HeartBeat Youth Ministry ‘Stronger Together’ Sentosa Outing

The holidays are here!

Before everyone goes on to their respective plans for the season, our HeartBeat Youth Ministry organised a Sentosa Outing themed ‘Stronger Together’. The youth were split into groups and had some friendly competition with each other as they played some games (no dunking of participants into the water).

Check out the photos:

Special thanks to the Youth Ministry Leaders for planning the activities. Shout out also to Sis Jessica for sponsoring some finger food!

A Memorable Mother’s Day Celebration

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Guest speaker, Rev Daniel Ong, sharing the Word

A lovely Mother’s Day service on May 8, 2022, to bless the mothers.

That morning the ambience inside the worship hall was different from usual. Why? Little boys and girls were busy distributing cute little gifts to the mothers who were seated. For the first time after two years, the elderly residents from AWWA (Asian Women’s Welfare Association) Home also joined us on this special Sunday service. It was Mother’s Day! A short video clip named “A Mother’s Prayer” was featured to commemorate this occasion. It was a very touching video clip about a mother’s wish for her child to grow happily and healthily. All the mothers in our midst also went up to be prayed for.

The guest speaker was Rev Daniel Ong from International Christian Centre in Seattle, together with his wife, Ps Connie Seaward, the author of the book, ‘Margaret in Singapore’.

Rev Ong’s sermon topic was ‘Follow God Wholeheartedly’. He began with Mark 12:30 and Numbers 14:24, and elaborated by preaching about a man that followed God wholeheartedly (Joshua 14:8-9, Luke 9:23 and 1 Corinthians 15:31). He went on to talk about what it means to follow God wholeheartedly. There were five points in his sermon outline 1) Without question or total obedience; 2) Sincere heart or without any other motives; 3) Trust in the Lord; 4) Fix your eyes on Jesus and 5) Never give up!!

The takeaways from the sermon for me is to learn to give everything to God and die to yourself. I should sacrifice anything for the will of God. Many a time, I tend to look at my own desires and see how I can satisfy it, but here we have to die to self and forgo the selfish desires of our own and do God’s will. Indeed, it is very challenging to accomplish that. However, we do it with the help of the Holy Spirit. Indeed, it is and it will be the Holy Spirit who helps us to follow God wholeheartedly. He will help us to be willing to give up for Jesus. As I follow God wholeheartedly, I need to have total trust in the Lord. Testing and trials will come but they are there in order for me to grow. I need to fix my eyes on Jesus as I continue to learn to follow Him wholeheartedly.

After service, Ps Connie Seaward also took the opportunity to autograph for her books from those who have purchased them. What a blessed Mother’s Day!


This article was written by Bro Adam Peh, The People’s Church and also appeared in AG times on 18 August 2022.

HeartBeat Youth Ministry presents Youth Chalet on 3rd to 4th September 2022

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Humans are social and emotional creatures. The pandemic has shown us the importance of meeting up physically, bonding with one another and enjoying the presence of Christ as one body. As the Bible says in Matthew 18:19–20, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

Hence, the HeartBeat Youth Ministry is proud to present the Youth Chalet 2022. Yes, in case you’re wondering, IT IS an old school chalet gathering where we have fun chatting, BBQ-ing and also staying up late (to pray and to bond). It’s also highly subsidised and a no frills outing. We don’t expect you to do anything complex or draining. Except maybe the age old problem of starting a fire or just avoid turning the chicken wings to black carbon bits.

Full Logistics and Details:

  • Date: 3 Sep – 4 Sep 2022
  • Location: Changi CSC Chalet (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 BBQ pit and quite a bit of fun youths)
  • Time: TBC, we will inform everyone directly but as with all Chalet outings, it’s likely to be in the afternoon of 3 Sep when we takeover the place.
  • Food: There will be a BBQ dinner provided 3 Sep (Saturday evening)
  • Cost: $20/pax* (youth) and $25/parents (adult)
  • Parents: We understand that some parents might be sending your child to the chalet and since you’ve already travelled all the way to Changi, we would like to extend the invite to these parents of youths for the BBQ dinner. The parents will have a dining area to themselves and can enjoy the BBQ food prepared.
  • Important hygiene note: We will make our way to Church together on Sunday morning so do bring a change of clothes and some toiletries (you know the drill).

* Bring a friend for free if conditions are met (yes, please invite your friends for free food and fun). Price remains the same whether you stay over or not. See the picture above.

To sign up:

  • Church members to sign up via sign up list at church or contact Sis Abigail or Bro Ivan. You can also sign up for your friends.
  • For public, drop us a message or DM us on Instagram @thepeopleschurchsg.

Water Baptism at Sembawang Park on 25 June 2022

On 25 June 2022, The People’s Church organised a water baptism session for 7 baptism candidates. It was a spirit filled afternoon where we sang praises to the Lord and we also bonded through food and drinks.

Congratulations to our baptism candidates! We pray that you will grow in the Lord and grow stronger in the faith.

Such a joy to be able to meet physically again! Appreciate all the Brothers and Sisters in Christ that turned up to support.

