“Enter these doors in the freedom of Christ. Sit in silence and discover new strength. Laugh if your heart is bursting with joy. Weep if grief and pain overwhelm you. Talk with one another if your gratitude to Jesus is so strong you cannot but share it with others. You have come into a family. You are surrounded by love. You are accepted as you are, for we are all seekers. Let your prayers be honest, your praise be real and your soul be at peace in the Father’s Presence. and the joy of the Lord be with you! ”
This sentiment lies at the heart of our understanding of what it means to worship God as a community of Christian believers.
We have one Sunday service, which takes place at 09h00. During this service, the Sunday School also meets in the Church Hall.
Other special services take place periodically throughout the year, usually following the ecclesiastical calendar such as Tenebrae, Good Friday, Ascension, etc.
It has been said that: A family that plays together stays together.
Actually, the correct quote is: “A family that prays together stays together”, but for the purposes of this ministry, the 1st is more appropriate.
We believe that an important part of growing together as the family of God is spending time with one another outside of worship. To this end we have an extensive programme of events that encourage us to not only “pray” together, but also to “play” together.
Cake Sales, Ladies and Gents Breakfasts, Scavenger Hunt, Family Fun Day, Beetle Drive, “Christmas in Winter” Brunch, Mini Olympics, Car Rally, Golf day, Thanksgiving and a monthly Tea Party for Senior Citizens all form part of this part of our life together as a congregation.
For more information on these and future events, please contact the church office, or watch the weekly bulletin in church.
The Apostle James once wrote (in chapter 2 and verses 14 – 26 of his Epistle): “What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him: “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say: “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that – and shudder. You foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless?
Was not our ancestor Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says: “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.
In the same way, was not even Rahabthe prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction? As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.”