Presbyterian Link – Christmas 2013

handsDear Friends, May your Christmas season and the New Year ahead be filled with the presence of Christ. This edition of the Presbyterian Link covers no specific news from around the UPCSA. Rather, the content seeks to encourage us all to enter the Advent season and the New Year with a sense of Christ’s call to reconcile and be reconciled. With Advent greetings, the Communications Committee.

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Presbyterian Link – April 2013

easter-2013Dear friends. In this edition of the Presbyterian Link we celebrate Christ, our risen Lord and Saviour with you. The under-lying theme is the UPCSA as a Missional Church. Our prayer is that you will be encouraged in every way. We look forward to receiving your feedback and articles for future publications. Yours because of Christ, the Communications Committee.

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Presbyterian Link – August 2012

Link-Aug-2012Welcome to the latest edition of the Presbyterian Link, a free electronic newsletter for members of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa.

The link is for all congregations across South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

This edition will bring you all the news from the General Assembly which took place in Stellenbosch in July 2012. Since then tragic events have overtaken South Africa again and our Moderator reflects on this.

We hope you enjoy reading this edition and find it entertaining and informative. Please tell us what you think of the latest edition by email gensec@presbyterian.org.za

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Presbyterian Link – Editorial April 2012

After a long period of recess, Presbyterian Link is back in circulation. This break gave us, the editorial team, sufficient time to evaluate and assess the previous issues with a view to come out with a revamped newspaper for the church.

This Easter edition of our newspaper represents the breathing of fresh air into the publication. We have attempted to create a revamped, easy-to-read paper filled with messages, information and stories which reflect
some-thing of the life, work and witness of the UPCSA.

Presbyterian Link represents a platform where information will be shared by various stakeholders in the denomination. We urge you all to use this medium by submitting articles and news to us so it can be shared
with other members of our denomination. It is our intention to produce a quarterly newspaper. The success of this church mouthpiece lies in your hands, so please do supply us with news regularly.

Two challenges were experienced with the previous publications. The first was that many Presbyteries failed to submit news for publication. The second challenge was distribution. Both these stumbling blocks represented inadequate cooperation from our members and structures.

To overcome this, please feed us with the news and ensure that once the publication reaches the Presbyteries, it is adequately and effectively distributed to all our members. Remember the more we give our members
information, the more we empower them.

This publication will also be posted on the church website to improve distribution, ensuring that those who do not receive hard copies have access to electronic versions. With cellphone web-browsing and computer
access being what it is, we hope to reach almost every corner of the geographic space our church occupies.

As the editorial team we are extremely excited to bring you this Easter edition. This issue is distributed free of charge, but future ones will be sold for a minimal sum to cover the production costs.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions on how we can improve. Views and articles should please be sent to Tom Coulter at clerk@presbyterian.org.za

Enjoy reading and have fruitful Easter celebrations,
Benny Boshielo

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