Alex Stories

The 30th July was our annual "Rays of Hope" Sunday where we have a specific focus on the work of our non-profit organisation working to bring lasting change to the people of Alexandra Township.  Thanks to all the staff and volunteers of Rays…

Apart from me, you can do nothing

One of the disciples (Thomas) asked Jesus a fascinating question. A question that many of us can Identify with. A question that John the author picked up on and dedicated three whole chapters (Ch. 14,15 & 16) to answering. “Lord, we don’t…

Rose-Act Holiday Club

We held our second successful Holiday Club in the July holidays, with over 140 students attending over five days at Altrek, the sports and recreation centre in Alexandra. As background to these Holiday programmes… a few years ago we decided…

Kids Holiday Club

The Children’s Ministry, in conjunction with the Youth Ministry, ran a fun-filled enriching Holiday Club from 3 - 7 July. Entitled “A Lego Adventure”, the week focused on the children building their relationships with Jesus. We shared…
Rightnow Media RUC

RightNow Media

This month RUC signed up the church to RightNow Media. This is an amazing resource for every conceivable area of the Christian life with top-quality bible teaching from some of the world's best Christian leaders. Over 18 000 Bible Study…

What's Your Story?

Next to our bed (and obviously our stove and fridge) the most important piece of furniture in our home is our dining room table. Shortly after our marriage, nearly 40 years ago, Irene and I purchased a round dining room table that seats eight…
S.E. Mission Trip

S.E. Asia Mission Trip

Over 2 weeks in April, a team of three Young Adults from RUC, partnered with OMF Southern Africa and Nick & Trish Bekker , on a short term mission trip to a closed country in South East Asia. Here are some of their insights: Brett The…
Mozambique Team
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2017 Youth Mission to Mozambique

The month of April was an exciting one as we sent a team to Xai Xai, Mozambique to visit Mark and Les Harper. We were excited at the prospect visiting a new place and being exposed to a new culture and completely different way of life. Our team…
Rose-Act Students

More than Maths & English

Rose-Act Saturday School is making a difference in the lives of 275 children in Alexandra township by improving their English and maths results at school to enable them to pass matric and to qualify for a tertiary education. In addition, the…
Part of the Body

As Each Part Does Its Work

One of the most profound and instructive images of the church in the New Testament is that of the “body.” The church is likened to a body – one body made up of many parts, with each part having a specific function designed to contribute…
RoH Mission
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Rays of Hope Mission

The mission of Rosebank Union Church (RUC) is clear. We exist to call, equip and send disciples for the glory of God. We derive this divine mandate from Jesus’ own words in Matthew 28: 18-20: All authority in heaven and on earth has been…

Vision 2017 & You!

In early September last year, the pastoral team spent a week thinking and praying about our hopes and dreams for 2017. This was followed by interaction with the Ministry Leaders, the Elders. At our final Church Council meeting in November, we…