Youth in Focus

Prepare to launch your teen into adulthood

Prepare to launch your teen into adulthood

Nov 2016     “Is my child ready for the real world?” This has to be one of the greatest concerns of any parent with a teenager on the cusp of adulthood. Parenting is challenging work – perhaps more so now than ever before as values, ideals and beliefs that we hold as absolute...
FAQ ON FAMILY

FAQ ON FAMILY

Sep 2016     Focus on the Family Singapore answers frequently-asked questions in their database. Q: How do I initiate reconciliation with my teen after an argument – while maintaining my authority at home? A: For parents to successfully work things out with their teen, they need to deal with conflict as teammates. When...
Ways to engage your teen on heart and hard matters

Ways to engage your teen on heart and hard matters

Aug 2016     Good communication is vital during conflict. When we asked 5,000 adults what they wished their parents had done differently during times of conflict, they gave these three responses most often: They wished their parents had listened more. They wished they could have talked about feelings more. They wished they had...
FAQ ON FAMILY

FAQ ON FAMILY

Jun 2016     Focus on the Family Singapore answers frequently-asked questions from their database. Q: My teen is quiet by nature. She recently expressed her concern that she isn’t part of the “in” crowd in school and started obsessing over her popularity. How do I reassure her? A: At this age, adolescents face...
Raising an emotionally-secure teenager

Raising an emotionally-secure teenager

Apr 2016     Parenting a teenager in today’s world can be a challenging prospect. According to experts, teenagers today feel more stressed, overwhelmed and generally face greater emotional difficulties than before. Teenagers with a positive sense of personal worth are more likely to overcome the emotional minefields that they have to navigate through....
Guiding your teen to  manage  dating and relationships

Guiding your teen to manage dating and relationships

Feb 2016     As your child reaches the teenage years, he or she will naturally start being interested in the opposite sex.Do not panic! This is a natural phase of growing up. It is important that as parents, you approach your teen with an attitude of seeking to understand, guide and support them,...
Tips for helping teenagers  remain close to the family

Tips for helping teenagers remain close to the family

Nov 2015     God places every single one of us in families because He knows we desire connection, a sense of belonging, and people with whom we can journey through life. How do we as parents communicate to our teens that ultimately, family is of utmost importance, no matter what happens?   Build...
Teaching teens how to renew their minds

Teaching teens how to renew their minds

Sep 2015     The world is full of counterfeit truth claims, but you can teach your teen to renew his or her mind and live according to God’s reality as the Bible defines it. When the mind is renewed, God’s will and reality become clearer. Here is how you can guide your teen...
Instilling account-ability through mobile phones

Instilling account-ability through mobile phones

Nov 2014     If you have concerns about your child’s ability to make wise choices with camera and Internet options, find a phone without these features. Past generations negotiated with their parents about pocket money, curfews, and dating rules. Today’s parents have to add mobile phones to the list. Though it seems to...
Offerings to our worthy God

Offerings to our worthy God

Jun 2014     Great is the Lord Mighty in power So rich is His mercy And strong is His hand “Day by Day” – Nigel Goh and Kevin Lam Never have words rung so true. This past year, Truthmin has had the great privilege of putting together Offerings: You are Worthy, a CD...
ACJC’s inspiring teachers

ACJC’s inspiring teachers

Nov 2013     Two teachers from the Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) English/General Paper and Mother Tongue departments have been recognised for going the extra mile to inspire their students in their respective subjects. Mr Patrick Sum, who has served ACJC as a General Paper (GP) teacher for 13 years, was awarded the National...
First things…

First things…

Nov 2013     Our children and youths need to know that first and foremost, they are loved – not for what they do or don’t do, but just because they are who they are. This year has been interesting for me as my firstborn child, Matthew, began his primary school education this year....
Young Adult Conference 2013: Reviving young adults withGod’s call

