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Looking for something new in Cape Town? Maybe there’s something here for YOU…

 Details can change, so do confirm them before you set out!


BABY GROUPS


MOMS CONNECT

Share the experience of motherhood with good coffee and new friends in a supportive environment at the Moms Connect baby and toddler group.

Where? Christ Church, Richmond Road, Kenilworth.
When? Thursdays 10am – 12pm (term time). Babies and toddlers obviously welcome too!
Contact Jill Mathew: 072 329 0281 or reception@cck.org.za


MOMSPACE

Alternatively, join MomSpace in Kirstenhof, a relaxed and supportive place for moms and their 0 to 3s to have fun and be inspired.

Where? Church of the Holy Spirit, Raapkraal Road, Kirstenhof.
When? Tuesdays 9.30am – 11am (term time). All welcome.
Contact Ros or Jenny: 021 701 3201 or jenny@chscapetown.org


TEA AT CHURCH

Or… consider a weekly tea for new moms (plus babes).

Where? Connect Church, 18 Orlando Way, Meadowridge.
When? Tuesdays @ 10am.
Contact Brenda: brenda.burnstone@gmail.com or 084 588 4581


COUNSELLING


PARENT OR CHILD COUNSELLING 

Parents or children needing counselling in times of grief, depression, conflict, trauma, addiction and suffering can contact Not for Profit Organisation, Hope House. Hope House’s counsellors provide help to both adults and children as young as three. All services are provided in return for a donation of the client’s choice.

Where? Bergvliet, Kuils River and Blaauwberg and various schools across Cape Town
Contact Hope House on 021 715 0424 or visit www.hopehouse.org.za.


CONNECT KIDS

Where? Connect Church, Meadowridge.
Contact: 021 712 1218 or jolene@connectchurch.org.za


OASIS

Where? Christ Church, Richmond Rd, Kenilworth.
When? Friday 6pm – 8pm for Grades 4 to 7.
Contact Keenan: 061 942 3090 or keenan@cck.org.za

AMBIES

Where? Christ Church, Richmond Rd, Kenilworth

When? Fridays from 7pm – 10pm
Contact Keenan: 061 942 3090 or keenan@cck.org.za


GCUBEDYOUTH

Where? St John’s Church, Wynberg (next to Springfield Convent)
Contact St John’s Church: 021 797 8968 or Dean: 084 212 0192, george.dean@gmail.com


H4K

Where? Emmanuel Church, Wynberg.
Contact 021 797 0179


UNION

Where? Connect Church, Meadowridge.
Contact Roland: roland@connectchurch.org.za


YOUTH at CHS

Where? Church of the Holy Spirit, Kirstenhof.
When? Fridays 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Grades 8 to 12.
Contact Brendan: 021 701 3201, brendan@chscapetown.org

KEEN TO FEED HUNGRY SCHOOL CHILDREN?

For R170 and 90 minutes of your time per week, you can feed 60 hungry school children! Read our short interview with Lisa Walters to see how easy and satisfying this is.

Contact Claire: claire@zevdevco.co.za

LADIES LINKING

To support, encourage and challenge women.

Where? Church of the Holy Spirit, 38 Raapkraal Road in Kirstenhof
When? Monthly for coffee and Wednesdays for Bible Study. There is no charge
Contact Angie: angie@chscapetown.org


BEYOND ABUSE (Women only)

This course examines what abuse looks like and how it affects our lives and impacts how we see ourselves. A sense of self is often restored in the telling of one’s story. The course also looks at bitterness, forgiveness and hope for the journey ahead.

Where? Common Ground Church, Rondebosch
When? Next course starts Wednesday 24 July at 7pm (number-dependent). Runs every Wednesday for 6 sessions.
Contact Rose: rose@commongroundchurch.co.za

ALPHA

Alpha is a fun, non-threatening course which examines the claims of Christianity, aimed particularly at anyone who doesn’t attend church or who seeks to “brush up” their spirituality.

Contact Go to:  www.alpha.org/southafrica or contact the following churches for details of their next course:
Christ Church, Kenilworth: (021 797 6332)
Church of the Holy Spirit, Kirstenhof: (021 701 3201)
Emmanuel Church, Wynberg: (021 797 0179)
St John’s Church, Wynberg: (021 797 8968)
St Philip’s Church, Kenwyn: (021 762 8772)
Connect Church, Meadowridge: (021 712 1218)


SEEKING A CHURCH THAT SUITS YOU?

Give St John’s Parish a go. It’s a lively group of six Anglican churches in the southern suburbs.

Contact Yvonne: 021 797 6332 or Judy: 021 701 3201


ARE YOU WONDERING ABOUT JESUS THE JEWISH MESSIAH?

For 200 years, the Church’s Ministry among the Jewish People (CMJ) has invested in the spiritual rebirth of the Jewish People as well as presenting Jesus the Jew to Christians.

Contact Go to: www.cmj-sa.org or contact John Atkinson: john@cmj-sa.org or Edith Sher: edith@cmj-sa.org or Sue: admin@cmj-sa.org

BEYOND DIVORCE

A series of workshops aimed at anyone who’s experienced the devastation of separation or divorce.

