UPCSA – Notice of death – Mrs Merle Johnston

TO ALL IN THE UPCSA It is with deep sadness to announce that Mrs Merle Johnston passed away suddenly on Sunday evening. Mrs Johnston served the UPCSA as the personal assistant/secretary to the General Secretary and Clerk of Assembly many years ago. She had been at a retirement village in Durban until her death. May …

Notice of death: Mrs Helen van Wyk

Dear Members, it is with sadness that I communicate the passing of Helen van Wyk, one of our long standing members. Helen served this congregation for many years, including the running of the Church Office during the time of Rev Danie van Zyl. Our thoughts and prayers are with Garnet and Joanne and other family …

Mother’s Day Message from our Minister

Happy Mother’s Day to all our mothers. God bless you for embodying the Love of God. From the Mirror translation of Scripture by Francois Du Plessis, Stellenbosch University: “Jesus did not put the eternal fate of the human race in our incompetent ability to convince each other of our personal take on thousand year old …

Notice of death: Mrs Jean Fryer

Update Memorial Service Dear Members, it is with sadness that I communicate the passing of Jean Fryer, one of our former members this morning. Jean was an elder in our congregation for many years, and together with her husband, Len, daughter Jane, and other children served this congregation for many years. Jean and Len will …

Announcement of death and funeral – Mrs Linda Oberholster

Dear Friends With sadness we learnt of the passing of our sister in Christ, Linda Oberholster, on Thursday 14th April. Her funeral service will be held on: TUESDAY 26TH APRIL At 11H00 At St Columba’s Presbyterian Church, 327 Hilda Street, Hatfield, Pretoria. Please indicate by return email whether you will be attending the service. Blessings Admin@stcolumbashatfield.co.za

UPCSA – NATURAL DISASTERS IN PARTS OF KWAZULU NATAL AND EASTERN CAPE – INCLUDING ETHEKWINI PRESBYTERY

TO ALL IN THE UPCSA Dear Presbyterians, You may have seen on/heard over the news about the floods in parts of KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape, which claimed some of the lives of the people and destroyed some of the properties. We have been informed by the Presbytery of eThekwini that some of our …

UPCSA – Invitation to the Virtual workshop on Gender Justice – 2 April 2022

TO ALL IN THE UPCSA The UPCSA Gender Desk has scheduled a workshop on gender justice for Drakensberg, eThekwini, and uThukela Presbyteries to be held on Saturday the 2nd April 2022 from 14:00 to 17:00. This was communicated at the consultation that was held recently with the coordinators of the Presbyteries’ gender desks. This serves …

UPCSA – Notice of death – Mrs Rosemary Hershensohnn (Wife of Rev Michael Hershensohnn)

TO ALL IN THE UPCSA It is with deep sadness to announce that Mrs Rosemary Hershensohn, the wife of the Rev Michael Hershensohnn, passed away on Saturday, the 26th March 2022. She had been diagnosed with terminal cancer in September 2021. May she rest in eternal peace. The memorial service will be held at St Martin’s …

UPCSA – AACC statement supporting the United Nations to Condemn the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

TO ALL IN THE UPCSA Please receive the AACC statement in support of the UN’s resolution to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Warmest regards, Rev Dr Lungile Mpetsheni Rhadebe General Secretary Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa Secretary – Africa Communion of Reformed Churches English version https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gLj-vIY9ZG4EHDDcmGlWqgkjnmkZ2nI2/view?usp=drivesdk French version https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t8IMUyM1Z_sEV_th5WdLgR0wMyyOEmyT/view?usp=drivesdk Dear AACC Member Churches …

UPCSA – THE BEGINNING OF LENT: ASH WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH 2022

TO ALL IN THE UPCSA ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and you have not seen it? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you have not noticed?’ “Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please and exploit all your workers. … “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: …

UPCSA – CWM 2022 World Day of Prayer: In Solidarity with Myanmar, Friday 4th March 2022 @18:00pm (SGT)

TO ALL IN THE UPCSA Please receive the connection details for the CWM World Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Myanmar. The 18:00 Singaporean time is 12:00 South African Standard time. JOIN US  FRIDAY MARCH 4th @18:00pm (SGT)  IN SOLIDARITY WITH MYANMAR Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88055831175?pwd=ZVlvRTlBWkFldFdsYTZwdkxQRU5EQT09  Meeting ID: 880 5583 1175 Passcode: CWMEAR ALL ARE WELCOME! On behalf of …

UPCSA – Ukraine: A Call for Prayer and Action

TO ALL IN THE UPCSA Please receive this call for prayer from the World Communion of Reformed Churches regarding the situation in Ukraine. Warmest regards, Rev Dr Lungile Mpetsheni Rhadebe General Secretary Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa Secretary – Africa Communion of Reformed Churches Let them turn away from evil and do good; let …

UPCSA – Online Conference 1 March 2022 _ Church Unusual: Lessons from PandemicUPCSA –

TO ALL IN THE UPCSA Please receive an invitation to a webinar that is being organised by the Ekklesia of the University of Stellenbosch under the theme, “Church Unusual: Lessons from the Pandemic”. For further enquiries, please contact the Rev Dr Peter Langerman who is the Director of the Ekklesia. Please receive the excerpt from …

Reminder – UPCSA – Consultation of Women Leaders in the UPCSA: Sat 5 February 2022, 3-5pm

Greetings Women in Leadership, Kindly receive the reminder sent on behalf of the Women’s Consultation Team. Reminder: PLANTED TO THRIVE MEETING FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP DATE: 5th February 2022 TIME: 15:00 – 17:00 Please join Zoom: ID: 990 1878 3851 PASSWORD: 889 051 Your participation is important. TO ALL IN THE UPCSA (Posted on 29 November …