Thank you for your overwhelming support for The Gift 2016!

Dear Friends,

On behalf of The People’s Church, I’d like to thank everyone for joining us on Dec 24 for our Christmas Production, “The Gift”. We are overwhelmed by the positive responses and the full-house attendance. To God be the glory!

I pray that this production will remind you that in this world of conflicts and struggles, God understands. He is in control, and He can be a source of strength to you.

We sincerely welcome anyone interested to join us with open arms, and we hope to see you at our weekly Sunday services! [For services schedule]

We’ve also uploaded some photos of the production in Facebook if you wish to download them. [Download Link]

Once again, thank you everyone for coming down! Happy Boxing Day and God bless.

Yours Sincerely,
Ng You Qian
Production Director of The Gift

The People’s Church Camp 2016: Give Thanks!

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Date: 15th to 19th December 2016
Venue: Hotel Equatorial Melaka

The People’s Church heads to Melaka for our 2016 church camp and this year’s theme is ‘Give Thanks’. Come join us for a blessed and spirit-filled time as we end the year on a high. Charge yourselves up and bond together as a church to prepare ourselves for 2017!

Registration:

Open registration is currently closed. However, if you are interested to join us for this camp or want to invite your friends or family, kindly drop us an email at general_office@thepeopleschurch.sg or contact us here. Seats are on a first come, first served basis and we do not promise availability of slots. Please get in touch with us by 30th November 2016.

Camp Speaker: Pastor Guna

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Pastor Guna received Jesus Christ as his Lord and personal Savior in October 1981 and was called to full time ministry in 1983. At the time of his conversion, he surrendered his life and struggles to Jesus and was completely set free from drug and alcohol addiction and from satanic oppression. His life was amazingly transformed by the miraculous power of Jesus Christ, and he began to boldly preach and testify about the saving, healing and delivering power of Jesus.

After attending Bible school in Singapore, he became a pastor and served at his local church in Singapore until 1993. In 1993, God called him to serve in Okinawa, Japan. He and his family served as missionaries in Okinawa, Japan for 3 years, and in 1996, he was called to Tokyo, Japan. Since then Pastor Guna and his wife Jey have been faithfully serving as senior pastors of Victory Christian Center Japan. They have outreach churches in Nagoya and Narita and also do missions work in East Timor and Davao City, Philippines. They firmly believe God has called them to Japan, and their ministry is validated by the life -changing experiences of many individuals in Japan.

They have two children Chris and Abby. Chris lives in Singapore with his wife Cathy and their son Zakk. Their daughter Abby lives in Springfield, Missouri with her husband Zach.

Camp Mandarin Interpreter: Reverend Susan Quek-Seow

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Susan Quek-Seow is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. She holds a Master in Theological Studies (MTS) and is presently a candidate for Doctor of Ministry Program in Singapore Bible College.

She served God as a marketplace minister until 1998 when she answered her full-time call and joined Elim Church as a missionary in training.

Susan served alongside Dr Margaret Seaward as a soul care pastor in ministering to the emotionally afflicted and distressed. She was also a family life counsellor.

She preaches in English, Mandarin, Hokkien and Cantonese in interdenominational churches.  She also taught in Tung Ling Bible School (SOM Chinese Program) and Holy Grace Bible School.

In 2008, she obeyed the Holy Spirit’s to minister to the Body of Christ both locally and globally. She preached and taught in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, China and South-East Asia

She started the Torchbearer Ministries in accordance to the mandate God has given her to bring the fire of the Holy Spirit to set hearts aflame so that they can arise and shine for Jesus.

Camp Sunday School Teachers: Pastor Maggie Krishnan & Sis Carene Krishnan

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Pastor Maggie Krishnan is from Calvary Life Assembly, Melaka. She has been involved in Children’s Ministry for many years, and has an ever-growing passion for children to be raised up in a godly way. God has anointed her to bring forth Gospel truths to children in creative and fresh ways.

Carene Krishnan is also from the same church and shares the same passion as her mum. It is their joy to be part of People’s Church Camp 2016, and are looking forward to the camp.

