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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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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.

Posted in Inspirational, Notices

“To read or not to read” (Our Church Library)

God speaks!  Yes? Amen! 🙂

He speaks through His Holy Scriptures.

YET God also speaks through good Christian literature.  Our library is up and running:

NEED SOME REASONS to read:

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss

So do pop in and check out the books available.  For more info: Speak to Caroline Heimann

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Quiz Night -7 February

COMING SOON!

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Book this night in your diaries.

St Peters is excellent at community.  Come and join us for a meal (will be on sale) and a Quiz Night (bring along your thinking caps).  There will also be something “quiz game stuff” for your kids too.

Time to be announced soon…

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VOLUNTEERS needed please :)

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We’re serving our community and reaching into Highveld Park High School in great way, right at the start of this year.

Saturday 23 January

Saturday 13 February

We’re running a learning skills workshop for Grade 8’s at our church with Felicity Hart from LOVE LEARNING.

And we would love your help.  This is how you can do so:

  1. TUTORS – Felicity would require some TUTORS to sit with a group of 10 students and work through a math’s equation with them.
  2. Catering – We will provide cool-drink and sandwiches and cookies on the day.  Can you help out with that?  Providing the goodies / setting up for the break during the session.
  3. Registration – Most students should register and pay at the school.  But for those who don’t, we need your help to collect the funds and write their names down.
  4. Greeters – Simply, to greet and show the students where to go.  Make them feel welcome on our property.
  5. Prayer – We would love you as a church to pray that this workshop would empower these young minds and also to build a good relationship between our church and Highveld Park High.  We want to reach these teens.

There are four slots you can volunteer your time and services to:

Saturday 23rd Jan

9am – 12pm
1pm – 4pm

Saturday 13th Feb

9am – 12pm
1pm – 4pm

So only 3 – 4 hours of your time is needed.  Please contact Darrel, Caroline, Joanne or Andrew if you are able to help.

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Recycling in 2016

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Well done St Peters!  Our recycling really took off during that later part of 2015.

Sizithande have been impressed with how much we are collecting.

The depot / collection point is up:

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(Thank you John Davies for coaching and putting up the structure with me)

KEEP AT IT!

I know after the Christmas break we may all be feeling lazy.  And a lot of our gift wrappings, wine bottles, whatever else goes with Christmas went into our general waste.

BUT lets THINK GREEN again!  In separate bags (for each category of item) bring your

  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Paper
  • Tins / cans
  • Milk cartons

Please place straight into the collection point.

THANK YOU! 🙂