Tuesday, September 23, 2008

God as described by an 8-year old

This is very interesting to see how children understand and believe in God!! How miraculously the Holy Spirit works in the faith of the kid!!

Written by Danny Dutton, age 8, Chula Vista , California ,
for his third grade, homework assignment

"One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die so there will be enough people to take care of things here on earth. He doesn't make grown-ups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make, That way, He doesn't have to take up His valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.

God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times besides bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV on account of this. Since He hears everything, not only prayers, there must be a terrible lot of noise in His ears, unless He has thought of a way to turn it off.

God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere, which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting His time by going over your parent's head asking for something they said you couldn't have.

Atheists are people who don't believe in God. I don't think there are any in Chula Vista . At least there aren't any who come to our church.

Jesus is God's Son. He used to do all the hard work like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of Him preaching to them and they crucified Him. But He was good and kind like His Father and He told His Father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said OK.

His Dad (God) appreciated everything that He had done and all His hard work on earth so He told Him He didn't have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So He did. And now He helps His Dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones He can take care of Himself without having to bother God. Like the secretary, only more important, of course. You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to hear you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time.

You should always go to Church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God. Don't skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong!

And, besides, the sun doesn't come out at the beach until noon anyway.

If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parent can't go everywhere with You, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He's around you when you're scared in the dark or when you can't swim very good and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids. But you shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and He can take me back anytime He pleases.

And that's why I believe in God."

Friday, September 19, 2008

Methodist Miri District Badminton Competition

SMCGC first participation in the Methodist district badminton competition. Above is the group photo of all players and supporters. Although SMCGC did not win any of the competition this year, we want to also give praises and thanks to the Lord.

Many thanks als to all the players who played faithfully and whole-heartedly in the games. You all have indeed glorified God's name!! We look forward for another round again next year. So others who are interested, start training and preparing yourself. And let's hope we'll win next year!!

Check out Uncle James' blog for more write-ups!!

2-year old singing the Lord's prayer

This is so cute!! Thanks Pastor Connie for the sharing.

Note her attempts in doing vibrato especially in "glory" and "amen"!! COOL!!

"Hallou-wab", "temp-ta-tion".. CUTE!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sign Language Class

Commencement date: Lesson One - 21st Sep 2008 (Sunday)
Venue: SMCGC, Time: 3pm to 5pm
Conducted by: Bro Victor Hii (mobile 013-8396352, by sms only)
Course fee - free
Open to - public

Participants are strongly encouraged to complete the total 10 lessons.
For more information, please contact sis Angeline (mobile 012-8099770) or Pastor Connie (mobile 012-8780300).More than 20 people have already enrolled.

This is an enrichment program initiated and supported by James Wong's Cell Group in collaboration with SMCGC to the glory of God.

Kindly refer to Uncle James' blog for more details,

Sunday, September 14, 2008

SMCGC Newsletter 4 - 14092008

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

How’s life going on? I bet everyone is into this mid-term fever, dealing with mid-term tests, quizzes, meeting deadlines for assignments and etc. Just a reminder that even in our busiest days, we should not forget our great Lord.

There won’t be much “big” happenings in SMCGC this time of the year because we do understand that everyone will be really busy. However, I have a few announcements here.

As we all know, this year is “mission” year for SMCGC. So, SMCGC is urging members to join the Pa Adang Mission Trip. Besides, there will also be prison ministry training to equip members in preaching gospel to prisoners. There is also a Youth Life Camp which will be organized in Limbang at the end of the year.

The Pa Adang Mission Trip will start from 28th November to 4th December 2008. Registration fee is RM700 but members will only need to pay one-third of the cost. Anyone interested, do register with Pastor Connie latest by 15th September.

Prison ministry training will be held on 4th October from 830Am to 1200PM at Mei Ann Methodist Church. Registration fee is RM15 inclusive of training materials and refreshments. Competent participants will be registered for the permit to preach gospel in prisons for two years. Anyone interested, do register with Pastor Connie latest by 19th September.

