Celebrating 104 years of God’s goodness.
Every year, on the second Sunday of March, all our congregations come together to celebrate the founding of the Kum Yan Methodist Church. This year, with thanksgiving in our hearts, we will be celebrating Kum Yan’s 104th Anniversary on the 13th of March.
Church Anniversaries are occasions for us to reflect on how the Lord has led and guided the church through the years. From a small gathering of mostly migrant workers who worshipped in borrowed premises, we now have a place of our own, with multiple worship services for different age groups and in different languages. Indeed, we thank God for this growth. We also honour those who have gone on before us that have paved the way for where we are today.
Now therefore you are… fellow citizens with the saints, and the household of God;
– Ephesians 2:19
In Ephesians 2:19-22, the Apostle Paul says, “Now therefore you are… fellow citizens with the saints, and the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone; in Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple of the Lord. And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.“
With Christ as our firm foundation the Kum Yan church community has grown from strength to strength. But we must not stop here and rest on our laurels. The potential for ministry are vast and there is much to do. For these reasons we have set this year’s theme as “One Heart One Mission (同 心 同 行)”.
With this theme, we acknowledge, first and foremost, that Christ is Lord and the Head of our Church. Secondly, we take ownership of our shared vision: to be a caring community, a lighthouse and home in the city, bringing hope and purpose through a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ to all people of all ages. Thirdly, we are determined to carry out this mission together as a whole church; deploying all the resources God has given us to achieve the mission. May God help us do that!
By Rev Philip Lim