Manning Road Methodist Church
Sunday Service Times: 7:30am | 9:00am | 11:30am Zulu | 6:00pm
Physical Address: 450 Che Guevara (Moore) Road, Glenwood, Durban
Telephone: 031 202 8262
Justice and Service Ministries:
Evening Meal Ministry – Fiona Knight
Virtually every Sunday of the year at 5pm, MRMC's doors open to the community, as the church welcomes in all who are in need of a meal, fellowship, and a touch of human dignity. This free fellowship meal is prepared by teams from the church, which cook on a roster system. Approximately every six weeks, each team prepares a nutritious, filling meal with tea and coffee and serves it to as many people as possible. Most weeks, approximately one hundred people share in this meal.
Kairos Prison Ministry – John Schneeberger
MRMC supports Kairos in a number of ways, from baking cookies for Kairos weekends, to making children's handprint placemats, to sending team members into the prisons, to attending closing ceremony events to witness the powerful work of God in the lives of prison residents and community members. Training is required to be on a team working in Pietermaritzburg and Westville Prisons, but the reward is great! Contact the office or John to be involved in any aspect of the ministry.
Squares of Love – Cynthia Smith
This group of ladies gathers in the Church Hall to piece together squares of donated fabric, quilting it into beautiful blankets, which are sold and donated to those in need of warmth and colour in the community. Members of this group do not need to now how to sew! Plenty of work exists in cutting and patching, so all can play a part in making these beautiful, prayed over gifts.
Hillcrest Methodist Church
Sunday Service Times: 7:30am | 9:15am | 11:30am Zulu | 6:00pm
Physical Address: 5 Nqutu Road, Hillcrest, Durban
Telephone: 031 765 4908
‘A LIGHT ON THE HILL’
“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. No-one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lamp stand and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so they might see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven.”
Matthew 5: 13-16
(Spiritual Growth & Relationship with God)
‘We long to find ourselves growing into holiness. We want to move away from simple routine to experience a life-transforming spirituality. We want to rid ourselves of apathy and tedium and move into the fullness of living in the Spirit. We want to be challenged to grow but to know that God’s grace is sufficient for us. We want to experience the promise of Jesus that when we are gathered together, the Spirit of Jesus might be made manifest amongst us in what we feel, the way we speak and how we relate to each other.’
(A Loving, Nurturing, Inclusive Family)
‘We long to be a community where space is created for everyone. We don’t want people to feel like outsiders. We desire that anyone who meets us in the church environment might find access to our family both easy and fulfilling. We want all people, whether first time visitors or long-standing members, to be greeted with a smile and to know that they are genuinely welcomed and cared for.’
(Justice and Mercy / Care and Compassion)
‘We feel strongly that we are called make an impact in our community. We are not content to preach, teach, follow or establish a spirituality that is self-centered and devoid of care and compassion and not weighted heavily on the side of those who are oppressed and marginalized by society. We know that God’s kingdom is being established on earth and we are called to help build that kingdom in tangible ways. We know too that our spiritual growth lies in our ability to care for others in need.’
Montclair Methodist Church
Sunday Service Times: 8:00am English| 11:30am Nguni
Physical Address: 82 Montclair Road, Montclair, Durban
Telephone: 031 469 0419
There are loads of activities you can join during the week (not just on Sundays!)
- Mondays, our Nu-2-u shop is open. Come find something you like!
- Tuesdays, some of the office staff take a well-deserved break but you can still come in and pray or chat...you're always welcome!
- Wednesdays, God's Kitchen is always looking for an extra pair of hand to help out!
- Thursday's Tehillah practice!
- On Fridays, if you hadn't had your fill with God's Kitchen, you can come and make a difference (and maybe get some curry too!)
- Also, various Home fellowship groups meet at different times on the property... So there's something for everyone!
This church believes that:
- God loves every human being. John 3,16 says "For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life."
- We are all children of God and because of that all the people we come into contact with are our brothers and sisters.
- People are sacred.
- God expects us to serve the community.
- God wants us to promote justice for everybody .
- God wants us to show compassion to people who are sick, have made a mess of their lives and who are unable to believe that God loves them.
- God wants us to take opportunities for spiritual, emotional, mental and physical growth so that we can become the best people we can be.
