Holy Spirit Weekend Retreat I 2018

27-28 April 2018

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The bi-annual Holy Spirit Weekend was once again an unforgettable event that left participants on fire and hungry for God.

Let's hear from some of our excited participants:

"Few weeks ago, Pastor William preached about why people leave the church. One of the reasons that resonated with Anna and I: not being able to get connected and not being in a life group. We were in that situation before we arrived at CMC. Alpha is one of the greatest platform to help new Christians and new members to be incorporated into a nurturing environment to experience God’s love in CMC. We could see God’s manifestation through the people, prayers and Alpha content itself, and the open sharing from brothers and sisters. We shared a lot of laughter and tears together. This is not easy to come by and is not something man-made - the messages from Pastor, the care and support from Nancy, Edmund, Lucy, Deborah, the two Bens, and the prophetic paintings and words through Audrey. We treasure and value that. We look forward being part of God’s family and having you all in our lives." - Philip
I wanna share something that happened when pastor was praying for both Ee Chong and myself. We were closing our eyes. Pastor was laughing and telling us he saw a vision of us on a horse going out seeking. Then Ben and Audrey started singing 恩典之路; how timely! Deborah was behind me and Edmund behind Ee Chong. Deborah lightly touching me on my back and Edmund was stretching out his hands over Ee Chong (Hands not touching). I felt we had a very close circle. My hubby hugging me on my left and pastor on my right. As the prayer went forth I felt the warm feeling over me again. By now I was used to this feeling. But when I open my eyes I was shocked. The reason was pastor’s arms were stretched out but I clearly felt someone other than my hubby holding on to me tightly and closely on my right. And Ee Chong felt someone touching his back. We now know that it must be God in our midst being in our fellowship.
— Vivienne

"It is very touching to see that how the glory of God has brought us all much closer as sisters and brothers of christ from mere strangers. I have been to several churches before and have not felt as connected or as touched by the sincerity of our brothers and sisters. Cairnhill methodist church is truly led by God to allow us as children of Christ to experience life and to be one family under the stewardship of the lord regardless of background or race." - Eddie

What an enriching and moving experience for us as a couple who are embarking on this Christian journey together. We are so blessed to be doing Alpha with you. Really thankful to Pastor William, Nancy, Lucy and leaders - Edmund, Ben Choong and Deborah. For the prayers, sharing, and guidance thus far. And to Ben Choo and Andrea for the special prayer and worship; and Audrey for the amazing drawing, message and prayers. We are in awe and look forward to drawing closer to our Lord!
— Thomas and Lena 

Good Friday & Easter Sunday 2018

30 March, 1 April 2018

On Good Friday, we remembered Jesus' seven last words as He was dying on the cross. Jesus’ last words on the cross demonstrated His love, grace and mercy. These seven last words came directly from His heart.

We concluded the Holy Week with our Easter service where God gave us four pictures that were painted by five prophetic artists. We have included their interpretations below:

Painting of stony heart turning into flesh: God will take away our stony heart and replace it with a heart of flesh. He will take away pain, disappointment, betrayal and unforgiveness and replace them with joy, forgiveness and lightheartedness. This is done only by His blood, love and forgiveness.

Painting of red sky, rising sun: It s a new beginning and new hope. God is calling His children to come back. Jesus came and is risen and this is good news. It is for all who believe.

Painting of dove and tree: The huge tree represents Cairnhill Methodist Church. We have to climb up the tree where the Holy Spirit is descending to seek God. Butterflies represent transformation of lives. Red sky represents the nearing of the end of day. Even if we don’t see fruits near the end, God is telling us to press on.

Painting of sun and birds: We are ready to fly!

Since Adam’s and Eve’s rebellion in the Garden of Eden, mankind was separated from God. That turning from God resulted in bondage and suffering and the lost of Shalom peace. The reason that the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work (1 John 3:8b); that seeks to blind us from God’s love and forgiveness for us. The cross is a daily reminder of forgiveness, of hope, and of peace. In the risen Christ, we find new hope and new beginning.

BlazeInC March Holiday Outing

11 March 2018

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They say the March Holidays are all about extra lessons, chilling with your besties, and leaving homework till the last day.

Well, perhaps.

Promising weather, coupled with a delicious lunch, and great company - what better way than to spend the holidays with the BlazeInC family!

Gareth and Bryan, the organisers, led the team to cycle along the park connectors of East Coast Park and then finally settling near the beach for picnic and games. Meaningful conversations were birthed over food, and voices accompanying the ukulele added to the beach vibes. It was a good time of rest and bonding for everyone.