The Gift

The Gift Christmas Production

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Date: Sat, December 24, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM SGT

This coming Christmas, the Heartbeat Youth Ministry of The People’s Church invites you to a Christmas production titled, ‘The Gift’.

The Gift tells the story of a teenage girl and her struggle with relationship issues, and how a father contemplates taking his life over his debt crisis but is miraculously saved by the power of prayer.

Registration is free, and lunch is provided. You are strongly encouraged to invite your friends & family for a blessed time and fellowship.

Click here to RSVP.

The People's Church Youth

Eight fruitful years: We give thanks and all the glory to God

The People’s Church had a three-day seminar on Intercessory Prayer led by Reverend Dr Margaret Seaward as part of the Church’s 8th anniversary celebration. Everyone was greatly blessed; many were touched by the Lord and some were even baptised with the gift of the Holy Spirit.

intercessory-prayer-seminarIt was neither a church outing nor a buffet with good food but The People’s Church celebrated her 8th anniversary by having a three day Seminar on Intercessory Prayer from 5th August 2016 to 7 August 2016. It was through this Seminar that many in the Church drew closer to the word of God and emerged, fully charged and revitalized by the Spirit to continue the great work of building God’s Kingdom. When asked by church members on the arrangement, Senior Pastor Patrick Cheong replied that, “Throughout the 8 years, the Lord has blessed us tremendously and has always provided for our needs. It is only fitting that we have this Seminar together with our 8th anniversary where we can draw closer to God and give thanks for all He has done for us.

pastor-patrick-prayingThe Intercessory Prayer Seminar, which was led by Reverend Dr Margaret Seaward, was conducted with this current world’s busy pace of life in mind. We are always too busy for everything and all of us face an everyday challenge for having to contend with the quotidian ‘things of this world’. Sometimes, many of us even wish that we had 48 hours instead of 24 hours daily in order to accomplish our daily tasks. Even so, the reality is that most of us would still have not enough time and the “I’m busy and have no time” excuse pops up regularly even when it’s time to spend time with God. If this happens and we still conveniently assume that God understands our situation, then we are in dire need of drawing closer to God.

you-qian-prayingFear not for God has a solution and that is Prayer. Prayer is a predominant feature in our Christian walk and is our main weapon against all our troubles, but many people have overlooked or discounted this over time. We may not know it, but many Christians are fighting to stay “alive” spiritually and neglect the power of Prayer. Some may have lost that “first love” for God and feel that they can no longer communicate with God. Our problems may vary – some of us may have disobedient children, unreasonable colleagues, dire financial situations or unfaithful spouses but when is the last time did we use Prayer as a means to your problems?

To cap things off, the Church also had the privilege of celebrating Reverend Dr Fred Seaward and Reverend Dr Margaret Seaward’s 65th wedding anniversary during the Seminar. A Godly couple, they have been a blessing to many people — believers and non-believers alike and have also been a great role model for a Christ-centred marriage.

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The Church prepared a cake lighted with 65 individual candles, and as the cake made its way to them, everyone knew it was a fitting tribute to such a Godly couple. As Church member, Brother Nigel put it, “To have served all their lives and still be on fire for God gives you encouragement; you know their preaching is real and everything that they say is a blessing.” The celebrations ended with a prayer for the Seawards and a scrumptious buffet lunch, as both visitors and Church members had a great time fellowshipping with one another.

When we turn to Prayer, we must recognise that God is not a magician or a Prayer answering machine that will make our problems disappear once we call unto Him. Instead, during Prayer, as pointed out by Reverend Dr Seaward during the Seminar, we will need to keep pounding on the door and not give up. Even if it takes 1 day, 1 year or 10 years, we need to press on for God has His perfect timing for everything and we know that the God we serve gives us an infinite hope and love. When we believe that Jesus is the King of kings, and He will answer our prayers, we no longer need to live in fear.

fred-seawardThe Intercessory Prayer Seminar was a timely reminder to spend time interceding for others in Prayer and the Seminar attendees were blessed by the words brought forth by Reverend Seaward. It was a thought that was shared by Church member Sister Crystal, who said, “This Seminar had taught me about the importance of prayer and how it is our weapon against the evil one.” The Seminar also challenged the Church members to pray earnestly to see more souls ushered into the Kingdom of God. The Church prayed that God will continue to manifest His Power and Might to bring an endless revival to our church and that the Church is not looking for a momentary revival but one that is consistently burning.

