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‘Walk Together’ to raise funds for our schools

‘Walk Together’ to raise funds for our schools

Feb 2017      “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12, NIV Join us for this important milestone in the calendar of our Methodist schools, as they unite with our churches in MethodistWalk 2017. This year, the biennial fund-raising walk falls...
Our strength, your future – an invitation to TTC Open House

Our strength, your future – an invitation to TTC Open House

Jan 2017     During the Japanese Occupation of Singapore, the leaders of the major Christian denominations were incarcerated together in Changi Prison. Out of this episode emerged the vision of a union theological college, where all Christian leaders in Singapore would be trained together. And so Trinity Theological College (TTC) was set up...
CCIS 2016 to hold evangelistic concert for the first time

CCIS 2016 to hold evangelistic concert for the first time

Dec 2016     “Even in tough economic times, the call to follow Christ’s example (1 Peter 2:21) rings out, as Celebrate Christmas in Singapore (CCIS) labours in Christ to ‘Touch Lives, Share the Moment and Bless the Community’ for the 13th year at CCIS 2016,” notes Canon Dr Louis Tay, Board and Exco...
A chance for youths to step out in faith

A chance for youths to step out in faith

Nov 2016     Transitions are challenging times for most of us – and youths increasingly face the disruption of transitions in their lives. How can they be supported to step out boldly in faith through the transitions they face? In the story of Jesus walking on water, we find the disciples trapped on...
An Asian perspective on theology and ICT

An Asian perspective on theology and ICT

Sep 2016     Come and hear eminent public servant and Methodist Dr Tan Gee Paw, as he shares insights on “Theology in the midst of an InfoComm Technology Revolution – an Asian perspective” at the upcoming ETHOS Institute Annual Lecture 2016. Dr Tan was appointed Chairman of the PUB, Singapore’s national water agency,...
Christians in Singapore: Gather in thanksgiving and prayer

Christians in Singapore: Gather in thanksgiving and prayer

Aug 2016     Following from last year’s euphoric Jubilee Day of Prayer, where 51,000 Christians gathered in thanksgiving to God for 50 years of blessings, the National Day Thanksgiving Service is back once again, to galvanise the Christian community here in celebrating Singapore’s 51st National Day. There is much to give thanks for....
Songs for ERCO: 3 tips

Songs for ERCO: 3 tips

Jul 2016     Even the Rocks Cry Out (ERCO) is a song-writing competition that has been held annually since 2010 to encourage youths to write worship songs. Firstly, ERCO was set up as a means to encourage our youths to write songs of their generation. Secondly, ERCO functions as a platform for youths...
Human Sexuality, Marriage and the Church

Human Sexuality, Marriage and the Church

Jun 2016     One of the most important issues in contemporary society is that of human sexuality and marriage. In recent decades, significant shifts in society’s views on marriage and family have resulted in the introduction of unprecedented changes to its oldest institution. How should Christians respond to these changes? What does the...
The Family: Threats, Tensions, and Biblical Truths

The Family: Threats, Tensions, and Biblical Truths

May 2016     Many feel that the family is facing pressures and challenges of all kinds today and that its future is under threat. We need to turn to the Bible to gain perspective and direction, to understand God’s blueprint for family life, how human sinfulness has marred it, and how God’s grace...
Confident and consistent faith

Confident and consistent faith

Apr 2016     The theme for this year’s Aldersgate Convention on 22 and 23 May is “Methodists in the Marketplace – Why does my work matter?” A theme like that resonates well with a lot of us as working adults seeking to balance our Christian identity and mission in a secular world –...
Making your work matter?

Making your work matter?

