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From the Synod Moderator: The Journey from Orientation to Disorientation to Reorientation
Rt Rev Keith Lai
Dec 2020
The Christian Life is a Journey. It is not about getting to the destination as quickly as possible,




Flood Relief for Churches in Cambodia
Dec 2020
Due to the floods that rampaged the country and the COVID-19 pandemic, the churches in Cambodia and Cambodian people are facing a difficult situation, as their work and daily lives are disrupted.




A Prelude to PCS's 140th Anniversary Event and Activities
Dec 2020
In 2021 we will be celebrating the 140th Anniversary for the Presbyterian Church in Singapore.




Postponement of the Synod's Annual General Meeting in 2021
Dec 2020
In view of the prevalence of COVID-19, the 47th Session Synod Annual General Meeting has been officially postponed to 26th April 2021.




Update on Cambodia Missions in 2020
Dec 2020
From October to November, the Cambodia Missions Taskforce, together with Orchard Road Presbyterian Church (ORPC), organised an outreach (via Zoom) to Synod Presbyterian Churches Cambodia




Livestream and Sermon Production Workshop for Churches
Dec 2020
When pandemic struck without a warning earlier this year, everyone was forced to stay at home, and all church services had to be moved online.




From the Synod Moderator: Church Re:Start
Rt Rev Keith Lai
Nov 2020
After a 9-month hiatus of "lockdown" and absence from our usual onsite worship service, many have, by now settled comfortably into a “routine” of homebased worship.




POST-COVID-19: Pastoral Care Reflection and Action
Rev Dr. Li Hau Tiong
Nov 2020
Tens of millions of people worldwide have been infected by the plague of the century - COVID-19, causing a global catastrophe.




Christian Preschool Leaders Strive Onward
Nov 2020
Organised by the Christian Preschool Alliance (CPA) and Kingdomgarten Preschool Services (KPS), the nationwide inter-denominational Christian Preschool Forum




Need a Light in the Dark?
Rev Peter Chan
Nov 2020
It has been more than nine months since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic hit Singapore in February 2020.




Synod Held Their First Virtual Annual General Meeting in September
Oct 2020
The 2020 Synod Annual General Meeting was held on 28 September 2020.




From the Synod Moderator: Humbly Offered to the Lord
Rt Rev Keith Lai
Oct 2020
Mark makes it very clear that Jesus’ challenge to Philip was meant to be a test of his faith. Life is filled with many forms of tests.




A Preliminary Study on Church Ministry Movement Post COVID-19
Rev Dr. Li Hau Tiong
The COVID-19 "Coronavirus" has triggered a human catastrophe of the century. So far, more than 27 million people have been diagnosed worldwide and more than 880,000 have died. The number is still rising.




Love Expressed in Obedience to His Truth During Pandemic Times
Elder Jimmy Lim
Oct 2020
As we face this unprecedented pandemic crisis, how can we as believers and followers of Christ be doers of His Word aside from being hearers, particularly during this challenging times?




Synod's Follow-up Initiatives after the New Normal Forums
Sep 2020
As part of the Synod Sunday Initiatives, the Synod organised two forums for all pastors from our member churches to discuss about the issues and challenges faced in the New Normal.




New Normal Survey Review Part 2: Pastoral Care in the New Normal
A survey by the Synod, Aug 2020
On 3rd July 2020, the Synod launched a survey for both church members and pastors, to find out more about the challenges and issues that have risen during this difficult period of pandemic.




From the Synod Moderator: Always More Than Enough
Rt Rev Keith Lai
Sep 2020
Do we ever ask ourselves why there is this deep inner sense of lack, of never having enough?




New Normal English Forum
Sep 2020
The New Normal English forum wrapped up successfully on 5 August 2020. The forum, a first of its kind to bring church ministers together to discuss issues at hand, saw a total of 75 church leaders and staff taking part in the discussion.




Synod Annual General Meeting to happen on 28 Sept
Sep 2020
In light of the current ongoing COVID-19 situation, as per previous announcement, the Synod's Annual General Meeting will be happening on 28 September 2020.




Giving the Word to minority races this Pentecost
Rt Rev Keith Lai
Jun 2020
In Asia, there are 745 languages without a verse of Scripture. During this Pentecost period, illumiNations is reaching out to bring the New Testament to the minority groups who have yet access to the Word of God, in their native language.




A Refuge Amidst the Pandemic
Jun 2020
In September 2019, Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church (PSPC) joined the Partners Engaging and Empowering Rough Sleepers (PEERS) Network, an initiative by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and various community partners.




Christian Perspective on the General Elections
Rev Dr Leonard Wee
Jun 2020
Once again, the tiny island of Singapore would soon be electing its leaders to govern the nation for the next 5 years.




