Martin Luther

To understand Martin Luther we need to understand something of the world into which he was born in November 1483. The period of history known as the Middle Ages (approximately 700-1300AD) was characterised by hardship, war and little scholarship.…
Reformation

Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

On 31 October 1517 a 33-year old university professor by the name of Martin Luther nailed a series of theological propositions and arguments (that came to be called The Ninety-Five Theses) to the doors of the church in the small city of Wittenberg…

For the Love of Our Nation

We live in a beautiful country! My Christian orientation tells me that God, in his sovereign will, orchestrated the birth of our democratic dispensation. Out of a divisive past and disjointed history, we emerged in 1994 as a people bound by…

Joy in the Morning

After nearly six years of “weeping”, there was “joy in the morning” at Rosebank Union Church on Sunday 20 August when Stephen McGown and his wife Catherine stepped to the front of the church. Stephen was kidnapped by Al Queda in Mali…

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…