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Friday Youth

We had a little youth gathering on Friday.  We met in the church hall and God did some amazing things:

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I wanted to emphasis the message of being connected with God. And not just having a “Friday Youth Group” faith…
We looked at John 15 – the vine and the branches. There is something so profound with that passage. The gospel could be summed up in there.

“Remain in My love” Jesus implores. “Remain in me and I will remain in you.” (There can be no other better connection / relationship.)

We did some fun challenges. We even stuck with the futuristic times (making robots) as one of the challenges.

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The challenged ended with a picture capturing the message of John 15. See above pic.

There were two moving times for me on Friday night. I had planned some “forced” quiet time at the end of the evening. They had a scripture passage and some questions to sit with. There was 20 minutes. And as the youth went to sit on their own… an incredible silence fell over the office. They all were focused. Connecting. (It was stunning!)

Prior to that I also enjoyed it when they all sang along to Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin.
(I didn’t expect that. I played it from my laptop and they just sung in worship. Was brilliant!)

Check out the song here:

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“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

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Church – “Picnic Style”

This past Sunday night St Peters met at the Duck Pond for the once a month family focused ‘messy church’ – evening service.  We met at 5pm and all who attended had a great time expressing and connecting with God in a different sort of way…

Here are some picture memories:

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Rowan forgot to have his afternoon nap…

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The Praise Posters we made.

(Each family / group had to gather things of creation that would be an “expression” of worship to God.)img-20161017-wa0009img-20161017-wa0010img-20161017-wa0011

Answering some questions:  “What are the sounds that you currently hear around you?” & “What are the colours you can see?”

(We are appreciative of the things we can hear and see.)

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Recycling – NO LOSE ITEMS!! Please

Please friends, when recycling:

1) No lose items in our recycling depot!

2) Please pack your recycling items in bags.

3) Please wash your recycling items.

I understand there is some effort required with the recycling. That’s the nature of caring for the environment..it requires something of you.

The depot here at church is for recycling. Not a rubbish dump!

If you find it too difficult to do recycling properly, then rather stop. (No hard feelings. I promise)

Thanks!

Darrel