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400 copies sold, ordered at book’s launch

Well received: The People Called Methodists

BISHOP Dr Robert Solomon launched the colourful, commemorative book, The People Called Methodists, during the Aldersgate Service and Dedication of the Methodist Centre at the Concert Hall of ACS (Barker Road) on May 24, 2003.

Copies of the book went on sale immediately after the service. It was well received with sales and orders hitting nearly 400 copies. Since then, more copies have been sold and more bulk orders from churches are being received.

The 182-page coffee-table book deals not only with the history but also the life and mission of The Methodist Church in Singapore.

The launch was preceded by a three-minute Powerpoint presentation on the book.

Bishop Dr Solomon presented hard-cover copies of the book to the special guests, Bishop John Chew of the Anglican Church, Bishop John Tan of the Lutheran Church, and Dr Lee Soo Ann, General Secretary of the Singapore Bible Society.

The book is being sold at special launch prices at a 20-per cent discount – the hard-cover copy is sold at $38 (retail price $46), with GST, and the soft-cover copy is $21 (retail price $26), with GST.

Pastors and bulk orders of 30 copies and more are entitled to a further discount — $35 for a hard-cover and $19 for a soft-cover.

The hard-cover, beautifully wrapped with a jacket, is a limited edition. Only 500 copies have been printed, and they are being snapped up.

Churches and individuals can place their orders with the Church and Community Relations Department of The Methodist Church in Singapore by calling Ms Goh Li-Ern at tel: 6478-4782 or 6478-4780.

Pastors crowding round to buy and place orders for the book The People Called Methodists.
Mr Brian Chirnside re-enacting John Wesley’s preaching.

The procession of pastors at the start of the Aldersgate Service
The recessional hymn “Shine, Jesus, Shine” being sung as the Cross, Bible and Banner are being led out.
Retired clergy given pride of place: from left, former bishop, the Rev Ho Chee Sin; the Rev T.C.Nga; and the Rev George Wan (fourth from left).
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