The primary purpose of Connections is to connect us to the way of Jesus and to deepen our connection with God, with one another, with ourselves and with creation around us and takes a fresh look at the Christian faith in the light of our present context.
Connections will deepen our sense of belonging at CMM, and shape our life together in community. In so doing, Connections will connect us to the wounds of the world and equip us to compassionately care seeking healing and justice for all.
Each week we connect around God’s word on one of the following themes:
- God’s Great Grace
- God’s Liberating Dream for the World
- God’s Life-Giving Spirit
- God’s Contrast Community
- God’s Song Sung in a Foreign Land
- God’s Tears and our Suffering
- God’s Presence and our Prayer
- God’s Word as our Story
- God’s Table and God’s Stream
- God’s Generosity and our Gratitude
- God’s people called Methodists
- God’s Invitation to the World through Us
If you answer “YES” to any of the following questions please consider signing up for the next 12 week journey of Connections:
- Would you like to deepen your understanding of what it may mean to follow Jesus in the world today?
- Would you like to be part of a weekly discussion group that is free of judgment and full of respect for everyone’s point of view?
- Would you like to deepen your sense of belonging at CMM?
- Would you like to get to know new people at CMM and find out where you can serve?
- Would you like to be baptised or have your child baptised?
- Would you like to be equipped to change this world?
You would? Then please contact the office on 021 422 2744 to sign up.
Become Disciples through Bible Study
If you have done Connections and you are looking to go on a journey that will really submerge you totally in the deep currents of the Scriptures – then Disciple, prepared by world-renowned theologians – comes highly recommended.
Disciple is a year-long course – 34 weeks with some breaks in-between. It demands about 30 – 45 minutes per day of reading the Scriptures which fosters an incredible daily drinking! The group also gathers together once a week for 2 ½ hours.
Disciple is easily the best material for any person wanting to come to grips with what it means to be a follower of Jesus in the light of the Scriptures. You don’t need prior knowledge, you don’t need to ‘know your Bible’ – all you need is a thirst for God.
Ready to quench your thirst? Then please contact the office on 021 422 2744 to sign up.
Learning how to ‘do difference differently’ is the purpose of this thought-provoking weekend long course. Diversity Engagement aims to hi-light (within a safe and caring environment) our prejudices and those in our society. We are challenged to become aware of our biases, to explore the reality of our intolerances in our own lives and in society, to deepen our understanding of the causes and effects of these intolerances, and to gain insight and understanding of diversity management and its impact on individuals and organisations. Diversity Engagement offers us the tools to unlearn our prejudices and to relearn new ways to engage and interact with one another and our environment and ultimately to develop skills that will bring about transformation and healing.
Ready to do difference differently? Then please contact the office on 021 422 2744 to sign up.
Manna and Mercy
The Manna & Mercy retreat facilitates a journey through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation in one weekend. The Bible is meant to be an instrument of God to enable abundant life for God’s creation. Sadly, through the ages it has been read and interpreted in such a way that it has been used as an instrument of human domination and death. It has been used to cheer on the crusades, support slavery, advocate apartheid, glorify genocide, sanction sexism, bless war and worship prosperity in the face of the poor, to name just a few horrors of our human history. During the Manna & Mercy retreat, we take a fresh look at scripture through the interpretive lens of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection and God’s overall call for each one of us to partner with God in mending this fractured world. The hope is that after we have done so, our interpretations and use of the scriptures will be truly liberating and life-enabling for all of creation.
Ready for a journey through scripture? Then please contact the office on 021 422 2744 to sign up.
Sunday school and youth
Sunday School takes place each Sunday morning during the 10:00 Worship Service with the ideal of teaching children about God’s great love and grace with the hope that each young person will embrace Jesus and live a Jesus-centred life.
The ages of our children range between 3 and 18 and are currently split into three groups: Group 1: 3 – 6 years old; Group 2: 7 – 10 years of age and Group 3 is for those between 11 and 18 years of age. Depending on the group, age relevant activities and teachings are offered and these include singing of worship songs, prayer (also ways to pray, importance and benefits), reading and/or reflecting on Bible stories/passages, drawing, poetry, teaching life-skills (peer pressure, environmental issues, substance abuse, etc.) as well as group discussion on relevant topics. Tutoring can also be arranged for children struggling with specific school subjects.
Ready for your children to learn more about Jesus’ love and grace? Then please join us on Sundays at 10:00 or contact the office on 021 422 2744 for more information.