Bishop's Message

Being channels of God’s blessing

Being channels of God’s blessing

Feb 2017     In the hymn ‘Channels Only’ by Mary E. Maxwell, the lyrics of its last verse are as follows: Jesus, fill now with Thy Spirit Hearts that full surrender know; That the streams of living water From our inner man may flow. Refrain: Channels only, blessed Master But with all Thy...

Happenings

New BB President is Methodist

New BB President is Methodist

Feb 2017     At the 83rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The Boys’ Brigade (BB) in Singapore on 25 Nov 2016, the Brigade Council elected its new Brigade President for 2017 to 2018 – Mr Poh Leong Berg. He took over the post from Dr Ho Yew Kee, who stepped down after four...
The unequal yoke

The unequal yoke

Feb 2017

Think

Art and obscenity

Art and obscenity

Feb 2017     Two planned performances in the recently-concluded M1 Singapore Fringe Festival ran into difficulties with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) due to “excessive nudity”. In ‘Naked Ladies’, burlesque dancer Thea Fitz-James strips and performs an indecent act, and in ‘Undressing Room’, dancer Ming Poon challenges a participant to undress him...

REACH OUT

Up close and personal with new MMS Chairman

Up close and personal with new MMS Chairman

Feb 2017     Alvin Tan – is the new Chairman of the Methodist Missions Society (MMS) with effect from 1 Jan 2017. We reprint with permission an interview conducted with him by Harvest Force, the MMS publication.   Harvest Force (HF): Welcome, Alvin! Tell us a little about yourself. Alvin: We are a...
When a child loses a parent

When a child loses a parent

Feb 2017     Children and youths experiencing grief and trauma from a broken family background or the death of a parent are often unable to articulate their feelings effectively or find closure in their lives. Fortunately, with an early intervention programme launched by FamilyWorks Community Services, help is at hand. An outreach arm...