9 February 2018
Dear West View family
Can you believe that the start of Lent is already just a week away! It’s a time for us as a congregation to be stretched, to grow in faith and in knowledge of God.
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKES
Our Ash Wednesday services are at 10am and 6h30pm on Wednesday 14th February. In my message, we’ll be exploring the relationship between Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day. I’ll also be launching our Lenten Campaign, Make a Difference (see below).
MAKE A DIFFERENCE LENT CAMPAIGN
MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH YOUR GENEROSITY
Throughout Lent, we’re partnering with Sutherland SPAR to bless households who are in financial trouble. SPAR will be creating hampers in buckets for us with enough groceries to last a family of 4 for a week and they will be on sale for R200 from Ash Wednesday for the duration of lent. So, when you pop in there after church for your Sunday lunch and treats, why not grab a hamper from the front of the tills and bring them along next Sunday to church.
Thank you to all of you who were faithful in your tithes and offerings through the tight month of January. Tithes and Offerings for January totalled R480 000. Whilst this is R27 000 below our monthly budget for tithes and offerings, it is a respectable income for what is normally a tight month for church finances.
Our staff team has undergone a restructuring. We welcome Cisca Forder onto staff. Cisca is responsible for New Members Integration and Volunteer Recruitment. She is also taking over as Worship Co-ordinator. Matthew Tayler steps in the role of Receptionist, and continues as Membership Database Co-ordinator. Bakang Pitse has moved out of Reception into the fulltime role of Finance Assistant. We wish each of these staff members well in their new positions.
CAN YOU OFFER HOSPITALITY TO A W.A. DELEGATE?
West View is hosting the District Women’s Auxiliary (W.A) meetings over the weekend of 9th – 11th March. 60 delegates from across our District will be in attendance. If you have a guest room in your home, and are able to assist with accommodating a delegate, please contact Merle Munday 012 651 5142 or 072 345 7315. Hosts are asked to provide a light breakfast, and assist with lifts to and from the church in the morning and evening.
WEST VIEW COLLEGE TODDLER CLASS
West View College’s Toddler Class has extra spaces. If you are looking for a fantastic Christian Pre-School for your toddler, contact the school at 012 660 2572.
Grace and Peace
Superintendent: Hennops River Circuit