The weekend of December 9 to December 11 was a special one for the congregation of Gelvandale in the Gqeberha- Karoo Apostle area as it celebrated 60 years of existence.
The 60th celebrations kicked off with a swanky dinner on Friday night where guests enjoyed good food and had much fun in each other's company. The evening, hosted by Gelvandale Rector, Shepherd Peter La Bercensie, was made even more special by the presence of Apostle Gerome Mintoor and Bishop Frans Flores, both previous Rectors of Gelvandale.
The festivities continued on Saturday with a musical concert in the afternoon, This concert was attended by the Apostle, Bishop and their wives. Guests were entertained and enthralled by amazing performances by the choir, Sunday School choir, orchestra and recorders.
On Sunday 11 December 2022, the Apostle conducted the divine service as the highlight of the festive weekend celebration. The Apostle used the Bible word out of Matthew 5:16 as a basis for the divine service, "Let your light so shine before men, that may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."
The Apostle encouraged all to continue to do good so that our neighbours who witness such will continue to glorify our Father in heaven.
During the divine service, 17 souls received the gift of the Holy Spirit and one brother was ordained into the Priest ministry.