Young Adult Conference 2013: Reviving young adults withGod’s call

Sep 2013     Were we merely pursuing God’s call for our lives, or were we pursuing God Himself? ... it was important to seek the Giver, not the gift, and to seek God and His kingdom first and foremost. Christians in the 18 to 25 age range are often overlooked in church ministry....
MGS clinches overall dance championship in Europe

MGS clinches overall dance championship in Europe

Aug 2013     The MG dancers performing “Shango” at the Dance Grand Prix Europe 2013. HAPPY HEARTS, fulfilled souls and a journey they would never forget – these were what 49 dancers from the Methodist Girls’ School Dance Club (MG Dancers) brought back from Barcelona, Spain on June 19 this year. The dancers...
No time for God?

No time for God?

Aug 2013     THIS MONTH, as I begin my four years of university life, I am both excited, and yet fearful of the culture I am about to be immersed in. The challenge of university is an enticing one, but there is the innate fear of failure. After all, the mentality in the...
Local flavours

Local flavours

Jun 2013     “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.” Psalm 96:1   LAKSA. What makes a bowl of laksa taste so good? I could wax lyrical about how you need to get the right blend of spices, “prawny” and “coconut milky” goodness and what-not, but...
Lessons from a Nepal mission

Lessons from a Nepal mission

May 2013     AS PART OF TRACKERS, a three-month discipleship course organised by Truthmin (Trinity Annual Conference Youth Ministries), our team comprising seven participants and two group mentors embarked on a mission trip to Nepal from February 18th to March 1st this year. Below are some of the reflections from our final debrief...

IB and ‘O’ Level results: Joy and gratitude in ACS (Independent)

Feb 2013     ANGLO-CHINESE SCHOOL (INDEPENDENT)students had much to celebrate when the results of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and the GCE ‘O’ Level examinations were released last month. On January 6, it was revealed that 37 IB students from ACS (Independent) formed the lion’s share of perfect scorers from Singapore who...
Delight in the Lord

Delight in the Lord

Feb 2013     THROUGHOUT OUR LIVES, we must have heard countless times that God answers our prayers in unexpected ways, or that God only helps those who help themselves. But if we think about it, how then do we explain prayers that have been answered with scientifically improbable specificity, or miracles that happen without our help? Is God being inconsistent or biased?...

Seeing ourselves as others see us

Dec 2012     ROBERT BURNS, the national bard of my home country of Scotland, wrote these lines, translated for ease of understanding: “Oh would some power the gift to give us to see ourselves as others see us: it would from many a blunder free us and foolish notion.” As with so much...
PLMGS (S) gets Excellence Award

PLMGS (S) gets Excellence Award

Dec 2012     PAYA LEBAR METHODIST GIRLS’ SCHOOL (SECONDARY) or PLMGS (S) has been conferred the School Excellence Award. It is the highest accolade from the Ministry of Education – to date, only 24 schools in Singapore have been given this award. Receiving the award is an honour and represents public recognition of...
A youth’s view: Family is important

A youth’s view: Family is important

Dec 2012     AS A 17-YEAR-OLD, my family is of the utmost importance to me. ere are several reasons for this. Firstly, my parents provide for my material needs. On hindsight, I realise this is also one of the many ways they show their love to me. With their help in this area,...
STB-ACS Jakarta student wins Oxford scholarship

STB-ACS Jakarta student wins Oxford scholarship

Nov 2012     SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD DESY KRISTIANTI never thought that she would have the chance to pursue a higher education, never mind at the prestigious University of Oxford, Oriel College. “It was easy for my classmates to say that they would go to university, but for me, it was different. The costs of higher...
Stress, desserts and success

Stress, desserts and success

Nov 2012     DID YOU KNOW THAT “stressed” spelt backwards reads “desserts”? There’s nothing quite like a massive slice of chocolate cake to alleviate stress, albeit for a short time. Stress is one of those things we all struggle with. I remember some form of stress at every stage of my life. When...
Peer pressure: Not necessarily bad

