MRS SOPHIA NKOSI PASSED AWAY (WIFE OF THE REV MLS NKOSI)

TO ALL IN THE UPCSA It is with deep sadness and sorrow to announce the passing on of Mrs Sophia Nkosi, the wife of Rev LMS Nkosi, this morning. The Rev MLS Nkosi is in hospital. May her soul rest in eternal peace. The funeral service arrangements will follow as soon as they become available. The …

Fr. Henri Nouwen, reflects on the idea of “be in the world but not of the world”

DAILY MEDITATION | JANUARY 24, 2021″ Be in the World Without Being of the World” – These words summarize well the way Jesus speaks of the spiritual life. It is a life in which we are totally transformed by the Spirit of Love. Yet it is a life in which everything seems to remain the …

DEATH NOTICES: WIFE OF THE LATE REV PONS, MOTHER OF REV ROBERT THEMA AND HUSBAND OF MRS SOKUTU

TO ALL IN THE UPCSA It is indeed with deep sadness that we communicate the following bereavements that we received notices of over the weekend: Mrs Doreen Pons, the wife of the late Rev Edwin Pons passed away over the weekend. She died at the age of 91 years. The family is planning a private …

Passing of Ernie Williams – Father of Sally Langerman (Rt Rev Dr PD Langerman’s wife)

TO ALL IN THE UPCSA Please keep the family of the Rt Rev Dr Peter and Mrs Sally Langerman in your prayers at this time. Sally’s father, Mr Ernie Williams, went home to be with the Lord this morning.  Ernie, and his late wife, Val were Managers of Simonsberg, our UPCSA Conference Centre in Stellenbosch …

NOTICE OF DEATH: REV XX VATELA

TO ALL IN THE UPCSA With sadness and sorrow, I hereby announce the passing on of the Rev Xolisa Xolani Vatela. The details are in the document that is herewith attached, please receive. We join the Vatela Family in mourning the death of this servant of the Lord. We will continue to uphold them and …

COVID-19 Reflection Part V

Good morning, Saints, Here is the final part (5) of my expanded epistle for January: Thank you for keeping on with it. “Every valley shall be lifted up,and every mountain and hill be made low;the uneven ground shall become level,and the rough places a plain.” Isaiah 40:4 New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised (NRSVA) This text …

COVID-19 Reflection Part IV

Here is part 4 of my expanded epistle for January: The internet and social media are literally awash with conspiracy theories. There is a counter-narrative for everything, from the sublime to the ridiculous. Videos go round and round as people forward them on. A favoured COVID-19 treatment advice I receive monthly is, “just gargle with …

COVID-19 Reflection Part III

Good morning, Saints, Here is part 3 of my extended epistle for January. Folks, for some of us, the very word “vaccination” is terrifying. Most of us don’t like needles at all! I vividly remember having immunisation jabs that scared me for life. Perhaps there’s some latent primal fear of puncturing the skin. I think …

COVID-19 Reflection Part II

Good morning, Saints, Here is the second part of my expanded epistle for January 2021. You already know that the COVID-19 situation has flared up, possibly with a SARS COV-2 mutation that we received from the UK (and that has now spread to France). My family was on holiday but then decided to return home …

COVID-19 Reflection Part I

Good morning, Saints,   You already know that the COVID-19 situation has flared up, possibly with a SARS COV-2 mutation in our country. We were on holiday but decided to return home rather than risk being stuck in the Cape for an extended and uncertain period. On the way back, the President announced a return to …

NOTICE OF DEATH: MISS NOLUBABALO TOKO – REV AND MRS TOKO’S DAUGHTER

TO ALL IN THE UPCSA With deep sadness, please receive attached the information about the death and arrangements for the funeral service of Ms Nolubabalo Toko, the daughter of the Rev Malusi and Mrs Nomvuyo Toko. May her soul rest in eternal peace. We commend the Toko family to God in prayer. Warmest regards, Rev …