Mar 2016     What would you do if you felt trapped in a dead-end job? You may have felt like the protagonist in the short story “There Was This Cashier", originally taken from a 2008 Japanese book by Haruhiro Kinoshita, which quickly gained popularity when it was posted on a blog, and subsequently...
Sharing Christ this Chinese New Year

Sharing Christ this Chinese New Year

Feb 2016     The Chinese New Year Evangelistic Concert was started in 1995, initiated by Overseas Radio & Television (ORTV). ORTV noticed from many evangelistic outreach events held previously that the testimonies of well-known Christian artistes, in particular, touched and spoke to the hearts of pre-believing attendees. The artistes were familiar faces and...
Come visit a Singaporean theological institution

Come visit a Singaporean theological institution

Jan 2016     What are some reasons for you to consider joining us at the Trinity Theological College (TTC) Open House on 20 Jan 2016? TTC has established itself as a Singaporean theological institution: Our faculty members are now predominantly Singaporeans who better understand contextual issues and competently address them; our donor base...
12 years of Celebrating Christmas in Singapore

12 years of Celebrating Christmas in Singapore

Dec 2015     Dancer from Celebration of Praise, an Indonesian dance and performance group. Praise dance team performing exercise routines to Mandarin worship songs during last year’s celebration when Orchard Road was closed to pedestrians. Celebrate Christmas in Singapore (CCIS) is moving to the harbour this year, with an extra location at VivoCity...
Giving of your First Fruits

Giving of your First Fruits

Nov 2015     In the story of Cain and Abel, two brothers each brought an offering to the Lord. The older brother, Cain, worked the soil and brought some fruit as an offering whereas the younger brother, Abel, brought the first of his flock along with the fat portions. God accepted Abel’s offering...
A time of Celebration, Praise and Thanksgiving

A time of Celebration, Praise and Thanksgiving

Oct 2015     All Methodists and friends, come join us at the Celebration of Praise and Thanksgiving Service, the culminating event of The Methodist Church in Singapore’s 130th anniversary (MCS 130) celebrations! Organised by the Methodist School of Music, it will be held on 28 Nov 2015 from 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m....
Christian unity in a multi-polar church?

Christian unity in a multi-polar church?

Sep 2015     Challenges faced by the Church in Singapore today include multiple centres of influence, liberal secularism and radical conservatism. How united is the Singaporean Church in facing these challenges? What is the way forward towards greater unity?   These questions and more will be discussed at ETHOS Institute’s inaugural Annual Lecture,...
A must-read especially for Methodists!

A must-read especially for Methodists!

Aug 2015     The book (250 pages) is a first endeavour at a historical compilation by The Methodist Church in Singapore giving voice to the collective memory of the war by three groups of people.   The first group were the missionaries who chose to stay behind to be alongside their affected flock, even...
See the Bible come alive

See the Bible come alive

Jul 2015     “This was the disciple-making programme I had been looking for – and little did I know that it was but the beginning of a lifelong entrustment from the Lord for me to take it on since then!” Calling pastors and full-time ministry workers: Desire to equip your church members with...
Join MWS for a day of “Wheely Good Fun”

Join MWS for a day of “Wheely Good Fun”

Jun 2015     Saturday 15 Aug 2015 • 5.30–11 a.m. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Grand Lawn 1 (Enter by Bishan Road or Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1) Guest of Honour: Minister for Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong Bishop of The Methodist Church in Singapore and MWS Patron: The Rev Dr Wee Boon Hup...
Remembering who we are through worship

Remembering who we are through worship

May 2015     The launch of a new multilingual Asian hymnal, and a rich array of worship-related resources through talks and training sessions – these are some of the highlights of the upcoming Worship Symposium 2015.   Said Dr Yeo Teck Beng, Principal of the Methodist School of Music (MSM): “The Worship Symposium...
Seeking the Welfare of Our City

Seeking the Welfare of Our City

Apr 2015     “But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” Jeremiah 29:7 ALDERSGATE CONVENTION Faith Methodist Church and Queenstown Chinese Methodist Church, 400 Commonwealth Drive Mandarin translation provided, Tamil...
Seeking the Welfare of Our City

