NG Greymont celebrates 60 years
Come join us in our festivities this weekend when NG Greymont celebrates its 60th anniversary.
Friday 19 September at 18:30: Music evening Barnyard style at Laerskool Esparanza, with Me & Mr Jones. Entry fee: R50 per person. Hamburgers and boerewors rolls at R25 each.
Saturday 20 September: Potjiekos competition at Laerskool Esparanza. Potjiekos at R30 per plate. Music from 14:00 by Dusty Dixon.
Sunday 21 September: Church service at 09:00 at NG Greymont led by Dr Martin Lazenby. Music by Martin Lane and Rudi Muller. All welcome.
Address: NG Greymont, 2nd Road, Greymont. Office: 011 477 9318 (weekdays until 12:00)
September 1954: NG Greymont is founded when the congregation is disestablished from NG Waterval. The first minister is Ds. A.D. de Beer. Ds. De Beer is followed up in 1962 by Ds. G.S. Burgers, and then by Ds. L. Dressel in 1966 and J.H.N Prinsloo in 1970. Church services are initially held in a church hall, which was later bought by the AP Kerk.
Ds. JJ Marais van Vuuren is appointed in January 1977. His vision is to build a church for the congregation. Building starts on 7 May 1984 and is completed on 5 May 1985 when the church doors are opened for the first time. Ds Van Vuuren leads the congregation until January 1995, when he retires and is followed up by Ds. Barry van Rensburg. Ds Van Rensburg designs a logo and vision for the church as God’s Family in/for Greymont. He is followed up on 10 November 2002 by Ds. Nico Mostert, who relocates from Zambia. Ds. Mostert is followed up by Ds. Wicus van der Merwe in January 2008. The church is currently led by Dr. Martin Lazenby.
Living out the vision of God’s Family in/for Greymont, the congregation is actively involved with community outreach projects. A soup kitchen is held every Sunday afternoon for the homeless in the area. Regular outreach activities take place in surrounding areas such as Newclare and Claremont, and annually in Sofala, Mozambique.