“For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe. He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.” Deut 10:17-18
We believe that as a church we have the privilege of expressing God’s heart by caring for the vulnerable in our community and city. This includes orphans, widows and foreigners as well as people who for other reasons are struggling to earn an income or get a good education.
We would love to say as in Acts 4:34 that there is ‘not a needy person’ amongst us. Caring for people in our community could include paying for education, assistance to start a business or helping people through temporary difficulties. If you would like to be part of this you can give to our alms account. It may be that you have identified a specific person that you would like to help. As described in the same passage in Acts, it is often wise to administer this giving through the elders so that all parties can be protected and honoured.
Members of our church are involved in caring for various groups in our city including those seeking skills in order to become economically active, scholars from disadvantaged areas, abused women and children, orphans, and people living or working on the street. Others are involved in fighting for justice and rights to education at a national level. Some of these projects are looking for volunteers and others require funding or specific skills.
If you would like to contribute to these organisations directly see the links below;
- Nolungile Safehome Khayelitsha – contribute to our alms account and mark the deposit ‘Nolungile’
- Innovate the Cape – www.innovatesa.org
- Learn to Earn – www.learntoearn.org.za
- The Zanokhanyo Network – www.tzn.org.za
- Paradigm Shift – www.shiftingparadigms.org
- Uturn – www.homeless.org.za
- Home from Home – www.homefromhome.org.za
- Sisters Incorporated – www.sisters.org.za
Contact us if you would like to be involved in giving your time, finances or skills to serve the vulnerable in our city.