Newsflash: Friday, 24 November 2023

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AFM Newsflash Friday_24 Nov_2023


AFM of SA Calendar 2024 – Updated
(Last Update: NCM GBM – 7 Sept):

R1 per AFM Member Campaign:

Dear Colleague,

Today marks the start of our AFM Welfare Weekend. We have shared more about this nationwide celebration in our previous Newsflash (dated Friday, 10 November 2023) – and we include the information again here for easy reference. I would like to thank our Assemblies and members in advance for the activities that are planned for this weekend.

Apart from taking up a special Sunday Offering, I also would like to raise more awareness about the R1 per Member Campaign. This is an AFM Welfare fundraising initiative that calls on all our members to consider making a financial contribution to the work done through the Welfare Department of our church. I share more about this initiative in a video message – and request you, as Pastor of your Assembly, to humbly share this request with your members.

R1 per Member Campaign – Video Message (Dr Henri Weideman):


This year’s theme is:

“Church in Community and Community in Church!”

The AFM Welfare Weekend presents AFM Assemblies with a unique opportunity to shed light on the importance of “Community Involvement” as one of the drivers of the AFM’s plan to be missional. We are not saying that reaching out to our communities should only take place over this specific weekend. But we are saying that it is an opportunity to create a sole focus on this important driver of missionality. Reaching out to our communities with the love of God is at the heart of being missional.

AFM Welfare Weekend – Video message from Pastor Bongiwe Naile :

This year AFM Assemblies are called to the following 4 actions:

    • Bring them in! – invite and serve your community within the walls of the church.
    • Go out! – reach out and serve your community outside the walls of the church.
    • On Sunday, worship and preach a welfare-oriented message – our suggested spiritual theme for Sunday is: “Connecting our Faith to our Actions.”
    • Take up a Sunday offering for AFM Welfare.

We humbly request that an offering be taken up for AFM Welfare and deposited in the following account:

The Executive Welfare Council of the AFM of SA
ABSA (Centurion)
Branch Code # 632005
Account # 0105 5290 764
Type: Cheque

Kindly use your Assembly’s name as a reference – AFM Welfare would like the opportunity to thank you and your Assembly for your support and contribution. We would like to invite AFM Assemblies to send us photos and video clips of their Welfare Weekends so that they can be shared on AFM Welfare’s social media platforms. With this content, we are hoping to showcase and inspire other AFM Assemblies to do the same:

We are a church with a heart for God, people, and the communities we live in. It strongly reminds us of our AFM Vision statement: “We see a church accessible to all people, celebrating our unity and God-given diversity, empowering our members for caring and changing communities to the glory of God.”

Friendly Regards
Henri Weideman

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