RENEW HOPE - SERVE OTHERS
Generosity is part of who we are as a church, but whether or not you call Protea Valley Church your home, we’d love to help you find a way to channel your generosity and make a real difference with your time, talent or treasure.
Here are some of the ways that you can help:
Help for those in need
Helping the vulnerable with their most urgent needs is a reflection of God's generosity and kindness towards us. To paraphrase Brennan Manning: "We are all beggars at the door of God's mercy" and yet He invites us in as sons and daughters.
Currently, there is a huge need for food and other basic goods in our surrounding areas. Although this need is unlikely to disappear any time soon, we do not see relief as a long-term solution, but something that is necessary in this season.
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
~ 2 Corinthians 9:7 [NIV]
Rather than creating a new ministry, we have decided to partner with a number of existing NPOs in the Northern Suburbs that are already involved in feeding and caring for the hungry and destitute.
We are working with these ministries to provide standardised food parcels and have committed to contributing monthly food parcels for 300 families for 3 months (May - July 2020)
YOU CAN HELP:
make a financial donation, sign-up to pack parcels,
or do both.
UPDATE: As our nation heads towards the peak of this pandemic and the need remains, thanks to your generous support, we'll continue to supply food parcels for another 2 months (August and September 2020).
If you'd like to put together your own food parcel to give to someone you know - you can download our "How to pack a food parcel" PDF document for info on what to include to make a nutritious food parcel.
One parcel can feed a family of five for up to a month.
With your donations we are also helping to supply blankets and soup ingredients for various shelters and soup kitchens in partnership with M.E.S. Cape Town, The Father's Heart working with Mercy Aids, and the Hillsong Africa Foundation working with Chanan54 and GiveWise, to provide the homeless with meals and a little bit of extra warmth during the cold winter months.
For more information about this initiative and the criteria we have established for selecting our partners
Through our Care Team and partner ministries we are distributing donations of basic goods such as:
If you'd like to make a donation, items can be dropped off at the church office
47 Van Riebeeckshof Road, Bellville (opposite the Van Riebeeckshof Spar)
on Mondays from 8-11 am.
If you have any questions please email Colleen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loving our Brothers and Sisters and Neighbours
The current COVID-19 crisis has placed strain on many people in and around the neighbourhood in which Protea Valley Church is situated. We see this as a season where we as Jesus' church can really make a practical difference in the lives of people.
We have put together a team of skilled professionals to assist anyone who needs advice, counsel or care. We want to be able to assist people in the practical things: work place, business, personal finances and family life because God cares about every facet of our lives.
HOME COOKED MEALS:
In the aftermath of lockdown, many have lost jobs, and we anticipate that some will be grieving the loss of loved ones. In such times of immediate crisis, we want to offer short-term practical help by providing meals for those affected as a tangible expression of Christlike love and concern for them.
SIGN-UP TO HELP:
Covid-19 has given us an opportunity to connect people who need something with people who have something.
So if you have some skill, ability or opportunity that you'd like to offer in service to someone at this time, this is the place to be! We want to connect people with generous spirits to those who need practical generosity, so thank you for making yourself available.
~ Galatians 6:2 [NIV]
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Please fill in your details below and someone on our team will get back to you.
GIVE THE GIFT OF OPPORTUNITY
In the wake of an extended lockdown, people within our own Protea Valley Church family are finding themselves without employment or a source of income. While we can't "fix" our nation's unemployment problems, one of the ways we can help our brothers and sisters in Christ to get back on their feet again is by connecting them to any potential job opportunities we might have to offer.
Maybe you're in a position to employ more staff at your place of work OR perhaps you could do with some extra help around the house, maybe a nanny to help look after the kids so that you can get on with your own work - if so, please let us know by filling in the form so that we can connect you with potential applicants in the Protea Valley family.
Investing in Tomorrow
Young people are the future of this nation and we are excited to be able to make a difference in their lives.
Through the ReNew Trust, Protea Valley Church is currently supporting more than a dozen young people in obtaining an education every year.
We believe that if we are going to make a sustainable difference, education is one of the best investments.
In addition to secondary and tertiary education, we run an early childhood development Educare on-site, as well as an after care at one of our local farm communities.
Children need to grow up in a safe home where they are loved and cared for. Sadly, this is not the reality for many. That is why we are also working towards opening a family-based foster home to love and care for some of the most vulnerable children in the greater Cape Town area.
To learn more about the work we're doing and how you can support education and childcare through our programs and initiatives, visit the Re:New Trust website.
As a people who love Jesus and believe in the Word of God, we depend in all things on the grace of the Father and the power of the Holy Spirit to help us accomplish every good thing in His name.
Prayer is a vital component to everything we do at Protea Valley Church and through the Re:New Trust.
Every prayer made in humility and faith is heard by our Father in Heaven, and so we appreciate your prayer support in all of the above ministries and initiatives.
What's happening in terms of prayer in Protea Valley Church?
Weekly Thursday morning prayer meeting on Zoom.
Monthly prayer walk in the Protea Valley area.
Join our dedicated team of intercessors.
If you'd like to get involved in any of these, please fill in the form provided and someone will get in touch with you.