Bishop's Message

Unity in Diversity

Unity in Diversity

Nov 2018     Every November, the three Annual Conferences of The Methodist Church in Singapore (MCS)—the Chinese AC (CAC), the Emmanuel Tamil AC (ETAC) and the Trinity AC (TRAC)—hold their separate conferences, which the respective Presidents chair. The Bishop, as the head of MCS, chairs the General Conference. He, together with the three...

Happenings

A time to give thanks

A time to give thanks

Nov 2018     The Boys’ Brigade in Singapore (BB) and The Girls’ Brigade Singapore (GB) organised a significant inaugural joint Thanksgiving Service on 20 Oct 2018 at Christalite Methodist Chapel. Over 100 people, including BB and GB Executive Committee Members, Officers and Alumni, attended the momentous occasion. The Right Reverend Terry Kee, President...

Think

Unity, diversity … and exclusion

Unity, diversity … and exclusion

Nov 2018     In the third volume of his Systematic Theology, Methodist theologian Thomas Oden maintains that despite the diversity of its members, the Church remains united in Christ: “in its own forms in specific times and places, living in particular cultures, the [C]hurch always appears sociologically diverse, yet remains in its essential...

REACH OUT

Giving Time to Bless Others

Giving Time to Bless Others

Nov 2018     Looking ahead to The Giving Methodist (TGM) 2019, we chatted with two first-time volunteers during this year’s TGM. Phyllis Han works full-time in human resources and worships at Charis Methodist Church. I heard an announcement about TGM in my church and thought it would be a good way to start...
LAOS DISASTER RELIEF: AID FOR THE AIDERS

LAOS DISASTER RELIEF: AID FOR THE AIDERS

Nov 2018     A hydroelectric dam in Southeast Laos collapsed on 23 July 2018, leading to widespread destruction and displacement of villagers throughout the province of Attapeu. In the days following the disaster, more than 3,000 Lao people clung from trees and rooftops as they awaited rescue. At least 31 died and scores are...