Unity in Spirit

Growing in faith and love at Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled

Growing in faith and love at Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled

Apr 2016     Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled (BHID) was started with the belief that the intellectually disabled can be enabled to give their best.We provide training, developmental and recreational activities to equip our residents and Day Activity Centre (DAC) clients with essential life skills to live as full and independent lives...
Counselling and Care Centre: A ministry of grace and compassion

Counselling and Care Centre: A ministry of grace and compassion

Nov 2015     The late Rev Gunnar J. Teilmann (left) The late Mr Anthony Yeo Tucked away in an old HDB block, Counselling and Care Centre (CCC)’s unassuming exterior belies its inviting interior, recently renovated with new paintings, curtains, and chairs. Many clients have found that they “feel so at home inside and...
Restoring and turning lives around

Restoring and turning lives around

Sep 2015     “We will endeavour to continually be a channel of God's love and mercy to reach out to help exoffenders, individuals with drug, alcohol and gambling addictions so that they get back on their feet again and be transformed by the restoration through His grace.” For more than 20 years, Mr...
BCS – Reaching out and empowering others

BCS – Reaching out and empowering others

Apr 2015     Session in progress at Bethel Kinderlites. BCS partners church members from Bethel Assembly of God to distribute goodies to the community on "Love your Neighbour Day". Since Jun was three, he has been attending Bethel Child Development Centre(BCDC) at Block 111 Aljunied Crescent, where children aged two to six are...
Nurturing those with special needs

Nurturing those with special needs

Oct 2014     Snigdho (left) interacts with a peer. The Integrated Playgroup gives toddlers (18 months to three years) opportunities for early socialisation, hands-on learning and parent-child bonding Snigdho*, 5, has Norrie Disease, an inherited eye disorder that often leads to blindness and causes developmental delay in motor skills such as sitting up...
A Beacon of  Light and Hope

A Beacon of Light and Hope

Aug 2014     When Mr Frederick Han had a schizophrenic relapse, he heard voices telling him to harass his neighbours. He was arrested for breaking window panes and walking around the building holding knives. He was then referred to Simei Care Centre (SCC) after treatment at the Institute of Mental Health. There, he...
New NCCS President elected

New NCCS President elected

Jun 2014     Bishop Terry Kee, the outgoing President of the National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS), thanking the NCCS for its support during his term. Bishop Dr Wee Boon Hup (far right) is the newly-elected President of NCCS. Seated far left are Elder Richard Chong, Executive Secretary, and Mr Lim K...
Catholic Welfare Services:  Humble Beginnings

Catholic Welfare Services: Humble Beginnings

Jun 2014     CWS lives up to the scriptural principles it was founded on – the spirit of the Good Shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ, and the spirit of the Good Samaritan to help those who have fallen along the way. The Catholic Welfare Services (CWS) remains true today – 55 years on...
‘Be one… in Us’

‘Be one… in Us’

Mar 2014     “May they all be one, just as, Father, you are in me and I am in you, so that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe it was you who sent me.” John 17:21 (New Jerusalem Bible)   On my way to church one Sunday morning,...
Craving for unity in the church

Craving for unity in the church

Mar 2014     “Many of us tend to think of Christian Unity as the icing on the cake – it’s nice, it’s sweet, but it is not necessary.” The Rev Dr Gordon Wong gave this apt comparison in his homily during the first service of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, held Jan...
Who says theology is just for pastors?

Who says theology is just for pastors?

Nov 2013     Trinity Theological College graduates for the year 2013. The modular system of the intellectually rigorous and spiritually nurturing MTS programme allowed me to work and study concurrently. In my daily work, I am confronted with issues of suffering, social injustice and ethical dilemmas. As a result of theological training, I...
GDOP: Towards a nation, towards a family in Christ

GDOP: Towards a nation, towards a family in Christ

Jul 2013     The five prayer leaders representing different age groups and life stages (from left): Mr Daniel Koh, Ms Sherry Teo, Mr Timothy Kim, Ms Janey Chan, and Ms Tan Geok Lian. “SINGAPORE IS IN A CRITICAL PERIOD OF TRANSITION”, reads a recent news headline. This rings true, as whether we fly...
 
 

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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...