. When the believers heard about what had happened to me, they rallied round, and upheld Joyce and me in prayer. Messages of encouragement and hope flooded from all over. Though I was feeling desperately sick, I was greatly encouraged by this support and God prevailed over the science that had predicted that I was unlikely to survive. Since turning my life over to Jesus as a boy of 12 I have learned that he is completely trustworthy in every situation and that his plans for me in this life and the next are for the very best.

50th Jubilee – Lynfield Community Church 1967-2017


In the life of a church there are inevitable changes, comings and goings. Every person,
irrespective of age or length of time at Lynfield, has contributed to making the church what
it is today. In recalling events from the past, may they give inspiration to continue, to be a light in the
community and fulfil Lynfield Community Church’s Mission: To Know Christ, to help others
Know Him, and to encourage all to fulfill their God-given potential.

50th Jubilee Celebration in pictures



Samoan Dance

Samoan Dance

Indian Dance

Celebration & Worship

United Nations – Family of God

Celebration & Worship

Glory to God for this Team


Listening to God’s word

The priest leading the dance

Happy Aniversary

We all belong