Sunday, December 28, 2008

CG Lunch 4 Jan 09!

Dear cg mates,

As the year 2008 comes to a close, here's the first event to look forward to in 2009!

Event: 2009 Inaugural CG lunch
Date: 4 Jan 2009
Time: After church service, meet @ car pickup / dropoff lobby level 1 KCPSS
Place: Around Bishan Junction 8 area (TBC)

See you then! Have a blessed new year ahead!

Note: There will be no CG meeting this Friday, 2 Jan 2009

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all brothers and sisters in Christ a blessed Christmas and happy New Year! May you continue to walk closely and faithfully in Him!

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father" - James 1:17

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Upcoming events (Nov 08)

1) CG Social at Jo’s place

Date: 7 Nov 08 (Friday)
Time: 7pm onwards

Proposed activities:
Dinner, Tennis (bring your own rackets), Swimming (bring your own suits and swimgear), Post-dinner chats

Let Jo know if you’re planning to play tennis as she’ll need to book the courts.

Please rsvp with Jo!

2) Claire’s 1-year old Birthday Party@ Eunos Crescent on 9 Nov (Sun)
Time really flies and Claire’s going to be 1-year old. Zhenghui and Renzi has invited our CG to attend Claire’s birthday party at the open pavilion below their block in Eunos Cresent

9 Nov (Sunday), after Sunday church service.

Buffet Lunch
Famous female balloon sculptor from KL to provide some light entertainment?

Monday, October 06, 2008

Concluding S.H.A.P.E!

So we ended the S.H.A.P.E series with the the innovative creations (colored shaped balloons) by Fannie!

Trust everyone had a good and blessed learning experience!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Upcoming Ps Benny Ho Seminar: Impacting the 9-5 Window - The Marketplace -

Please see upcoming seminar from Arrow Ministry under Pastor Benny Ho.
Do join if you are available that day!


Dear Brothers and Sisters-in-Christ,

Matthew 5:13,14 tell us that we are to be salt and light in this world. And we are to let our light so shine before man that they may see God and glorify Him in heaven.

Question: But where is this salt and light suppose to function?

Answer: Where the unbelievers are! - In the market places of the world!

Therefore our work is a platform for us to function as salt and light in this world. It takes us to places where otherwise we cannot go.

In our Arrows Seminar this month, Ps Benny will share with us on how God
uses our workplace as a vechicle to transform the society.


- 'The Marketplace'-

Missionary advocates over the last few decades have called our attention to
the “10-40 Window”; the region that spans between the 10 degrees and the
40 degrees latitude north of the equator, from Africa through to East Asia.

But in recent years, the Church is beginning to realize that there is another
window that is opened to the advancement of the Gospel – the “9-5 Window”
that focuses on the Marketplace.

The marketplace contains divine opportunities that are just as exciting!

Session 1: My Work; My Ministry

Session 2: Impacting The 9-5 Window

Session 3: From the Workplace to the Nations

This series challenges the believer to a whole new perspective to our work.
Our work is more than a means to make a living. It is God’s gift to transform
your life, your workplace, your city and the nations!

Whether you are a housewife, a student, a businessman, a professional,
an educationalist, a salesman, a plumber or a preacher; God wants to live
His life and make His presence known in the 9-5 Window through you!

Come and be challenged through this exciting new series! Sign up today!


Date: 25th (Saturday) October 2008
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Place: Living Sanctuary Brethren Church
No 2, Hougang St 22, SE538728

Registration Fees: S$5/- per Participant(Seminar Materials will be provided)



Buses along Hougang Ave 3: 25, 51, 55, 87, 115, 151, 151E & 854
Buses along Hougang Ave 1: 53, 62, 113 & 115


There are limited carpark lots within the church compound (first come first serve basis). You can also park your car at public carparks near the church.

Please refer to for direction.


Registration is required to facilitate preparation of seminar materials.

Please reply to this email stating your Name and Contact number. For group registrations, please indicate the number of attendees.

Upon confirmation of your Registrations, you will receive a confirmation slip, this confirmation slip will be your entry ticket to the seminar.


PLEASE feel free to forward this email and inform your friends of this seminar.


douglas lim

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Upcoming events (Oct 08)

1) Monthly CG Lunch

Date: 05 Oct 08 (Sun)
Time: 12.00 pm to 2 pm
Venue: To be confirmed (somewhere in Bishan)

Where to meet? The car pickup/dropoff lobby (Level 1) @ Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School.

