Highlights

Meeting of Asian Methodist Bishops

Jun 2004    
Bishops enjoying tea and a chat with President Nathan at the Istana. In the background in military uniform is Major Andy Yun, the President's Aide-De-Camp.

THE Methodist Church in Singapore hosted the Annual Gathering of the Fellowship of Asian Methodist Bishops (FAMB) at the Garden Hotel from March 13 to 15, 2004.

Thirty Bishops from Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea (South), Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Taiwan came for the meeting.

It was followed by the annual meeting of the Executive Committee of the Asian Methodist Council (AMC), which was also held at the Garden Hotel.

The Bishops paid a courtesy call on President S. R. Nathan at the Istana on the morning of March 15. In the evening, they, together with their wives and AMC delegates, were treated to a Chinese dinner at The New Otani.

A day earlier, the visiting Bishops and their wives visited Methodist Centre and Bethany Methodist Nursing Home before they were taken on a city tour. They were treated to a Western-style dinner at Stewords, a riverboat restaurant off the waters of Sentosa. The evening ended with a visit to the spectacular Musical Fountain show on Sentosa.

Methodist Message brings you some of the highlights, in pictures, on this centrespread.


METHODIST MESSAGE PICTURES BY PETER TEO

Bishop Benjamin Aliwan Justo, Bishop Solito Kuramen Toquero and Bishop Leo Soriano (from left) of the Philippines singing a Filipino song at The New Otani dinner.
Miss Thay Lee Teng of Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Cburch on the gu-zhen.
The Singapore hosts rendering their "Hello song" under the direction of the Rev Ho Chee Sin at The New Otani.
Korean Bishops being briefed on the work of Bethany Methodist Nursing Home by its Director, Ms Yip Moh Ha

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