Sermon this Sunday: A Spiritual Kingdom

20 March 9:30am

On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem as King. We know that He came to be a spiritual king rather than a worldly king – but what does that mean? Come hear how the Lord’s spiritual kingdom is actually MORE real than a worldly kingdom – and how we can participate in making it a reality. There will be a palm procession for the children followed by a family talk for everyone together (rather than separate adult sermon and Sunday School).

Godly Play Starting at New Church Westville

Sunday, 3 April, 3 PM

Overview Sunday School at New Church Westville is becoming Godly Play. Godly Play is a program designed for nurturing children’s spiritual development, and has been used for more than 30 years around the world. It is just getting started in South Africa and we are excited to be a part of it. We will be…

This Sunday: Living Gratefully Week 6: The Gift of Uncertainty

Sunday 13 March 9:30am

Most of us like to know what is happening and why. We like certainty. But this week, we are talking about the gift of uncertainty. Why does God sometimes seem to be hiding? Why doesn’t He clearly show us the path He is leading us on? And how can uncertainty be seen as a gift? Come and hear!

Sermon This Sunday: Living Gratefully – Part 4: the Gift of Love

Sunday 28 February 9:30am

God’s goal for each one of us is that we experience genuine love: love for Him and for other people. We know from experience that love that is forced is not really love at all; and so God never compels us to love or believe against our will. Instead, He calls us to follow Him freely, and to compel ourselves. This week, we will talk about how we can follow His example in our interactions with others – how we can resist the urge to control and dominate others, and instead appeal to what they love.

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Tuesday Evenings in May, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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This Sunday: Living Gratefully – Part 1: The Lord’s Goals

7 February 2016

This Sunday evening we begin our Living Gratefully program. “Living gratefully”–it sounds good but does it feel like something you could do or just like something for really spiritual people? Is it possible to live gratefully in the midst of the mess of a normal person’s life? What does that look like? What difference can it make?

This Sunday: Living Gratefully / Founders Day

31 January 2016

This year, our school theme is Living Gratefully. How do we notice the blessings in our lives and remember to thank the Lord for them? In particular on Founder’s Day, we remember and thank the Lord for all the people who have contributed to Kainon School, and all the ways that Kainon School has been a blessing to the world. And we also ask: what is the best way to demonstrate our thankfulness, to not simply say “thank you,” but to live gratefully?

This Sunday: Gathering in the Lord’s Name

Sermon: 31 January

This Sunday we’re going to think about people gathering together. What different reasons do we gather together for? What changes when we gather together? How can we gather together in the Lord’s name?