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Assemblies Mochudi embraces culture

Publishing Date : 29 May, 2018

Author : ANGELA MDLALANI

The church has a huge role to play in bridging the gap between religion and culture, it is in this regard that Mochudi Assemblies has organised a Culture Day to be celebrated on 9 June in Mochudi.


The event, Tebo Makgatlhe, a church elder and a member of the event organising committee, has said is only a building block to what the church has already started. “We live among a community sensitive and proud of its culture.  We have never really tried to divorce culture from Christianity, in fact, culture should not be divorced from religion,” he said.


The branch in Mochudi has been teaching Setswana culture to its Sunday School kids. The kids have learnt traditional dance songs, albeit with a twist as the words used in the songs are Christian based. The church also encourages Setswana poetry among other cultural activities. According to Makgatlhe, culture is a way of life, and the same people who live that certain life are the same people who the church draws to God. “We cannot separate people from their culture; people come as they are to God.”


The event, which is in collaboration between the church and Motlhaolosa Poetry Ensemble is themed “Ngwao e e phepha boipelo jwa Modumedi.” As is expected, revellers can expect to indulge in Setswana cuisine, traditional games and other cultural activities. There are plans to make the event an annual one. Makgatlhe said the church has always been working closely with the tribal leadership as the pastor is always invited to activities in the village.


“The angle here is to bring people together,” Makgatlhe highlighted. The event will be held at Lady Mitchison Primary School in Mochudi and former Vice President, Ponatshego Kedikilwe is expected to give an address. Tickets can be bought at all Webtickets outlets for P150 for adults and P50 for children 16 years and younger.

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