The Emmanuel Tamil Annual Conference (ETAC), Singapore, and Tamil Annual Conference, Malaysia, jointly organised a first ever Methodist Women’s Conference from 7 to 9 Feb 2020. The theme of the conference, “Together We Serve”, provided a platform for leaders from both countries to learn from reach other on the ministry opportunities and challenges, as well as to network and foster friendship. ETAC WSCS, Singapore, hosted and welcomed the 14 delegates from Malaysia. A total of 160 delegates and guests from all our ETAC Churches attended the conference.
Our Malaysian delegates were thrilled to visit The Methodist Church in Singapore (MCS) at Barker Road as the first stop. They were warmly welcomed by our Bishop Dr Chong Chin Chung.
The opening service was held at Tamil Methodist Church (TMC), Short Street. ETAC President, the Rev James Nagulan, and his wife, Kalaimathi, warmly welcomed the delegates. In his message, the Rev James Nagulan encouraged the women to serve together in the Lord’s vineyard.
The opening service was followed by a sumptuous dinner and country sharing by both presidents—Mrs Kalaimathi Nagulan and Mrs Kany Jayabal.
The two days were scheduled with a mix of worship, theme talks, meetings, a forum and fellowship. The women were also able to make some time for sightseeing at Gardens by the Bay and shopping at Little India.
The conference ended with TMC Short Street WSCS hosting a farewell luncheony. We praise God for the meaningful time of learning and fellowship.
Alagi Muthuraj is the Missions Coordinator and Archives Chairperson of ETAC WSCS. / Photo courtesy of ETAC WSCS