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Congregational Churches focus on anti-poverty

Source: Roslyn Baatjies - UCCSA Algoa Region secretary
Date Added: 2010-09-26

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24 September 2010

The United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA) will this week focus all its attention on poverty when the church in the Algoa Region has its first Justice Week.

With the theme ‘’A moment in poverty’’ the church will come together at different congregations from 27 September to 1 October 2010.

The week will kick off with a video show at Booysen Park Congregational Church with the theme ‘’What is poverty?’’ An overview of the movie will be done and the impact of poverty will be discussed. The following evening a live drama by a professional group will be the focus of the programme with the theme ‘’Consequences/results of poverty’’.

A Bible study will follow on Wednesday and on Thursday families living in poverty will share their stories at the Edwards Memorial Church in New Brighton.

The church will move beyond the building on Saturday, 2 October with a visit to the Arlington Tip where food parcels will be distributed to the needy.

The week will culminate on Sunday, 3 October with the annual Congregational Day celebration service in Kruisfontein, Humansdorp. The UCCSA general secretary Rev Dr Prince Dibeela will preach at this service.

A march by members and the Boys Brigades will lead up to the service. Everybody was requested to dress up as poverty-stricken people. All donations that were received during the week will be handed over to an organisation at the service.

Source: Roslyn Baatjies - UCCSA Algoa Region secretary
Date Added: 2010-09-26

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