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God has been good to The People’s Church throughout the eight years since we have gone autonomous and God has always been faithful to us. From the time we came out of the bomb shelter in Hougang to our new location at LHK 3, God has cleared our every obstacle and given us His bountiful blessings. Every anniversary, we look back at the past and smile at the good times and not so good times.

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We give thanks and all the glory to God for granting us an excellent time where we had delicious food not only for the body but also for the spirit. His love and grace abounds, praise and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen.


This article was written by Cecilia Lee, Music Director, The People’s Church and also appeared on the AG Times Issue 028 (Nov – Dec 2016).

Ageing Gracefully by Fei Yue Family Service Centre/Community Services

The People’s Church will be having a programme on ageing gracefully 2nd session next Sunday for senior citizens.

Many of our senior citizens are at a high risk of being affected by many old age related issues. If you know anyone, we encourage you to bless them by inviting them or bringing them to this programme. The programme will be conducted by Fei Yue Family Service Centre/Community Services during our Sunday hokkien service.

Date: Sunday, 28 August 2016
Time: 3pm to 4pm

Admissions are free but do let us know at general_office@thepeopleschurch.sg if you are inviting a large group so we can cater for it.

Below photos are from the first sesssion. Glad to know that the senior citizens enjoyed the first session (look at their smiles and very subtle thumbs up by Uncle William!).

Here’s what you missed at TPC Day 2016!

The People’s Challenge (TPC) Day was a family event filled with fun, laughter and unity as we took a journey down memory lane and reminisced about the old kampong times. Our TPC Day 2016 was held at D’Kranji Farm Resort and members were split into groups. The groups then embarked on the The People’s Challenge where station games awaited them.

Here’s an overview of the stations!

Station 1

D Kranji Bird Nest Museum

We began the activities with a nice stroll at the Swiftlet Garden Museum. It was an educational tour filled with the history of bird’s nest and how the emperors in China admired and treasured bird’s nest as a precious trading commodity in the olden times. This session also showcased how bird’s nest is usually being produced, harvested and processed. We even had some complimentary snacks! Yum.

Station 2

TPC Day Station 2

To encourage unity and team work in our games, we came up with a unique creative idea to encourage teamwork among the participants. Each team nominated a member, who would wait outside the room, whilst the rest work together to draw out an image of the given word.

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Each of the members had to hold a string attached to a marker and maneuver the strings together in order to draw the image. Teamwork, check!

Station 3

TPC Day Station 3a

The last stations saw the groups complete series of activities as a group. First up, the smelling game. Teams were given cups with different mixtures of beverages/liquid and they had to take turns to take a sniff of what’s in the cup. Together, the team had to conclude on which beverage/liquid is in the cup.

Oh dear it must have been awful...

Teams also had to complete miscellaneous challenges such as balancing an orange while doing squats and folding paper planes.

 The People’s Challenge (Final Station)

Bingo time

Finally, the highlight of our TPC Day, The People’s Challenge! This was similar to a game of Bingo but done the TPC way and #RunningManStyle.

A sheet of paper was placed on the table with 25 boxes drawn on the piece of mahjong paper. There were 27 items placed in a long table by which each team can choose 25 dishes out of the 27 given.

Team members can place the dishes in the boxes in any order they like. Each team will take turns to call out a dish of their choice. When the team gets one line cleared, they were to shout: AMEN, PRAISE THE LORD! The first team that cleared 2 lines won the game. Simple game but everyone had loads of fun!

Traditional Games Championship

To cap the amazing day, we set up our very own “Mama Shop”. This mini shop had traditional games; from pick-up sticks, to chapteh, to five stones, to card games like old maid, snap and happy family and even the all-time favourite eraser flag game! This really brought us back to our childhood days and gave the children a taste of how our childhood was like.

At 2pm that day, we had our very own Traditional Games Championship where the young and old gathered together to take part and compete against each other. We had country eraser corner, chapteh corner and even the five stones corner. It was amazing to see that the children knew how to play these traditional games!

