Henry Kattner’s sister-in-law, Penny Grimes of Brazoria, passed away on Saturday, June 24th. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 28th in the Palms Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Angleton Cemetery. Visitation was on Tuesday 5-8 PM at Palms.  Our sympathy, heartfelt prayers and love go out to Henry and the family at the loss of their loved one.


Plastic Bags

The Food Pantry will be open tomorrow, Monday, July 3rd, instead on Tuesday, Independence Day, July 4th. Thank You.


VISITATION PROGRAM Team #1 (leaders: Joe & Teri Winnett) will meet on Wednesday, July 5th, at 6:30 pm in the library for their assignments.


Changes to the Fellowship Meal in July & August due to Special Guest Speakers

We will have special reports from mission works in July and August and with this comes a temporary change in our regular Fellowship Meals.

Kirk Eason (South Africa Bible College) will report in the combined adult class and then preach for us on Sunday, July 23rd, the fourth Sunday of the month. The rescheduled Fellowship Meal will give us time to enjoy visiting with Kirk.

Andy Baker, from World Christian Broadcasting, will report about this work and preach on Sunday, August 20th, the third Sunday of the month. Our Fellowship Meal has been rescheduled for that Sunday also, so that we will be able to enjoy Andy and extend our time visiting with him. As always, evening worship will be dismissed on both Sundays.

Put these times on your calendar, so you can plan to attend both events!


For some time now our congregation has helped contributing to the expense of school supplies for students at the Packsaddle School. A check has already been sent from the church, but if you would like to assist with some more, give your contribution to one of the elders. Thank you!

human-footprints_318-46627BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

This is the second part of the report from SABC, part one was last week. We are blessed to be part of this work. Please keep this work in your prayers that the Lord God might bless these efforts for his kingdom. For the elders, Ken D

South Africa Bible College Mid-Year Report Part Two Hope you will enjoy the extra insight into the college. Let me know if you have any questions. May God bless you and yours in your service to Him. Peace, Kirk Eason, Director of Development USA

The following reports are from some of the Faculty members of SABC:

Lawrence Ramano

It has been a great first semester at the Southern Africa Bible College and students are about to write the final exams. We are still continuing with God’s given responsibility to equip our students with the word of God so that they can go out and make a difference. We thank God for all our supporters of the College and especially the Memorial Church of Christ. May God continue to bless you as you serve Him. Please continue to pray for us so that we do not get weary of working in His vineyard and combating all the troubles we have to deal with.

God bless you all!

Chris Burke

There is a considerable positive impact by recent graduates and 3rd year students on the teaching in congregations in central and southern Johannesburg. They are well received and do credit to SABC.

Theo Rappard

During December last year, the College had its first formal external moderation of exit level assessments. The assessors were from the University of Johannesburg. Their feed-back was very valuable and resulted in the amendment of certain aspects of the College’s existing Quality Assurance procedures. The following are some of the comments made in the moderation report:

General Comments:

Thank you for inviting us to examine your exit level exams for your Higher Certificate, Diploma in Biblical Studies and BTh in Biblical Studies. We would like to commend the College on the solid foundations in Biblical Studies that their various modules offer students. For the Higher Certificate and Bachelors programs we have made comments on the existing modules and made some suggestions for how these modules might be improved going forward.

Teaching and Learning:

Overall courses lacked an engagement with the South African context and we would suggest that in future exam questions ask students to comment on how a particular concept or idea within the various modules could be related to an aspect of life in South Africa today. The module answers for the exam questions were all very thorough and well-articulated making it possible for marks to be fairly and consistently given. Markers could perhaps show more leniency in their marking particularly when students are making a valid point but which does not appear in the marking guide.

These comments have been most helpful. What was of particular encouragement was the overall reaction from the moderators that in a few areas our standard may be too high.

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