14 June 2017


Dear West View family


We’re just two Sundays out from concluding our Ten Commandments series, and what a wonderful journey it has been. It has been good to be reminded that God’s rules are gifts of love, given to us so that we can experience abundant life, both as individuals, and as a community.


One of the practices that enable West View to continue to grow and thrive is the practice of PERPETUAL TINKERING. As we strive for excellence in ministry, and as we strive to become more effective in being a place where God’s Holy Spirit changes lives, we’re perpetually tinkering with how we do things. We experiment with fresh ways of doing things, and we aren’t afraid to try something new. As perpetual tinkerers, we know that some of the new things we try won’t be effective, but we trust that by being bold enough to take risks, we will also grow and learn in the process, and so remain relevant to the ever-changing society which God calls us to impact with His love.
With this as a backdrop, we have marked July as Worship Month. Leaning on Duke intern Gregory Milton’s experience as a worship director, we are going to be experimenting with new ways of worshipping God in community. This initiative is going to affect everything from the seating layout in the sanctuary, to the flow of our worship services. I encourage you to come along to worship in July open to new ways of worshipping God, and open to giving us feedback on how you have experienced those changes. You can email feedback to me or to Mat Tayler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Excitement is growing for the Lion King Holiday Club taking place from Monday 3rd – Friday 7th July. The program runs from 8am - 1pm each day and costs R35 per day. For more details, contact Josh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


It was inspiring to hear of the wonderful work that Colleen is doing through Loom International http://www.loominternational.org/ Your generous donations raised R7500 in support of Colleen’s work. Thank you for this tangible expression of love and support.


Whilst we’re talking of generosity, thank you for your generous tithes and offerings during May. If we can keep our giving at this level for the remainder of 2017, we will be well placed to finish 2017 in a sound financial position, having resourced West View to fulfil God’s calling upon it.


The Welsh Male Voice Choir of South Africa presents a prestige concert at Cornwall Hill College on Sunday 9th July 2017 at 15h00. The Cornwall Hill College Choir and Pipe Band are supporting acts. R110 if purchased in advance through Computicket. R130 if purchased at the door. For more information contact Lyttelton Methodist Church 012 664 5764 or GraceWell Methodist Church 012 662 1789. Please support our sister churches in the Hennops River Circuit.


Philip’s farewell will be the morning services of 25th June. We will take time to thank Philip for his contribution to our life over the past 4 ½ years. We will have a farewell tea with eats after both morning services. As is our custom, I invite you to contribute towards a farewell gift to Philip. You can do this via eft into the West View bank account (FNB, Eldoraigne, Branch Code: 250-655, Acc number: 6203 4307 670, Reference: ‘Philip Farewell’) or by placing your gift into an envelope and placing it in the offertory on any of the next 3 Sundays. Envelopes for this purpose are available at the information desk in the church foyer. Philip takes up appointment at The Glen Methodist Church on 1st July.

In the service of Christ


Senior Minister

Superintendent: Hennops River Circuit


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