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February 3, 2022

Dear West View Family:

At Sunday’s Annual Society Meeting, Circuit Steward Mandu Mamatela shared with you details of who will be replacing me at West View in December 2022. Damien O’Grady is 29. He worked as the Youth Pastor at Strand Methodist Church prior to entering the ministry and has, since graduating from Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary 2 years ago, been stationed at the Brentwood Park Methodist Church in the Kroonstad Circuit. Damien is on track to be ordained this September, and Siphiwe will take over the reins as Senior Minister later this year. Damien’s strengths are preaching, teaching and pastoral care, and he enjoys connecting Scripture and its relevance for everyday life, especially for youth and young adults. Damien will visit and preach at West View sometime between now and the end of the year, and we look forward to welcoming and meeting him.

2022 Budget

Thank you for approving the 2022 Budget, which assumes a 5% increase in congregational tithes and offerings over 2021. Your commitment to faithful, joyful, regular, sacrificial and proportional giving to God’s work through West View goes hand in glove with your approval of the budget. I invite each of you to prayerfully consider the level at which God is calling you to give in 2022. Whether you are new to the pledge system or wish to update your pledge, please make your pledge at this link (https://www.westview.org.za/giving-pledge-form/).

New Society Stewards

We welcome Robert Prinsloo and Venessa Cuthbert as new Society Stewards. Join me in praying for them as they serve God on the West View Executive.

Young Mums and Dads groups at West View

Seedlings is a group for parents (moms and dads) of toddlers and pre-school children, which meets once a month to talk about issues faced by parents.  You are invited to join us on the 26th of February in the Infant Chapel, at 10:00, for a time of discussion and fellowship. For more information, email Manti at manti@westview.org.za.

Men@Work Annual Men’s Breakfast: Saturday 19 February, 7h30 @ Hennops Hiking Trails Lapa.

All men are invited. Your R45 you will get you great fellowship, great coffee, a guest speaker, fresh air and an amazing breakfast that includes bacon, egg, pap, sauce, mince and the all-important time to spend with other men and the Holy Spirit. Men 16 are welcome, 16 – 18’s pay only R 25. If your Mom or Dad can’t take you out to the venue, please let us know so we can make some travel arrangements. Please get in touch with Adrian Gant by email Adrian.John.Gant@Gmail.com  or any of the Men@Work Committee (That’s those awesome guys in the Blue T-Shirts) and let us know if you can make it. Breakfast will be from 7.30 am so please book your spot and make sure you bring a friend we look forward to seeing you there. Bring Sunblock, chair, cup, knife, fork, a pen, your bible if you like, any medication and a good singing voice.

Prefects & School Leaders Dedication Service; 6 pm on Sunday 6 February

We mark Education Sunday with our annual Prefects & School Leaders Dedication Service. We mark Education Sunday with our annual Prefects & School Leaders Dedication Service. During our Church Express service, we will take the time to dedicate and celebrate those in leadership roles in our schools. School leaders and teachers are encouraged to attend. Bring along friends and family for this special service. For more info, contact charl@westview.org.za

Furlough

Tuesday 1 February is the start of my furlough. I will be back in circulation on 1 March 2022.

Grace and Peace

Ian

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