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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.

St Francis United Church.

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.

Quarter 1 2015

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.

December 2014

  • The Tree of Love was well supported raising over R14 000. This will be divided among Talhado Pre-primary School (books for those who can’t afford them); 2 Feeding Schemes in Sea Vista and SONrise ministries.
  • Members of the Church’s music group – Sally Anderson, Yvonne Parker, Kerry Tudhope and Judi Slade – assisted with the Carols in the Village held on the Village Green. A wonderful Nativity Play involving many of the younger children was led by Margie Roux.
  • More than 1500 people attended the Christmas services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Right Reverend Martin Breytenbach, Bishop of Polokwane led the service on Christmas Eve. And Margie Roux and Lew Slade conducted those on Christmas Day.
  • SONrise ministries held a drugs/alcohol awareness session for teenagers, both boys and girls early in January.
  • Rev Charles Church will be moving to Port Elizabeth from Feb 1 to take up the position of Rector of St Francis Xavier Parish.