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Easter Service

Please join us to celebrate Easter at one of our services. Our early service will take place on the Heritage centre lawn as the sun rises over Bruce’s Beauties. Please bring your chair, service starts at 6.30. In case of rain we will meet at St Francis United Church.

Our second service will take place at 9am at St Francis United Church and will be a Holy Communion.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Evening Service

We hope to introduce an evening service every now and again, and this Sunday is the first…..

Guest singers will be singing to us, each other, and of course God

Please join us, 10th July, 6 pm.

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Digby and the Lullaby

There is something undeniably captivating about Digby and the Lullaby. Perhaps it’s their introspective honesty and uncomplicated melodies, or perhaps it’s the fact that their journey as a singer-songwriter duo swept them off their own feet and down the aisle. Most fans and critics, however, think it’s simply that these two complement each other perfectly

From Cape Town to New York, Rouchelle Hubsch (on piano and vocals), and Darren Peens (on guitar and vocals) have cast their indie-folk spell on audiences everywhere. Digby and the lullaby have a flair for intimate performances, and single out the theatre as their favourite place to play.

Their live performances to date include shows at Kirstenbosch, The Chaplin in Port Elizabeth, Googies in New York, The Rhumbelow Theatre, Durban, Potters Place Jeffreys Bay, The Cash Store Port Elizabeth and for three years running: the prestigious Hilton Arts Festival in Durban.

They also scooped a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the 2014 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

Graham Ward (drummer, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Ray Charles) puts it best however, when he says, “The joy of hearing these two stays with you long after you leave.”

We are so blessed to have Darren and Rouchelle come and share in a time of ministry with us on Sunday 10 July at 18h00.

Don’t miss out on this special time!

Sunday School families

Hi Sunday School families

On Sunday 8:30 am, 2nd August,  please meet upstairs with your children grab a seat in the congregation, and kiddies will sit in the front.  We will be sharing some fun Sunday school songs upstairs with the grownups, do collection and say the prayers.

During the second half will be the introduction to the alpha course for the 2nd half for all congregants and parents, kids will go downstairs for some colouring in and a cupcake.

This will be the beginning of our HOLIDAY BREAK for August, coinciding with Private school holidays.

We will start Sunday School again on the 6th September.

Parents welcome to colour in downstairs with their children during the holidays

See you tomorrow

Stay warm

St Francis United Sunday School

FAMILY SERVICE 2 AUGUST

9TH AUGUST TILL 6TH SEPTEMBER… NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

Margie Roux and Lew Slade

St Francis United Church’s Margie Roux and Lew Slade were recently ordained at St Mary’s Cathedral in PE as Deacons by Bishop Bethlehem, Bishop of the Diocese of Port Elizabeth along with 9 other new Deacons.

At the service Archdeacon Mark Derry said need to be beacons of hope in a sea of uncertainty – to stand out as Joshua had. Using Joshua 24:13-15 Mark spoke of the deacons owing everything to God, serving him with faithfulness, getting rid of the old stuff and replacing it with the Word of God and making the choice between the gods of the land and/the true God – each day and for life.

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Church Supper

We held our first supper church on 1 March, starting with a short informal family service followed by food and drinks around the braai. Great fun was had by young and old and all agreed the new concept had been a success

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Special News!!!!

We are beginning  a new Sunday service starting at 4pm on the first Sunday of the month. We’ve called it a ‘Supper Service’ because after the service we will be serving supper. The first, this coming Sunday March 1st, will be a bring-and-share braai.

It is hoped that many of the young families in the church will come along. Please pray that our Lord will bless this new venture.

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove tuesdayWe had a wonderful evening with all the Sunday School moms, dads and kids on Shrove Tuesday evening. Pancakes galore and chocolate goodies in a Treasure Hunt.

During the morning the Ladies of the Guild made and sold pancakes in the Village. The monies collected will go to the Disney Creche in Sea Vista.

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DSC_0408Sunday February 15 was ‘Dedication’ Sunday. The service was led by Margie Roux and the dedication prayers were said by Rev Anthony Sutton. This was an opportunity for all the many leaders in the church – including Cell Goup leaders, Shepherds and Sunday School teachers – to re-confirm their commitment to the Lord’s service. Please continue to pray for them.

IMG_1733 (800x600)The first weekend in February was a special one with the visit of Anglican Bishop of Port Elizabeth, Bishop Bethlehem. He spent Friday and Saturday meeting with church leaders and led the service on Sunday 1st Feb during which he blessed the lay ministers.

He is seen here visiting an outreach project in the Sea Vista township.