Divine order in God’s family

The service on 29 Nov 2020, at which the newly-elected officials were installed

Ephesians 3:14-21; 1 Corinthians 11:3

The General Conference Women’s Society of Christian Service (GC WSCS) held her 12th Session Quadrennial General Meeting on Saturday 28 Nov 2020 on Zoom. Present were Bishop Dr Chong Chin Chung, ETAC President the Rev Philip Abraham, TRAC President the Rev Stanley Chua, President-elect of The Methodist Women in Malaysia Mrs Evelyn Sim, delegates, reserves and guests.

Bishop Dr Chong delivered an opening exhortation on “God’s Divine Order for Families” based on Ephesians 5:22–25.

Dr Teo Li Bee was re-elected GC WSCS President. In her greetings, Dr Teo expressed gratitude to God for His faithfulness in leading and protecting the WSCS through a unique and eventful Quadrennium, the last year of which saw unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. She added that WSCS will face new challenges ahead to explore creative methods of doing ministry through digital means to touch and transform lives.

Also elected were the following WSCS Annual Conference Presidents:

Mrs Daisy Ling – Chinese Annual Conference (CAC)

Mrs Kalaimathi Nagulan – Emmanuel Tamil Annual Conference (ETAC)

Ms Neo Lay Tin – Trinity Annual Conference (TRAC)

The newly-elected officers were installed on 29 Nov 2020 at Barker Road Methodist Church in a service officiated by Bishop Dr Chong.

The main theme for the next quadrennium, which ends in 2024, is Divine Order in God’s Family (Eph 3:14-21; 1 Cor 11:3)

Sub-themes for each year are:

2021: Knowing God’s Rules for the Christian Family (1 Peter 3:1-8; Col 3:18-21; Eph 5:1-2)

2022: Developing a Loving & Trusting Relationship in the Family (1 John 3:1; Rom 12:9-10; Eph 4:1-3)

2023: Raising the Next Generation in God’s Way (Prov 22:6; Deut 11:18-19)

2024: Serving God as a Family (Joshua 24:15; Matt 12:48-50)

Dr Teo and her IT team conducting the QGM over Zoom on 28 Nov 2020

GC WSCS was reconstituted as General Conference WSCS in The Methodist Church in Singapore in 1976. Since then, the women have been actively engaged in the ministries of the Church. GC WSCS is governed by her own constitution in The Book of Discipline and supports generously her mission to provide for the needs of women, youth, and children, in church, community and missions. Spiritually woven together in service and discipleship, and girded with prayer, WSCS serves under the three Annual Conferences (CAC, ETAC and TRAC) in Missions; Witness and Evangelism; Discipleship and Nurture; and Outreach and Social Concerns.

Mrs Laureen Ong is a member of the Executive Committee of GC WSCS