Seeking the Welfare of Our City

Mar 2015     Three distinguished speakers from Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka will address issues on “Seeking the Welfare of our City” over three lectures for Aldersgate SG 2015 on 21 to 23 May. The annual keynote event of The Methodist Church Singapore (MCS), this year’s edition of Aldersgate Convention is based on...
Jubilee Day of Prayer

Jubilee Day of Prayer

Feb 2015     “One day, one place, 50,000 in prayer.” For 2015, Singapore’s Jubilee year, the annual Global Day of Prayer (GDOP) has been designated as Jubilee Day of Prayer (JDOP), jointly organised by the National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) and the Evangelical Fellowship of Singapore (EFOS). It will be held...
A ‘digital facelift’ for the MCS

A ‘digital facelift’ for the MCS

Jan 2015     By the end of the month, The Methodist Church in Singapore (MCS) will have a fresh new look – online! Our homepage at www.message.methodist.org.sg is currently undergoing a thorough revamp to make it more engaging, less text-heavy, and with a more dynamic and contemporary feel. This will give a better...
JESUS, the reason for this season

JESUS, the reason for this season

Dec 2014     Dancers for Celebration of Praise, an Indonesian dance and choral group Intricate street decorations, glitzy window displays and Christmas trees in malls! Yes, we have come to that time of the year again – Christmas! This December’s festive season also marks the 11th edition of Celebrate Christmas in Singapore (CCIS),...
Catch God’s vision through the Annual Conferences

Catch God’s vision through the Annual Conferences

Nov 2014     This November, the three Annual Conferences (ACs) of The Methodist Church in Singapore (MCS) will be holding their 39th Sessions. Clergy and lay delegates from each local Methodist church will be gathering at the conference venues to worship God together, share about their ministries, and discuss future plans as a...
Raise funds for our schools

Raise funds for our schools

Oct 2014     Once again, it’s time to walk for FUN – and to raise FUNDS to ensure that our Methodist schools get all the support they need to maintain a cutting edge. MethodistWalk 2015 Pledge Cards will be given out to all students in January 2015. Every dollar raised by students will...
Honour God through unity in the Body

Honour God through unity in the Body

Sep 2014     Monday, October 6, 2014 (public holiday) 7.30 – 10 pm Aldersgate Methodist Church Organised by the Ad Hoc Catholic Committee led by Fr Michael Arro, MEP, the Ad Hoc Protestant Team and Alpha Singapore. This year’s Ecumenical Charismatic Healing Service – the second one after the inaugural Service held last...
Marking a decade of prayers for our nation

Marking a decade of prayers for our nation

Aug 2014     This year’s National Day Thanksgiving Service will be held at the New Sanctuary of St. Andrew’s Cathedral. National Day Thanksgiving Service 2014 August 14 (Thursday), 7.45 pm The New Sanctuary of St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 11 St. Andrew’s Road Ten years ago, churches and Christians in Singapore gathered at the very...
TRUTHMIN PRESENTS: A YOUTH WORSHIP EVENT

TRUTHMIN PRESENTS: A YOUTH WORSHIP EVENT

Jul 2014     Jesus calls for us to be as one, brought to complete unity. John 17:20-23 Calling all Methodist youth: Fusion 2014 is right around the corner! Bring your friends and join us in a time of awesome praise and worship to the audience of One – God. Come and hear God’s word for the...
The Whole Church in the Whole World

The Whole Church in the Whole World

Jun 2014     July 9 – 11, 2014 Trinity@Paya Lebar, 247 Paya Lebar Road Register by June 23, 2014 $100 per adult; $50 per student; Register as a group and get one complimentary ticket for every five paying persons. Get Set–Reset–Go! From megacities to slums, marketplaces to the immense online world, mission fields...
Global Day of Prayer

Global Day of Prayer

May 2014     FIRST THINGS FIRST If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 Seek God on the...
Coming Up