See below for all our championship winners! More pictures can be found in our Facebook album for TPC day 2016.


This article is written by Abigail Cheong, a worship leader and member of The People’s Church.

Margaret Seaword during Easter Sunday Sermon

Intercessory Prayer with Rev Dr Margaret Seaward

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.

Matthew 18:19

Prayer is an essential communication with our Heavenly Father and an act of trusting in Him as we cast our weaknesses at the feet of Jesus. Intercessory prayer reflects the love we see in God’s character, allowing us to think beyond ourselves and instead, to grow and develop in ourselves a compassion for our community.

Intercessory prayer starts with you! Be open to it. Be ready for it. Experience God’s power as Rev Dr Margaret Seaward ministers to us.

The Intercessory Prayer Seminar is a 2 day seminar and will conclude with a Combined Service on Sunday together with The People’s Church 8th Anniversary. Registrants are encouraged to come for all sessions. There will be lunch provided for the Saturday session.

5th August 2016* (Friday)

7.30pm – 9.30pm

6th August 2016* (Saturday)

10.00am – 3pm

7th August 2016 (Sunday)

Combined Service 10am – 1pm

* Friday and Saturday sessions strictly by registration only

Registration
Attendance is strictly by registration. Please RSVP here. For information about the seminar, kindly Email us at general_office@thepeopleschurch.sg.

Do you need a touch of inner healing?

Inner Healing Seminar by Rev Dr Margaret Seaward (3 Days)

Do you need a touch of inner healing?

What is Inner Healing?

Are there areas in your life that trouble you?
That constantly seem to defeat you?
That you never seem to be able to have victory?

Inner Healing involves healing of the mind, emotions and spirit that have been wounded by the things of this world. If you are in need of spiritual healing, these sessions and prayers will set you free. We invite you to come experience a complete healing with us. Experience God’s power as Rev Dr Margaret Seaward ministers to us.

There will be a total of three inner healing sessions and registrants are encouraged to come for all sessions. There will be lunch provided for the Saturday session.

20th May 2016* (Friday)
7.30pm – 9.30pm

21st May 2016* (Saturday)
10.30am – 3pm

22nd May 2016 (Sunday)
Joined Service 10am – 1pm

* Friday and Saturday sessions strictly by registration only

Registration
Kindly register* at this RSVP link. For information about the seminar, kindly Email us at general_office@thepeopleschurch.sg.

* Registration has now reach maximum capacity. We will not be accepting any more registrations.

Directions
Getting to The People’s Church

Kampong and countryside living at D'Kranji Farm Resort

TPC Day at D’Kranji Farm Resort

D'Kranji Farm Resort is part of the Singapore farm scene in which interest has been picking up recently. The Kranji Farms have also been featured in The Straits Times. It is situated near to the famous Bollywood Veggies, Hay Diaries and Jurong Frog Farm. We hope that the rustic "Kampong" environment will help us relive and bring out the Kampong Spirit in all of us.

TPC (The People’s Challenge) Day promises to be a day of fun and food as we invite all our family, friends and loved ones for a day of fellowship and bonding. This half day event will be held at the D’Kranji Farm Resort on 29th May 2016 from 10am to 3pm. Tickets will be priced at $5 for children and $10 for adults.

D’Kranji Farm Resort is part of the Singapore farm scene in which interest has been picking up recently. The Kranji Farms have also been featured in The Straits Times. It is situated near to the famous Bollywood Veggies, Hay Diaries and Jurong Frog Farm. We hope that the rustic “Kampong” environment will help us relive and bring out the Kampong Spirit in all of us.

What you can expect from the event:
1) A short worship session to kick off the day
2) Light station games and activities
3) TPC telematch challenge
4) Old-school and traditional Kampong games corner
5) Buffet + BBQ meal

Two way bus transportation will be provided at Yishun MRT, Serangoon MRT and Kranji MRT.

Address of D’Kranji Farm Resort
10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813

Registration
Registration is open to church members and public. Please drop us an Email at general_office@thepeopleschurch.sg