The Provincial Synod Advisory Committee has approved the theme, and a special Collect, for the meeting of Provincial Synod which is taking place in September this year.
The Archbishop commends the theme and Collect to you for your prayers:
Provincial Synod 2019
Review, Renew and Restore: Reconnecting faith to daily life
O God, you call us in all our diversity,
to acknowledge your Son as sovereign:
direct us in our generation
to restore that which has been broken,
to build that which is needed,
and to empower all who seek to serve you
in your mission in the world;
for you live and reign in the unity of the Trinity,
one God, now and for ever.
CHILDREN, CHURCH AND THE LAW: A Practical Guide for Churches on the Children’s Act and Other Laws Relating to Children This practical guide offers an overview of the Children’s Act and how it relates to churches and Children’s institutions and ministries. It enables leaders of churches and child-care institutions in South Africa to better understand and adhere to the Children’s Act and other relevant legislation. Its purpose is to promote the protection and wellbeing of children in all aspects of church and community life. The book outlines general principles of the Act and examines issues around the safety and well-being of children, issues such as rights and responsibilities of both children and carers, and how to confront issues such as child labour, child trafficking and other abuses. It’s a very practical book, written in simple English in a question-and-answer format. Its full colour format allows for easy reference to the different sections. The book includes a glossary of terms used, real life examples of application of the different principles, and snippets that illustrate the principle being described. Format: 200-page A4 full-colour book
Theological Education for the Anglican Communion (TEAC), an initiative set up by the Primates of the Communion, has outlined the “competencies” that it believes people engaged in various forms of ministry and discipleship should have at different stages in their formation.
During a discussion on Theological Education at the February 2019 meeting of the Synod of Bishops, it was recommended that a grid which sets out what training in the Anglican Way is appropriate and necessary for different forms of ministry should be published here.
Clicking on this link will take you to a page where you can download a PDF file of the grid entitled Webpage-1: https://anglicanchurchsa.org/competencies-for-ministry-teac/webpage-1/
For more background, click through to the TEAC webpages:
Correction to 2019 Lectionary
Readings for Sunday March 3rd Evening Prayer – have been omitted.
They are listed below and follow the Season Evening Prayer readings:
(Note these are different to the readings in the 2019 Diary – which lists the ordinary set of readings.)
TEE College is looking to appoint an academic programme coordinator with responsibility for a theology programme.
This is a senior role within the college which is responsible for the preparation, delivery, and review of an academic programme in the distance-mode.
Advantages will be:
· Membership of one of the College’s partner churches and experience with both theological education and church-based training for ministry.
· A qualification and/or experience in higher education.
· Experience in distance education.
· Experience in using technology for education.
The position is based in Johannesburg. Salary R460 000 (CTC negotiable). Job description and application form are available on the College website – www.tee.co.za/vacancies.html
The Most Revd Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States, will deliver the annual lecture in memory of Bishop David Beetge in Johannesburg on Sunday February 17, 2019.
The lecture will take place at 3pm in the Wits Great Hall in Braamfontein. Doors will open at 2.30pm. [PLEASE NOTE the date has changed since the first announcement of this event.]
Bishop Curry is best known to the public for his sermon at the marriage of British royal family member Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.
Limited numbers of early bird tickets – available until January 16 – cost R120 (R50 for students and those under 18). Other tickets bought in advance will cost R200.
The proceeds of ticket sales will go to Kwasa College primary school, Daggafontein, Springs.
Secure your tickets by sms to: 083 415 0128 and depositing to:
Standard Bank Kwasa College A/c: 020866607 Branch code 012142.
Ref: DB/your surname/cell no.
More info: Shado@absamail.co.za
The election of a new Bishop of Mzimvubu has been delegated to the Synod of Bishops after an Elective Assembly of the Diocese was unable to elect at its meeting last week.
Notification of the outcome of the Elective Assembly will be tabled at the February 2019 session of the Synod, and the Electoral College is expected to be convened at the September 2019 session.
Office of the Provincial Executive Officer
We congratulate Mrs Maria van Staden, who was elected as the new Provincial President of the Mothers' Union at the MU's Provincial Council meeting on Friday 7 December 2018 in Port Elizabeth.
Maria hails from the Diocese of Saldanha Bay in the Aqua Cluster which includes the Diocese of George, the Diocese of False Bay and the Diocese of Cape Town.
We wish her well as she takes up this leadership position in 2019. Halala Maria!
Office of the Provincial Executive Officer
As requested, please find the Collects for Year C – 2019.
Canon Cynthia Botha, Liturgical Committee