Entries by Ryan

Donate Cool Stuff to the New Uptown Venue

by Phil Quinn In just a week or two we will have an Uptown venue of our very own and we’re looking to kit it out as nicely as we possibly can. So we’re checking to see who might be keen to donate certain kinds of items (all listed below) for the venue. We want […]

Uptown’s Rom Com Night – 27kg’s of Popcorn Consumed!

By Denise Sherman Guys and girls may have very different views on “romance” – but one thing is for sure, male or female, we all love free stuff and eating (and if you don’t – you should check your pulse). Combine free popcorn, coffee, movies and students and you have a recipe for success. Passers […]

MEN LEAD: Health and Fitness

Written by Ryan Strydom The MEN evening last night was fantastic, with a focus on Health and Fitness. Lots of guys were getting into it and enjoying it, with testosterone flying around left, right and centre. There were a few challenges to do – for example, Crossfit had a few competitions going where guys had […]

To all the Dreamers… It’s time to Dream

by Faye Mc Clean So this morning I began with an attempt at dreaming which may seem minimal and pathetic. I sat in my bedroom in a small suburb of a large city with a dream that doesn’t fade. But I have to start somewhere…. I have to know that I’m not crazy. I have […]

What’s Easter About Anyway?

by Ryan Strydom Contrary to popular belief that Easter (an Old English word for ‘Passover’) is all about chocolate, eggs and bunnies, Easter is celebrated by Christians as a time that represents the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It would be impossible to delve into all the details of these two events and what […]

Easter in the Park: Relaxing and Lots of Fun for the Kids

by Justine Engelbrecht A relaxing afternoon was enjoyed by friends and family at Easter in the Park, with families picnicking and browsing the craft market with both food and craft stalls; friends relaxing and chatting on the grass; and the children enjoying the obstacle course, farm animals and pony rides. Plus there was the ever […]

Coffee with Kabelo a Roaring Success

by Denise Sherman Despite rain, cold and urns that would not co-operate – Coffee with Kabelo (hosted by Uptown on 16 March in Braamfontein) was a roaring success. By my estimate we had about 200 to 250 eager students gathered in the SouthPoint reception area, waiting patiently to see and hear Kabelo. Kudos to “Bouga […]

Key Women Ladies’ Health: A Fabulous Ladies Evening

Written by Justine Engelbrecht On 9 March, Cornerstone Bedfordview hosted a successful evening on Ladies’ Health, where key issues such as pregnancy, PMS, menopause and puberty were discussed with the main focus being on menopause. Colette, who organised the event, feels that it’s essential for all women, from teenagers to adults, to understand their bodies. […]

Kids’ Camp 2012 – What Was it Like?

Written by Justine Engelbrecht When God’s people come together there is an amazing unity of spirit and the 2012 Kids’ Camp was absolute proof of this. It was a privilege to be included as part of an incredible team of leaders and assistants and to enjoy the benefit of interacting with the children. Under the […]