Recent events


NEW! Hillside Circuit now has a Facebook page! Look for it at Church in Zimbabwe Hillside Circuit or click here.

Members of Hillside Methodist WA visited Ralstein House in September 2019 and said:

Our time @ Ralstein House today was wonderful. It was heartwarming to see how happy the residents were to see us. It is indeed more blessed to give than to receive!

Mulume July 2019

The above photo was taken at MCZ Mulume Church at Matopos on Sunday 21st July 2019.. it was very cold but the Mulume congregation braved the weather to attend Service. Mrs. Gloria Nyamambi was the Preacher. In the picture together with the Mulume Congregation are: Mr. I. Mpofu, Mrs. G. Nyamambi, Mrs. T. Chigwada. (photo: Mr. I. Chigwada)

On Good Friday, April 19th 2019, Hillside Methodist Church combined with local members of other denominations for a march of witness, calling at the Roman Catholic, Presbyterian and Anglican churches as well as Hillside Methodist Church, where our Superintendent Minister delivered a sermon on the Bible reading from John 19 v28: Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.”

The ladies of Hillside WA  went to take tea to share with the residents at Barbara Burrell and spend time chatting with them (on November 17th 2018). Conversations brought surprisingly good shared memories.

WA at Barbara Burrell 1

WA at Barbara Burrell 2

Hillside WA visited Ralstein House on October 20th 2018 where they served a meal and fellowshipped with the residents. It was a rich time of fellowship and all were blessed by the experience.

WA visit to Ralstein1
WA visit to Ralstein2

MCU were at Mulume Section on Sunday October 14th 2018.

MCU at Mulume 14-10-18

The lesson for Sunday School on April 29th 2018 was: “I am the vine, and you are the branches. If you stay joined to me, and I stay joined to you, then you will produce lots of fruit. But you cannot do anything without me.” John 15 v5 (CEV).

vine and branches Sunday School lesson

Hillside WA paid a visit to the Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday April 21st 2018.

Our Circuit Youth had their Youth Camp at Stedfast Park from Friday April 13th to Sunday April 15th 2018.

Youth Camp 2018 April

Bulawayo District Synod was held at Thekwane from April 13th to 15th 2018.

Easter Garden, April 1st 2018.

Easter Garden 2018

Hillside Methodist Church joined Christians of other denominations in a Procession of Meditation and Witness around Hillside on Good Friday, March 30th 2018.

Good Friday 2018

Palm Sunday at Hillside Methodist Church, March 25th 2018:

Palm Sunday 2018

In December 2017 the Hillside Men’s Fellowship was donating foodstuffs to Ekuphumuleni Old People’s Home.



Barham Green Methodist Church having its traditional Back to School Service where ministers pray for school children and college children to have a good God-guided term.

Fortieth Anniversary of Autonomy Celebrations were held in Harare from August 17th to 20th 2017.

W. A. recently had a trip to St. John’s Cathedral as the first in a planned series of visits to historical Christian sites.

Barham Green Methodist Church Christian Social Responsibility team in action in the local community IMG-20170617-WA0004

Fidelis Mutsatsa (pictured, in white golf tee shirt) led the Barham Green Christian Social Responsibility team in donating 200 one litre tins of Camphor cream to needy people at John Smale, Entembeni Old People’s Home, Emthunzini Wethemba and four other places recently. See more pictures at the Barham Green Methodist Church webpage.


Sunday Service at Vulindlela Methodist Church in the Mulume Section of our Circuit

A different means of transport was found to take the preacher, Mrs. D. Mringi, to the service at Vulindlela Methodist Church on May 14th 2017. The roads are so bad after the season’s heavy rains that cars cannot move over the road from the main road to Vulindlela.IMG-20170515-WA0001crop

[Thanks to Misheck Mugiyo for the pics.]

Picnic April 2017 pic4Hillside Methodist Church Picnic April 17th 2017

Picnic April 2017 pic3We went for a picnic at Stedfast Park, where Bulawayo’s oldest Methodist church building has been rebuilt. There is plenty of space for outdoor games and enjoying the beauty of rural Zimbabwe.

Picnic April 2017 pic1The youth enjoyed the zip-line and games of volleyball and soccer practice, while some of us relaxed or went for a walk down to the riverside. After eating our lunch we went for a short guided trek through the bush to a nearby waterfall. We are looking forward to going again soon. Why not join us?

Picnic April 2017 pic2

Easter Dawn 2017 pic1

Easter Day Dawn Service at Hillside Dams April 16th 2017

The Day of Resurrection was celebrated in rather cool and drizzly weather this year.

Easter Dawn 2017 pic3

Members of Hillside Methodist Church were joined by Methodists of other societies as well as non-Methodists and visitors from as far as Belgium and China who enjoyed the fellowship.

Easter Dawn 2017 pic5

Hot drinks were welcome on a chilly but happy morning.

Easter Dawn 2017 pic4

[Thanks to Busi Zwana for the pics.]

Good Friday 2017 March of Witness

Good Friday March of Meditation and Witness at Hillside Churches

Hillside Methodist Church joined our friends from Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and Anglican Church of the Ascension for short services at each others’ places of worship and marching through the streets, singing and carrying crosses and a banner. Our Bible readings brought us the Words of Jesus on the Cross: Good Friday 2017 March of Witness2“Father, forgive these people! They don’t know what they’re doing.” “I promise that today you will be with me in paradise.” “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you deserted me?” “Father, I put myself in your hands!” “I am thirsty!” “Everything is done!”


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