08 April 2019


Dear West View family 


We’re just 7 days away from the most important week in the Christian year. I pray that the Holy Spirit is preparing your heart, mind and spirit for a week of deep encounter with the power and love of God shown on Calvary’s cross. Holy Week and Easter weekend is filled with many wonderful opportunities for worship, fellowship and growth. You will be blessed as you participate as fully as possible in these events:



Christ in the Passover:                     Mon    15 April @ 6pm
Jews for Jesus will do a presentation on the Seder Passover Meal. Home groups are encouraged to book a table together. A light supper will be served. The cost is R80 p.p. Tickets sales will close on Wednesday. Children are invited to join Pastor Josh for Godly play after the supper

Worship Encounter:                          Tues    16 April @ 7pm
A space to surrender yourself to God in praise and worship. Children are invited to join Pastor Josh at Godly play.

Kairos Family Outreach Night:         Wed    17 April @ 6pm
Bring a snack basket and join us inside the sanctuary with your family. Hear testimonies from facilitators & ex-inmates, then participate in an act of worship by creatively making prayer chains & table place-mats that will be used on their next prison visit. Kids will love being a part of this evening.

Tenebrae Service of Shadows:        Thurs  18 April @ 7pm
The purpose of Tenebrae is to recreate the emotional aspects of the passion story; the betrayal, abandonment & agony of the events. It is left unfinished, as the story isn’t over until Easter Day. Children are welcome to join in this powerful service.

Good Friday Service:                         Fri        19 April @ 07h30 & 09h00
Our Good Friday offering will go towards the training of ministers in our denomination. Please support this investment in the future leadership of our church. Children are invited to join Pastor Josh at West View College Preschool for the Children’s Church Programme.  

Remembrance Service:                      Fri        19 April @ 5pm
Please bring white flowers and a photograph of your loved one


Sunrise service:                                 Sun      21 April @ 6am
Join us at Mnandi Methodist Church (cnr of Ruimte & Short Rd) to celebrate Christ's resurrection. Please bring own camping chair.

Easter Sunday Holy Communion:    Sun      21 April @ 07h45 Godly Play for children
Easter Sunday Holy Communion:    Sun      21 April @ 09h45 Children are invited to join Pastor Josh at West View College Preschool for the Children’s Church Programme.

Easter Movie Night:                            Sun      21 April @ 6pm
Bring your own snack and enjoy a family movie together.

Ditshego’s Tilapia Fish Farm is up and running, and our first crop of fish is available for sale. The fish have been cleaned and frozen and are on sale for R55/kg. Contact Nortje Stander This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 062 788 4344 to purchase.


Your tithes and offerings for the first quarter (January – March) were R1 326 000, which is 3.9% (R54  000) behind budget. With careful control of expenditure, we have been able to absorb this shortfall. Thank you for your sacrificial, regular, and joyful giving towards God’s work through West View. Let’s continue to give faithfully, with the goal of eliminating the shortfall as the year progresses.


Construction of a sports court for West View College will begin in May. In addition to being an important resource for the physical education of West View College learners, the sports court will be a resource for the youth and kids of our congregation.


We express our condolences to Siphiwe on the death of this grandmother who raised him.


Well done to the 20 Rooted Youth who led a holiday club for the children of Ditshego last week. You shared God’s love with the children in ways which had a Kingdom impact on their lives! You can find pictures of the Holiday Club on the West View Methodist Facebook page.


Grace and Peace


Senior Minister

Superintendent: Hennops River Circuit


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