Events and Activities (Upcoming and Past)

14th Oct 2021

14 Oct ’21 – Check-In – Stress…

Hi Everyone. Here’s the weekly check-in. As promised last week, I’m talking about stress, and I believe and pray that it will helpful to you. It’s just over 15 minutes which is longer than usual, but I think there are some useful insights and tools. Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/R3Ao-kg9cLQ With lots of […]
10th Oct 2021

10 Oct ’21 – When God doesn’t make sense

Hi There We take a break from Month of Mission to tackle an issue I raised in the weekly check-in. What do we do when God doesn’t make sense? Click https://youtu.be/I70Asn8WBL0 for the service. God bless and Love, Theo    
8th Oct 2021

8 Oct ’21 – Check-In – After the Crash!

Hi There It’s been a really long time since I’ve done a weekly check-in. This one is a bit longer than usual, but I’ve been thinking long and hard about where we are at the moment and I think there are some important points to ponder. Please do set aside a bit […]
3rd Oct 2021

3 Oct ’21 – (Communion) The Great (C)ommission

Hi There October is the UPCSA Month of Mission. Today’s service is Communion and we’ll be looking at Matthew 28 and the Great (C)ommission. Click https://youtu.be/YlL9XCHY7PU for the service. God bless and Love, Theo    
25th Sep 2021

26 Sep ’21 – Conquering Anxiety and Living Gratefully

Hi There For September we’re working through Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Today, we’re looking at ch.4 and Paul’s advice for Conquering Anxiety and Living Gratefully Click https://youtu.be/GHDTsaGKlUA  for the service. God bless and Love, Theo    
19th Sep 2021

19 Sep ’21 – Living a PurposeFULL life

Hi There For September we’re working through Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Today, we’re looking at ch.3 and Paul’s advice for a purposeFULL life. Click https://youtu.be/jcoahJcKZh8 for the service. God bless and Love, Theo    
17th Sep 2021

17 Sep ’21 – Teens Burger Braai

Dear Church Family Now that we are at level 2 we’d like to get our teens together and so we’re having a burger evening at the church tonight. Our teens are warmly invited. If you’re not a teen or parent of a teen, please take a moment to pray for our get-together. […]
12th Sep 2021

12 Sep ’21 – Teamwork

Hi There For September we’re working through Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Today, we’re looking at ch.2 and Paul’s idea of teamwork. Click  https://youtu.be/QvBQSxUnpiE  for the service. God bless and Love, Theo    
5th Sep 2021

5 Sep ’21 – Hope to Transcend our Circumstances

Hi There For September we’re working through Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Today, for our communion service, we’re looking at ch,1 and how “Hope can transcend our Circumstances.” Click https://youtu.be/u258Rf1fhzk for the service. God bless and Love, Theo    
28th Aug 2021

29 Aug ’21 How long O Lord

Hi There When we are stretched over a long time, we struggle to pray. In Psalm 13 David shows us what to do… Join us for our online service at https://youtu.be/n2IT14KUQcQ God bless and Love, Theo    
25th Aug 2021

26 Aug ’21 Focus on the Family Mental Resilience Workshop.

Dear Church Family On Sunday Morning I advertised the Focus on the Family Mental Wellness Workshop being offered on-line on Thursday 26 Aug at 19h00 I want to highly recommend it. Here’s the blurb from their website: ——————————– From years of counselling children and parents Dr Steve will share practical advice that […]
21st Aug 2021

22 Aug ’21 When Kings can’t sleep

Hi There Has “God left the building?” and what happens “When Kings can’t sleep?” Join us for our online service at https://youtu.be/OkdT8V58WLA God bless and Love, Theo    
15th Aug 2021

15 Aug ’21 Doedelsak?!?

Hi There Do you know what a “doedelsak” is? Find out by joining our service of worship. The link for the service is: https://youtu.be/sbZOM4KGOns God bless and Love, Theo    
8th Aug 2021

8 Aug ’21 Dystopian?

Hi There Do we live in a dystopian society? Find out by joining our service of worship. The link for the service is: https://youtu.be/SNkhKPqA0OM God bless and Love, Theo    
1st Aug 2021

1 Aug ’21 Rest (Communion Service)

Hi There Our service today follows on from last week. It’s a communion service so please have bread and grape juice ready. The link for the service is: https://youtu.be/-mgznTKg8d0 God bless and Love, Theo    

Our Vision

We have a dream for our Congregation!

The name Emmanuel means God is with us. This is not just a philosophical concept. The One who carried this name actually walked amongst human beings bringing hope and love and healing with hands, feet and a body of flesh and blood. He truly was (and still is!) God with us.

There is a story of a woman who was very ill, but too afraid to approach Jesus directly. She reached out to touch the hem of His robe as He passed by, because she was convinced that this was enough to bring her into contact with His loving healing goodness. She was right. And she found more healing and love than she could have hoped for.

When Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised that He would live in those who followed Him. But how can people get to see Him and come to know Him? It is up to us who know Him to be examples of His love and to help people get to know Him.

We have a dream of a community - a welcoming family that will help people to come into contact with our God who loves us, is with us, and in us. We dream to be the hem of Jesus’ robe to the world.

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Our Doctrinal Position

(This is our own summary of Scriptural Doctrine with regard to the Church)

We believe in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • that Jesus was (and is) fully human and fully God
  • that a personal life-changing relationship with God through Christ is the only way to salvation
  • that the Holy Spirit equips us for the work God has prepared for us to do.

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are:

  • inspired by God
  • reliable in revealing God’s plan and purpose to us
  • the key to growth in our relationship with God

We believe that the Church is called to:

  • proclaim Christ as Lord and Saviour
  • to reach out to the world in a balanced (physical, spiritual, mental, and social) way in God’s love
  • to teach the Word of God in a practical and meaningful way

We believe that worship

  • must be sincere and truthful
  • can take any form, whether “Contemporary” or “Traditional” or other
  • must reveal the love and majesty of God
  • must be orderly

We believe that:

  • bearing the fruit of the Holy Spirit is more important than the gifts of the Spirit and that the gifts must be exercised in an orderly manner.
  • the Holy Spirit moves in love and unity
  • guidance from the Holy Spirit is confirmed by Scripture, Christian counsel, and practical common sense.

We believe that:

  • the Church needs to continue Christ’s ministry of reconciliation in all walks of life
  • this imperfect world will come to an end when Jesus comes
  • God calls all the members of His Church to participate in His work.
  • The divisions of culture, gender, and class have been overcome by Christ
  • the Church should be ready for Christ’s return