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Weekly reflection

Analogue

A glacier grasps its place
sparkles solid in the summer sun
Surrendering to warm waves
it vibrates, the edges flow
Winter's cold hold sees it slow
We marvel at matter, suspended
Power constrained in time and space.

Filled from source, a stream spurts
follows faithfully its designated descent
through hollow and fold, carving
a fertile furrow; feeding as it flows
fallow field, flower and faun.
Matter in motion, energy effecting
change in all it reaches.

On the swept surface of a vast waste land
the earth's crust cracks
a geyser gushes,
spewing steam into the sky
it dissipates into the blue
Water, energized, expanding
breaks boundaries to diffuse.

One element, manifest in three vibrant forms
God, Spirit, The Christ
Love, flowing and formed.


Katharine Berger

20 July 2014


News

Student Bible Study

The Bible Study takes place on Wednesdays, 17:30 at David's home in Die Boord. We are currently busy with the gospel of Mark. For more information navigate to the "Student Page" from the sidebar or chat to Hugo on whatsapp 071 218 8288.


The Website

www.unitedchurchstellenbosch.co.za has been launched! Feel free to navigate through the site and make yourselves at home. Among the many features are the integration of Facebook & Twitter, weekly readings, events and an interesting history section.


Social Networks

Facebook Banner

Scroll down to see the 3 associated Facebook pages. "Like" these pages and get more involved within the congregation and see what your church has been up to lately. Here, you will also be kept up to date with the latest news and information about events and projects. TwitterThis is a great place for new ideas, bible study groups and to put names to those familiar faces. Photo's or videos of past projects and events can be viewed and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to contribute any relavent media. Stellenbosch United Church has also made it's way onto Twitter. Follow @StellenboschUC or view the latest tweets directly from the website.


Notices

Evening Services start this Sunday

Evening services will resume starting this Sunday, 27 July after the school holiday break. We look forward to seeing you all again.

Prayer Group

The Prayer Group meets in the church on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11h30 – 12h00.


Grade 11's

Grade 11 Confirmation Class resume this week and meetings take place at David's home in Die Boord. For more information contact Audrey or visit her at the church office. We are very excited to journey with you.


27 July 2014
3 August 2014
4 August 2014 Parents at David and Celene’s home
10 August 2014
24 August 2014
31 August 2014
7 September 2014
21 September 2014
28 September 2014 Confirmation


Cards

June Tocknell creates attractive cards. They are sold at R5.00 each at the secretary's office and the money goes to the Stellenbosch United Church Benevolent Fund


Trauma Centre 2014

We managed to donate R2079.00 towards the Kayamandi Trauma Centre last year. We will continue to support the Trauma Centre this year. Please collect a 'Coin Bottle' on the table in the porch and fill it with your 'spare coins', and hand it in at the secretary's office when it is full. Thank you for your faithful support.


New Bible Study

A New Bible study focusing on 2 Corinthians started only this year! If you would like to be part of this group please Contact Carol 021-8871781, 073 534 3738, crlchase@gmail.com


A message from Night Shelters in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch Night ShelterThere are currently two shelters for the Homeless in Stellenbosch: the Stellenbosch Night Shelter and the Municipal Shelter. Both shelters are run by the Stellenbosch Night Shelter Committee. Please do not give money to beggars. Stellenbosch is a caring community and practical help is available.


What can I do to help?

Meals:   We welcome any supplements to our basic menu of soup and bread.

Clothes:   Clothing, especially men's clothing and shoes are in great demand.

Goods:   Donations of toiletries, blankets, coffee, sugar, cleaning materials and rubbish bags are welcome.

Job Creation:   You can make a valuable contribution by passing on possible employment opportunities. Many residents are gardeners or domestic workers.

Development Projects:   We welcome projects which improve the quality of life or skills of our residents. In the interests of residents' welfare, projects are selected very carefully.

Services:   We welcome volunteers who offer specialised services for free or at cost, e.g. maintenance, garden supervision etc.

Relief Supervising:   Relief supervisor work involves taking over the supervisor's duties for one night.

Funds:   The Stellenbosch Night Shelter needs financial support to cover it's running costs. (Bank: ABSA, Account: 1060131020, Branch: 632005)


Tweets

Small Projects

books

We welcome your second hand books. For more information contact Audrey, the church secretary or come to her office between 08h15 and 13h00 to browse through our book shelves.

coins

It's all in the name - Care Coins. This year we will be supporting the Trauma Centre and the Soup Kitchen. Please take an empty bottle from the entrance porch table and fill it with your loose change.

This Month

Monday 21 July 2014 | Schools and University re open | We look forward to the new term

Friday 01 August 2014 | Poitjie and Bingo Evening | The Table restaurant at De Meye wine farm at 19h00 to 22h30. First 50 persons to book as venue can only take 50 people. No children under 16 unfortunately. Cost will be R60 per head excluding drinks. Lifts will be arranged for those not wishing to travel at night. Book with Audrey at the church office.

Find us on facebook

Official | The Stellenbosch United Church official facebook page. We encourage all members and friends to share event photos and information.

Youth | All youth at Stellenbosch United Church are all welcome and this is a great place to get the latest information regarding small groups and programs.

Students | This group, led by David Hunter, meets each Wednesday from 17h30 at 3 Blenheim Rd, Die Boord. We also have a "Bucket list" for 2014