Calvary Methodist Church

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Rhona

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 […]

Financial discipline as God’s great gift to us

One of the first questions that we receive regularly from newcomers to Calvary is, “Please can you explain to me how your pledge system works.” I’m never certain whether that’s because people mistakenly think that their significance in the community is determined by how much they give. Or if they are worried that their membership […]

God’s Presence In Sorrow

Romans 8: 18-38 Paul writes I this passage, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Our relationship with God is often if not always under attack. Should anything negative happen to us the first person to be blamed is God. “why is this happening to me?” What did I do do deserve […]

Attitudes of Gratitude

Luke 17:11-19 Today’s story is a very simple one: Jesus is travelling along the border between Samaria and Galilee when he encounters ten lepers on the outskirts of a village. It is an appropriate place to find them – on the border, in no-man’s land. Unclean, ugly, and infectious as they are, they are unwelcome […]

Rhona 2015: We harvest as much as we plant …

Rhona amount collected to date: R426 780 – just R70 000 short of our dream! Thanksgiving envelopes and EFT’s can still be offered throughout the month of December.   Over the next ten Sundays (from 4/10/205 until 6/12/2015), we celebrate a special season in the life of our community known as Rhona or Thanksgiving. This […]

Understanding Abundance: Blessed to be a Blessing Series

Job 2:1-10 Most people are looking for signs of being blessed. We pray for blessings, we wait for blessings, we see others being blessed, but not us. As a result we feel empty. We feel God is doing good for others. We feel God is taking long to answer our prayers and grant us our […]

Rhona: A time for reflection

The Rhona Season is a time where, as Christians, we look back and acknowledge the presence of God and God’s deliverance in our lives through Thanksgiving. Many mistake this season for a time of fundraising for the Church; a mere collection of money in return for a service, a product or even, at times, recognition. Even […]

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