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Mid-Year Ministry Week 2010

17 May 2010

Every year in the first week of the June / July school holidays, Common Grounders get involved in a number of different ministry initiatives in Cape Town and beyond. It is our heart to see as many people as possible going along to serve and bless these different ministries and churches.

Common Ground Holiday Club

Dates: 14 (preparation & set-up), 15, 17 & 18 June

Time: 08:00 – 14:00

Contact: Pam Berry at pam@commongroundchurch.co.za or 083 457 1826

If you are a member of Common Ground Church, you love God and you love kids, we invite you to join the Common Ground Holiday Club team from 14-18 June. We will be running an exciting three-day holiday club (open to the public) in our Main Venue for Grade 1 – Grade 7, and need passionate guys and girls to join us as we bless and impact kids in and outside of our church community. 

No costs involved to leaders. 

Empangeni Holiday Club

Dates:  14-18 June (actual Holiday Club: 15-17 June)

Cost: +- R 300 (excluding transport)

Contact: Nicola Addison at nicolaroseaddison@gmail.com or 074 1343 024

Common Ground will be running a three day holiday programme for +- 250 young children in the rural KwaZulu Natal area. Every day will be action-packed with various activities, including plays, crafts and songs as we love and bless these mostly underprivileged kids. Due to the distance between Cape Town and Empangeni, this would be a great opportunity for you to serve if you are a student originally from Natal.

Cape Agulhas Holiday Club

Dates:  Saturday, 11 June – Friday 18 June

Cost: +- R600

Contact: Garret Loubser at bushjump@gmail.com or 021 686 2970

Every year Common Ground sends a team of guys and girls to the southernmost tip of the continent, Cape Agulhas, to run a week-long holiday club for +/- 120 underprivileged children. Our aim is to support and bless a pastoral couple who leads a small church group of people in the area. We will also join in and be a part of their church meeting on the Sunday. Most people in the community speak Afrikaans, so if you are able to communicate well in Afrikaans, it will be a great help. Nevertheless, all are welcome to sign up!

Wild Coast Outreach

Dates: 12- 20 June

Where: Lubanzi Village, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

Cost: +/- R1000 (excl transport)

Contact: Margie Jansen at margie@commongoodfoundation.co.za


A brand new Common Ground mid year ministry is heading to the Wild Coast. Lubanzi Village (near Hole in the Wall) is rural and lacking in many basic services. A team will be visiting Roger Galloway (who relocated from Common Ground to Lubanzi Village in 2009) and his wife Karen. Ministry work will include a youth holiday programme, hospital prayer at Zithulele Hospital and leading a local home group. The team will be hosted by a local family – a rural home-stay experience!

Also: Basic Xhosa lessons, a hike to Hole in the Wall and Ultimate Frisbee.

Winter School 

Dates: 14 -18 June 

Where: Gugulethu, Cape Town

Contact: Lee-Ann Maughan at lee.maughan@gmail.com

Winter School is taking place at a Primary school in Gugulethu this year with an eager group of energetic Grade 7s. We need a team of volunteers to be group leaders and to help put together the programme which involves some Mathematics, English and Life Skills. No teaching experience is required, only a big heart and a warm smile!

Our first meeting is taking place this Sunday 27th May in the conference room in Friends First House at 10:30am. Please come along to find out more!

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