Peer pressure: Not necessarily bad

Oct 2012     REGARDLESS OF AGE, everyone has somehow faced peer pressure. While peer pressure is most closely associated with teens, I believe that adults face peer pressure too – it’s just more often disguised as competition in the workplace! However, with greater life experience and hopefully wisdom, adults are probably better equipped...
Living wisely

Living wisely

Sep 2012     TWO RIVALS, Ah Tan and Ah Goh, meet at an international conference. eir countries had just acquired nuclear capability. Ah Tan said: “So, your country is now a nuclear power. What are you going to do with your nuclear capability?” “We will use it for peaceful purposes.” “What peaceful purposes?”...
Loving our nation

Loving our nation

Aug 2012     WHEN I WAS ASKED to write an article about our country’s National Day for the August issue of Methodist Message, I honestly did not have a clue what I was supposed to write about. I am not the most patriotic citizen you could find, and to me, the only thing...
‘Made in Singapore’ worship songs?

‘Made in Singapore’ worship songs?

Jul 2012     AS I WAS PREPARING to write this article on local Christian worship songs, I was curious and decided to search for “Singapore Christian worship songs” on Google. e top four search results were as follows: 1. CCLI in Singapore: Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) ... CCLI: Encouraging the spirit of...
Youth and ambivalence

Youth and ambivalence

Jun 2012     GROWING UP IN A CHRISTIAN FAMILY, I was exposed to the Christian faith early in life. Every Sunday, my mother would dress us in our Sunday best and we would all get into the car and head off to church. I loved Sunday school, with all the singing and Bible...
Drawing near to God

Drawing near to God

May 2012     “DRAW NEAR TO GOD and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8) is is the verse that best summarises my experience in Trackers. As I committed these three months to God, He showed Himself to me in a powerful and personal way. The diverse lecture topics, which ranged from...
Three pictures of a successful youth ministry

Three pictures of a successful youth ministry

Apr 2012     WHAT DOES A SUCCESSFUL YOUTH MINISTRY LOOK LIKE? This is far too important a question for us not to chew on and come to some place of understanding. I offer the following three pictures of a successful youth ministry, as a starting point for all of us to begin a...
‘God is real to me’

‘God is real to me’

Mar 2012     WHEN ASKED TO WRITE THIS ARTICLE, I pondered about the topic “Is God real?” is could mean two things: “Does God exist?” and “Is God real to you, and have you received divine revelation about Him?” To address the former briefl y, I would say I do believe that God...
MSM launches E-Learning programme

MSM launches E-Learning programme

Feb 2012     Amanda Chia enjoys online aural training on her own in the comfort of her home. – MSM Picture. THE METHODIST SCHOOL OF MUSIC (MSM) is the first music school in Singapore to embark on E-Learning or electronically-supported learning for its General Music Education programme, and the only music school to...
A sporting chance of winning souls

A sporting chance of winning souls

Feb 2012     “WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON REINCARNATION?” This was definitely not a question I was expecting. I had just completed the warm-up phase with my group of energetic 17 to 21-year-old students when this question was posed to me by one of them who was known to be a pious Buddhist....
Youths in Singapore: Increasingly postmodern

Youths in Singapore: Increasingly postmodern

Jan 2012     THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF TALK about Postmodernism in recent years. But what does this term really mean? I will not attempt to define it, because that is extremely difficult. Instead, I will simply list some ideas and statements that describe the phenomenon. 1. Truth is relative – “You...
SFMS wins prestigious award

SFMS wins prestigious award

Jan 2012     ST. FRANCIS METHODIST SCHOOL, a leading private secondary and post-secondary institution, has been awarded the four-year EduTrust certification by the Council for Private Education (CPE). Its Principal, Mrs Lenie Cho, was recently recognised for 20 years of faithful service in education by the General Conference Council of Education in e...
OBEYING GOD’S CALL

