ALPHA @ Christ Church Cathedral
We will be running an ALPHA Course Sunday afternoons at 17h00 starting 15th April. These will be held in the Church Hall.
Please communicate with us if you would like to attend. We will then provide further details of the weekend away and of other date or venue changes should they occur.
Wednesday Evening Teaching Program
We begin the usual Wednesday Evening Teaching Program on the 11th April. We meet for an hour starting 18h00 in the CHurch.
Leadership for Evangelism and Discipleship
Do you confidently know what it is you believe about Jesus?
Would you be able to tell a friend about Jesus?
Would you be confident in speaking to others, perhaps a group, about Jesus?
Would you like to learn a little more about becoming and helping others become a Disciple of Jesus?
Would you like to learn more about Jesus and what it means to follow his Great Command and Great Commission?
If Yes, then, this ten-week course is for you!
Starting Wednesday 11th April, 18h00 in Christ Church Cathedral, our Wednesday Evening Teaching Programme resumes and will be exploring with you the answers to these questions.
These first ten sessions will help you understand more about Jesus and how to help others grow as Christians.
We will not make you evangelise, but we will teach you how should you ever find yourself talking about Jesus to someone. You will also grow in your knowledge, confidence and abilities as a Christian Disciple.
Follow Me – A Study in the Life of Christ
Thereafter, we will together undertake a chronological exploration of the life of Christ, walking with him as he lived and taught and interacted with his Disciples and those around him.
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 4th Annual Golf day took place on the 20th October 2017
Thank you for your support, it was greatly appreciated.
Details concerning the 2018 Golf Day will be published as soon as possible.
Save the Date! Anglican's Ablaze 2018
‘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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