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More About Firstlight...

The Firstlight channel broadcasts nationally 24/7 via the Freeview|HD (UHF terrestrial) network on Channel 26, via Freeview Satellite (also on Channel 26) and on SKY (Channel 206).  The official launch onto the satellite platform took place on Saturday 17th September 2016 at 6pm; at this same time Firstlight celebrated its FOURTH birthday of bringing God's loving last day messages to the people of New Zealand.

Firstlight is run by a team of dedicated volunteers whose mission is to proclaim God's love throughout New Zealand. Firstlight aims to broadcast the best selection of ground-breaking Christian programs sourced from 3ABN, Amazing Facts, It Is Written and other international and local New Zealand sources as they become available.

While our programs are based on Christian principles, we believe the program topics will be of great interest to the general public and not just limited to a Christian audience.

Please continue to help us with your prayers and with your financial support.  We cannot keep your favourite Firstlight channel up on air without YOUR ongoing support!
Check out this week's Program Schedule to see what is showing and what is coming up on Firstlight. 

We show a Christian film/documentary or an important interview on Saturday evenings at 7:30pm.  This is usually repeated at 12 noon on the Wednesday following.
See below for some of the highlights for the week ahead on Firstlight.


This Week's Special Program:


Riddles in Stone Part 2


This documentary examines the street layout, the buildings and monuments of Washington DC. Were the founding fathers of America's capital following a certain agenda in their designs?

Saturday 17 November at 7:30pm
and repeats
Wednesday 21 November at 12:00pm
Friday 23 November at 12:00am


Church in Your Home: An Invitation

If you are unable to attend a local church for Sabbath services, then please join the growing Firstlight Viewing Family nationwide for our Saturday "Church In Your Home" program.  We warmly invite you to fellowship with us on God's Holy Day. Join us every Sabbath for a special Spirit-filled blessing!

Watch our Video Invitation!

  • 10:00am - Sabbath School - Bible Study Hour

  • 11.00am - Main Sermon

The line up for Sabbath 17 November 2018:

  • 7:30am - His Voice Today - The Mark of the Beast is Coming - What exactly is the Mark of the Beast? Ps Steve Wohlberg provides 15 facts about the Mark of the Beast.
  • 8:00am - Receiving the Word - Repairers of the Breach Part 2b - Pastor Chris Buttery examines the letter to the Church at Ephesus, and its important message that can help us today.
  • 8:30am - SABBATH SCHOOL FOR THE CHILDREN: A Day with the King - Natalee McLean and Cecily Harker teach children about the Sabbath, Pastor Rick Ferret leads out in the singing, and there is story time with Dr John Hammond. This week the focus is on The Chariot, the Mantle and the Bears.
  • 9:00am - Practical Truth for Our Days - Preparation for the End Times Part 2 - Eugene Prewitt shares various inspirational thoughts that will be helpful for those who are wanting to prepare for the last days.
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour): Oneness in Christ - Creation & Fall - Any attempt at understanding the nature of unity in the Church must begin with God's original plan at the Creation. If you would like to prepare more fully for this study hour, you can download the lesson from the Sabbath School Net website - Lesson Archives. Or just click on this link and it will take you there. 
  • 11:00am - Portraits of Jesus - Our Returning King of Kings - Pastor Adrian Webster uses the scriptures to paint different portraits of the beautiful character of Jesus.
We invite you to stay tuned to Firstlight and sing along with the hymns that play between the programs above!
Firstlight wishes you and your family a very blessed Sabbath in the presence of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Missed a Program?

Catch up on Giniko

On Giniko Faith TV you can watch a program you've missed up to 3 days after it played on Firstlight! 
Click here to find out more...


Starting Next Week...


Emotional Intelligence

Dr Neil Nedley, MD

This 4-part series, filmed in Christchurch, examines our Emotional Intelligence, how it affects our spiritual life, and how we can improve it.

Starting Sabbath 17 November at 6:00am
and repeats
Sundays at 9:00pm; Mondays at 6:00pm and Thursdays at 11:00am

The Good, The Bad and the Positively Confusing

Jennifer White

In a world of information it can be difficult to discern between fact and fiction and to know what will help your health rather than harm it. With a passion for helping others to make a real difference in their lives by establishing positive life-changing habits, Jennifer White draws from her 20 years experience in presenting this six-part series.

Starting Sunday 18 November at 4:45am
and repeats

Mondays at 5:00pm; Tuesdays at 1:00pm and Wednesdays at 6:30am.

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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for SIX years!!!!!!

Firstlight was launched at 6pm on the 17th September 2012.  It is amazing how quickly the time has flown!  Thank you to all of you for your prayers and your financial support - both of which have kept Firstlight going.  We know that God is using Firstlight to touch the hearts and minds of many people here in New Zealand.  We receive both emails and letters daily from those who find Firstlight a blessing.  If Firstlight is a blessing in your life, please consider making a donation to help keep Firstlight on air.  Thank you so much!

Help spread the word about Firstlight!

Firstlight Flyer

Firstlight Flyer


Please help spread the word about Firstlight!

If you would like us to send you some flyers so that you can letterbox these in your area, please call 0508 - 347785 and let us know.

Firstlight Bumper Sticker


We'd also be happy to send you a bumper sticker that you can put onto your car, boat, caravan, trailer, mobility scooter etc!

Driving around with this sticker will do a lot to help spread the word about Firstlight!

Thank you for your help!

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