Note: There will be no CG meeting next Friday on 3 Oct 2008 (we’ll take a 1-week break from Fri CG).

2) Post-SHAPE CG celebration

Date: 10 Oct 2008
Time: to be confirmed
Venue: to be confirmed

Nathalyn & Deming (Organiser & Implementer), who have kindly “volunteered” to use their God-given Abilities to organize this event for our benefit. Real-life application of the SHAPE lessons. Applause for them please.:)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Beijing Olympics and Durian party! 8 August 08

Hello! Some pictures from our cg meeting on 8 August 08 on the opening night of the Beijing Olympics! In the mood of celebration, we had our very own durian party! It was good fun =D Don't drool from the pictures =P

Some of the many durians we globbed up!

Satisfied taster =P


Attempting no. X pieces of durian?

Men labor, women enjoy the fruits? hehe

What's the name of that country again? (During the march pass)

Glued to the tv! (Post bible study of course!)

Ps: Thanks Fannie for the photos!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

3 Cheers for Team Nergy - "We are more than conquerors..." Rom 8:37‏

A pleasant miracle happened this afternoon on the basketball courts of Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School. Our “Team Nergy” took part in the Young Adults Captain’s Ball competition and emerged as Champions. A worthy note is that out of the 12 teams competing, we’re the second oldest group, besides the Pastors’ team.

Yes, it is true indeed! We came, we played and we conquered! It was a hard-fought victory against younger and faster opponents who counted basketball players on their roll-call. The sun was scorching hot at about 1 pm before the games began. However, when the games commenced, it seemed as if God had held an umbrella of clouds over KCPSS to shield all of us from being BBQed like lobsters. And though there were dark clouds looming over the school, the Lord mercifully held back the raindrops until we had completed the Grand Finals. Our team won the 1st prize of a $100 Sakae Sushi Voucher (a timely gift from God for our completion of S.H.A.P.E. CG celebration).

Honorary Awards:

“The Wall” Dave Mann - for blocking just about every shot attempt and kept our scores looking impressive. If there was a Great Wall in Bartley. Dave would be the “Mann”

“Super-Defender” Lye Deming – for his energetic blocking moves around opponents and gravity-defying interceptions of high passes.

“Star-Striker” Fannie’s Cousin – an energetic 15-yr old who also happens to be a sharp-shooter in Captain’s Ball.

“Super-Striker” Nathalyn – for gamely planting herself at the frontline and snatching balls from opponents to score for our team.

“Mama-Striker” Rentze – for proving conclusively that motherhood has no adverse effect on a person’s athletic prowess. She ran all over the courts and demonstrated great skills both in defending and scoring. She managed to run circles around our opponents despite losing her “soles” midway thru the competition. I quote a bad pun by Dave “We had saved her sole”, when one of Rentze’s runaway sole flew across the court in front of us sitting by the sidelines.

“RARA Queens” Fannie & Jiayee – for inventing loud and colorful cheers at the sidelines to provide much needed RARA support to our hard-playing team members.

“Magneto” Zhenghui – who seems to have a magic magnet in his hands, any ball that touches his fingers will be drawn into the center of his palms. He was able to hold on to the balls despite heroic attempts by the athletic defenders to block him. All we had to do was lob a ball in the general direction of his “magnetic grip”.

“Mr Nergy” Go Kevin Goh – for inspiring our team to excellence and aim for the championship with his passion and excitement for the game. Kudos also for his excellent strategy to involve every member of the team, leveraging on each member’s ability and strength to win for the team. (A practical demonstration of S.H.A.P.E in action).

Thanks also to everyone who had come to either play or support the event!

Chris Tan

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

September 08 CG Schedule

Fri 05 Sept - 40 Days of S.H.A.P.E - Session 3
Fri 12 Sept - 40 Days of S.H.A.P.E - Session 4
Fri 19 Sept - 40 Days of S.H.A.P.E - Session 5
Fri 26 Sept - 40 Days of S.H.A.P.E - Session 6

CG bible study meetings will be held at ZH/RT's place in Eunos, commercing at 8pm and ending around 10pm.

July birthdays continued!

Pictures from Kevin's birthday celebrations!

The happy smiley bday boy!

