~ ~ Telok Kurau Church~ ~
On the 11th of Jan 2014, Telok Kurau Church held its annual Religious Education (RE) Orientation day. The program started with an introduction of the 8 classes, teachers and trainees , followed by an exhortation by Pr Ho. The sermon revolved around the question: „teach us what we shall do for the child who will be born‟ (Judges 13:8). This was the question Samson‟s father asked the Angel of the Lord when Samson‟s birth was foretold. Today we should also have a similar attitude of seeking the Lord‟s will in bringing up our children.
For the year 2014, TK has been blessed with 111 Students, 46 Teachers and 7 Trainees. This year also welcomed two newly appointed teachers who have completed their theory lessons as well as two years of practical training. They are Bro Lee Xiong An and Sis Jesslyn Ng.
After the introductions, the students and teachers headed for their respective classes for their individual class orientation programs. Icebreaker games were played and rules and expectations for each class were also laid down.
Finally the day came to a close when all the classes returned to the church hall for the first RE prayer of the year followed by a photo-taking session of each individual class. May God bless our Church in this divine service that we may bring the students before Him in the year ahead, amen.
~ ~ Adam Road Church~ ~
Praise the Lord that the Orientation for the Religious Education unit of Adam Road was smoothly carried out on the 11 January 2014.
There are a total of 7 students who graduated from the Religious Education System this year. They are Bro Jasper, Bro Chuen En, Bro Kevin Lo, Bro Huan Yin, Bro Wilson Chin, Sis Samantha, and Sis Sue Anne. Bro Jasper represented the graduating class to say a few words and they were joined by the rest of the IY class to present a few hymns.
We thank the Lord that we have a total of 40 teachers including 4 trainee teachers that were sent to be shepherds of the Lord‟s lamb this year. There are a total of 120 students from all the classes, ranging from children in the Nursery to students in the Intermediate Youth classes.
We pray that the Lord will strengthen the faith of our teachers through the Holy Spirit and that we remain faithful to the Word of God, to care and to guide the students with love and compassion of Christ.
~ ~ Sembawang Church~ ~
This event marks the new school year for our students, where a mix of excitement and apprehension could be felt. While some are excited as they are reunited with friends and brethren whom they “separated from” during the last school year, others are apprehensive of the new environment that they have progressed to. May the Lord continue to bless and guide the students, teachers and parents as we seek to build a faith that is rooted and grounded in the love of Christ.
RE teachers sent to do the important work of tending and feeding the lambs after receiving the laying of hands.