There are lots of exciting ways in which you can get involved in the life and work of Mowbray Presbyterian Church. Here are a few:
Alpha Courses are run periodically. This is a ten-week introductory course to the Christian faith. There is an Alpha for adults, another for youth and one for married couples. There are no dates currently available for the next course.
Our Children’s Church ministry runs on Sunday mornings during school terms. Children are welcomed into the Church service at the start each service and then leave with their leaders for their learning time after the first twenty minutes.
Student and Young Adults Cell Group (Revive)
Meets at the church on Tuesdays at 7.00 pm.
Teens and Youth
DJs – Devoted to Jesus meets on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings.
A once-a-month meeting for seniors and others, offering interesting and informative talks and tasty refreshments.
We have a number of House Fellowship Groups and Cell Groups that meet on various days of the week in homes of our members and at the church. Please contact the church office for details (+27 21 685 6464).
Uniting Presbyterian Women’s Fellowship
We have an active UPWF here at Mowbray.
Together with neighbouring churches such as Observatory Dutch Reformed, Mowbray Baptist, Woodstock AME, Rosebank Methodist, Ebenezer URC Woodstock and St Patrick’s Catholic Church Mowbray, we are involved in the Liesbeek Christian Action Group (L.C.A.G.) which runs various projects, including the ‘Loaves and Fishes’ renewal centre, support for Thandokhulu High School, assembly addresses at Rhodes High School, etc. We also have weeks of united prayer in February each year and at Pentecost, as well as combined church services in Holy Week at Easter time.
The congregation of Mowbray Presbyterian Church is involved in a range of other ministry areas. Here are just some of these projects:
- We have an active prayer ministry involving regular lunchtime meetings of the Prayer Group on Tuesdays, a Prayer Chain, and prayer before church services.
- A team of our members visits the Alexandra Mental Health Centre to take church services on a regular basis. Our minister conducts regular church services in several local retirement homes.
We support a missionary couple in Japan, Dale and Karen Viljoen, and a retired Scripture Union staff worker, Lucy Centlivres.
Our Mowbray Tract Ministry, started some 75 years ago by the Rev. Robert Barr, still sends out 14 000 tracts bimonthly to churches and individuals all over Africa and as far afield as New Zealand and St Helena.
Worship, Music, Art
Worship is important to us. We are committed to developing our music ministry in an exciting and relevant way. We are keen to grow in the use of other art forms in our worship, such as drama and dance. We have a large number of different people involved in our Sunday worship services, including several musicians (organ, piano, sax, cello, drums, guitar, bass, flute, etc.). We also have song groups and choirs that take part in our worship from time to time.