Urban Light Church has a passion for uplifting the community

2019-11-27 06:02

URBAN Light is a contemporary, vibrant church in Pietermaritzburg for people of all ages, race, social and economic backgrounds.

At Urban Light Church, people are equipped to see success in all areas of their lives through inspirational and practical teaching.

While remaining an autonomous church, Urban Light forms part of the Hillsong Network in relationship with Hillsong Church, South Africa. This alliance opened many doors to glean valuable leadership and knowledge on how to build a church that builds a nation.

Lead pastors Julian and Charlene Naicker are the visionaries of Urban Light Church and have a passion for developing leaders and bringing encouragement and hope, not only to their church family, but to the city.

The Urban Light Foundation runs many community projects throughout the year. A feeding scheme was initiated to assist a children’s crèche in Pieter­maritzburg by preparing and delivering fresh meals twice a week.

Providing toiletries and sanitary packs to women who do not have access to basic necessities is also an initiative which forms part of the foundation.

These are just a few of the many projects run by Urban Light Church, all of which gauge the support and generous partnership of its church members.

Members are not only encouraged to get involved with community service, they are also encouraged to use their talent and skills to build the church and serve in one of the volunteer teams. Whatever their talents may be, there’s room to help people, make friends and touch lives.

Teams to volunteer in include media and production, the creative team [music and dance], host team, hospitality, Urban kids [Church’s children], and the Urban Light Youth.

Many individuals have seen tremendous growth and have been afforded incredible opportunities to get involved in special events and glean leadership skills which can be applied in all areas of their lives.

Building into people’s lives to help them flourish and grow is a passion shared by Urban Light’s lead pastors.

While it has been in operation, the official launch of Urban Light Church takes place on Sunday, December 1 with two services, beginning at 8 am and 9.45 am respectively.

Parents will be able to enjoy the services while their children are taken care of at Urban Kids, where they will receive age-specific ministry in a safe environment with a fun-filled programme under the supervision of well-trained volunteers.

The Urban Kids programme runs concurrently with both services.

There is also a parents’ lounge where parents with babies [aged zero to 24 months] can enjoy privacy and comfort and still be a part of the service.

Exciting events are lined up for the festive season; the annual Christmas Spectacular takes place on December 13, along with Christmas services on December 25 at 8 am and 9.45 am.

Follow Urban Light Church on Facebook and Instagram and enjoy weekly messages by Pastor Julian Naicker on UrbanLightChurchTV on Youtube. If you are looking for a church home, do visit soon. We are saving a seat for you! — Supplied

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