Kreatiewe idees vir gemeentes

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Praktiese punte aan gemeentes vir nadenke:

Kommunikeer duidelik dat hierdie maatreëls met die kennis en inligting wat ons nou het, is wat nou belangrik is. Dit is nie die nuwe normaal nie maar drastiese optrede vir ‘n beperkte tyd. Dit mag ook vinnig verander.

Tans moet almal so vinnig en so streng as moontlik maatreëls tref om verspreiding te beperk sodat ons voor die kurwe kan bly. Ons is ‘n land wat kwesbaar is met hoogs aansteeklike siektes.

Bedien daarom vanuit die volgende vertrekpunte.

Kreatiewe idees vir gemeentes – 18.03.2020

Retraite vir diens-beroepe

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Courage and Renewal Retreat

WHAT to expect?

  • A time of reflection and community
  • A first hand experience of some of the concepts and methods described by Parker Palmer in his book Hidden Wholeness.
  • A rich sharing of the wisdom of the work by the co-founders of the Centre of Courage and Renewal, Marcy and Rick Jackson
  • Possible Skype conversation with Parker Palmer
  • Skilled facilitators help create a safe, quiet, and disciplined space—a Circle of Trust—in which the noise within us and around us can subside, where introspection becomes possible. In large group, small group, and solitary settings, you will explore the intersection of your personal and professional lives, making use of stories from your own journeys, and insights from poets, storytellers, and various wisdom traditions.

LW gaan na http://www.rhytmoflife.co.za vir meer informasie asook om in te skryf

of kontak Adrimarie

 

Dag van Verootmoediging

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Verskeie kerkgenootskappe doen ‘n beroep op alle landsburgers om Woensdag 14 Februarie 2018 ‘n dag van verootmoediging te maak. Hierdie oproep geniet reeds die steun van die moderature van die NG Kerk in Wes-Kaapland, die VGK Kaapland, die NG Kerk in Oos-Kaapland, die Congregational Kerk, die Presbiteriaanse Kerk en die Evangelical Lutheran Church of Southern Africa (ELCSA).

14 Februarie is Aswoensdag, die begin van die lydenstyd in die kerkjaar.
“Ons bede is dat in die lig van die droogte die hele lydenstyd vir die kerk van Christus ‘n tyd van verootmoediging en gebed sal wees.

Ons versoek gemeentes om op 14 Februarie vanaf 12:00 hulle kerkklokke vir ‘n tyd te lui om sodoende almal in ons gemeenskappe op te roep tot gebed en verootmoediging.
Ons versoek ook gemeentes om deur die loop van hierdie dag in elke gemeenskap ‘n spesiale gebedsbyeenkoms te hou.”

Nelis Janse van Rensburg se skrywe is hier

(Met erkenning aan Vrydagnuus 1/2/2018)

COMMUNITAS: ʼn Terugblik met die oog op die toekoms

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Communitas se 10-jarige

verjaarsdag vieringe

 

 

Op Vrydag 15 September het die personeel van Communitas, Ekklesia, die Kerkargief en personeellede van die Bellville-Sinodale kantoor saam gekuier om die 10de verjaarsdag van Communitas te vier. Hierna het die personeel as spanbou gaan aarbeie pluk op die polkadraai-aarbeiplaas – kliek hier om die foto’s te sien.

Frederick Marais skryf as volg:

Communitas is tien jaar oud vandag, ons is dankbaar is meer as ooit gemotiveer om die geleentheid wat ons gegun word te benut om, soos Pat Keifert dit uitdruk, in, saam, langs, onder en soms teen gemeentes ʼn reis te onderneem waarin ons oop is om gevorm te word deur die Woord en Gees tot gemeenskappe waarin die Koninkryk van God sigbaar word.

Lees onder die fotobeeld van die saamkuier verder aan Frederick se terugblik- en ‘n vorentoe kyk na ‘n innoverende toekoms …

Wat ʼn voorreg is dit nie om deel te kan wees van hierdie span mense nie. Communitas was nog altyd bevoorreg om as span saam te werk. Ons krag is dat ons ʼn span is waarin PSD’s en ondersteuningspersoneel mekaar ondersteun en ter wille van die gemeentes wat ons bedien, bereid is om waagstukke aan te gaan.

