Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jan 2009 Schedule

Fri 2 Jan - No CG, CG lunch on 4 Jan 09
Fri 9 Jan - 2009 Kick off meeting
Fri 16 Jan - CG BS Lectio Divina
Fri 23 Jan - CNY CG Dinner @ Alvin & Yanlin's place
Fri 30 Jan - No CG, Core Group meeting @ Toa Payoh
Note: CG meetings will start at 8pm @ Alvin & Yanlin's place for 1Q 2009.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

CNY Dinner 09!

We had our annual CNY CG reunion dinner on 23 Jan 09 at Alvin & Yanlin's place. It was a great turn out, everyone is stuffed up with food and we held an early birthday celebration for Alvin too! Great Yusheng, tasty steamboat, juicy grilled meats and yummy durian cake! Pictures below say it all!

Preparing to toast the Yusheng!

The spread!

Yummy durian cake!!

The birthday 'boy' =P

Part of the party!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Following God's calling - CG BS 16 Jan 09

Chris led an interesting session of Lectio Divina "divine reading" in last Friday cg meeting, reflecting on the passage of:

Matthew 10: 16-22

16I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
17"Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their synagogues. 18On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. 19But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, 20for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
21"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. 22All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 23When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

3 readings of the same passage was done by different people and after each reading, we are to look out for 1) How Christ the Word speak to ME, 2) What Christ the Word invites me to DO and 3) What I believe God wants me to do today/this week.

It was quite an eye opening session as God, through the same passage, spoke differently to each of us as we went round to share our thoughts. General theme revolves around bearing witness to God & following his calling without fear. It was indeed an encouragement/reminder of God's wonders and awesome power.

We ended the session praying for one another and fellow cg members who can't make it that night due to work commitments or out of town. We also had a good time chilling out together on chiffon cakes and green tea!

It was a great time of fellowship. I have enjoyed myself, hope that it was for you too =)

Ps: Special thanks to Alvin for leading worship! =)

For more information on Lectio Divina, check out:

Monday, January 12, 2009

We are all part of the body of Christ!

We had our first CG meeting for 2009 last Friday, giving thanks to God for bringing the cg closer through the S.H.A.P.E program, Captain's ball tournament and My Hope Singapore Christmas outreach event.

Kevin led us through the ice breaker of each one drawing a part of a human body, highlighting the messenge that we are all part of the body of Christ and each of us plays an important role too!

We also went through the exercise of setting both personal and CG goals for 2009 and shared amongst the cg members.
All in all, we commit the new year to God, working towards a year of growing deeper with God!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Ethan Arthur Mann is born!

Congrats to Dave & Heather for the arrival of their baby boy, Ethan Arthur Mann, who was born at 7:16pm on Sunday 4 Jan 09, weighing at 3.1kg in Mount Elizabeth Hospital. Another new addition to our CG family!

First CG meeting 2009! 9 Jan @ 8.00pm

Dear beloved CG mates,

On behalf of the Core Team, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone blessed year 2009 ahead. The times ahead may be challenging, but do keep in mind that we have an Awesome Supernatural (Egyptian-hurling) God.

We are kicking off year 2009’s CG series this Friday, 9 Jan @ 8.00 pm.

The Meeting Address: (5 mins walk from Sembawang MRT)
Blk 357C Admiralty Drive #13-128

Online map:

Brief Agenda

1. Discussion about 2009 individual & CG goals (please try to spend this week thinking about your individual goals and what you hope to see happen in our CG in 2009)
2. 2009 CG Core Group Intro & Heads-up on upcoming CG events

Seeya Friday.


Chris Tan

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