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The hilarious concert was put on by the various ministry and cell groups of St Hughs and the evening opened with some nuns demurely singing I will follow Him but then swung into Yellow Polka Dot Bikini. Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and The Three Little Pigs were rendered as they had originally been written ... or so the audience was assured. The lay ministers' wooden band entertained as did a bunch of tadpoles and a Marriage Bureau fiasco. Throughout the evening the cleaning lady', Maureen Lamb, who was visiting from St Saviours, kept butting in and keeping the audience in stitches. She even had to help the clown, Sharon Nel, to try and fix her bucket. After Academy Awards were presented to various people, the clergy of the parish ended the evening by assuring, My heart will go on and proved it by opening their cassocks to let the audience see their very large red hearts.
During a break in the concert fish and chips were served to the audience who had filled the hall to capacity to enjoy the evening of fun and laughter.
On Tuesday 21 September a group of nearly 60 people from the Malabar Old Age Home and the Gelvan Park Aged and Frail Home were invited to the parish. They were entertained with some sing-along oldies led by the Westering Minstrels, and afterwards were served a most nutritious meal. The generosity of the parishioners had made it possible for the Pastoral Care Group to hold the function which was considered a very successful community outreach endeavour.
During the service Nokwaka Adams, who is married and a mother of five children, gave a testimony of her positive living.
Leaders, representing a broad spectrum of churches in Port Elizabeth, met in the boardroom at the diocesan office, with Andrew Jantjies, a self-supporting priest at All Saints in Kabega Park, in the chair. A letter of commitment was also signed confirming their churchs unconditional support and blessing, in an effort to assist Exodus Initiative in the growth of the organisation and the extension of Gods Kingdom in this region.
Those who signed were: Bishop Bethlehem (Anglican), Bishop Nkosinathi Vika (Ethiopian Charismatic Church), Bishop Ziphozihle Siwa (Methodist Church of Southern Africa), the Revd Freddie Bott (Moderator - Congregational Church), Pastor Sam Graaff (Gelvan Full Gospel Assembly), the Revd Jakes Alberts (Bethelsdorp Congregational Church), the Revd A Rodger (Presbyterian Church), the Revd I van Wyk (Circuit Superintendent - Methodist Church) and the Revd Shaun Tucker (St James Catholic Church).
Picture: Some who were there - (back) Ronnie Harker (organiser), the Revd Andrew Jantjies (chairman) the Revd Mario Hendricks (treasurer). (front) Bishop Nkosinathi Vika, Pastor Sam Graaff and Bishop Bethlehem.
The AEC committee would welcome complete jigsaw puzzles, educational toys and books in usable condition - no soft toys or dolls, please.
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