Eers ʼn vinnige terugblik:

Michiel van der Merwe was die eerste Direkteur van BUVTON (Buro vir Voortgesette Teologiese Onderrig en Navorsing). BUVTON is gevestig vanuit die droom van Prof David de Villiers: dat daar ʼn plek moet wees waar predikante versorg en ontwikkel kan word. Vir hierdie droom het hy geld ingesamel en so is BUVTON gevestig as ʼn buro van die Fakulteit Teologie. Sedert die middeltagtigs het Michiel die fondament gelê vir wat ons vandag as Communitas ken. Michiel het van die begin af spanne mense ingetrek en bemagtig om te help met bediening aan gemeentes en predikante.

Bêre jou kerkskoene en trek jou “gumboots” aan …

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Communitas Spandag

2017

… ons gaan aarbeie pluk !

Vrydag 17 September was Communitas se verjaarsdag, en na die koek-en-tee om die geleentheid behoorlik te vier, het die span letterlik hul gumboots aangetrek en gaan aarbeie pluk.

Polkadraai het pas oopgemaak en die kompetisie was groot om te kyk wie … die meeste kan EET, en … die grootste aarbei kan pluk!

 

Staatskaping : Verklaring van die SARK

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Gemeentes kan gerus hierdie belangwekkende verklaring van die SARK deel op hulle gemeenteblaaie of ‘n kopie daarvan beskikbaar maak vir gemeentelede om te lees.

Dit is uiters noodsaaklik dat gemeentes ingelig word tov die stem van die ekumeniese kerk oor staatskaping in ons land.

 

State of Capture: Much More Than Corruption

“Our experience had made us acutely aware of the possible dangers of a government that is neither
transparent nor accountable. To this end our Constitution contains several mechanisms to ensure
that government will not be part of the problem” – Nelson Mandela, 1996 –

 

The Power Elite Anchored at the Top

• “If it were up to me and I made the rules, I would ask for six months as a dictator. You would
see wonders, South Africa would be straight. That’s why if you give me six months, and allow Zuma
to be a dictator, you would be amazed. Absolutely. Everything would be straight. Right now to make
a decision you need to consult. You need a resolution, decision, collective petition, Yoh! It’s a
lot of work.”
– President Zuma, July 2016.

7 Ways The President’s Power-Elite Undermines the State

1. Securing control over state wealth, through the capture of state- owned companies by
chronically weakening their governance and operational structures.
2. Securing control over the public service by weeding out skilled professionals.
3. Securing access to rent-seeking opportunities by shaking down regulations to their advantage,
and to the disadvantage of South Africans.
4. Securing control over the country’s fiscal sovereignty.
5. Securing control over strategic procurement opportunities by intentionally weakening key
technical institutions and formal executive processes.
6. Securing a loyal intelligence and security apparatus.
7. Securing parallel governance and decision-making structures that undermine the executive.

Die Verklaring sluit af met die volgende:

#7 of 7: Undermining of Collective Political Institutions in the Executive

There appears to be concerted efforts underway that undermine collective political institutions in
the Executive, including Cabinet. It appears that critical decisions are delegated to handpicked
groups, masked as Inter-Ministerial Committees, that are able to function in an unaccountable
manner. Recent examples include:
• The IMC on Banks (purportedly set up to investigate the regulations and legislation that govern
them, but strangely chaired by Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and set up after the Bank’s closed
the Gupta bank accounts);
• The IMC on Communication, unusually chaired by the President;
• The National Nuclear Energy Co-ordination Committee (NNEECC), as already
stated above, and chaired by President Zuma.
The nature of IMC’s is that in and of themselves they lack transparency, in that they do not report
to Parliament (which individual members of Cabinet are required to do) and they are not formulated
in legislation (as is the case of formal Cabinet Structures).
In essence, we must ask the question whether Cabinet is still able to function as a
forum for honest deliberation on matters of public policy.

Om die hele dokument af te laai, kliek hier: Final MEDIA SACC presentation