OBEYING GOD’S CALL

Jan 2012     Five Christian Ministry Staff (CMS) tell Gracia Chiang why they chose to move from their cushy jobs in the corporate world to serve in our Methodist schools. YOU CAN THROW OUT your name cards, power suits, high heels and makeup, said one of my interviewees candidly, painting a picture of...
Of peers and parents

Of peers and parents

Dec 2011     IN A 1995 REVIEW ARTICLE, Judith Harris proposed a provocative theory on child and adolescent development. After reviewing the research done in this area, she concluded that parents’ behaviours do not have any long-term influence on child and adolescent outcomes. Instead, she proposed that, beyond the influence of genetic effects,...
Building on a legacy in Methodist schools

Building on a legacy in Methodist schools

Nov 2011     TWO YEARS AGO, God placed in me a burden to draw a closer link between the Methodist Church and the Methodist schools. Having been brought up in Fairfield Methodist School for 10 years, I heard of God’s agape love through the daily devotions and weekly chapel services. But more importantly,...
REVERSE  MENTORING?

REVERSE MENTORING?

Oct 2011     THE TERM “MENTORING” takes its name from the Greek classic, The Odyssey, in which the character “Mentor” becomes responsible for guiding Odysseus’ son, as the father goes off to war. The presence of an older, and possibly father-like, figure is often traditionally referred to as having a mentor. However, is...
On being a Christian and a student in Singapore

On being a Christian and a student in Singapore

Sep 2011     WHAT DOES IT MEAN to be both a Christian and a student in Singapore today? Do youths find it a challenge to be both? Just take one glance at youth ministries today, and tell me: Can you find at least one person who is uninvolved, tired and withdrawn? Most certainly...
Gearing up youths to be anchored

Gearing up youths to be anchored

Aug 2011     “GEARED TO THE TIMES, ANCHORED TO THE ROCK!” has been the guiding motto of Singapore Youth for Christ, an organisation committed to reaching out to young people for Christ. is motto has also shaped my philosophy of ministry, particularly when it comes to discipling youths. Being “geared to the times”...
Connect & complete, love & be loved

Connect & complete, love & be loved

Jul 2011     “I HAVE A DREAM.” Borrowing those famous words from Martin Luther King Jr, it is my dream and prayer that we, The Methodist Church in Singapore (MCS), will truly live out what it means to be the body of Christ on earth. We call ourselves a connectional church, but what...
Spreading God’s love with TRACKERS

Spreading God’s love with TRACKERS

Jun 2011     THE TRACKERS’ JOURNEY began unassumingly on Jan 12 at Paya Lebar Methodist Church (PLMC). Kicking off with a three-day two-night Boot Camp, 33 youth, ranging from 16 to 22 years old, from 15 TRAC and CAC churches gathered in the Haven Room at PLMC (soon to become our second home...
Discipling youths  All that really matters is relationship

Discipling youths All that really matters is relationship

May 2011     I WAS IN MY CAR and heard about a DJ interviewing an expert on how to excel in an appraisal meeting. Most of us are employed and being appraised is part and parcel of being employed. I would imagine that appraisals are highly stressful affairs. I picture myself sitting in...
Discipling Generation Z in a technologically challenged world

Discipling Generation Z in a technologically challenged world

Apr 2011     HE WAS EXCEPTIONALLY QUIET, seated at the end of the sanctuary without his friends. He needed his space to soak in the sermon through prayer. Just the day before, he did not turn up for a Youth Ministry event because he spent time ministering to his classmates who wanted to...
Pace and then lead

Pace and then lead

Mar 2011     RICHARD DUNN in his book Shaping the Spiritual Life of Students wrote: “ There can be quite a gap between knowing a truth is meaningful and learning that truth meaningfully in one’s life.” What Dunn wrote provoked me to reflect and evaluate the way I do discipleship. Does our Youth...
Teach our youth to be discerning

Teach our youth to be discerning

Feb 2011     “I FEEL LIKE I’M HERE to change people’s hearts and minds, to say something that’s right for a change.” Reading this line, you would have thought that this is a passionate plea from a preacher or a youth worker. It is actually a quote from Kanye West, one of the...
Youth Ministry: The big picture