- God wants us to spread the good news that he loves everybody and that there is a place everybody in his church.
- We are responsible for the financial wellness of the church as adequate funds ensure the ongoing work of God and the upkeep of his house.
- We are responsible for the care and upkeep of the environment as nature is one of the most precious gifts of God.
Our Lady Star of the Sea - Catholic - Amanzimtoti
Sunday Service Times: 8:00am | 5:00pm
Physical Address: 24 Riverside Road, Amanzimtoti, Durban
Telephone: 031 903 3328
Our Lady Star of the Sea is a small little parish Catholic parish in Amanzimtoti.
The community from Our Lady Star of the Sea is a warm collection of folk; ranging from the young and enthusiastic to the not so young, yet wise, and at times just as enthusiastic.
Our parish has been blessed with such amazing priests throughout the years, the last of these shepherds, currently residing and overlooking our parish is Fr. John Dalais who has managed to grow onto our little community, a part of the furniture at Our Lady Star of the Sea.
St. Joseph's Parish - Catholic - Morningside
Sunday Service Times: 7:30am | 9:15am | 10:55am | 4:30pm | 6:15pm
Physical Address: 212 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban
Telephone: 031 303 1890
OUR CHURCH HISTORY
The parish began in 1852 by Father Sabon, the first parish priest of Durban. He built the first Catholic church placed under the protection of St.Joseph on the corner Grey street. As the years went by the town’s population increased and he began to make plans for a bigger church and it was not until 1881 that work could be started. It was situated on the thoroughfare of West Street, and the tower could be seen from all parts of the town.
Father Sabon, worn out by hard work, died in 1883. In November 1902 arrangements were made for the removal of the entire building, which has to be rebuilt in Stamford Hill Road, Greyville in 1903 was out of the “country”. The foundation of this St. Joseph’s parish was laid on New Year’s Day 1903, and on the 12th of June 1904, St. Joseph’s was opened for Divine Worship.
As the years passed, Greyville became industrialised and residents moved away. New major road developments were taking place in Durban and a new site for St. Joseph’s was required. It was then the site on Florida Road was purchased and in 1975, the parish moved to the new St. Joseph’s in Morningside. On the 26th of January 1976, the present St. Joseph’s was officially blessed by Archbishop Denis Hurley, OMI. The present church was consecrated by Archbishop (now Cardinal Napier, OFM) on the 3rd of October 1993.
Amanzimtoti Baptist Church
Sunday Service Times: 9:00am
Physical Address: 100 Bernadotte St, Amanzimtoti, Durban
Telephone: 031 903 1656
Ministries: Pre-School & Daycare
It’s our aim to be a church that:
Maintains an emphasis on biblical teaching in each area of its program and ministry,
understanding that the Word of God is the fundamental and authoritative foundation for
all Christian living.
Demonstrates to all people, in a winsome way. the love of Christ in word and deed; and therefore is a loving, friendly, kind, non-judgmental, giving church; committed to reach out to people and meet human need.
Sees itself as family, enjoying true fellowship; able to share joys, hurts and burdens; while responding in a loving, encouraging and supporting way.
Is a Christ-centred community; a worshipping, prayerful, Spirit-led, living, vibrant, enthusiastic company of disciples; seeking to be all Christ would have us be.
Is united in purpose; committed to be doers of the Word together; as active participants
In confidently and boldly proclaiming the Gospel by every means to all people.
Knows one another’s needs and provides diverse and ongoing training for ministry for all
ages, levels and areas of life and ministry.
Is engaged in, and encourages serious and regular prayer as a means of growing in
grace and invoking the activity of God in our midst.
Emphasises both public, corporate worship and private, personal worship.
There is a real desire to be the kind of church where people can be loved and accepted as they seek to follow Christ. We desire to be a church, where the grace of God can be manifested in the lives of our people. Many churches, in an effort to be true to God’s Word, become judgmental and legalistic. We believe such churches are not being true to the Word by doing so, but are in fact discouraging people from developing a living relationship with Christ. It is possible to stand without apology for truth and holy living without becoming legalistic. There are times when church discipline must be taken for the sake of the church. But these times are rare. On the whole, we choose to trust in the power of the Holy Spirit to change lives into the image of Jesus Christ and to love one another along the way.