Christ Church Cathedral Hosts the 12th Synod of the Diocese of St. Mark the Evangelist
Starting on Thursday 16th August the Diocese of St. Mark began its sitting of the 12th Synod of the Diocese.
A Synod is the highest decision making body of the Anglican Church. It ordinarily meets once every three years.
For further details concerning Synod and to follow the motions and discussions, please follow this link.
ALPHA @ Christ Church Cathedral
We ran a very successful ALPHA Course starting April.
Thank you for al those involved in helping run the course, and for the participants. May God Almighty use you powerfully in your renewed Christian walk with him.
IN time we will communicate the dates and details of the next ALPHA Course
Wednesday Evening Teaching Program
We have begun the next session of our Wednesday Evening Teaching Program on the 15th August. We meet for an hour starting 18h00 in the Church.
Follow Christ - A Study in the Lie of Christ
In this course we follow the life of Jesus as he reveals who he is and begins his ministry of Salvation.
If you are interested in following in the foot-steps of Christ, this course is for you!.
THY KINGDOM COME
Thy Kingdom Come is an Global movement endorsed by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, encouraging the church to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. It will be taking place between Ascension day and Penticost (10 -20 May 2018).
For more information visit https://www.thykingdomcome.global/about
Christ Church Cathedral will be hosting various activities over this period within the Church and Prayer Room. These will be announced shortly.
The following video resources are available to watch at this link https://www.youtube.com/thykingdomcome
Activities Planned for Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral is encouraging everyone to become involved. The activities planned are as follows:
1. A Prayer Wall will be set up outside the church on which you can write your prayers on pieces of paper, tagging it onto the Prayer Wall. At the conclusion of the 10 Days we will collect the prayers and commit them to Jesus during the service.
2. Prayer Stations will be set up within the church for people to use as interactive prayer points. The focus being on the Lord's Prayer.
3. A Prayer Wave (or Vigil) is being arranged. The roster is already on the Notice Board, please fill in your name at an appropriate time slot for you.
4. The Prayer Room will be available throughout this time - and at every other time as well - for you to use for quiet and private meditation.
The Annual Golf Day
The 5th Annual Golf Day will take place on the 07th December 2018 at the Polokwane Country Club.
Registration at 08h00. Play at 10h00.
See brochure below for further information, or contact the Church Office - 015 297 2667
Thank you for your support, it is greatly appreciated.
Anglican's Ablaze 2018
A wonderful and spirit filled time was spent in Durban at this year's Anglicans' Ablaze. We are looking forward to the next one - tentatively planned for 2020.
The photograph below shows some of the contingent from the Diocese of St. Mark the Evangelist.
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‘YOUTH UNDER CONSTRUCTION’: Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Fifty youth from 4 parishes of Kopanong Archdeaconry in the Diocese of St Mark the Evangelist, Limpopo, had a conference on 22 July at St Matthews, Seshego. Our Archdeaconry Chaplain, Thabang gave a presentation on human trafficking. It was very insightful and emotional.
Human trafficking is the 2nd largest crime in the world: approximately 450 000 people are trafficked in Africa every year, children as young as 4 become sex workers, domestic workers from other countries are exploited, and it generates an income of $32 Billion a year. It is in fact a form of slavery. Those being trafficked lose their identity and dignity in the process. They are emotionally and physically abused and introduced to drugs and prostitution.
We were given examples as to how one could be lured into this hideous crime: false adverts, getting lifts (hitch hiking), and sharing too much information and befriending people we don’t know on social media. We discussed ideas for what to do in their parishes to raise awareness of this crime: creating a social media group, making a video and taking pictures with messages against human trafficking, doing plays and presentations in church on a Sunday and perhaps finding a victim /survivor to share their story.
A lot of people think that this is not a serious offense because it is not happening to them personally or because it is hardly spoken about, but the youth now realise how serious it is. We thank the committee for their commitment so that this ministry can grow from strength to strength.
The youth also took time to give back to the community. Food donations were made to St Matthew’s homework club, as the ladies running this programme are funding this from their own pockets.
Submitted by Sheena Pereira
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