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June 12, 2020

Dear West View family


Peter, the first leader of the church, became a Christ-follower as a result of his brother Andrew’s invitation. In John 1:41 we read how Andrew, one of the first to follow Jesus, said to his brother ‘we have found the Messiah’, and then took him to Jesus. Andrew’s intentionality about introducing his brother Peter to Jesus transformed not just Peter’s life but provided the young church with a great leader and preacher. Andrew is our role model, for we too are invited to be those who introduce people to Jesus. Doing church online has made it so easy for each of us to invite others to ‘come to church with us’. This Sunday is bring-a-friend Sunday. We’ve prepared a promo video for our new series on HOPE which we offer to you as a tool to use in inviting others to meet Jesus through West View’s online worship. You can access the video here ( or share it off our Facebook or Instagram page. Who knows the ripple of grace that could be set in motion by your simple effort of inviting others to worship with us?


Since lockdown began in late March, all church staff apart from ground and housekeeping staff have been working from home. Level 3 lockdown regulations request that all staff who can work from home continue to do so. In the spirit of playing our role in flattening the curve and protecting the vulnerable, church staff continue to work from home. Our ground and housekeeping staff have returned to work, and are working hard gardening, cleaning, and sanitising venues. Office staff will work from the church office on a need-only basis. The switchboard remains closed, but you can contact any staff member by email or cellphone. Here are a few helpful numbers:

Pastoral Care, Weddings and Funerals (Lael) 082 560 5203

Admin, Finance and Property (Avril) 084 848 4464

Youth & Young Adults; Spiritual Formation (James) 082 966 1776

Worship and Communications (Nicola) 072 480 2373

Membership Database (Katlego) 076 116 4876


West View Methodist Church seeks to employ a Children’s Pastor whose duties will include inter alia

  1. Leading a team offering Children’s Ministry at our three Sunday Services
  2. Leading Holiday Clubs, Junior Youth and Family life events
  3. Providing Spiritual Formation classes to the students of West View College (Gr R – 7)

The ideal candidate will:

  1. Have a calling to disciple children in Wesleyan Christian spirituality
  2. Hold a PGCE or theological qualification, or be willing to study towards one
  3. Be trained in, or show willingness to be trained in, Godly Play
  4. Be passionate about recruiting, co-ordinating, training, motivating and pastoring a team of volunteers
  5. Be passionate about ministering to young families in our community
  6. Have administration and organising skills
  7. Have appropriate experience

Please send CV with contactable references to by no later than 3 July 2020. Enquiries can be directed to Avril Sharpe via email.

Remuneration and terms of service will be discussed with shortlisted candidates.

WEST VIEW WEBINAR: The Pandemic Recession and HR

Industrial Relations Attorney Peter Hobden will speak about HR options for both employers and employees facing financial fallout from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Monday 15 June, 18h30. Click here to register and submit questions you would like Peter to respond to:


To read our denomination’s response to racism and discrimination, click here: 


The Grade 7’s had a very successful return to school on Monday. Grades 1,5 and 6 return to school on Monday 15 June. Well done to Michael Gill and his team.

Grace and Peace



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