20th September 2020 – Peace in a hostile world

Welcome

Here’s the worship and a message for today for those who couldn’t join us at 09h00. We would encourage you to find a time and a place to set aside for your worship. You can do it alone or if you are secluded with others, ask them to join in.

Although we are not all in one physical place, we are His body, called to worship together. As we do, may the Holy Spirit fall on each one of us.

Worship

Bev leads us.

Peace in a hostile world

Wayne shares from Ephesians 2.

Thank you for joining us today.

13th September 2020 – One New Humanity

Welcome

Here’s the worship and a message for today for those who couldn’t join us at 09h00. We would encourage you to find a time and a place to set aside for your worship. You can do it alone or if you are secluded with others, ask them to join in.

Although we are not all in one physical place, we are His body, called to worship together. As we do, may the Holy Spirit fall on each one of us.

Worship

Bev leads us.

Update from Francis

One New Humanity

Wayne shares from Ephesians 2.

Thank you for joining us today.

6th September 2020 – Reflections from the road

Welcome

Here’s the worship and a message for today for those who couldn’t join us at 09h00. We would encourage you to find a time and a place to set aside for your worship. You can do it alone or if you are secluded with others, ask them to join in.

Although we are not all in one physical place, we are His body, called to worship together. As we do, may the Holy Spirit fall on each one of us.

Worship

Dylan leads us.

Reflections from the road

We hear Wayne’s reflections and share communion together.

Thank you for joining us today.

Sunday 23rd August 2020

Here’s the worship and a message for today for those who couldn’t join us at 09h00. We would encourage you to find a time and a place to set aside for your worship. You can do it alone or if you are secluded with others, ask them to join in.

Although we are not all in one physical place, we are His body, called to worship together. As we do, may the Holy Spirit fall on each one of us.

Worship

Dylan leads us.

Message

Wayne preaches.

Thank you for joining us today.

16th August – Seated in Heavenly places

Welcome

Here’s the worship and a message for today for those who couldn’t join us at 09h00. We would encourage you to find a time and a place to set aside for your worship. You can do it alone or if you are secluded with others, ask them to join in.

Although we are not all in one physical place, we are His body, called to worship together. As we do, may the Holy Spirit fall on each one of us.

Worship

Bev leads us.

Seated in Heavenly Places

Wayne preaches from Ephesians 2:1-10, after a quick update from Francis.

Thank you for joining us today.

9th August – Dreaming in the midst of a Pandemic

Welcome

Here’s the worship and a message for today for those who couldn’t join us at 09h00. We would encourage you to find a time and a place to set aside for your worship. You can do it alone or if you are secluded with others, ask them to join in.

Although we are not all in one physical place, we are His body, called to worship together. As we do, may the Holy Spirit fall on each one of us.

Worship

Bev leads us.

A poem – Beauty for Ashes

Thandi Gamedze shares her poem with us.

Dreaming in the midst of a Pandemic

Sunèl is a Wealth Manager, Author, CEO and founder of Foundation Family Wealth. But more than that, she is a wife, mother, personal friend, and one of the most inspirational humans we have had the privilege of encountering. She is always planning, dreaming, creating and on the move. Sunèl believes passionately in all she does, and has a knack of bringing out the best in all those around her – family, friends, colleagues, clients and even complete strangers. She is a regular presenter – within her industry, and also to various church groups and ladies’ seminars. You will find her engaging, honest, witty and inspirational as she shares with us.

Sunèl’s message today was inspired by something she wrote on her blog – shared below. It also has the link to her weekly updates, for those who would like to subscribe.

Dare to dream

I believe in dreams. As a money expert, it is quite something to admit but my current reality exists because I dreamed: Foundation Family Wealth is the product of my dream to help people live their best life with their money; living in Cape Town is the result of my dream to live closer to nature and family. Of course, we planned and saved, but it would not have happened had I not first dreamed.

In my experience, many people are scared or unable to dream. For most of my life, I was too. I studied, got a job and did the best I could. I worked hard on what was in front of me and found myself in a career, chasing a vague goal of ‘having enough’. It wasn’t what I had planned. In fact, there was no plan. Also, a big admission for someone who would become a financial planner.

That is until I started dreaming. I was challenged to write down my dreams for my future. Not just a few, but one hundred dreams. Initially, it was difficult. I couldn’t get beyond ten, never mind one hundred. On my list were things completely beyond my control and others were just fleeting wishes. They varied from a deep desire to leave a personal and business legacy, to one day being able to tend a patch of lavender and have a few chickens. I wrote down my hopes for healthy family relationships and a country without poverty. My list also included the mundane and even the slightly ridiculous, yet fun dream of buying a pair of red stilettos!

