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Church Constitution Update

ECCC is in the process of reviewing and updating our constitution. We would like to: a) bring it up to date with the model constitution used in the UCCSA b) make allowance for the office of Elders in our constitution Please would church members take the time to read through the three documents below and […]

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Godly conduct

Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel. (Philippians 1:27) Whatever happens… It is […]

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The Violence Must Stop

August was Women’s Month.  The 9th August was Women’s Day.  By the beginning of September our city and more particularly our Claremont community was in mourning over the murder of UCT student, Uyinene Mrwetyana.  We were not only in mourning for her, but others too: Jesse Hesse, Leighandre Jengles, Janika Malio, Lynette Volschenk, and Meghan […]

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Remembering and Forgetting

The 1st September is Spring Day here in the Southern Hemisphere.  For the last few years, if memory serves me correctly, it has not felt like spring on Spring Day.  As I write (22nd August) the forecasters are saying that there will be some sun – so it is looking hopeful!  On Spring Day 2019 […]

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Worshipping God in song

I received an email in my inbox this week that referenced an article entitled, “Nine Reasons People Aren’t Singing in Worship”[1].  The article caught my attention because I had just preached about the importance for congregational singing in the context of corporate worship on Sunday mornings.  I wondered whether the article had any light to […]

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Update from the leadership

In a recent Deacons’ meeting some of the Deacons shared what they sensed was a ‘heaviness’ over the congregation as a result of the events of the past 18 months (and perhaps for some, even more).  The sense was that there are people in the congregation who are feeling hurt and confused, upset and unheard.  […]

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What pews and chairs can teach us

A church meeting decision At our March church meeting we had an open discussion in which people had the opportunity to express their views about changing the pews for chairs or sticking with the pews that have been in the church for over 50 years.  Good points were made in favour of both ‘sides’ – […]

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Claremont Church Unity

In the Gospel Shaped Church session “How and Why we pray”, Jared Wilson made reference to the importance that Jesus placed on the unity of the church.  It was so important to Him that he specifically prayed for it just before he was betrayed and crucified. Two opportunities to express our Christian unity East Claremont […]

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A Gospel Shaped Church

What kind of church should we be? Churches can be shaped by all kinds of things: tradition, culture, convenience, comfort, practicality, or by following the latest trends.  But churches that are called into existence by the gospel should be shaped by the gospel – in every aspect of their life and witness.  The Gospel Shaped […]

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Children and youth ministry @ ECCC

The youth and children’s ministry is an integral part of any church.  At present we have a wonderful and dedicated group of teachers and leaders.  We are very thankful to these volunteers and we want to honour their hard work by supporting them as parents and church leaders.  But we are facing some challenges.  Here […]

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