16 Days of Activism

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The 16 Days Activism to Oppose Violence against women and children is a worldwide campaign. It aims to raise awareness of the negative impact that violence and abuse have on women and children and to rid society of such abuse permanently.

The 16 days of activism campaign is held annually from 25 November to 10 December.

For more informatuion see this link: 16 Days of Activism

Pray for the Nations

Both South Africa and Zimbabwe stand in need of fervent prayer.

On Sunday 26 November 2017 a National Day Of Prayer will be held in response to the call of many religious leaders and churches.  Methodist people are invited by our Presiding Bishop, Ziphozithle Siwa, to join with other South Africans to pray.
Pray privately, pray in churches, stop for a few minutes at 12:00 and pray for South Africa . . .

  • Pray for the unity of all South Africans of all races and languages
  • Pray for the change of the plight of the unemployed and marginalised
  • Pray for a transformed reality of abused children and women
  • Pray for God’s guidance and blessings for a better future for all South Africans

 

In Zimbabwe recent developments have resulted in the release of a statement by the churches of Zimbabwe calling for a number of things, including prayer. See the document here: Zimbabwe Statement

 

Blue Christmas Service

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Some of us find it difficult to face the festivities and all the jolly events at this time of year, possibly because of the heaviness we carry. Perhaps it’s some grief, pain or trauma we’re trying to process, maybe we feel lonely, stressed or distracted. Whatever the reason, the Blue Christmas Service is designed to take these and other similar feelings into consideration

The service is quiet, reflective and comfortable. It will allow time to think, remember and give thanks while allowing whatever emotion is felt to be acknowledged. It will give the opportunity to light a candle in a symbolic gesture and will hopefully add special meaning to how we manage coping with the Christmas festivities.

We’d love you to join us.

For enquiries please call +27 31 2665222.

Advent 2016 #hopewillrise

The Westville Methodist Church Advent Series, #hopewillrise, will take a challenging and positive look at four current themes, relevant to our lives and our society in 2016.

Advent 1 (27 Nov) – Jesus comes to . . . redefine Power

Advent 2 (04 Dec) – Jesus comes to . . . humanise Humanity

Advent 3 (11 Dec) – Jesus comes to . . . give meaning to Justice

Advent 4 (18 Dec) – Jesus comes to . . . make Security real

You’re invited and will be most welcome at our services on Sundays.

Advent Chapel Devotion

Every Monday in Advent from 17:30 please join us for an informal, reflective devotional time in the chapel.  We’d love to see you there!

Then, just because we can and for the enjoyment of it, we’re presenting

“Carols in the Courtyard”

on Sunday 18 December 2016 from 18:00, beginning with boerewors rolls (only R10 each) and, enjoying lots of favourite Carols, then ending with coffee and fruit mince pies. Cool drinks and “barista” coffee will be available to purchase.
Please confirm attendance with office. Come join us!

For further information, please contact the church office on +27 31 2665222.

On our Knees, Pray about fees – 13 October 2016

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“On our Knees, Pray about Fees”

Join us to Prayer for Peace in our land and a resolution to the conflict and disruptions on Tertiary Education campuses.
Westville Methodist Church, 38 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville on Thursday 13 October 2016 from 17:00 to18:00.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Please join us for the full hour or for as long as you’re able.