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• Easter 2006
• TEENET director in PE
• Blue Crane Hospice opened
• The Bishop is relocating
• New masthead
For Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed.
1 Corinthians 5:7
"This is my body, given for you; do this in remembrance of me."
"This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me."
1 Corinthians 11:24 & 25
Pic: The Afikomon or The broken Matzah
TEENET director in PE
in SA for the 30th anniversary celebration of the Theological Education
by Extension College, Gary Kush, the director of TEENET, visited PE.
is spending three months in the country travelling, not only to the
large cities, but also to many rural areas, helping to upgrade the use
of technology for theological education. He is also writing material to
help train the markers and tutors, while teaching others how to do
Gary also hopes to produce some
training DVDs. He is looking at the cost of producing quality on-line
courses. He feels this route will give the ‘best return for the
“SA has a model programme, and the impact
is far larger than in other places,” he said. He added:
“Anglicans continue to be leaders in theological education.”
comes from Phoenix, Arizona in the USA, and became involved in TEE
after visiting Ross F Kinsler in South America during the 1970s, soon
after he had begun using this method of teaching there. During 1998
Gary attended the World Consultation on Technology and Theology.
is a global network of people doing contextual, community-based
education. The web site is visited by about 4 000 people every week.
See page 4 for an article on TEE and the history of the TEE College in South Africa, together with contact details.
theology - Gary Kush (left), the director of TEENET, discusses a point
with Howard Lancaster, local co-ordinator for TEE.
Blue Crane Hospice opened
months of running around, attending meetings and just plain hard slog
came to fruition on Friday night 24 February when the Blue Crane
Hospice in Somerset East was launched.
chaplain to the hospice is Jean Underwood, a self-supporting priest who
is helping with the township churches in Somerset East, Cookhouse and
Golden Valley until they get a priest. She has been the one to push
forward with the dream of providing palliative care to this very poor
area with its high incidence of HIV/AIDS.
outgoing mayor, Clr Heidi Mjadu, welcomed the guests and said he felt
it was a blessing to have so many clergy at the launch and involved in
the work. He told the guests and carers, “You don’t join
the team at hospice for fun. It’s about life! Everyone of us in
the Blue Crane area needs to make sure that this is our own. We need to
say ‘I want to do this for the ill, not for myself'.”
Lawson, the matron of St Francis Hospice in Port Elizabeth, was the
guest speaker. She spoke of the hard work ahead, being open to
challenge at all times, and the need for team work. “The needs
are so many that no one person can do it alone. The words ‘care,
compassion and calling’ sum it up. It is very much about
expertise, as patients are on their way to death, and you will be
helping them to ‘live’ until the end,” she said. She
gave many words of wisdom to help the team, and said the challenge is
to ‘keep on keeping on’.Vee Nyati, of the Hospice
Palliative Care Association, congratulated the team on being up and
running so soon. Liesel Douglas, the mentor-coordinator of
Hospice Palliative Care, also emphasised the need for team work.
Flowers and food
youth hall, where the function was held, was beautifully decorated with
large vases of flowers arranged by Pru Cloete, Heather Lappan and Joan
van Aardt, as well as polystyrene butterflies (the hospice symbol)
hanging from ivy. The butterflies were made by an adult special needs
therapy group run by Esmé Senekal. The delicious food, the use
of the hall, and all the entertainment was donated to the hospice. The
guests included the mayor and some of the council members, many of the
local clergy, Friends of the Hospice, and the staff and caregivers.
Jean at the helm, everything came together far sooner than anyone had
expected. She was given a lot of support by many members of All
Saints’ United Church, especially the women in her Bible study
hospice needs a lot of support from the wider church. Anyone wishing to
contribute can contact the hospice office during the morning at 042 243
Pics: Top - In
the beginning - At the launch dinner were three of the main spokes in
getting the wheel of the Blue Crane Hospice moving - Vee Nyati,
Lesley Lawson, and Jean Underwood. Bottom - All
things bright and beautiful - Hospice secretary, Esmé Senekal,
joined Jean Underwood in admiring the artwork done by school children
to brighten up the office.
The Bishop is relocating
At the end of March Bishop Bethlehem and the family will relocate to 4 Torquay Street, Summerstrand.
iindaba spoke to Bishop Bethlehem he said, "The family love the sea, so
they are very pleased about moving closer to it. However, one
disadvantage is that there is no chapel at the house, so I am thinking
of how we can find the funds to build one. I am praying about it and
asking the diocese to pray too. The other thing is that I'll miss the
Friday morning fellowship with all those who have been joining me at
the service in my chapel. I'm not sure they will be able to travel all
the way to Summerstrand."
The house in Torquay street belonged to St Margaret's, but was no longer used as the rectory.
soon as the new telephone number is available it will be sent to all
the parishes, and will appear in the next issue of iindaba.
Last month iindaba unveiled our exciting new masthead.
was created by Luvuyo Booi of CADAR. We feel it has a more ethnic look.
We were thrilled by a remark made by one of the committee
members, retired priest and editor of ContactOnLine, David MacGregor,
who said he was thrilled to note that it has 'the Trinity' in it.
in the excitement and rush to put it in place in the previous issue the
editor changed the issue number ... but not the month!! Apologies to
those who were confused.
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