Where? Christ Church, Richmond Road, Kenilworth.
Contact Claire: 021 797 6332 or claire@cck.org.za


RECOVERY FROM SEPARATION AND DIVORCE

A course covering issues from conflict resolution and managing other relationships to financial issues and moving forward.

Where? Common Ground Church, Rondebosch.
Contact 021 6862970, email rose@commongroundchurch.co.za  or click on website www.commongroundchurch.co.za

LIVING WITH LOSS

A course that deals with loss in general. Most participants have lost a loved one but others have experienced loss through a broken marriage or partnership, unemployment, etc.

Where? Common Ground Church, Rondebosch.
Contact: 021 6862970 email rose@commongroundchurch.co.za or go to www.commongroundchurch.co.za


GRIEFSHARE

A recovery support group offering help and healing for the pain experienced when someone you love dies.

Where? St John’s Parish, Wynberg
Contact Klaus and Barbara: 021 671 4732, 082 453 9392 or klaush@global.co.za.
Also run by Connect Church, Meadowridge
Contact Sharon 021 712 1218 or sharon@connectchurch.org.za


LIVING WITH CANCER?

Contact Cancer Buddies, a support project that brings together cancer patients with a similar profile, disease and treatment protocol.

Contact: 0800 033 337 (toll-free) or go to www.cancerbuddies.org.za to request support online Unathi  021 565 0039 (voicemail full)


DEALING WITH DEPRESSION

Dealing with depression is for people experiencing depression, plus those supporting them.
Where? Christ Church, Richmond Rd, Kenilworth
Contact Claire: 021 797 6332 or claire@cck.org.za


DEALING WITH DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

Where? Common Ground Church, Rondebosch
Contact 021 6862970, email rose@commongroundchurch.co.za or go to www.commongroundchurch.co.za


BEYOND ABUSE (Women only)

In this course we examine what abuse looks like and how it affects our lives and how this impacts on how we see ourselves.  In the process of telling our stories we hope to restore a sense of self. In addition we look at bitterness and forgiveness and hope for the journey ahead.

Where? Common Ground Church, Rondebosch
When? Next course starts Wednesday 24 July at 7pm (number dependant). Runs every Wednesday for 6 sessions.       Contact email rose@commongroundchurch.co.za


WORRIED BY/ADDICTED TO PORN?

Contact Clive at STOP (Standing Together to Oppose Pornography): 021 715 3216, 083 463 4762, stop@stop.org.za


COUNSELLING 

Parents or children seeking counselling in times of grief, depression, conflict, trauma, addiction and suffering can contact Not for Profit Organisation, Hope House. Hope House’s counsellors provide help to both adults and children as young as three. All services are provided in return for a donation of the client’s choice.

Where? Bergvliet, Kuils River, Blaauwberg and various schools across Cape Town

Contact Hope House on 021 715 0424 or visit www.hopehouse.org.za


LIVING WITH AN ADDICT OR ALCOHOLIC?

Tuesday Family Group

A weekly support group for family members of addicts, which supports them as they manage the chaos that addiction often brings to families and relationships.

Where? Lounge of Friends First House, Common Ground Church, Rondebosch
When? Every Tuesday starting at 18h30.
Contact Rose: rose@commongroundchurch.co.za or click here


 STEPS TO RECOVERY

Addiction Support

A Christian 12-Step programme for any type of addiction. This is a safe space to share your struggles and your victories with people who understand what you are going through.

Where? Common Ground Church, Rondebosch
When? Every Tuesday starting at 18h30.
Contact Rose: rose@commongroundchurch.co.za or click here


WORRIED BY/ADDICTED TO PORN?

Contact Clive at STOP (Standing Together to Oppose Pornography): 021 715 3216, 083 463 4762, stop@stop.org.za


COUNSELLING 

Looking for help with addiction? Contact Hope House. Hope House’s counsellors provide addiction support and counselling to adults and children. All services are provided in return for a donation of the client’s choice.

Where? Bergvliet, Kuils River, Blaauwberg and various schools across Cape Town
Contact Hope House on 021 715 0424 or visit www.hopehouse.org.za

MARRIAGE PREPARATION

A 7-week course open to all couples, whether church members or not!

Where? Christ Church, Richmond Road, Kenilworth
Contact Claire: claire@cck.org.za or 021 797 6332

24-HOUR PRAYER LINE

Call Radio CCFm’s Prayer Friend Line at any hour of the day or night. It’s manned by people used to dealing with a wide variety of situations.

Contact 021 788 3340, register your prayer request online at www.ccfm.org.za or email prayer@ccfm.org.za


HEALING PRAYER

Healing Prayer for physical or emotional challenges.

Contact Alison (Christ Church, Kenilworth): 021 797 6332 or Paul Rademeyer (Church of the Holy Spirit, Kirstenhof): 082 417 0243

WONDERING ABOUT SEWING?

Discover a talent and earn a living! Start by making a pin cushion and finish with a tracksuit that’s good enough to sell.

Where? St Thomas’ Church Hall, Rondebosch
When? Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm. Each class costs just R1.
Contact Eileen: 021 685 1980


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