Posted in Notices, Resources

“Shoe Box Christmas!”

We’re partner with FAMSA again this year to do the Santa Shoe Box collections.

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Our goal is 80 shoe boxes!  This year, we have TWO gift ideas:

OPTION 1—Shoebox option

Provide a SHOEBOX with these things:

i) Little toy (R30 – R40),
ii) Stationery: 2 pens, Glue, Scissors, Highlighter, 2 pencils OR Stationery Set     (R45)
iii) Toiletries: toothpaste, tooth brush, soap, face cloth
iv) And a little packet of sweets

Estimated Total Cost: R160

Option 2—School Bag option

Provide a school bag (R100—R150) with these things:
i) School shoes (R80 – R90) (Size: Kids in primary school),
ii) Stationery: 2 pens, Glue, Scissors, Highlighter, 2 pencils OR Stationery Set     (R45)
iii) Toiletries: toothpaste, tooth brush, soap, face cloth
iv) And a little packet of sweets

Estimated Total Cost: R350

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED:

1) Choose an gift option and get the “goodies” for that gift
2) Or if you don’t want to sort out a gift pack, you could donate money
3) Or you can bring along a whole bunch of one particular item
4) Tell others in your workplace to join our project / mission

DEADLINE for collections is 30 November!


Any questions, speak to Darrel

Posted in Notices

Holy Week Services

Join us next week as we journey to the cross and then to resurrection.

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Sunday (20th March) – 9am (Palm Sunday)

Weekday services start at 6pm
Monday (21st)
Tuesday (22nd)
Wednesday (23rd)
Thursday (24th)

Friday (25th) – 9am (Good Friday)
Sunday (27th) – 9am (Easter Sunday)

He is risen indeed!

Posted in Notices, Recycling

Recycling Tips

Thank you for taking part in the recycling so far.  I know I shared that recently.  But I’m still just so thrilled…

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One of the collection vans is in for repairs so I had to help take some of our recycling stuff to another depot. (Near the new mall).  While loading Andrew’s bakkie I noticed some things that can be approved – so here is a reminder for recycling collection:

Some DO’s and DON’TS:

DO
– wash out all recycling
– collect milk cartons separately
– separate paper, plastic, tins and glass. Have each type of recycling in a separate bag.
– ensure the bag is tied properly!

DON’T
– put different category recycling items in same bag
– (chip packets are not plastic. Throw them away!)
– don’t throw lose items in depot at the church.
– don’t be lazy in your sorting.

 

“A picture paints a 1000 words” – as they say – here are some motivational and informative pics about recycling:

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I came across this ARTICLE on some Good Recycling Tips – go and read them.  Interesting and practical!

It’s good to see the awareness is growing here at St Peters.  Keep telling and teaching others about recycling.  From your children, to your grandchildren, to your friends and to your colleagues.  My goal would be to have the town of Secunda aware of recycling and actually doing it.  Dream big! God’s mandate to us 🙂

Posted in Inspirational, Notices

Church Retreat – 5th March 2016

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We are having a retreat on Saturday 5th March.

Details:

Where:      Mazenod Retreat Centre in Germinston, JHB.
Times:      07: 15 – Meet at St Peters
16:30 – Back at St Peters
(Transport will be arranged)

Cost:           R110 per person
Theme:      “All who are thirsty”

So what is a retreat, you may wonder?

The idea of a retreat is to “pull away” (retreat) from the busyness of our lives so that we can connect with God. In quiet reflection, one would listen and delve into a deeper things with God.

So often in our relationship with God – we may feel “tired” or “drained” or “dry” – if so – then the retreat is a great idea for you.


If you are interested or want more info please contact Caroline or Joanne.

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Posted in Notices

Our Recycling -> Sizithande NEW website

I’m really proud of St Peters United.  The recycling has really taken off.  In the next two weeks – John Davies and I will be extending the collection depot here at our church.  (That thing gets full very quickly.)

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Sizithande have a WEBSITE now.  Please go and check it out.

1) You can meet Xolisiwa Stengana – the CEO and founder.
2) You can also read their background HERE

Thank you for caring for the environment with us.

Some days you may feel like this is only one drop in the ocean. Or perhaps one STARFISH but you still make a difference to that one:

Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing.He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions. 

Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching.  As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea.  The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning!  May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”

The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”

The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”

 

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Posted in Notices, Resources

How to subscribe to the church website? (And why should you?)

Hello 🙂

Here is a quick guide on how you can subscribe / follow / register (whatever word you prefer to use) our church website:

1) Go to https://stpetersunited.com/
2) On the right hand side look for this little block:

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3) Enter your email address in space provided.
4) Then click “Follow Us”

5) You will receive a email asking you to confirm your subscription.
6) Click the link in that email to confirm your subscription. Easy Peasy!

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SO WHY SHOULD YOU SUBSCRIBE:

i) We’re hoping to go more paperless by having out weekly notices published via the website.  (still under construction)

ii) So you can be informed with the ins and outs of what happens at St Peters United.