News items for our weekly news bulletin

Dear RUC parents, with school holidays and Easter upcoming we are looking to give our volunteers a break, however, we still love looking after your children as you worship, as such the following programs will be implemented during the upcoming period;

  • Sunday 19 March: Usual Sunday RUC Kids Programs at 10:00 at the XChange.
  • Sunday 26 March: Parent Gathering from 09:15 in Jerusalem Hall, check-ins from 08:45 at the XChange and RUC Kids extended program. Special reveal after the service.
  • Sunday 2 April: RUC Kids Holiday Program, during the 10am service:
    • 2-5-year-olds and Grade 0-4s join in the auditorium for worship, then head to the XChange for a shortened program. Check-ins in the Street outside the auditorium from 09:40.
    • Grade 5-7s join in the auditorium for the whole service.
  • Friday 7 April (Good Friday), RUC Kids Holiday Program during the 10:00 service:
    • 2-5-year-olds and Grade 0-3s join us at the XChange for a Good Friday program. Check-ins at the XChange from 09:40.
    • Grade 4-7s join in the auditorium for the whole service.
  • Sunday 9 April (Easter Sunday), during the 10:00 service:
    • 2-5-year-olds, Grade 0-4s, and Grade 5-7s at the XChange for a special Easter program. Check-ins at the XChange from 09:40.
  • Sunday 16 April: Usual Sunday RUC Kids Programs at 10:00 at the XChange, until the end of term on Sunday 18 June.

Note: We would love to give our regular volunteer team a break during school holidays, but would still love to serve you as parents by providing a space for younger children during the service. Please will you consider serving during the Holiday Sundays? If you’d like to get involved, or would like to find out more, you can email Ansuné Schoeman on

To all of our RUC family,

Johannesburg Bible College is currently in need of an English teacher, if you are able to assist and would be willing, please contact for more information surrounding this opportunity.

Christ Church Midrand,

22 April 2023,

7:30 – 16:00,

Free entry and lunch.

For all Christian writers, bloggers, and thinkers, who are looking at publishing their works. Inspiring Christian writers like Afrika Mhlope and our very own Norma Young will guide attendees in the process of writing and publishing. Hosted by Christ Church Midrand, and supported by TGC Africa.

Contact Bafana for more information (

To all members of RUC,

Should any member of the congregation be looking for accommodation for themselves or a loved one or wanting to put their names on the waiting list for Rosehaven Retirement Village, please email Susie Willox at or call her on: (011) 883-2872.

There are two one bedroomed cottages for sale for immediate occupation, and two one bedroomed cottages which will be renovated in the near future. Contact Susie to view these and/or the facilities at Rosehaven.

Christian Books Discounters is currently looking for a branch manager for their Johannesburg store.

For more information on the company please visit

Suitable applicants will meet the following requirements:

  • Must be computer literate and have own vehicle;
  • Must be well organised with good admin skills;
  • Must also be good at connecting with people and building relationships;
  • Must be available to work on weekends;
  • Must be a Christian.

Applicants are to mail CVs to Jenny Smuts at

The following prospective members have completed the membership class, and the interview process with the view of being recommended for membership. Should you have any concerns or comments, please raise them with any of the Pastoral Team:

  • Karen Armour
  • Clive Cross
  • Collen & Tanya Gibbs
  • Adrian & Barbara Haas
  • Vipya Harawa
  • Cheslyn Higgins
  • Alison Hingle
  • Kurt & Janna Kay Holiday
  • Estelle Jonker
  • Dillan Lawless
  • Jaime & Melissa Lopes
  • Roy & Jenny MacGillivray
  • Ben Makhalima
  • David & Barbara Mcevilly
  • Carol Rens
  • Shenay & Bryce Sagadaven
  • Rocky & Gillian Schmidt
  • Monwabisi Thethe
  • Auriel Van Zyl

Members are advised that the annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday, 29 March 2023 at 19h00 in the Auditorium and on-line. In accordance with the constitution and rules, the following matters will be addressed with members:

  1. Receive the report on the activities of the Church in the previous financial year;
  2. Be presented with an outline of the Church’s plans for the current financial year;
  3. Receive a report on the Church’s audited financial results for the past year, and to consider, and if deemed appropriate, the adoption of the audited annual financial statements for the past financial year.
  4. Approve the appointment of auditors for the forthcoming financial year as recommended by the Elder Governing Board and Fincom; and
  5. Conduct other business as determined by the Elder Governing Board.

Please diarise this important meeting for all members to participate in and reflect on, giving thanks to God, for the activities of the church. Financial results and any other information will be made available in the next two weeks prior to the meeting.

The Johannesburg Bible College is hosting Vaughan Roberts for an evening on:
God, Identity &,

Tuesday 7th March
30 Hampton Avenue, Auckland Park

Muziwethu Zwane has joined Rays of Hope as the new Chief Executive Officer.
Muziwethu says it is an honour for him to be serving Rays of Hope and the Alexandra community. He refers to his position as being a CSO – Chief Serving Officer.

Muzi’s and his wife Angela and two children Khanyisile and Ethan Joshua came into membership at RUC just last year. At the 10 o’clock service sometime last year we had the privilege of hearing their testimonies as they were all baptized together as a family.

Muzi was born and raised in Alex and it’s amazing that a son of the city will be leading our outreach into Alex. He has 20 years work experience, 10yrs in Senior Management working at Samsung, Nissan, Media24 and Liberty. He has an MBA and also has a bachelor’s degree in theology from SATS.
In 2019 Muzi started his own HR advisory business, which does leadership development, management and HR Consulting Services which he’s handing over to officially join us and lead to
Rays of Hope

The Son Valley Emmaus community will be holding lady’s and men’s walks on
9 to 12 March & 16 to 19 March respectively.

The walks will be held at the Emseni Christian Centre in Benoni.
If you are interested in attending as a pilgrim on either of these walks or you would like more information please contact Dave Gorrie on 083 645 2319