30 August 2018
Dear West View family
Many of you have commented on the blessing that you received through our visiting preachers during Women’s Month. We are grateful to God for the message that came to us through each preacher.
SPRING CELEBRATION THIS SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER
Come to church this Sunday dressed in the vibrant colours of Spring. At the 6pm service, we’re replacing hot chocolate with ice creams after the service.
DITSHEGO OPEN SCHOOL SHOE DRIVE
This Sunday we’re launching a shoe drive for the children attending Ditshego’s Open School. If you would like to donate a pair of black school shoes, pick a flower from the tree in the church foyer. On the flower will be the name, age and shoe size of the child who will be blessed by receiving your donation. Please drop the shoes in the box in the foyer from Sunday 11th September, along with a personal letter to the child whose name is on the flower you picked.
ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM SEPTEMBER SERIES
This Sunday, we’re kicking off our Elephant in the Room preaching series by exploring what the Bible teaches about inequality. On Wednesday 5th September at 9h45 and again at 19h00, Rev Dr Paul Verryn will be leading a conversation on The Christian Response to Inequality in South Africa. Paul served as Bishop of the Central District of the Methodist Church for 12 years and is currently working for the Church Unity Commission on Justice Issues, the Healing of Memories, and Victim-Offender reconciliation programmes. Paul is highly respected both in church and society, and we are blessed to have him leading us in this conversation. I encourage all home groups and individuals to join in this conversation.
DAILY DEVOTIONS FOR ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM SERIES
Daily devotions for our September series can be downloaded here http://www.westview.org.za/index.php/grow-learn/downloads/category/38-elephant-in-the-room Hard copies will be available on Sunday in the church foyer for a R10 donation. These devotions have been written by four members of West View, and I commend them to you as a resource to deepen your walk with Jesus during September.
DATE NIGHT: SOME LIKE IT HOT
Following last year’s successful evening, we are offering a repeat of DATE NIGHT: SOME LIKE IT HOT. From Focus on the Family, this screening for married couples explores what scripture teaches about intimacy in marriage. All married couples are welcome. Childcare will be provided. Tuesday 4th September at 19h00.
WEST VIEW WEEKEND
Excitement is growing for our community weekend, 28th – 30th September at Stoney Ridge in the beautiful Hekpoort Valley. We urgently need your forms to be submitted, so that we have an indication of how many people will be attending. Even if you make payment closer to the time, please get your forms in to James by Friday 7th September. You can download a form here: http://www.westview.org.za/images/phocadownload/West_View_Weekend_2018_Info_Pack.pdf
In the service of Christ
Superintendent: Hennops River Circuit