Remembering Our Past, Inspiring Our Future

Saltshaker June 2016

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Chance Encounters: Blessing Strangers. The 60-Minute Blessing. A Few Steps Closer to Christ Jesus Rev Alvin Chan 2
The 60-Minute Blessing (In a nutshell) 3
Love One Another: Blessing Strangers. The 60-Minute Blessing Emily Wilfred 4
Altering Thoughts: Blessing People We Often Meet. The 60-Minute Blessing Claire Lowe 6
No Stranger to the Party.  Blessing People We Often Meet.  The 60-Minute Blessing Andy Chew 7
Blessing My Grandfather. Blessing Our Family. The 60-Minute Blessing Nicholas Chang
It’s the Little Things. Blessing Our Family  Jessie Lee 8
Bread Talk. Blessing Our Friends. The 60-Minute Blessing Lim Joo Ming 10
Unfounded Worry  Lee Hui Ling
Consciousness. Blessing Our Friends. The 60-Minute Blessing Hum Sim Hoon 11
Praying with a Pre-Believer. Blessing Our Friends. The 60-Minute Blessing (English & Mandarin) Carol Lie 12
Witnessing Through Prayer Jenny Lim 13
Bibliotheque. TMC Resource Centre 14
In and About TMC. Good Friday & Easter 15
Evolving.  Our 11.15am English Service Eugenia Koh 16
The Magic Money Bag Lim Sue Yien 18
Spiritual Disciplines. The Discipline of Submission Kwa Kiem Kiok 20
Keep Still, Be Quiet & Listen. Baby Talk Tricia Tong 22
The Third Decade. 1977 – 1986.
1978 – 1979 An Addition to the back of sanctuary; Musical Night; Extension to the sanctuary was dedicated by Bishop Kao Jih Chung; TMC participated in the Billy Graham Crusade. A Farewell-cum-welcome dinner for Rev and Mrs Daniel Tan and Rev George Wan and Family.
1980 – 1981 The late Andrew Lee was a pioneer of mission work to Sengois; TMC donated $10,000 to Paya Lebar Methodist Girl’s School building in memory of the late Rev and the Late Mrs Chew Hock Hin; Church Bible Camp at Sentosa.  Rev George Wan started the Contemporary Choir and Contemporary Service; MYF, MAF and Small Groups contributed towards meaningful fellowship and group interaction; A church extension named “Trinity Education Centre” (TEC) was approved by Local Church Executive Committee to meet increasing demands on space and facilities. The cost approximately $1 million. TEC was completed in 1985. Daniel Koh Kah Soon, a Trinity College graduate waiting to be admitted on trial by Annual Conference was appointed. 1982 – TMC celebrated its 25th anniversary.
1983 – Church Theme: Church and Mission; A once a month Singspiration; The Sunday School outreach project to the Kim Keat area led by Ms Joyce Chew; Evangelism Committee shared the gospel every last Sunday with 120 people in Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre; March – In-house drive to fund the TEC Building Fund project was launched; The Membership Committee was formed; April – Our WSCS (Women’s Society of Christian Service) held a combined meeting with Paya Lebar WSCS.
1984 – Church Theme: Christianity is the Way of Life; February –  Malcom Tan was recommended for the Minister-On-Trial Program during the first local conference subject to his passing from TTC; Planning approval was given by the authorities for the construction of the TEC building; First Gospel Rally was held and the Gospel was portrayed by a team of youth from YWAM Belgium; Choir presented “The Crucifixion” a cantata by John Steiner on Good Friday; The Church Extension Committee was formed under the chairman of Mr Pang Kia Seng to oversee the planning and construction of TEC; Second Gospel Rally was held, programme involved a sketch, song item, a screen of the film “Joni” and a message; Work on TEC was scheduled to commence at a total cost of approximately $1.5 million and was scheduled to be completed in Sept 1985;  Carols by Candlelight Service was held and collections from the service were given to the Ethiopian victims.
1985 – Methodist Church Centennial Year (1885-1985) Feb – Centennial Worship Service held; TMC participated in the Methodist Centennial Evangelistic Festival at Wesley Methodist Church; MYF conducted an outreach programme in Hougang estate to spread the Gospel; Centennial Youth Camp was held; The Youth Adults Ministry was launched; A walkathon was jointly organised by Sunday School and MYF; The Senior Adult Fellowship was formed; The Filipino Fellowship was started; TMC’s 29th Anniversary with Bishop Ho Chee Sin; We joined TRAC in the presentation of “Messiah” as part of the centennial celebrations.
1986 – Rev Melvin Huang joined TMC as deacon and assistant pastor to Rev Daniel Koh; The TEC was completed; The 5pm service was converted to a Prayer and Praise service; Luis Palau Singapore Mission with TMC; Rev Daniel Koh ended his term of office after 5 years with TMC; Rev Melvin Huang took over as pastor; MAF held a Council Members’ Retreat at Ladyhill Hotel;  Church Planning Retreat was held; Rev Melvin Huang was ordained as elder; The Resource Centre was completed.
Pastors in the Third Decade: Rev Daniel Tan; Rev George Wan;  Rev Daniel Koh; Rev Melvin Huang 29
60 with TMC : One Part of the TMC Jigsaw Ong Eng Hong 30
TMC – My First Church: Lessons Learnt as a Young Christian and Pastor.  Where Disciples Maker Disciples Lai Kai Ming 32
My Mentors.  Where Disciples Make Disciples Timothy Yong 34
The Old Guard: Harry and Gloria Lim Cheryl Sim 36
The Old Guard: Age is Just a Number (Eunice Tan) Samuel Wong 38
Back Cover – Events 40