Calvary Methodist Church

Celebrating and Sharing God's Embracing Love in the World

Marvelous things – Bulletin letter

To God’s beloved I give thanks and praise to God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who gathered us together last week in such high spirits as we resumed the rhythms and routines of life and worship within our Calvary community. Truly, the new song within our hearts is of a God who is faithful, […]

Created for fellowship

Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge writes that “friendship is like a sheltering tree” in the way that it offers shelter, support, nourishment and beauty to our lives. Like David and Jonathan, Paul and Barnabas, and Jesus and the family at Bethany (Mary, Martha, and Lazarus), our Christian walk is strengthened through companions who remind us of the presence […]

Beautiful in Blue

The Wesley Guild is a movement of young people that was formed to: To promote open and honest discussion of the meaning of the Christian faith in today’s world To broaden the cultural horizons of its members for the enrichment of life To be a caring fellowship for its members To be a point of […]

Greatness: we’re created for this! Rhona 2016

This Sunday, the 4th of September, we launch Rhona 2016. THEOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING Rhona is not about giving as much as it is about thanksgiving; that is the wholehearted celebration and affirmation of God’s goodness and grace made manifest through the many blessings in our lives of family, friendship, employment, music, purpose, healing, community etc. This is a […]

Tree of Life Course: Personal Testimony

By Karabo Malakalaka   Post the two previous courses, I must admit, I wasn’t very keen on going for a third course in a row but little did I know what the Almighty had in store for me. I know usually peer pressure is associated with negative things but this time round it worked for me. […]

Affirmation: Synod Witness Service

*testimony shared at my Witness service as a candidate for Ordination* The Methodist Church of Southern Africa has always been home to me – family. From my youngest years when I was content to eat the chocolate cake crumbs that escaped my mother’s plate as she fellowshipped with other young mothers, to my formative years […]

Monday Meditations: from ruin to restoration

The prodigal son in Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 is a well-known story; one that marks a complete journey from ruin to restoration as a young man has to hit rock bottom before he can realise the profound treasure of the family and the household into which he had been born. Self will  Our story starts with this young man feeling – […]

Stick to the pattern!

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Home Economics. <shudder> My most hated subject at school. Three years of heartache and pain and, to me, an imperfect report card. Why? Because when it comes to knitting, sewing, cooking, I just can’t seem to stick to the pattern! While my academic agony was easily solved by dropping the subject as soon as I […]

Signed up for Soul Clean?

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After the Israelites had gained access to the Promised Land, they needed a more permanent place to keep the Ark of the Covenant which was, in essence, a sign of God’s continuing presence with them. So God revealed to King David and his son, Solomon, very specific instructions for the construction of a temple in […]

Monday Meditations: Building God’s holy temple

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As exciting and wonderful as it can be to worship in a large, fully-kitted out sanctuary, in Ephesians 2:17-22, God invites us to look beyond the bricks and tiles and blueprints of our church to the kind of spiritual dwelling that is made up of each person who gathers each week in work and worship to the glory of […]

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