Sharing winter warmth

2019-06-26 06:01
photo: suppliedRepresentatives from various congregations met at St Peters church.

photo: suppliedRepresentatives from various congregations met at St Peters church.

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ON Wednesday, June 19 the Parish of St James (Greytown) shared resources, fellowship, warmth and new ideas with the parish of St Peters.

A group of people from each congregation met at St Peters and refreshments and delicious eats were enjoyed. Reverend Sipho Dlamini of St Peters opened proceedings with a prayer. This was followed by a meaningful message from Chris Robson of St James, who explained in a biblical and practical way the motivation behind St James sharing its resources, in the form of blankets, to provide warmth and comfort to some of the more senior St Peters’ parishioners.

Joan and Tony Dutton were called on to hand over the blankets.

Zanele Dlamini, from Keats Drift, who has many years of experience in setting up self-help groups, then addressed the audience. Dlamini explained the concept of setting up self-help groups and discussions and explored the opportunities that these groups provide in terms of meaningful activities and financial rewards. They involve different activities, such as knitting, sewing, brick making and many more. Discussions followed and Joan Dutton (founder of Umvoti Aids Centre) of St James, who also has years of experience with these groups, offered advice and support. Anne Truter from the Wartburg Woman’s Institute kindly donated beautiful knitted jerseys for children – the sort of thing that the self-help groups could produce.

Reverend Chad Khumalo, the Rector at St Peters, oversees numerous other parishes including St Jones, St James (Mhlangana), Balcomes, Matimatolo, Eshane, St Pauls, Ntunjambili, Inadi, Rietvlei and Mbulwane.

Blankets were left with him and he will distribute them to those parishes — the warmth of the blankets provided by St James (Greytown) will be shared far and wide.

— Supplied.


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