1. Copyright Seminar 2014
2. Harmony Games 2014
3. GC/AGM Meetings, 29 Apr 2014
4. National Day Thanksgiving Service 2014
|The Seminar on Copyright Laws 2014
Saturday 29 March 2014
Venue: South Transept of St Andrew’s Cathedral
The Seminar on Copyright Laws conducted by NCCS was held on 29 March 2014 at the South Transept of the St Andrew’s Cathedral. The panel of speakers led by our Chairperson Rev Dr Chua Chung Kai were Elder Jonathan Kok, Mr Soh Kar Liang and Mr Byran Tan. The sessions were well received by 140 participants from 60 churches of NCCS membership. Through their feedback, participants expressed deep appreciation to the clear and excellent presentations.
By the various speakers and gratefulness to NCCS for the publication and distribution of the simple booklet on “ A Guide to Copyright Laws” for music and video use in worship and Church events.
From the feedback forms collected, participants affirmed that the following objectives of the seminar were well met.
- Basic Understanding of Copyright
- What Constitute infringement and fair dealings from various scenerios in church setting
- Clarity on Section 42 of the Act
We wish to take this opportunity to thank the Dean and staff of St Andrew’s Cathedral for the use of the ST hall for the event and all participants from the churches.
Rev Dr Chua Chung Kai
Council member , NCCS
Harmony Games 2014
Organised by : Singapore Indian Association
Saturday 26 April 2014
Time : 8:00am – 12:00noon
The Harmony Games, supported by the Ministry of Community, Development, Youth and Sport, is an annual event held to engage youths from various faith groups to bond and interact with one another.
The Harmony Games 2014 was successfully conducted by the Hindu Endowments Board and Hindu Advisory Board at Singapore Indian Association Grounds along Balestier Road, Singapore. The event attracted many youths and family members who participated in various sporting activities under the theme, “ Play together , friends forever.”
The event was graced by the presence of the Acting Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth ( MCCY ), Mr Lawrence Wong, as our Guest-of- Honour.
GC/AGM Meetings, 29 April 2014
Venue: St Andrew’s Cathedral
|● Highlights of 4th GC meeting at 5pm
Welcoming new members to NCCS membership:
Abundant Life Baptist Church as Congregational member and
Alpha Singapore as Associate member.
● Highlights of 40th AGM meeting at 6pm
1. Elected new office bearers to the Council for term 2014-2016:
a) President : Rev. Dr. Wee Boon Hup
b) Vice President: Bishop Terry Kee Buck Hwa
c) Vice President: Bishop Rennis Solomon Mohanrajkumar
d) Vice President: Rt. Rev. Leow Khee Fatt
e) Hon Treasurer: Mr Chan Fook Kay
2. Dates of General Committee meetings for 2014/2015:
(i) 1st GC meeting: 17 July 2014 (South Transept Hall, SAC)
(ii) 2nd GC meeting: 16 Oct 2014 (South Transept Hall, SAC)
3. 3rd GC meeting: 15 January 2015 (Prayer Hall A-C, SAC)
4. 4th GC &AGM meetings: 23 April 2015 (Prayer Hall A-C, SAC)
|National Day Thanksgiving Service 2014
14 August 2014
Venue : St Andrew’s Cathedral
|The Service for 2014 was held on Thursday 14 August at 7.45pm at the St Andrew’s Cathedral. The Bishop Dr Wee Boon Hup, President of NCCS & Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore was the speaker. The message was on “ Arise O Lord!” taken from Psalm 9: 19.
The service was well attended by well over 900 worshippers. Apart from several church pastors and leaders, Ministers, Members of Parliament and their spouses, 40 overseas delegates from the global family of the United Bible Societies also attended the event.
- Members of the Executive Board and heads of denominations participated in the main service as worship leaders.
The worship team was led by musicians and vocalists from the NDTS Vocal group who served as the backup singers; Mar Thoma Syrian Church Choir and St Thomas Orthodox Syrian Cathedral Choir rendered the Malayalam and Syriac song items; the Singapore Life Church Choir, the Chinese song items and Voices Of Praise, an interdenominational Choir rendered us the English song. Mr Ernest Kwok, playing the guitar solo, rendered us a lovely medley of songs too. The Wesley Soli Deo Gloria Ensemble conducted by Jusuf Kam supported the event with their excellent orchestral music items.
The event was made possible by the support and participation by pastors and leaders from the various churches in organising for the event, supporting it financially and participating in the various programme items to make it a memorable and inspiring worship to the praise and glory of God! We wish to thank all who have contributed to its success and made it memorable one way or another.
Submitted by Elder Richard Chong
Executive Secretary, NCCS