A New Generation Rising

The People’s Church first started out in 1998 as a tiny bomb shelter outreach that was planted at Hougang Avenue 10. The outreach soon matured and in 2008, the church went on to be autonomous and independent under the Assemblies of God of Singapore. Now in 2018, the church celebrates its 10th anniversary on August 4. The reason that the church has come so far is definitely God’s goodness and faithfulness toward us

Over the past 10 years, the church went through innumerable storms, yet it is through these very storms that members of the church body actually forged resilient bonds with one another. Corporate prayer, joyous fellowship and love have all contributed to this bond. Generations of youths have emerged in those years—young boys and girls have grown into fine young men and women. Now, it is time for these youths to arise and carry the church forward.

2 Kings 2:9 (KJV) says, “And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, ‘Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee.’ And Elisha said, ‘I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.’”

In the Bible, it is written that Elisha requested for a double portion of Elijah’s spirit on him. Elisha was considered to be Elijah’s successor. In the modern context of the Church, this can be referred to the “next generation” or the youth of the church. Rev Patrick Cheong, our Senior Pastor, had sought out this guiding vision when he first started the church’s leadership revitalization process in 2016.

Rev Patrick’s preaching reminded our adult congregation that they must be righteous Christians in order to be shining examples for the next generation. They were asked to impart their lessons (from past mistakes) to the next generation. According to Rev Patrick, this meant that every generation would become twice as wise and much tougher than the previous one.

Today, our church places a strong emphasis on leadership revitalization and had appointed two youth mentors in 2017 and six youth leaders in 2018. The church council board had also been renewed with younger board members, with the youngest one being only 23 years old.

This emphasis on the youth was also seen during the church’s 10th anniversary celebratory service. The church invited Rev Yang Tuck Yoong, Senior Pastor and Founder of Cornerstone Community Church to be the guest speaker for the sermon. During the service, the congregation was treated to a special dance performance based on the song, ‘The Hurt & The Healer’ by MercyMe. The dance was based on a powerful testimony. It portrayed a struggling Christian youth going through a dreadful storm. However, she knew that she had a solid body of Christ that she could always turn to for help, and that this body would support her spiritually in all situations. A nostalgic video showing our church’s humble beginnings was also played during the service.

During Rev Yang’s sermon, the Holy Spirit prompted powerfully that the older people in the church were important and not to be forgotten. Rev Yang’s preaching encouraged these older people not to “slow down” in their respective ministries, but to believe that the best years had yet to come. He also exhorted the young and old to come together to renew one another— the youth with vigor and the old with wisdom.

The celebrations concluded with our Executive Pastor, Ps Clement Cheong, praying over our youths for God’s greater anointing to be upon them and that the fruits of their ministry would far supersede what the previous generations had accomplished. As the evening drew to a close, the congregation then gathered for a sumptuous buffet dinner.

May the youths of The People’s Church arise in Jesus’s mighty name!

Watch dance performance video

Watch the video of the testimony behind the dance

 


This article also appeared in AG times issue 040 Nov-Dec 2018, page 12

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‘Noah’s Ark’ Balloon Sculpting Activity for Kids

Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017
Time: 1030am to 1230pm (estimate)
Address/how to get there: Click here
Theme: Noah’s Ark

About the event:
Bring your kids for a fun balloon sculpting session where they would learn the art of balloon sculpting from a professional balloon sculptor. For ages 5 and above only.

Entry is free of charge but please note that no adults are allowed in the session. Rest assured that we will be fully staffed to take care of your children.

While your children are busy with their balloons, do join us for our Sunday sermon. Rev. Dr Margaret Seaward will be sharing with us. More information on the service can be found here.

No registrations are required for both the balloon sculpting activity and the service. For more information, you can contact us by dropping us a message.


Updates:
We’ll be having a candy floss machine for the kids during the event!

Ballon Sculptor Profile:
The professional balloon sculptor that will be teaching the children is Erika Choo (Pei Pei). Erika has experience with children Bible class ministry (in her church) and is a full-time balloonist in Johor Bahru (JB). She has conducted various balloon classes and organised balloon workshops for churches as well as the public.

Below are the projects and competitions that she has participated in:

  1. 2016 Resort World Genting CNY decorations
  2. 2016 Balloon Fiesta Challenge Baloon Costume Competition 2nd Place
  3. 2017 Taiwan International Balloon Artist Medium Display Competition 3rd Place

You can find out more about her on her official Facebook page.

Here are some photos of her during some of her events!

Multiplication of His Goodness

Multiplication of His Goodness: The People’s Church 9th Anniversary

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The People’s Church celebrates our 9th anniversary on 6th of August 2017 and we invite you to join us.

Our church’s Spiritual Mentor Rev. Dr. Fred Seaward will be preaching to us in the morning combined service and we’ll be having a buffet lunch after the service. Lunch will be provided to all who join us.

Date: 6th August 2017
Time: 10.00am – 1.30pm

Registration

Kindly register* at this RSVP link. For information about the event, kindly contact us by sending us a form.

Directions
Getting to The People’s Church