In the ancient scriptures of the Old Testament, there is a verse that says, ‘Without vision, my people perish’ (Proverbs 29:18).  Vision is missing at present. It is lacking in the world but almost completely absent in South Africa. Most of us are just surviving, trying to make it through the week. But we will perish if we don’t raise our heads, lift our eyes and imagine a better future.

You may think that I am tone deaf when I encourage people to dream in the middle of a health and economic crisis. But I believe that dreams are acts of defiance. They taunt the critics and naysayers as well as your current circumstances. They challenge you to imagine a different, favourable future. It takes great courage to dream in the middle of a pandemic. It means admitting that there could be a beautiful future beyond this.

If we don’t dream now, we will succumb in some way. Just existing is the start of a slow death.

Start dreaming. Start writing that list for life beyond COVID-19. Or create a Pinterest board. Or write a journal entry. Whatever you like, just start. It can be something small, like resolving to have a weekly beer with a friend or buying yourself a bunch of flowers every month. It can be big, like starting a new business, planning a year of travel around the world or retiring well.

During this pandemic, I have had moments where I have felt robbed of my dreams. However, I refuse for a government or a pandemic to rob me of them. I will dream as a revolutionary act against a system and circumstance that feels hopeless. I will dream as an act of hope.

In my experience, when we dare to dream, life moves in the direction of our dreams. Our thinking shifts. Our conversations change. Many of the dreams on my initial list are now a reality. There was both a push and a pull towards those dreams and the realisation of them was not always seamless. But there is always a wonderful satisfaction as my dreams become intentions which become reality. There are many more dreams on my current list. In fact, I hope to die with dreams still unfulfilled, with hope for the future. 

We have a choice. We can either perish or we can dream. There is no middle ground. I have chosen to keep dreaming.

Ps. I love to hear your comments. You can comment by hitting reply. Or you can comment in the section below on social media. If you are not on our mailing list, you can subscribe to receive this blog every week on our website www.foundationsa.com.

Kind regards,

Sunél

//24 July 2020

Thank you for joining us today. Let’s dream together of our best lives, our reimagined futures and our country, the way God’s planned for it to be.

2nd August – Sanity and Spirituality

Welcome

Here’s the worship and a message for today for those who couldn’t join us at 09h00. We would encourage you to find a time and a place to set aside for your worship. You can do it alone or if you are secluded with others, ask them to join in.

Although we are not all in one physical place, we are His body, called to worship together. As we do, may the Holy Spirit fall on each one of us.

Worship

Dylan leads us.

Sharing “Sanity and Spirituality” and breaking bread

Members from Hillside family share moments of inspiration and Scriptures that have helped sustain them, and we break bread together.

Thank you for joining us today.

26th July 2020 – Eph 2 – A life of contrasts

Welcome

Here’s the worship and a message for today for those who couldn’t join us at 09h00. We would encourage you to find a time and a place to set aside for your worship. You can do it alone or if you are secluded with others, ask them to join in.

Although we are not all in one physical place, we are His body, called to worship together. As we do, may the Holy Spirit fall on each one of us.

Worship

Dylan leads us.

Word

Wayne preaches from Ephesians 2 – a life of contrasts.

Thank you for joining us today.

19th July 2020 – Bethel – the presence and the promise

Welcome

Here’s the worship and a message for today for those who couldn’t join us at 09h00. We would encourage you to find a time and a place to set aside for your worship. You can do it alone or if you are secluded with others, ask them to join in.

Although we are not all in one physical place, we are His body, called to worship together. As we do, may the Holy Spirit fall on each one of us.

Worship

Bev leads us.

Word

Wayne preaches from Genesis, Psalm 139 and Philippians – the promise of the presence.

Thank you for joining us today.

12th July 2020 – People of the Presence

Welcome

Here’s the worship and a message for today for those who couldn’t join us at 09h00. We would encourage you to find a time and a place to set aside for your worship. You can do it alone or if you are secluded with others, ask them to join in.

Although we are not all in one physical place, we are His body, called to worship together. As we do, may the Holy Spirit fall on each one of us.

Worship

Bev leads us.

Word

Wayne preaches from Ezekiel – People of the Presence.

Thank you for joining us today.