Youth Ministry: The big picture

Jan 2011     We need to see the church as a community of young and old living out their faith “KNOW YOUR YOUTH, KNOW YOUR SELF, a hundred battles, a hundred successes” (well, just a slight modification of Sun Tzu’s famous saying). Except for the fact that there is no guaranteed success in ministry...
To club or not to club? – that is the question

To club or not to club? – that is the question

Dec 2010     I MUST CONFESS that when I was assigned to write this article, I did a fair amount of kicking and screaming and asking that this cup be passed from me! Why, you may ask. Seems like an easy enough article to write, except for well, one small detail – I...
Growing up with your teenager

Growing up with your teenager

Sep 2010     THE MOMENTAN ADOLESCENT APPEARS in a family (intrudes, it almost feels like!), the home ceases to be ordinary. Suddenly and without warning, your docile child has morphed into a sullen, moody, uncommunicative teenager who dyes her hair and rocks with the latest boy bands. It is easy for us to...
Parents in Youth Ministry

Parents in Youth Ministry

Aug 2010     I ONCE VISITED A YOUTH MINISTRY in Seattle on the invitation of Gene, an American youth pastor. Entering the foyer, I was surprised to see a white-haired man in his 60s manning the Youth Ministry’s information counter. Another in his 40s walked past me carrying a cup of coffee as...
An unforgettable experience, a journey of faith

An unforgettable experience, a journey of faith

Jun 2010     A three-month intensive discipleship programme organised by the Trinity Annual Conference Board of Youth Ministries (TRAC BOYM), saw three youths coming together for an experience they will never forget. Here are some of the highlights of their journey. Daniel Tay (above) from Sengkang Methodist Church writes: “THE FIRST MONTH of...
Video games are not necessarily bad for kids: It’s all about balance

Video games are not necessarily bad for kids: It’s all about balance

May 2010     WE MAKE MANY ASSUMPTIONS about video games, which can influence the way we view our children’s involvement with them. Some parents ban games altogether as “evil”. Others let their kids have a free run because they think of games as “harmless”. A few facts can be helpful: First, there is...
Youth worship – Is it all hype?

Youth worship – Is it all hype?

Apr 2010     MUSIC HAS THE ABILITY to access the human soul quicker than anything else. is has always been true. When Saul was in the depths of depression, he called upon David’s musical skills to soothe his spirit and give him a sense of hope and renewed joy. We are now learning...
Giving space to our teens

Giving space to our teens

Mar 2010     “WHEN MY TEENAGER IS ASLEEP, I check his mobile phone to see who and what he has been messaging.” Sounds familiar? Or perhaps it’s trying to enter their Facebook or reading their diaries … maybe these thoughts have crossed your minds or you may even plead guilty. I’m sure as...
On teenage love and dating

On teenage love and dating

Feb 2010     MANY YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS 17, my girlfriends and I did a naughty thing. On the wet cemented pavement outside our campus, we scribbled these words “Being Single Rocks” and laughed our way off. Back in my time, infatuation was common, but kissing was sacred and not to be...
Excuse me, are you a Youth worker?

Excuse me, are you a Youth worker?

Jan 2010     “DO YOU KNOW of a good youth worker? My church is looking for one.” This has been a question that leaders and pastors have posed to me in increasing frequency over the past five years. The idea of a professional youth worker in local churches is relatively new. In most...
Encounters with God: He is real

Encounters with God: He is real

Dec 2009     I AM JILL KOH, 17, a Year 1 student in Catholic Junior College. I serve in the Youth Ministry of Trinity Methodist Church (TMC) as a youth group leader as well as a drummer in the youth worship team. This year, I will also be leading a group of youths...