COVID-19 - Synod's Advisory No. 10 to Member Churches
19 Jun 2020
In response to the COVID19 situation, the Synod Office has sent out the following advisory to all member churches.




From the Synod Moderator: Recovering Sabbath
Rt Rev Keith Lai
Jun 2020
What is God's Desire For His People in the Midst of this Pandemic? Why was Jerusalem captured, burned and the people of God sent into exile? Why were God's people locked-down, locked-out and locked away?




SMC Relief Work in Nepal in May
Elder Jimmy Lim
Jun 2020
Once again, we see our God Almighty leading us as the General and Commander for our ministry in Nepal, since the major earthquake there in April 2015.




Donation of preventive medical equipment by The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan
May 2020
During this difficult period of time as the world fights against threat of Covid-19, brothers and sisters in Christ around the globe have been helping one another,




COVID-19 - Synod's Advisory No. 9 to Member Churches
12 May 2020
In response to the COVID19 situation, the Synod Office has sent out the following advisory to all member churches.




Update on Synod Annual General Meeting and Synod Sunday 2020
May 2020
In view of the prevalence of COVID-19, the Synod Exco has decided to further postpone the Synod's Annual General Meeting, from 18 and 19 May 2020 to 28 and 29 September 2020.




COVID-19 - Synod's Advisory No. 8 to Member Churches
6 May 2020
In response to the COVID19 situation, the Synod Office has sent out the following advisory to all member churches.




"Solidarity" and "Resilience"
Rev Dr Li, Hau-tiong
May 2020
COVID-19, the novel coronavirus has been spreading since the end of 2019 to the first half of 2020, causing much damage throughout the world.




Supporting our family in Christ worldwide in midst of COVID-19 situation
May 2020
As the COVID-19 situation continues to persist across the globe, millions of people have been and are continually affected in terms of their health, their livelihood, their wellbeing physically and mentally.




Habakkuk: The Pitfalls of Fatalism and Triumphalism
Rev Keith Lai
May 2020
The recent tragic incident of a USA Pastor who defiantly held church service, despite the dire warnings of the relentless coronavirus pandemic scourge sweeping the land.




Appeal to Churches to support Mobile Blood Donation Drive
May 2020
The Singapore Red Cross has reported a drop in blood bank attendance and blood collection over the past few weeks, which was further affected due to circuit breaker measures in place.




Primary 1 Phase 2B Priority Registration Exercise
May 2020
For Presbyterian church members who wish to apply for Primary 1 Phase 2B Priority Registration Exercise for (PHPPS) and Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School (KCPPS), do note that applications are now open!




Ministry to the Homeless in Singapore (Project Providence)
May 2020
Due to the COVID-19 situation, many migrant workers have been affected adversely, not just in terms of losing their jobs, but even going without a roof on their heads.




COVID-19 - Synod's Advisory No. 7 to Member Churches
6 Apr 2020
In response to the COVID19 situation, the Synod Office has sent out the following advisory to all member churches.




Proposed Guidelines on Holy Communion during COVID-19
1 Apr 2020
In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the TRRC (Theological Review and Response Committee) was engaged by the Synod Exco to propose a set of Guidelines on Holy Communion.




Pastoral Reflections - Let Us Not Give Up Meeting
Rev Peter Chan
Apr 2020
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together.




COVID-19 - Synod's Advisory No. 6 to Member Churches
26 Mar 2020
In response to the COVID19 situation, the Synod Office has sent out the following advisory to all member churches.




From the desk of Synod Moderator - Discerning God's Purpose in the Present Pandemic
Rev Keith Lai
Mar 2020
The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak may be another "ONCE-IN-A-CENTURY EVENT" (The ATLANTIC) as it captures the world's attention.




Press Release Regarding COVID-19
21 Mar 2020
In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Synod Office has released the following Press Release.




COVID-19 - Synod's Advisory No. 5 to Member Churches
20 Mar 2020
In response to the COVID19 situation, the Synod Office has sent out the following advisory to all member churches.




COVID-19 - Synod's Advisory No. 4 to Member Churches
13 Mar 2020
Subsequent to PM Lee Hsien Loong's speech on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore, we understand that the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) will be calling for a meeting with the Religious Leaders to discuss on the implications.




Postponement of the Synod Annual General Meeting 2020
Mar 2020
In light of the prevalence of COVID-19, the Synod has decided to postpone the Synod Annual General Meeting 2020.




Application for Mission Support Programme 4 (MSP4) is now open!
Feb 2020
The Mission Support Programme 4 (MSP4) is now available for application by churches. MSP4 is a fund subsidy programme that aims to help local churches that have or are intending to have a Migrant Worker ministry.


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