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The RUC Library is looking for new staff to volunteer after the first service from 9.20am to 10.00am and after the second service from 11.20am to 12.00pm on a Sunday as 4 staff members have relocated recently.

Warm regards and thanks

Blessings and prayers

Kathy Grobler

Career Guidance Project Co-ordinator
Closing 20 Jan 2024

About Ignition
As a youth development NPO, working in Alexandra, we focus on addressing the inequalities and disparities
experienced by young individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. We help them build the skills and
character needed to transcend their circumstances to succeed in their tertiary education, their careers,
financially, and in life in general. The wrap-around support we offer includes: career guidance, training,
mentoring, coaching, work readiness programmes, psycho-social support, and personal development
initiatives. Individuals stay in our programme from the end of grade 11, through university and includes their
first working year.

We are looking for:
• A University degree (preference for people or business related degrees, eg. HR / Business / Psychology /
Psychometry related degrees)
• At least 5 years work experience, including corporate experience
• Must live in Johannesburg
• Strong, proven admin and planning capabilities
• Ability to drive project to deadlines and to high standards
• High proficiency in Excel (PowerPoint and Word)
• Have an eye for detail
• Knowledge of tertiary education sector and qualifications that are available would assist
• Wide interest and knowledge of range of jobs and careers, or at least a curiosity around this
• Professional communication skills and ability to network and build lasting relationships
• Ability to evaluate the work of career counsellors, and think critically and creatively around alternatives
• Must have a passion for education
• Be positive about the future of SA people
• Self-starter and takes initiative
• Work well unsupervised, and communicate well with the team, and able to ask for help when needed

Brief Job Description
A. Expansion of Existing Career Guidance (CG) Programme – 50% of the job
Manage process of career guidance from the point that students join Ignition in Grade 11 to registering in
tertiary studies in the subsequent year.
• Co-ordinate all arrangements and communications around various events
• Capture and track progress of each individual
• Set up job shadowing
• Assist with university applications and alternative placements where necessary
• Evaluate the output of the career guidance process for each individual, and intervene where additional
assistance is required
• Monitor programme progress and drive delivery to deadlines
• M&E reporting
• Research and develop knowledge of in demand career fields, and the associated course options.
• Develop and maintain database of information to assist students and learners with careers research.
Note: This role does not involve doing psychometric assessments as these are done by our partner organisation

B. General Operations – 50% of job
1) Mentor Programme
• Mentor students
• Administer the M&E
2) Event Planning – logistics and planning
3) Upkeep of programme admin and databases
4) Administer the application and recruitment process – including interview and selection
5) Communications – with all stakeholders
6) General Student Support

For more info:
Contact: to apply or for more information
Video introduction:

The following prospective members have attended the membership class and are in the process of being interviewed. Should you know of or have any concerns regarding their acceptance or otherwise into fellowship, please raise them with any of the Pastors or Elders:

  • Chris Baloyi
  • Melissa Biggs
  • Daniele Burini
  • Matthew & Liezl Futcher
  • Shaylin Grottis
  • Matthew Hillebrand
  • Mosa Makupa
  • Abigail & Melisizwe Manana
  • Thelma Mokoena
  • Wendy Parker
  • Christian & Naomi Petersen
  • Sudharshan & Noelia Ramcherita
  • Michael & Karen Richardson
  • Cordell & Dianne Smith
  • Fungai & Esnath Tarira
  • Pamela van Wyk
  • Steve & Bronwyn Whitford
  • David & Loraine Wilkinson

Donate or fill a bucket by 3 December
We love to spoil a family with a substantial hamper each December. Our hope is that our children and their families get to celebrate Christmas without the stress of having to provide food. Take a bucket from behind the Welcome desk or donate R500 with reference: Name/Christmas Hamper
Contact for the list of items or more info

Sunday, 19 November is the 947 Cycle Challenge 2023.

This is a major fundraising event for Rays of Hope. For every R1000 donated to sponsor a rider, a child in Alex will be supported for a month with food, educational support, counselling, and exposure to the Gospel. We’re so excited that awesome members of RUC are riding for Rays of Hope, including some leaders of the EGB – please be sure to cheer them on!
More details:

Rays of Hope are hosting the Drakensberg Boys Choir on their Noel Tour.

When: Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 6:30pm

Where: Rosebank Union Church

Cost: Adults R250 | Children (under 12) R150

Tickets: | Call 066 180 0569

Please take note of the Kids Ministry times and dates for the remainder of the year.

Squad 1:16:

  • Fridays 17:30-19:00
  • Grade 5-7s (Grade 4s are welcome to join from now on too)
  • Last Friday for the year will be 24 November

RUC Kids Sundays:

  • Our last Sunday will be 26 November
  • Kids Sundays will restart 21 January

Please note the amended service times during the holiday period:

  • 3 Dec (5 pm) Carols service
  • 25 Dec (8 am & 10 am) Christmas service
  • 17 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec, 7, Jan & 14 Jan 2024 (10 am) only 1 service
  • 21 Jan 2024 (8am, 10 am & 5pm)

On the first Sunday of every month we will now have our day of prayer and fasting, culminating in the combined prayer meeting at 4:00pm in the Prayer Room.

We have a few Grade 12’s in our church that are going into their final exams.

Please could you be joining with us to pray for them!

  • Akehela Du Toit
  • Anastasia Gabriel
  • Andrew Pournara
  • Arno Le Grange
  • Clare Keegan
  • Eleni Gabriel
  • Hayley Laithwaite
  • Jonathan Fourie
  • Kayla Du Toit
  • Meagan Staples
  • Roy MacGillyray
  • Thomas Willcox