Community Connections

We love diversity, treasure new friendships and open our arms instead of closing the circle. It takes just one person to reach out, develop a friendship or mentor someone. At CHS we are involved in a wide variety of connections with our communities and invite you to ask God where your heart is called and to join in!

Future Hope

Future Hope Ministries, led by Ronald Abels, connect with more than 400 children a week through various projects under its banner. Ronald is a powerful role model, having faced and been rescued from the chaos of gang life, addiction and hardship of life on the streets. He, together with a team of impassioned partners and volunteers, helps to inspire, coach and educate primary schoolers and teens.

Participation in Future Hope is welcome through your involvement, prayer, catering for eats & treats, financial donations or however else your heart may lead!   If you would like to support any of the following exciting Future Hope projects, please contact Ronald on ronald@chscapetown.org

Future Talk

Future Talk is Primary School mentoring and covers life skills and spiritual truths training. It is a one-year discipleship course teaching learners about their identity and equipping them with skills to face everyday challenges. Classes held at Capricorn Primary School on Tuesdays @3 pm; Westlake Primary School on Wednesdays @2:30 pm.

Future Sparks

Future Sparks is an after-school programme providing academic support (Maths and English tutoring) and extra-mural activities (drama, soccer and singing) to >70 children weekly at Westlake Primary School.  A team of passionate facilitators work in small groups to empower learners to take hold of their futures. The vision is to extend the work with these learners as they leave their local Primary Schools. Stationery support and meals are also offered to hungry learners. Daily @ 3:00 pm, classes are led by experienced teachers Jenny Person and Paul Miles.

Future Stars

Future Stars offers soccer training, mentoring and life skills to young children in Capricorn Community, in partnership with Yebolife NGO. Soccer practices are led by Miranda van Tuijl and held twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays @4 pm.

Sisterhood

Sisterhood builds relationships with vulnerable girls and women by connecting and sharing life stories through art. Classes are held at Capricorn on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings with Sydney Priester. Alpha courses are also run for our Sisterhood ladies to connect and explore the difficult questions of faith and life.

Life Skills Camps

are also held annually for school children across Capricorn and Westlake, with around 300 children invited on weekends away to learn about life and God. Youngsters lives are being transformed and community leaders raised up.

Sawubona

Men from all walks of life share breakfast each week at Sawubona. They talk through real life issues and are welcomed and supported in this refreshing and authentic space. Sawubona meetings are held at CHS on Saturdays @ 7:30 am. For more information or to join please contact Neill Hobbs via info@chscapetown.org

MomSpace

Parents and child carers gather to make friends, learn about childcare, chat and pray with each other. The group meets weekly during school term times at CHS on Tuesdays @ 9:30 am, led by Patience, Jenny and Ros.  If you would like to join MomSpace please email Ros Fox on ros@chscapetown.org

Ladies Linking

Women from all walks of life often carry the weight of caring for others, face many challenges and leave little time for themselves. They need places to connect, be revitalised and challenged to focus on the truth. The Ladies Linking network of >80 women from across Cape Town meet to connect and share stories of how God shines through in real life (usually over coffee and treats!). We also host training courses to build up and equip women for family and work life, and an exciting annual Women’s event. To join in or find out about our next event, please email Angie Tate at angie@chscapetown.org

Art Café

A heart for creativity and connection is all you need to join the friendships unfolding at the Art Café.  People of all ages and backgrounds work on their own unique projects and enjoy being spurred on by the group’s support and encouragement, plus good coffee and treats! Art Café is held every Wednesday, alternating @9 am and @7 pm each fortnight.  To find out details please email Gavin Thompson on info@chscapetown.org

Thislife Online

Thislife Online is a not-for-profit, digital magazine launched by our parish to share stories of hope and God’s love from Cape Town and beyond. Thislife is brimming with real-life stories of hope and encouragement for you or to send on to people you care about; plus regular great competitions. Find it at www.thislifeonline.co.za and share stories by email, Whatsapp, Facebook or Twitter. Sign up here to receive their newsletter or follow Thislife on Facebook or Instagram.

“It is the intentional investment in relationship building of CHS members into our local informal settlement which started to draw us all together and also support other communities close by”

(Member of Capricorn Community)