MWS Charity Golf nets $215,000

homepage4-Sept 2007

THE Methodist Welfare Services’ (MWS) Charity Golf Fellowship has not lost its power to gather Methodists and friends for a round on the greens. More than 200 avid golfers descended on Raffles Country Club’s Lake Coure on July 10 to take part in this year’s fund-raising tournament.

Close to 60 golfers willingly took the early morning flights as there were not enough flights in the afternoon to accommodate them.

Dr Lee Boon Yang, the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, who was this year’s Guest-of-Honour, joined the players in the afternoon and during the fellowship dinner at which he gave away the prizes.

The Dr Tay Eng Soon Cup was won by the men’s team from Paya Lebar Methodist Church (PLMC), while the Rosalyn Tay Cup went to the ladies’ team from Kampong Kapor Methodist Church (KKMC). The top male golfer was Mr John Ong Hui Boon from PLMC and the top female golfer was Ms Ruth Wee from KKMC.

Convened by KKMC, there were many firsts in this year’s charity golf tournament. Mr Jimmy Fu donated the first challenge trophy for a Pastors’ Challenge and the Rev Dr Norman Wong was its first recipient of the “Best Stableford Score for Pastor”.

Entertainment was provided throughout the dinner by the Seletar Country Club Band with Ms Rosita Ng and Ms Phyllis Wong performing some crowd favourites. Another first was the Emcee’s call for the diners to sing onstage for a donation of $50. The Rev Dr Kang Ho Soon, Pastor-in-Charge of KKMC, was persuaded to sing when Mr Rodney Tan donated $500.

With such good support, the event grossed about $215,000 nett. This will go towards funding services and programmes for the MWS’ 5,500 beneficiaries.

First organised in 1989, the MWS Charity Golf Fellowship is the most-awaited fund-raising event in the MWS calendar. Methodist churches take turns to organise the event, bringing together Methodists and friends with a passion for golf to help raise funds to provide services and programmes for the disadvantaged.

Grace Methodist Church will convene next year’s tournament.


Will you be faithful to the end?

PAYA LEBAR Chinese Methodist Church will hold a seminar, “Faithful to the End: The Message of Daniel for Life in the Real World”, at its level 4 sanctuary on Sept 29, 2007 from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.

The seminar is based on the book of Daniel, and the speaker will be the Rev Dr Gordon Wong, a lecturer at Trinity Theological College.

Through stories and visions, the book of Daniel conveys an important message for people living in the harsh realities of the ancient world – and today’s world.

The book urges us to remain faithful in the face of life’s uncertainties, believing in the certainty of God’s eternal and loving control.

The seminar will offer two reasons why the message of Daniel is especially relevant today, and a summary of two chapters of the book – chapters 1 and 11.

There will also be brief responses to two questions:

• Does the book of Daniel provide details of the End Times?; and

• Does the book promise faithful believers the same kind of prosperity and success on earth that Daniel and his friends enjoyed?

If these are some of the issues that interest you, register your attendance with the church at tel: 6286-7243.