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December 17, 2020

Dear West View family

Tuesday evening’s announcement by President Ramaphosa regarding the second wave is a reminder to us to remain vigilant and not let our guard down as we seek to slay the giant that is Covid-19. We are monitoring the infection rate in Gauteng closely as we continue with both in-person and online worship through December.

SUNDAY, CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY WORSHIP

We will continue with rigorous safety protocols at our in-person services. In-person Sunday worship continues at 8h00 and 10h00, whilst online worship premieres at 8h30. Onsite worship this Christmas includes a 6pm Crib Service on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day worship at 7h30 and 9h00. The online Christmas Service will premiere at 8h30. The offering at all four Christmas services will support Epworth Childrens Village (http://www.epworthvillage.org.za/)

GOING AWAY FOR CHRISTMAS?

Remember to send a photo or video of yourself on holiday to the West View WhatsApp number (072 537 2384) together with a written or video-ed Christmas greeting to the congregation. This will be shared with the online congregation on Christmas Day. The deadline for submission is 20 December.

CONDOLENCES

We extend condolences to Este’ Mourinho on the sudden passing of Jose’. May God’s presence comfort and sustain you.

SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION FUNDRAISER FOR KHULUMA

Alda VdGraaf (Van Dyk), a former Society Steward and Chairperson of our Fundraising Committee, is offering to donate 20% of each booking made for the self-catering cottages on her farm outside Bela-Bela to Khuluma Family Counselling.  One chalet sleeps four, the other five. R749 and R799 per night. Visit Voorbegin Bosveldverblyf on Facebook. For more details or to make a reservation, contact Alda on 082 681 2522 or aldavandyk@gmail.com .

DITSHEGO HOUSE OF LAUGHTER – HOUSE MOTHER

We are seeking to fill the above vacancy, duties will include inter alia

  • Taking care of the children in the House of safety.
  • Understanding the needs of children
  • Living in on the premises  

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Qualification at least Matric
  • (Optional)Child and Youth Care qualifications or Social Auxiliary worker qualifications
  • Be passionate about working with children
  • Have appropriate administration and organising skills
  • Have appropriate experience
  • Have a valid Drivers License
  • Have Police Clearance certificate

Send CV with contactable references to alida@ditshego.co.za by no later than 31 December 2020..

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

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR WISHES

This is my final e-letter of 2020. Holly, Alex, Adam, Emma and I wish you and your loved ones a grace-filled Christmas. As we enter the New Year aware that it will be another tough year, we know that God’s grace will be sufficient for us, and that, by His grace and love, we will prevail. Thank you for the privilege of serving God together with you this year. My appreciation for the wonderful community that is West View grows and deepens with each year that passes. 

In Christ

Ian 

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