Pastoral Letters

A Pastoral Letter from The Circuit Superintendent, Rev Bekithemba Phiri, September 18th 2020:

Greetings to you sisters and brothers in Christ.
Grace be unto you and peace from God the Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ. Be advised that our Synod 2020 will take place on the 7th and 8th of October, 2020 between 8am and 4pm. Our venue remains Hillside Society, may you please help us host the best Synod with whatever resources were pledged. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to those who pledged when things were still fair on the market in terms of prices and were turned down due to uncertainty on the dates of this great meeting. We therefore, appeal to those who had pledged and are still able to do so, to make sure that all the pledges are in place by the 5th of October, 2020. To those not able to fulfil the pledges, indicate through your stewards for plan B.
Our Synod will lead to an elective Conference 2020 being hosted by Marondera District. Let us pray for the Synod and our elective Conference 2020, to prevail peacefully.
Above all, we thank those who remained faithfully during these trying times and supported the Mission of the Kingdom of God financially and spiritually and in many ways. Your reward is with the Chief Shepherd, who is yet to appear in Great Glory.

“Anathema Maranatha” – Come Lord Jesus!!
In His Grip
Revd B. Phiri

A Pastoral Letter from The Circuit Superintendent, Rev Bekithemba Phiri, July 4th 2020:

Good evening saints. May l take this time to advise The People Called Methodists to abide by what came from the Heads of the Christian Denominations (The Bishops) with regards to attending Church Services. The Communique l sent to you from the Missions Department does not say under 18 and above 60 not to attend Church Services. May these other messages that our people receive from other sources which is not us (Ministers) and the Methodist Leadership be not tolerated, and may those who have the tendency of spreading and/or sending unconfirmed messages from unconfirmed sources be CALLED TO ORDER and halt their speed of just sending those messages for now. May our Leaders and all first confirm and take the proper information to our people so that they are not confused. We are a Law abiding Church and we adhere to the W.H.O/M.H.C.C set guidelines, and therefore may l ASK THOSE WHO ARE NOT YET READY TO ATTEND CHURCH SERVICES, to stay at their homes quietly, not to also cause unnecessary fear/panic to those who feel they can come and worship the Lord. May God bless you and guide and protect you throughout this battle. 
In His Grip: Revd B. Phiri (Supt Hillside Circuit)

A Pastoral Letter from The Circuit Superintendent, Rev Bekithemba Phiri, June 14th 2020:

The 15th of June 2020 from 10am, H.E the President declared the National Day of Prayer and Fasting. With many interpretations and castigations circulating on Social Media, it is wise to make our personal decisions whether to join others or not in prayer and fasting for our country. Perhaps the God of mercy will hear our prayers and deal with the issues bedevilling our Nation and strengthen our inner man. We are all aware of what is happening in our country, our future and the future of our children is bleak, with the collapse of our economy, rampant black market, closure of companies, uncertainty from the administration, closure of companies, unbearable prices of basic commodities. Let us sat aside our political differences and party affiliation and join hands together as a Nation and pray to God.
May God be with Zimbabwean Citizens within and without our borders.

Divine Protection to you all!!

A Pastoral Letter from The Circuit Superintendent, Rev Bekithemba Phiri, May 24th 2020:

METHODIST CHURCH-HILLSIDE CIRCUIT
CALVARY GREETINGS TO YOU!!!
THIS IS A SPECIAL ONLINE AND SPIRITUAL VISITATION TO YOU AND THOSE OF YOUR HOUSE-HOLD, TO CHECK ON YOUR WELFARE AND ALSO TO REMIND YOU THAT:-

1. I REMEMBER YOU IN MY DAILY PRAYERS AS I KNEEL DOWN IN MY PRAYER CLOSET.
2. I HIGHLY APPRECIATE YOUR INDIVIDUAL, AND FAMILY SUPPORT TO THE WORK OF THE LIVING GOD AS YOU SUPPORT HIS MISSION FINANCIALLY IN THESE TRYING TIMES.
3. SINCE THE BEGINNING OF LOCK-DOWN YOUR GIVING NEVER DWINDLED, YOU ARE THE MACEDONIANS OF TODAY (2 COR. 8: 1-5).
4. GOD IS NOT UN-RIGHTEOUS TO FORGET YOUR WORK AND LABOUR OF LOVE, WHICH YOU HAVE SHOWED TOWARD HIS NAME.
5. PRAYER REQUESTS ARE WELCOME ANY TIME THROUGH (SMS, PHONE-CALL AND WHAT-SAPP).
6. GREATEST OF ALL- BEHOLD HE IS COMING LIKE A THIEF, KEEP WATCHING AND KEEP YOUR GARMENTS, LEST YOU WALK NAKED AND THEY SEE YOUR SHAME (Revelation 16:15).
7. YOUR DAILY BREAD, (EPHESIANS 6: 10-18).
# KEEP SAFE, STAY AT HOME, MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE, COVID19 IS REAL AND PRAY ALWAYS.
HILLSIDE CIRCUIT-SUPT
REVD B. PHIRI