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Christmas Carols

Categories: JL Zwane, Church

We are a few weeks away from Christmas! And what better way to get into the festive mood than singing along to Christmas music and carols? Origin South Africa (A Christian ministry based in Cape Town) is bringing the Cape Town Gospel choir and band to the streets of Gugulethu at JL Zwane 
Presbyterian Church on 20 December 2015 at 2pm.

Come and join us on this rare occasion and invite your family and friends and let’s celebrate the countdown to Christmas together in the spirit of Jesus who was born. 

Date: 20 December 2015
Venue: JL Zwane Church
Time: 2pm

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Business Breakfast in Gugulethu @ JL Zwane Centre/Church

Categories: JL Zwane, Education, Church

JL Zwane Choir coordinated a Women Business Breakfast Meeting at the JL Zwane Centre. The date for that Breakfast session was  the 15th August 2015.
The aim of the Breakfast Business Meeting (BBM) is twofold.  It is to fundraise and at the same time to afford a golden opportunity to the businesses in and around Gugulethu to:

  • Celebrate the role of women towards the 21 years of democracy in South Africa.
  • Encourage positive lifestyle through business and networking.
  • Provide positive platform for the empowerment of Women in Society.
  • Encourage different stakeholders to contribute meaningfully in the economic and social development of society.

The theme of the Breakfast Business Meeting (BBM) UBUHLE BENTYATYAMBO- What a phenomenal woman you are EMPOWERING women to realise their Purpose, Power and Potential.

Programme Director/Facilitator: Ms. NONALA TOSE (Mhlobo wenene FM)

The Breakfast Session was interactive, fun and engaging. It was a mentoring and educational session that helped women gain the confidence, knowledge and practical skills needed to empower them to realise their full potential, while living a positive and fulfilling life.

Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Naledi Pandor addressed the Women’s Business Breakfast under the National theme: “Women United in moving South Africa Forward” organised by JL Zwane in partnership with Old Mutual, Silulo Ulutho Technologies, Sonnendal, Coca Cola, Gcilishe-Taliwe Funerals, Government Communications Information Systems-GCIS, Limaphe Catering.

Honourable Minister was joined by the Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Mr Mcebisi Skwatsha, Luvuyo Rani , Ward Councillor Mzwakhe Nqavashe.

Rated 2.00, 4 vote(s). 

Youth Fellowship

Categories: JL Zwane, Church

1. Name:
The name of the fellowship shall be the `Uniting Presbyterian
Church in Southern Africa Youth Fellowship’ (UPCSAYF) here
after referred to as `Youth Fellowship’ (YF).
2. Vision: 
Advance the Kingdom of God in a manner befitting the Church and consistent with God’s word.   
3. Mission:    
To present Christ as Lord and Saviour to the Youth – both  believers and not yet believers
4. Aims:   
The aims of the Youth Fellowship shall be to: 
  • Empower and encourage the youth to be witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Word and in deed, and promote Christian values in their lives.
  • Strive for unity within the body of Christ, inter alia, so that resources can be optimised for building the church and missionary outreach.
  • Encourage the Youth to discover their talents and spiritual gifts, and to pledge these and their resources to building the  kingdom of God and uplifting the community through projects related to issues such as Health issues, justice, social equality, poverty alleviation, etc.

Rated 4.33, 3 vote(s). 

Umjikelo ka February - 2015

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Rated 1.00, 1 vote(s). 

Holy Week - Palm Sunday

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Palm Sunday - 2015

Street Revival (Imvuselelo Esixekweni)
Luke 19:38 (Mr Sakhele Plaatjie)

USimon wabasikelela, wathikuMariya unina, Uyabona, lo umiselwe ukuwa nokuvuka kwabaninzi kwaSirayeli, nokuba abengumqondiso ochasiweyo.  Luke 2:34 (Mr Kuna Matshisi)

"Makabongwe lo uzayo esegameni lika Yehova, siyanisikelela nina basendlini kaYehova" 
Psalms 118:26 (Mr Sivuyiel Dibela)

"Nkosi singa singabona uYesu"
John 12:21 (Mrs LLL Duma)

"Lumkani ningalahlekiswa mntu"
Matthew 24:4 (Miss Nina Stamper)

"Musa ukoyika ntombi Ziyon, nanko ukumkani wakho esiza"
John 12:15  (Mrs Nosisana Nompumza)

"Iphi na indlu yabahambi"
Mark 14:14  (Mrs Nomha Piki)

"Mna ke ukuba ndithe ndaphakanyiswa emhlabeni ndiyakubatsalela bonke kum"
Luke 12:32  (Mrs Kholeka Mhambi)

"Yena uyakuba mkhulu abizwe ngokuba ungunya wosenyangweni"
Luke 1:32  (Ms Thelma Dyantyi)

The Congregation in pictures

...it does not end here

Rated 4.00, 1 vote(s). 

John Power Camp, JL Zwane 2015 - Inkonzo Yemithwalo

Categories: JL Zwane, Church

Friendship with God, a relationship of Love and faithfulness into which calls all people through faith

"Inkonzo yemithwalo took us back and reflect kwizinto that we took for granted"
JL Zwane Member

"Camp is positive so far, I'm getting on Spiritual"
Thandokazi Plaatjie

"So far the Camp is meeting my expectations"
Vuyisile Matabeni

"Ukuba uThixo angaveza abo bantu bazifihlileyo, bevela ngokholo, bemsebenzela uThixo. Wish we could have fun with God, enathi"
Rev Ncwabe 

Rated 1.00, 1 vote(s). 

