Thanksgiving Service and lunch mark happy occasion for Singapore’s second oldest Methodist church
TAMIL Methodist Church at Short Street celebrated its 118th Anniversary on Sept 25, 2005. Being the second oldest Methodist Church in Singapore, the members felt very blessed by God for the work done through this church among the Tamil- speaking people.
Bishop Dr Robert Solomon shared the anniversary message entitled “God’s Healing Community” from Acts 2: 37-47 where he likened the church to being a hospital. Like a hospital, which provides services to meet the physical needs of the sick and needy, we, the members, need to minister to the spiritual needs of each other.
Among the highlights of the celebration was a time of recollection of the growth of Tamil Methodist Church by Miss Christine Tambyah, the Chairman of the Local Church Executive Committee (LCEC).
One distinctive feature of the church’s growth through the early years was the vision of the church’s forefathers who were instrumental in planting six other Tamil Methodist churches in Singapore.
Like all joyous occasions, friends, well-wishers and members were treated to a sumptuous lunch at which the young children and youths cut the anniversary cake together with the Bishop.
Singapore’s oldest Methodist church, Wesley MC, kicked off its 120th Anniversary celebrations with a Combined Service on Feb 20 this year.
On Aug 14, Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church celebrated its 116th Anniversary with a Combined Service which also marked the 80th Anniversary of the building of its premises at Telok Ayer Street.