The need to nurture resilience in an increasingly stressful world

Nov 2009     THE POLITE VOICE on the phone was unmistakable. “Jacqueline, please drop everything and come into my office now.” As my mind set off its “battle-ready” mode to review all possible crisis protocols, I thought, “Good grief, what could possibly have happened now?” But the scene that greeted me in the...
Sports ministry – where fun and faith meet

Sports ministry – where fun and faith meet

Oct 2009     THE WORLD IS COMING to our island in the form of SYOG! From Aug 14 to 26 next year, Singapore will be hosting the first-ever Youth Olympic Games. Some 5,000 athletes and officials from around the globe will be coming, not counting the 500,000 visitors expected. is presents unparalleled opportunities...

Connecting with the Grunting Teen

Sep 2009     I WAS TALKING TO A FRIEND the other day, and she expressed great frustration at not being able to get two words out of her teenage son. To be honest, her frustration lay in only being able to get two words out of her son – “yes” and “no”. Wait,...
The Youth Camp: More than just fun

The Youth Camp: More than just fun

Aug 2009     ARE YOUTH CAMPS a necessity or a good programme to have? A survey of 10 youth ministries finds that all of them run a youth camp every year or every two years. It is no longer a “special” programme but a regular ministry event. A typical youth camp ranges from...
Facebook and youth go hand in hand

Facebook and youth go hand in hand

Jul 2009     THE FACEBOOK FEVER has infected the world over and is here to stay. Alongside other social networking websites such as Twitter, Friendster, LinkedIn, hi5, Doostang and MySpace, Facebook has injected a new streak of vibrancy into the virtual world after the hype of blogging. The perfect tool for expanding one’s...
ACJC class of 2007 sets new benchmark

ACJC class of 2007 sets new benchmark

Jun 2008     THE 2007 GCE “A” Level Examination marks the first cohort of Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) students taking the new JC curriculum. In this new examination, every student is required to take a minimum of seven subjects, combining at least three Higher Two and four Higher One papers. At least one of...
Trackers: A time for the youth to re-look their lives and faith

Trackers: A time for the youth to re-look their lives and faith

Jun 2008     Youth discipleship programme draws 39 young people from 11 churches TRACKERS 2008, a youth discipleship programme (organised by the Board of Youth Ministries, Trinity Annual Conference), was held at Bedok Methodist Church from Jan 2 to Feb 29. This year, a total of 39 youths from 11 churches, including one...
Why youth ministry workers

Why youth ministry workers

Feb 2008     ONE of the sad facts that any youth ministry faces is the number of people who were active in God’s work in their youth who are now not active in service or completely backslidden. Youth for Christ (YFC) has had to face this fact and admit with sorrow that many...
ACS (International) off to good start, says Education Minister

ACS (International) off to good start, says Education Minister

Sep 2007     THE Minister for Education, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, paid an official visit to ACS (International) on July 4, 2007. He was welcomed by Mr Tan Wah Thong, Chairman of the ACS Board of Governors, and the Rev Dr John Barrett, the Principal of the school. He was briefed on the school’s...
ACJC World Champions of  ‘Odyssey of the Mind’ 2007

ACJC World Champions of ‘Odyssey of the Mind’ 2007

Aug 2007     THE journey undertaken by the Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) “Odyssey of the Mind” team has truly been an odyssey of discovery – of the art of creativity and imagination. It all began in the first quarter of the year, during which a highly contested selection saw seven students – Dior Lee,...
Three MSM students clinch top prizes in US organ competition

Three MSM students clinch top prizes in US organ competition

Jun 2007     “Boldly Ventured Is Half Won” (Latin/ German proverb). IN MARCH this year, four young Singapore organists embarked on an adventure to San Diego and Orange County, California. They took part in the American Guild of Organists (AGO) / Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists. The purpose of this US-based competition...
Oldham Hall celebrates Founder’s Day with  ‘One Heart, One Spirit’

Oldham Hall celebrates Founder’s Day with ‘One Heart, One Spirit’

