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May 11, 2022

Dear West View Family:
What a wonderful Mother’s Day we enjoyed together! Thank you to all who contributed towards this day of celebration and remembrance.

Welcome Lesley Pretorius
Lesley is our new Office Receptionist. Welcome to the team, Lesley

Visit Of Rev Damien O’Grady To West View

Rev Damian O’Grady, who will be joining the West View pastoral team next year, will be preaching at West View @ 8h00, 8h30 online and 10h00 services this Sunday 15 May. He will also join in Church Express @ 18h00. Come along and give him a good West View welcome


Join us at Church Express this Sunday at 18h00. After a time of worship, we’ll share in conversation exploring Christian perspectives on abortion. Our panelists will be Jean Geerthsen, Lay Pastor @ Midstream Methodist Church and Dr Holly France. Kids will join the worship time and childcare will be offered in the hall during the discussion time.

Zoom Leaders Meeting This Thursday 20h00
Please can all Leaders check their email inboxes for the link and documents for this Thursday’s Zoom Leaders Meeting

Welcome Duke Student Allison Tuttle
Our 2022 Intern from Duke Divinity School arrives next Tuesday 17 May. Allison will spend two months being  part of our community.

Ascension Day Worship
Join us for our Ascension Day Service @ 10h00 on Thursday 26 May.

Screen Sanity Preaching And Study Series Starts 22 May
Tech is an amazing gift which can open a world of opportunities to connect, work, play and learn. But our tech can also leave us distracted, depressed, confused and weary. Join us for Screen Sanity: Living well with our devices, our new preaching series starting 22 May

Financial Update

Tithes and Offerings for April totalled R423 100, R49 400 (10%) below budget. The cumulative effect of being under budget every month of this year is affecting cash flow and we are cutting expenditure wherever we can. We trust that the extra commitment we make during tithe month will help with this situation. Thank you to all who continue to give faithfully and joyfully to God’s work at West View. 

Seedling Group Reminder that the Seedling group will be meeting on the 21st May 10h00
Topic: Comparing yourself to others

Prayers For Synod

Please pray for our District Synod being held 19 – 21 May in Pretoria East. Pray especially for elections both of the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa and of the Bishop of Limpopo District. May God raise up the leaders that will lead us forward into God’s future for us as a District and Connexion.

Movie Fundraiser for Holiday Club – Saturday 28 May 10h00 and 13h00 Children in primary school are invited to a Movie Fundraiser on Saturday 28 May. There will be 2 screenings, tickets are R50 and will be on sale after the 10h00 services and on the day. Popcorn, snacks and drinks will be on sale. Funds raised will go towards the July Holiday Club


Leaders Meeting: 12 May 20h00 

Visit Of Rev Damien O’Grady To West View: 15 May All 3 Services

Church Express: 15 May 18h00 

Duke Student: 17 May

Seedling Group: 21 May 10h00

Sound training: 21 May 11h00

Grace and Peace