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75th Anniversary

On Sunday, 29th January, over 650 people from the English, Cantonese and Mandarin congregations came together and celebrated Fairfield Methodist Church’s 75th anniversary, kicking off a year of celebratory events. We had the privilege of hosting TRAC President Rev Stanley Chua and his wife, Vice-President Dr Cheah-Foo Fung Fong and her husband, with 12 other community partners, who toured our Heritage Room before adjourning to lunch. 26 hawker stalls from Maxwell Food Centre also played a part by providing food…

Missions 2020 – Reflection on Mission for the Lord by Sister K

Very often, when we think of missions, we would think that we are doing something for God; and that is to miss the mark. In actual fact, it is God who is doing great things for us. Indeed, when God chooses someone to do a certain task, he always ensures that that person will be equipped with some basic skills or talents for it. And through the years and decades of being on the field, the person will grow and…

Missions 2020 – Confronting the Storm by Dr Chan Yew Ming

The world is in a state of flux with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many countries to close their national border or to restrict international travel, and bringing huge economic impact on business and employment. Above all, it generates social and emotional pressure on those who are struggling in coping with all sorts of confinement and restriction. Nobody for sure know exactly what the “new normal” would be like, and coping with the uncertainty requires institutions and businesses to plan ahead…

Missions 2020 – Compelled by the Spirit by Dr Roland Chia

‘And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there’ (Acts 20:22). In his farewell address to the leaders of the Ephesian church in Miletus, Paul told them that the Holy Spirit has compelled him to go to Jerusalem. Although the Spirit had warned him that ‘imprisonments and afflictions’ await him (20:23), Paul didn’t really know what was the exact purpose of the journey. Despite the uncertainties, Paul was determined to…

Missions 2020 – I am a Missionary by CSL

My understanding of Mission when I was a young Christian about 40 years ago was limited by my environment, the Christians I mixed with. It was all confined by the 4 walls of the Church. When someone stepped out of the Church and went on mission to other countries, to me that person must be very close to God. How did he/she hear the calling? There was so much sacrifice for a missionary, I thought. It seemed to me when…

Missions 2020 – Out of Self into Christ by LT

From the day I received the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour in 1980, I was very fervent in the things of God and was very involved in church ministry. BUT, the promptings of God, to surrender my life to full time ministry did not go down well with me. I did not want to go down this type of road. For years, I would negotiate with God and justify with good ‘reasons’ how not to serve as a…

Reflections – Missions and Me by Miss Hee PC

I used to believe that missions is for the special few called by God to “GO”.  I read about and was greatly inspired by the life and work of individuals like David Livingstone, Hudson Taylor, Gladys Alyward and others who went and made so much difference for God.  But I never felt that God was calling me to go.  So I remained – contented to let those called to go. However as I understood more of God’s mission I began…

Reflections – Missions and the Kingdom of God by Sister K

“and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.” Lk 9:2 Very often people relate missions to a select few, whom they think are specially gifted or spiritually equipped. While it is true that some people have specific calling to fulfil God’s purposes to further his Kingdom’s work, the calling to all God’s people in His Kingdom is to missions. “the field is wide unto harvest, and the labourers are few.” When Jesus…
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