The Youth Life Camp, conducted in Mandarin will start from 29th December 2008 to 1st January 2009. It will be held in Ling Kwong Methodist Church, Limbang. Members between age group of 14 to 23 are most welcomed to join. Registration fee is RM90. SMCGC will subsidy a maximum of RM45 per person. Anyone interested, please register with Pastor Connie latest by 16th November.

Phew, enough with all these register here and there, latest by when and when. Sign language class will commence on 21st September 2008 and will be conducted every Sunday afternoon 300PM to 500PM by bro. Victor from GMC. Interested (again), please send your email and contact to pastor.

Please be reminded that next Sunday (21st September) is Holy Communion Sunday. Do prepare your hearts as you partake the Holy Communion. Bible bites and Chinese Bible study go on as usual. See you all again. Take care and may God bless all of you in your exams, assignments, works, health and EVERYTHING in life!! =)

Jeremy Yong
Senadin Methodist Campus Gospel Centre (SMCGC)

Children Home Visitation

Here are some photos from our visitation to the Methodist Children Home (卫理福儿院)on 13th September 2008.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mid-Autumn Festival Song Dedication Night 点唱奉献中秋晚会

Photos from Jermz' camera,

Piano duo by Jeremy and Tina (thanks to Longeryu for posting it up on youtube),

IMPOSTERS!! haha LOL.. just for laughs.. Wong, you can really go into acting..
(you'll be hearing Jeremy and Tina laughing most of the time behind.. T____T )

Monday, September 8, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

SMCGC Jukebox

Hey people!! I've added another feature to our SMCGC blog. We now have our very own jukebox!! I've included in it some of my personal favourites from Don Moen. Hope to share it with you all.

You can all do the same too. If you have any Christian musics you like to share with us, do send it (mp3 or url) to me or smcgc.love@gmail.com. I'll help you get it posted up on the blog. Chinese and English musics are all acceptable. For we all one big happy family!!

Others can also leave comments too.

Have fun!! =)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Mooncake Celebration

This year, there seems to be alot of happenings in SMCGC in collaboration with the Mooncake Festival. First, we'll be having an English fellowship on 6th Sept, 730PM. I heard rumours saying that Angline will be teaching us how to make mooncakes. Come and learn!! =)

Next, there'll be a song dedication night on 12th Sept in collaboration also with the Mooncake Celebration. It starts from 7PM to 10PM (latest). It will be conducted mainly in Chinese but English members are most welcomed to join us too. There will be both Chinese and English songs available for request and to be dedicated to other members. Come join us and have fun!!

On 13th Sept, 7PM, the English fellowship will be visiting the Children Home and celebrating Mooncake Festival with them. Do join us and share your love with the needy.

Lastly, would like to request everyone to include these three events in your prayers. Pray for good weather, response (attendance), preparation of the musician teams, and also that the children's hearts will be touched with our love.

SMCGC Newsletter 3 - 31082008

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Me again. I'm here to announce that the SMCGC blog is finally done!! Fresh from the oven.


Do check it out regularly on updates of the "happenings" in SMCGC. You are all most welcome to write in, be it your personal testimonials, sharings, prayer concerns.. or even photos, books reviews and etc. You can kindly email it to me or the publisher (smcgc.love@gmail.com).

Note that right hand sidebar of the blog has our weekly program, and also the SMCGC calendar which will have all our programs marked down. So, do check it out in case you are lost!! Hehe.. There's also a chatbox where you can interact with other members of the church (although MSN would probably still be your preferred choice).

So, what's happening next?! We'll be having a mooncake celebration fellowship with the English fellowship group on this coming Saturday (6th Sept). Chinese fellowship will have their mooncake celebration on next Friday (12th Sept), in which we'll be song dedication programs. Do come and join us and who know's you'll probably learn afew tips on how to make mooncakes!! =)

The English fellowship will also be visiting the Children Home on 13th Sept. We'll be celebrating mooncake festival with the children there!! Do join us!! We'll be leaving SMCGC at 645PM. If you do need transport, do contact Angeline, 012-8099770 for arrangments.

That's all for me this time. Do check out the blog!! =) God bless.

Jeremy Yong
Senadin Methodist Campus Gospel Centre (SMCGC)