FROM THE PASTOR’S HEART

 

This year the Methodist Church in Singapore (MCS) is celebrating our 135th Anniversary. To mark this momentous occasion a series of events have been planned. Let me highlight to you 2 that will take place in the first half of this year.

 

Methodist Church in Singapore 135th Anniversary

On the 16th Feb 2020, Bishop Dr Chong Chin Chung, will share God’s word and address all our churches via a recorded message. That Sunday he will be at Wesley Methodist Church in person to celebrate their 135th Church Anniversary Worship Service.

 

It was on that day in 1885 where the first local Methodist Church was constituted. That year, the Rev William F. Oldham arrived in Singapore and he conducted a series of evangelistic rallies at the Town Hall (later to be the Victoria Memorial Hall). This local congregation continued to meet until they moved to a building in Coleman Street in 1886. In 1907 the church moved again to the current site at Fort Canning.

 

Since then MCS has grown to include 46 local churches, with a membership of more than 41,000. We also have schools, social agencies, family service centers and a missions society.

 

MCS 135 Family Carnival

The next event is the MCS 135 Family Carnival. This is scheduled to be on the 30th May 2020, a Saturday. The purpose is for our Methodist Community to exercise Faith and Works (James 2: 14-26) in reaching out to those in our community who have been struggling with health issues and everyday living.

 

MCS has sent out appeals to churches to help contribute towards this Carnival. They need stage performers, food and drink stores, provision of interactive services, such as, sculpt a balloon, face painting, caricature sketching, etc, and other needs. Please make a note of this date. In due time the church shall provide you with more details.

 

For now let’s keep our church and the whole MCS in prayer.

 

Rev Philip Lim