Ministries

As a community of Christians we have many different ministries. We welcome involvement in our diverse activities. Sadly, during lockdown many of our usual activities came to an abrupt halt. Not everything though. Fortunately, we were blessed to continue our outreach ministry during lockdown.

  • We contribute to the needy in our community by providing food and clothing
  • We provide pastoral care by visitation and communicate via telephone during lockdown
  • Flowers in the church for Sunday worship are distributed to bless folk who have special celebrations, illness or bereavements
  • Home Fellowship groups and Bible Study groups cater for the spiritual needs
  • Various Men’s and Women’s Fellowship groups meet spiritual, social and practical needs
  • We provide floral and catering support for funeral teas
  • We are blessed to have a maintenance team who tirelessly look after our church facilities
  • Our facilities are used by various groups in the community for education, exercise classes, fellowship groups and also private functions

Evening Women’s Auxiliary

This group of ladies meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 19:30.
They are not sure when they will resume. Watch this space!

Over the months of lockdown the ladies have been hard at work knitting for those less fortunate. They distributed the following:

  • 60 jerseys with matching beanies to Klipfontein Church for distribution
  • 20 beanies to Klipfontein Church for distribution
  • 120 beanies to the children who are on school feeding at Ruyterwacht School
  • 10 baby jerseys and beanies to New Life Centre in Bellville  

Donations of wool would be much appreciated as knitting happens on an ongoing basis. Please drop off at the church office or on Thursday afternoons between 14:00 and 17:00.

Ladies’ Link (Ladies In Need of Koinonia)

This group of ladies meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 09:45.
They are not sure when they will resume. Watch this space!

Soup Kitchen

We support a feeding scheme in Mowbray where soup and boiled eggs feed about 1000 people daily. Eggs are high in nutritional value, and boiled eggs are easy to make and easy to pass on through the feeding scheme. Please consider boiling a few eggs (in their shells) and delivering them to the church on a Thursday afternoon between 14:00 and 17:00. We will keep a running total and keep you informed of the number of eggs and litres of soup donated (see home page for latest numbers). 
For more information about this ministry contact Joan Jenkins at 021 6864041; WhattsApp 082 8101889 or email: framejoint@absamail.co.za

Men’s Fellowship

This group meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 18:00.

The committee have decided to defer meeting until the AGM in January unless the church body itself starts earlier. The suggested possible meeting on 30th September therefore will not take place.

Our annual Winter Warmers collection of good used clothing, bedding, etc was successfully organised during lockdown. Adults clothing was donated to Friends of Valkenberg and Klipfontein Methodist. Unfortunately, not many children’s items were donated this year.

Men’s Accountability Breakfast

These men faithfully continued to meet via ZOOM all through lockdown.

Outreach

Food Parcels for Klipfontein Methodist

Twenty food parcels have been donated to Klipfontein Methodist Church for distribution amongst their most needy folk. We bought non-perishable food and a voucher to buy perishables from Shoprite. Substantial food parcels were packed by a Home Fellowship Group and were collected by delighted members of the Klipfontein Church. The faithful giving of our congregation over these past months  has enabled us to reach out in this wonderful way. We give joyfully and invite the recipients to glorify God as in 1 Corinthians 10:31  ‘So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God’.

Axium Education

We have been praying for Axium Education in the Eastern Cape for a long time. During lockdown we donated R10,000 to this education project to help provide much needed stationery and educational data bundles for 80 teenagers.

Prayer Ministry

Prayer Time – Thursday Afternoon (14:30 – 16:30)

There is constantly a high need for us to pray for each other and our Church. We have an intercessory group who pray for specific needs that are brought to our attention. All requests are treated as highly confidential with the commitment to hold these requests before our Lord.

If you feel called to be part of this prayer group, please contact Jan van Dijken via email: jan@vandijkenonline.com or WhatsApp 0833024950 or call 0215327558 

The Thatched Church is open for people wanting to pray at the church. A prayer guide will be available to facilitate a meaningful time of prayer. Feel free to come and pray in the serenity of the thatched church for as long as you like. 

Pastoral Care

During lockdown we continued to enjoy a sense of community as we held online Sunday services and Word on Wednesdays (also known as WOW). These services are available on the website… go to Sermons.

We are hoping to open for corporate worship soon observing all protocols of wearing masks, sanitising and social distancing.

For pastoral care needs please contact Rev Ross Southern at 021 5312224 or email southros@mweb.co.za or contact the church office 021 5318972 or email pinemeth@xinet.co.za

Shared Life Home Fellowship Groups

Some groups continued to meet via ZOOM during lockdown while others have resumed and meet in the thatched church in order to social distance and observe required protocols. These groups are a safe place to share life, study the Bible and enjoy fellowship with like-minded friends who feel like family.

For more information about Shared Life Groups contact the church office 021 5318972 or email pinemeth@xinet.co.za

 

Contact

We are situated at 2 Union Avenue, Pinelands, Cape Town.
GPS  Co-ordinates: S 33° 56′ 15.9″ E 18° 29′ 56.15″
Latitude -33.93809 Longitude 18.49967

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Office hours:  Monday to Friday  08h30 to 13h00
Telephone: 021 531 8972
In case of emergencies outside of office hours please contact 021 531 2224