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E-letter May 2019

May 22, 2019

Dear West View family 

There’s a lot going on at West View and in our Circuit over the next month. I encourage you, not just to participate in the events detailed below, but to invite friends and neighbours to join you in being blessed by the opportunities for growth, service and fellowship below.

TITHE MONTH: As we prepare to wrap up May Tithe Month this Sunday, I wish to thank those of you who have already risen to the challenge to give 10% of your income during May towards God’s Kingdom work at West View. I know that some of you will be rising to the challenge in the remaining days of this month, and I offer my thanks in anticipation of your sacrificial yet joyful generosity. The spiritual practice of tithing unlocks the potential of our church to truly be a place where life change happens.

PARENTING Q & A THIS MONDAY EVENING: Moms and dads, don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn strategies and principles that you can apply to the parenting of your children. The evening will be facilitated by Hettie Britzz, author and developer of the Evergreen Parenting Course. Book at Computicket or buy tickets (R50) at the door. Monday 27th May, 19h00 – 21h30

(UN)NATURAL MOM SEMINAR THIS TUESDAY MORNING: Starting at 09h00 on Tuesday 28th May, Hettie will lead a seminar on the (UN)NATURAL MOM. The seminar will help you:

  • Recognize how unrealistic our culture’s standards of mothering are
  • Move beyond the myth of the ‘supermom’
  • Complete a profile to determine your unique parenting style
  • Understand and forgive the mothers who hurt you
  • Embrace both your capabilities and your challenges.

Book at Computicket or buy tickets (R50) at the door

ASCENSION DAY SERVICE: 10h00 & 19h00 ON THURSDAY 30th MAY: Brandon Willingham, our Duke Intern, will be preaching at next Thursday’s Ascension Day Services.

SUPPORT KHULUMA THROUGH TEKKIE TAX DAY ON FRIDAY 31 MAY: Purchase your Shoe Hickeys, Stickers and Tattoos to wear next Friday 31st May. In doing so, you will support the wonderful work that Khuluma Family Counselling does in bringing hope and healing to those broken by life’s circumstances. Phone Khuluma on 0126603532 to arrange your purchase, or visit the Khuluma table outside church this Sunday.

SUPPORT DITSHEGO’S INCOME GENERATION PROJECT AND ENJOY DELICIOUS FISH AND PECAN NUTS: Buy Tilapia from the Ditshego Fish Farm for R55/kg, or unshelled Pecan Nuts for R100/kg, and support Ditshego’s work amongst vulnerable children. Contact Isabel Nel on 083 451 3595 or isabel@ditshego.co.za to place your order.

HOLIDAY CLUB: 24th – 28th JUNE: Fly away on a Fiery Dragon Adventure this June. Toothless and his band of dragon friends will be roosting at West View from 24 to 28 June. For only R40 per day, children from age 4-13 can enjoy theme related games and activities to keep them busy until 1pm. Lunch and snacks are included and friends are welcome. For more information, email lara@westview.org.za or james@westview.org.za

WEST VIEW COLLEGE SPORTS COURT: Construction has begun on the West View College Sports Court. For the next two months, parents and children should access the Pre-primary and Junior Primary Children’s Church through the bottom pedestrian gate, near Willem Botha Avenue. Thank you in anticipation for your patience through the building process.

COSY SUNDAYS: We’re launching our 6pm winter ‘Cosy Sunday’ Services on Sunday 2nd June. Come along to the 6pm service on that evening dressed in your winter pyjamas and enjoy hot chocolate and warm fellowship.

WORTHY WALK (AND RUN AND CYCLE): Save the date of Saturday morning 13th July for the Hennops River Circuit Fun Walk/Run/Cycle. The day begins at 8h00 with a 20km cycle, followed by an 8km walk/run at 8h30, and a 5km walk/run at 9h00. R50 for pre-entries, R60 for entry on the day. Jumping castles, gospel music, food stalls will make this a fantastic community event for all Methodists in Centurion and their friends. Visit www.worthywalk.co.za for more details at to register. The fun day will be at Paratus Primary School, 1 Henry Williams Rd, Thaba Tshwane. Fund raised will further God’s work in our Circuit.

MEN’S CAMP: Men’s Camp will be held on 23rd – 25th August at Cyara Manna Campsite in the Hekpoort Valley. We’re looking forward to a great weekend of camaraderie and growth. Contact Kobus (kobus@filteg.com) or Adrian (ace@telkomsa.net) for more details.

COMMUNITY WORSHIP SERVICE: Please note there will be no Children’s Church or Rooted Youth on Sunday 2 June as we are inviting all the children to join their parents at the morning service for a community worship service. The service will be structured in such a way that it will be a meaningful worship experience for young and old.

NEW PRESIDING BISHOP OF THE METHODIST CHURCH OF SOUTHERN AFRICA: We celebrate the election of our new Presiding Bishop, Purity Malinga. Purity will assume leadership of our denomination in January 2020. We give thanks to God for guiding all Synod delegates in their voting, and we look forward to being led by a woman of wisdom, courage and grace.

Ian
Senior Minister
Superintendent: Hennops River Circuit

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