Coming Up

Apr 2014     Aldersgate Convention 7.45 pm • Toa Payoh Methodist Church Thurs, May 22: “Born of the Spirit” Fri, May 23: “Salvation and Discipleship” Sat, May 24: Aldersgate Service, with a final lecture by Dr Watson on “Anointed by the Spirit of the Lord” Aldersgate Seminar 9 am to 1 pm •...
AldersgateSG 2014

AldersgateSG 2014

Apr 2014     A Matter of Heart & Life DISCIPLESHIP in the Wesleyan Tradition Aldersgate Convention 7.45 pm Toa Payoh Methodist Church The Rev Dr David Lowes Watson Thursday 22 May: “Born of the Spirit” Sin is not our fault, we are born into it. But it becomes our fault when we try...
What CCIS wants for Christmas

What CCIS wants for Christmas

Nov 2013     Here’s a great opportunity to partner “Celebrate Christmas in Singapore” (CCIS) this year, as it ramps up efforts for its 10th year of sharing the true meaning of Christmas with Singaporeans and tourists along Orchard Road! Just pick up and share the CCIS magazine with your relatives, neighbours, colleagues and...
Debut Concert Methodist  Festival Choir

Debut Concert Methodist Festival Choir

Oct 2013     More than 70 choristers will debut as the Methodist Festival Choir in a performance this December in an Advent concert, “The End and the Beginning”. Prior to this – the Choir will also sing at the Closing and Ordination Service of the 38th Session of the Trinity Annual Conference on...
The Musical Story of Brave Maeve

The Musical Story of Brave Maeve

Sep 2013     Courage comes in all sizes” – including that of a three-year-old Singaporean girl, Maeve Low, whose fight with cancer will soon grace the stage at Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), in a musical that tells her inspiring story. Brave Maeve: The Musical is the true story of Maeve, now six, who was...
Come worship and ‘Share God’s heart’ for Singapore

Come worship and ‘Share God’s heart’ for Singapore

Aug 2013     JOIN CHURCH LEADERS, politicians, government officials and community leaders to ‘Share God’s Heart’ for Singapore at the National Day Thanksgiving Service, as we thank God for His merciful blessings and to pray for our country’s continued peace, prosperity and stability. First mooted by the National Council of Churches of Singapore...
Singers, come join the Methodist Festival Choir!

Singers, come join the Methodist Festival Choir!

Jul 2013     Flip the pages of MM on the go… anywhere! METHODIST MESSAGE (MM) is now available in PDF format, which means it’ll be easier than ever to read MM on the go, wherever you are. Plus, there’s the added bonus of flipping the pages of MM, with the new page-flipping software...
New Asian Hymnal planned: Contribute to New Asian Songs of Worship

New Asian Hymnal planned: Contribute to New Asian Songs of Worship

Jun 2013     IF YOU HAVE THE GIFT of composing music or poetry, we would like to invite you to share your talent and gift by contributing to our new hymnal, entitled New Asian Songs of Worship, planned for early 2015. We welcome hymns, short songs and liturgical responses that reflect Asian ethnic...
‘Called together’ to the Aldersgate Hymn Festival

‘Called together’ to the Aldersgate Hymn Festival

May 2013     Pray as one global Body in Christ on Pentecost Sunday as we unite in repentant and transformational prayer on May 19, 2013, the Global Day of Prayer (GDOP). In Singapore, 17 host churches will gather to pray in seven different languages. They include: Pentecost Methodist Church (English) 4.30 pm Toa...
Join us to ‘Walk in Wisdom’ at Methodist Walk 2013

Join us to ‘Walk in Wisdom’ at Methodist Walk 2013

Apr 2013     WALK, all you young and young-at-hearts! Walk to show your support for our Methodist schools as they strive with God’s grace to imbue students with good values worthy of Him. Walk with fellow Methodists to encourage and inspire the church-school partnership in existence since 128 years ago!   Date:               July...
 
 

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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...