Church-wide News and Announcements

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

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

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

The RUC Library has reopened with exciting new donations and new books.

New staff are still needed to volunteer after the first and second services on a Sunday as 3 staff members have relocated recently.

Warm regards and thanks

Blessings and prayers

Kathy Grobler

Donations needed

At our annual Train the Trainers conference we have around 30 ministries represented from across Sub Sahara African countries, including Tanzania, Kenya and Malawi. JBC seeks to encourage those involved in training biblical preachers and to raise awareness of Johannesburg Bible College training with partners who may be keen to send international students to us.

We have 15 international students studying with us in 2023.
We aim to invite 20 in 2024. JBC recently bought three houses adjacent to our Auckland Park Campus to accommodate these students.

Here is where we need your help.

If you have the below items and don’t need them anymore, please consider donating it to JBC.

  • 1 x Double or Queen bed
  • 12 x bed side tables
  • 10 x single beds
  • 12 x bedside/desk lamps
  • Plates, cups, glasses, cutlery, cooking utensils, cutting boards, bowls, etc.
  • Pots and Pans
  • Rugs
  • 2 x large fridges
  • 2 x large microwaves
  • Curtains
  • Linen (pillows, pillowcases, blankets, duvets, sheets) for 10 x single beds and 3 x double beds

Please contact Charlene at or 011 830 0820 for more information or to arrange collection.

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.

The Truth Walk Conference with Dr Robert Yarbrough,
Lament that Leads to Life: Lessons from Jeremiah

The whole world in 2023 faces uncertain times filled with anxieties and conflict locally and internationallv. So did the world of Jeremiah! God’s words to him are also words to us, conveying the courage, truth, and grace that are perfected in Jesus Christ. In these sessions, we will explore the riches of the book of Jeremiah, both in its canonical setting and its buoyant force as we seek to follow Messiah faithfully todav.

2 day track – 20th to 21st October 2023    R400
3 day track – 19th to 21st October 2023    R500

10% discount if you book and pay by 27th September. 

The 3 day track includes Day 1 on A Panorama of the Prophets , which will look at prophets before, at the time of, and after Jeremiah, as well as explore linkages between Jeremiah and Jesus, including in the Sermon on the Mount.

Please consider sponsoring a township leader, who might otherwise not be able to attend.

Time: 09:30 -16:00 each day at RUC

To book, please send the proof of payment with your RSVP. Places will be booked once payment has been made.


Bank details:
FNB, Rosebank code: 253305
Account number: 62524098929

Dr Robert Yarbrough (Bob) is Professor of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary, where he has also taught courses on Jeremiah over the years. He has also been involved in training pastors and other ministry leaders around the world.

Bob has a unique gift of carefully unpacking the meaning of a text with the skill of a bible scholar, and applying it with the insight and wisdom of a seasoned pastor.