Date: October 25 – November 21, 2019
Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), creating an official relationship between DCS and the Church to be involved in the work of rehabilitation and re-integration of offenders into society. Together with programs like Kairos Prison ministry, there are opportunities for their congregations to get involved with those who are incarcerated.
UPCSA Moderator Rt Rev Langerman dedicated the newly built classrooms, dining hall, library, computer lab and head teacher’s office for the school that is hosted on the premises of the David Livingstone Memorial Church. He also laid the foundation stone for the 500-seat sanctuary to be built on that site.
People in KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape were hit by torrential rain, flooding, and landslides earlier this year. Almost 100 people lost their lives, and many others were left destitute, losing their homes and possessions. As a Church, the UPCSA collected items to send to communities devastated by the floods, and uplifted these communities in prayer.