Jun 2007     “ONE Heart, One Spirit” – the theme for this year’s Founder’s Day Challenge – was clearly reflected by the many participants and spectators at the event commemorating the founding of ACS Oldham Hall, Singapore’s oldest boarding school. Since its founding soon after 1886, Oldham Hall has seen the changing faces...
A level: ACJC Class of 2006 sets new benchmarks

A level: ACJC Class of 2006 sets new benchmarks

May 2007     THE “A” level results were released on March 2, 2007 to a jubilant cohort of 950 students, the largest in the history of Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC). By the grace of God and through the support of the community of parents, teachers and alumni, the Class of 2006 overcame the...
Dedication Service of Boys’ Brigade Learning Centre in Siem Reap

Dedication Service of Boys’ Brigade Learning Centre in Siem Reap

Sep 2006     SIEM REAP – A group of guests and Boys’ Brigade officers, led by the Brigade President, Mr Choo Gim Kang, travelled to Siem Reap, Cambodia, in June to witness the dedication of the Boys’ Brigade Learning Centre (BBLC). Arriving early in the morning of June 9, the group broke into...
Great joy for ACJC as it reaps record-breaking ‘A’ level feats

Great joy for ACJC as it reaps record-breaking ‘A’ level feats

Apr 2006     MARCH 1, 2006 was an unusual day for Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC). As the college celebrated its 120th Founder’s Day, a team of teachers were receiving and analysing the 2005 GCE “A” level results to get them ready for distribution to the Class of 2005 on that day. It was...
The first 8 BB Boys to receive the President’s Award

The first 8 BB Boys to receive the President’s Award

Sep 2005     PRESIDENT S. R. Nathan presented — for the first time — the President’s Award to eight members of The Boys’ Brigade (BB) at the Istana on July 12, 2005. The highest award in the BB Programme, the President’s Award represents the epitome of the Primers’ training in the BB. It supersedes...
Determination brought success to top students at SFMS

Determination brought success to top students at SFMS

Jul 2004     THE results of the 2003 GCE “O” and “A” Level examinations have brought across an important lesson which is evident in the lives of the top students at St Francis Methodist School (SFMS), and that is, determination empow-ers one to accomplish great things in life. Indeed, their strong willpower in...
Meeting growing needs of the community

Meeting growing needs of the community

Feb 2003     Lessons on discipline and hard work. -- MCYC picture. THE METHODIST CHILDREN & YOUTH CENTRE THE newly-renovated Methodist Children and Youth Centre (MCYC) in Bukit Batok is enhancing its programmes this year to meet the growing needs of the community. As a community-based project focused on children and youth, it...
Inaugural Methodist Schools Debate Cup Fostering friendship,  debating culture in the Methodist family of schools

Inaugural Methodist Schools Debate Cup Fostering friendship, debating culture in the Methodist family of schools

Jan 2003     Neha with the Best Individual Performance Challenge Cup named after Mr Earnest Lau (right). -- ACJC picture. THE inaugural Methodist Schools Debate Cup, a tournament organised by the Oratorical and Debating Society of Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC), was a resounding success. The idea for this tournament was mooted earlier this...

Remember these things of life

Apr 2002     THREE things of life once gone never come back --Time, words and opportunity. Three things of life must not be lost --Peace, hope and honesty. Three things of life are most valuable --Love, self-confidence and friends. Three things of life are never sure --Dreams, success and fortune. Three things make...
 
 

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Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine

Jun 2017     For the audience at the Singapore Health Inspirational Patient Awards 2017 ceremony that took place in April, it was a heart-warming and perhaps quaint sight to see a group of elderly people honoured as volunteers. The seniors, who call themselves The Sunshine Group, received an accolade in the Support Groups...
New Vineyard Methodist School block dedication

New Vineyard Methodist School block dedication

Jun 2017     A new school building housing additional classrooms and a multipurpose hall located within the Vineyard Methodist School (VMS), Thailand, was dedicated by our Bishop Dr Chong Chin Chung on 13 March 2017. Present at the dedication were members of the VMS Board and representatives from the Methodist Missions Society (MMS)....