Government Food Parcels

This may be of interest to you in your personal capacity OR you may know of someone that may benefit from it. This is a National initiative. To qualify for food parcel, you must be unemployed and a household income of less than R3600. If you can’t get through because the of high call volumes, …

Announcement

It brings me GREAT pleasure to inform you of two items of fabulous news. Warm congratulations to the UPCSA General Secretary, Rev. Dr Lungile Mpetsheni, on being conferred his Ph.D. Rev. Dr Mpetsheni is a member of St. Columba’s Hatfield. And … Congratulations to our Tshwane Moderator, Rev. Dr Mzwandile Patrick Nyawuza, on successfully defending …

Announcement

There is a lot of false information about COVID-19 going around. If you are looking for correct and up to date information from the South African National Department of Health you can click on this link and send the ‘hi’ message https://wa.me/27600123456?text=hi . You can also just save the number +27600123456 and send ‘hi’. This …

Response to COVID-19

Our response as ministers to Covid19 I’m am writing this of my own initiative and conviction. Not from a position at Presbytery or GA, but simply as your colleague. I write with humility but also a sense of urgency. I want to offer some thoughts and ideas, simply because I think it is really important …

From the Minister’s Desk

This week, that feels like such a momentous, historical week, when the world we know seems to be turned on its head. I received the following devotional titled, “Fearful Empathy” by UCC Minister, the Reverend Mary Luti and dated March 14, 2020.  Psalm 91: 5-6 reads thus:Do not fear the terror of night,nor the pestilence …

Announcement

Friends of St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church,  Do Not Panic Everyone has by now heard that Covid-19 has inevitably begun spreading across the globe.  We have 24 identified cases in South Africa now.  This is no reason to panic about this virus. We have had multiple new viruses over the last decade including SARS, H1N1, Ebola, …