Prayer for a fruitful and blessed year ahead!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Monthy CG outing! 18 July 08

We had our monthly 3rd Friday cg outing on 18 July 08 at New York New York citylink mall. Highlights of the dinner were adorable Claire =D and the surprise birthday celebration for Jiayun. The waitresses at NY NY belt out a lively birthday song with rattles and tambourine! haha!

People who turned up include Chris, Fannie, Heidi, Hongmei, Kevin, Lifen, Rentze, Zhenghui, baby Claire and of course birthday boy Jiayun.

We were treated to a sumptuous western meal and very nice candy floss! All of us had fun.

Ps: Pictures to come soon!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Donut Party!

Welcome back Dave, Heather and Jonathan!

We had a good turnout & excellent time of fellowship at last Friday's cg meeting . Why?

1) Suyin led us through a wonderful time of worship with upbeat/moving songs like "Hosanna", "All the way my Savior leads me" and "As We Worship You".
2) Kevin, on the back of July Mission Month, guided us through the study of Genesis 12:1-9, making us reflect on the pure faith and obedience of Abraham and encouraging us to use our gifts and resources as a CG to bless other people.
3) We celebrated the birthdays of July babies, Lifen and Chris, with yummy donuts!!

Hope everyone had a good time, I did =)

Group picture!

Fannie, Heidi and Lifen

July Birthday babies!

Stephanie, Suyin and Heather

Stephanie and Jiayee

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Chinese New Year Gathering 9 Feb 08

We had a wonderful CNY gathering at Alvin & Yanlin's place yesterday with the tradition Yu Sheng tossing, delicious grilled crayfish, salmon, clam chowder soup, fried chicken wings, sotong balls etc, almond longan desert and Viennetta ice cream!

Thanks so much to Alvin and Yanlin for opening up their house and preparing all the food for the gathering. Thanks also to Chris for the Yu Sheng from Sakae Sushi.
Last but not least, thanks to all who came! We are all truly blessed by your presence!
Ps: Let's keep this a yearly tradition!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year!

To all fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, have a blessed 2008!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Book of Philippians: Finding Joy in the Midst of Trials (Ps Benny Ho Seminars)

Ps Benny will start the Year 2008 teaching on "Book of Philippians: Finding JOY in the Midst of Trials". This Seminar is conducted over two months. PART1 will be taught in Feb08 and PART2 will be taught in Mar08. Below are the details for the up coming seminar in Feb08:

Book of PHILIPPIANS: PART 1 -> JOY in the midst of Trials

Happiness depends on happenings; but JOY depends on CHRIST. The word HAPPINESS evokes visions of unwrapping gifts on Christmas morning, strolling hand in hand with the one you love, being surprised on your birthday etc. Everyone wants to be happy; we making chasing this elusive idea a lifelong pursuit; spending money, collecting things, and searching for new experiences.

But if happiness depends on our circumstances, what happens when the toys rust, loved one die, health deteriorates and party is over? Often happiness flees and despair sets in. In contrast to happiness stands JOY. Running deeper and stronger, joy is the quiet, confident assurance of God's love and work in our lives - that He is there for us no matter what!

The Epistle to the Philippians was written to the first church planted in Europe. Although it was written out of a time of trial, it is a book that resonated with the JOY of the LORD... It is an Epistle that inspires us to focus our thoughts and actions on Jesus Christ. When adverse circumstances, disunity, the quest for accomplishments, or anxiety threaten our joy, this letter provides a powerful tool that can help us fix our vision on Jesus. Only by discovering Him first will we discover the peace and contentment that come from God

A study of this book will reveal the secrets of a joy-filled life. An immensely practical study, coverage includes:

*Christian Perspective to Suffering
*Christian Character & Conduct
*Staying Free from Legalism
*Running The Race to Win
*Winning Over Worry and Anxiety
*Walking in The Abundance of God and more....

Dates : 20th (Wed) & 21st (Thurs) February 2008
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
(registration booth opens @ 6.45pm)
Place: Toa Payoh Methodist Church
(Diagonally Opposite Toa Payoh MRT Station)
480 Lor2 Toa Payoh, SE319641
Registration Fees: S$5/- per Participant
(Seminar Materials will be provided)

Diagonally Opposite TOA PAYOH MRT STATION.

Due to construction works that is going on within the church, you are advised to park your car at HDB Carparks beside the Church or at HDB Hub which is across the road.

Ps: Highly recommended!