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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.

Church leadership would like to thank all those who so faithfully give to the church which provides the necessary resources to support our various ministries.

Holiday Club 2023 Encanto is now firmly behind us and we are so grateful to God for His provision of the means, the leaders and the many many children who came through our doors for the five wonderful days of ministry.

South Africa is a religious country, with about 85% of people ascribing to various religious worldviews. However, only a small portion of that would be consistent with Orthodox Christianity. The people who live, work & exist around us therefore have very different views about God and life to us. Understanding these views will not not only fortify us in our faith, but also help us truly be Salt & Light in their lives.

Dates: Wednesday evenings, 12, 19 & 26 July
Time:: 18:00 for Soup & Rolls, sessions starting 18:45

Topics covered:

  1. African Traditional Religions with Pastor Zwai
  2. Modern Cults with Pastor Justin;
  3. Islam with John Gilchrist.

Format: Each topic runs for the full three weeks, so participants have to choose a track for the full three weeks. All tracks will be recorded and made available afterwards. This course takes place in the Matthew series break, so we encourage Community Groups to participate together for this period

Please take a look at the submission on the hate speech bill.

For the month of May, anyone swiping their MySchool card with Rays of Hope as a beneficiary, moves the organisation one step closer to winning R10,000.

So please shop and swipe and if you haven’t already linked your card, it is available to do at the site.

We at Rosebank Union Church are very pleased to be leading a tour to Israel in September of this year to visit the sites where Jesus walked. For more information please visit the Israel Tour page.

Please be advised that all further details, including contact details and closing dates are available on the Israel Tour page.

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.

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 Rays of Hope.

Muzi also recently joined Bruce Whitfield on Talk 702 to discuss his new role and you can go listen here to learn more about the new Rays of Hope CEO.

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