Uniting Presbyterian Women’s Fellowship

Categories: JL Zwane, Church


To be a united Christian Fellowship, that seeks to serve and bear witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.


As the UPWF, we exist to uphold the values and give effect to the priorities of the UPCSA by :
  • Providing support to the UPCSA through Evangelism, Stewardship, Health, wellbeing and securing justice and engaging in reconciliation and unity.
  • Proclaiming Christ as the Saviour and Centre of life of UPWF members.
  • Promoting financial viability of UPWF members in order to improve their socio economic status.
  • Building the capacity of women to fulfill the leadership positions in the church, UPWF and in broader society

In our activities we are guided by the following objectives:
  • Strengthen and deepen the Christian Fellowship through reading  and study of the bible, through rendering prayer  and conducting regular worship.
  • To put faith into action by living good and exemplary lives in accordance to Christian values.
  • To be channels of God’s love in the world by reaching out to those who are less fortunate, are in need and distressed.
  • To empower women by promoting self-worth, confidence and self assertiveness in order for them to play a constructive role in Church and society.
  • To train women in leadership thus encouraging and preparing them for participation in church structures.
  • To encourage  interdenominational  cooperation  both in work and prayer 
  • To give support to other church projects as identified by members of the  fellowship geared  at improving  both the faith  and the lives of people.
  • To encourage  Christian  principles ( behaviour)

Activities of the UPWF

Polsmoor Annual Visit
On the 16 August 2014 the UPWF visited the female inmates. We believe through prayers and support they will learn from their misdemeanors. Integration of these women after serving their sentences could play a constructive role in the society. 

Visit to Siyakuzenza Project
JL Zwane Women jointly visited the home in Philipi. The home accommodates abused women and children.

Farewell to the staunch members of the Branch
Mrs Mashao and Mrs Lokotho served the branch with their unique skills and capabilities.Their involvement in different portfolios will never be forgotten. Relocation to the Eastern was a loss to JL Zwane Memorial  Congregation. 

17 UPWF Members attended the AGM within the bounds of  the Central Cape Presbytery. Rev Dr.Xapile made a presentation on leadership. Changing the dominant story“ What one feeds her mind shows itself in her actions”

Senior Citizens Christmas Party
The senior citizens were showered with tokens of appreciation for mentoring and supporting the ministry. The day started with the sacrament of holy communion.

A Church With The Difference 
Mrs Nompumelelo Mantangana started the clinic; “It is a wellness clinic focusing on life style diseases; high blood, diabetes observations, referrals and education”. After Easter she plans to be focusing on talks and trainings on the gaps in HIV and Aids. 

Rededication Sunday 08/03/15
Every second Sunday in March UPWF in - UPCSA rededicate themselves to the ministry of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
The theme for 2015: “Conversations that matter with Jesus”. Candles were lit and women who made a difference in protecting the dignity of the individuals and the community were awarded with tokens of appreciation

UPWF Probationers
Abanqonqozi Sunday the 1 March and Saturday 7 March the committee prepared the probationers to be robed and become full members of the UPWF.
Eight women determined to heed the call to be involved in God’s project.

The Committee has ensured that the women have completed the probation syllabus as contained in the admin book to be ready for the interviews. 

Beading Project
UPWF Beading Project Project Leaders:
Mrs Sonkosi,
Mrs Ndleleni  
Mrs Mondi

On Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:00 to 14:00  The unemployed women meet to design beadwork in order to improve their socio economic status.

Rated 1.12, 58 vote(s). 

Face the future with God. John Power Camp Site

Categories: JL Zwane, Education, Church

The JL Zwane Memorial Church Camp

When: 20 March 2015 - 22 March 2015

Where: John Power Campsite, 24 Camp Road, Strandfontein

Facilitator: Mr M. Bikwani (Alpha Course Coordinator)

Cost: R250.00 (pp)

Rated 1.00, 3 vote(s). 

Mens Christian Guild (MCG)

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Men's Christian Guild (MCG)

Our Vision:

  • To present Jesus Christ as saviour to all men and engage them in the promotion and extension of God’s Kingdom.
  • To build up Christian character by encouraging attendance at public worship, the reading of scriptures and witness to Christ
  • To extend the kingdom of God in our church, in the churches to which we are related in the entire world
  • To inculcate a sense of moral discipline, especially in the members of the guild
  • To promote programmes of intellectual, social and physical growth
  • To inculcate a spirit of obedience and humility both in our church and the entire world
  • To bind members to resist all un-Christian customs and to follow the life which is the fruit of the spirit
  • To be financially viable organ of the church
  • To be involved in social welfare projects/programmes
  • To assist all our sister association in everywhere we can.
See MCG and Social Welfare Programmes

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Rated 1.00, 2 vote(s). 

Welcome to JL Zwane's Events engine

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This is a preview of the JL Zwane's Events module. It is very easy to use, but still offers a complete functionality of "stand-alone" blog engines:

  • multi-user support
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • support for multiple categories
  • role support
  • template/theme support
  • automatic tag extraction
  • support for ping services
  • Search engine Optimization (SEO) support
  • support for gravatars
  • ... and, of course, full integration with MonoX portal engine.

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