the ccmc story
The birth of the Church
In 1992, Methodist Girls' School (MGS) shifted from Mount Sophia to Blackmore Drive, near King Albert Park. One year later, an invitation was given by MGS Principal, Mrs. Anna Tham, for the Methodist Church to start a preaching point there.
Soon, Pastors and members from Barker Road Methodist Church and Wesley Methodist Church worked to raise up a congregation. Volunteers responded (May 1993) and within 5 months the first worship service was conducted in the MGS Chapel (10th October 1993).
Less than a year later (11th September 1994) CCMC became the 16th Local Conference in TRAC. That day 75 pioneer members were received, 28 by Baptism and Confirmation, 47 by Transfer.
The congregation soon expanded and a second worship service (11am) started in January 1996. By 1999, the 9am Worship Service outgrew the Chapel and moved to the Auditorium at CCMC’s 5th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service (12th September 1999).
The DIRECTION of the Church
Our founding members had prayed hard for direction. It was agreed that the church should be called: ‘Covenant Community Methodist Church’, based on Ephesians 2:19-22, emphasizing our Community in Covenant with God and each other.
CCMC is called to be a Gospel Lighthouse, ‘a Beacon of Truth and Light’. Our commitment to MGS remains. Beyond that, we long to be a Church which welcomes our nearby community to come and worship God with us.
We hope also to have small groups embedded in the housing estates around. By God’s grace, CCMC has recently launched the Korean and Japanese ministries, reaching our neighbours.
Beyond our vicinity, CCMC serves needy families in Sembawang through Sembawang Family Service Centre (SFSC).
In terms of missions, CCMC participates in missionary work through the Methodist Missions Society (MMS) in East Asia and Nepal; OMF in Thailand and YWAM in Singapore and France. CCMC wants to be a church that intentionally goes out to the needy and to the nations.
CCMC is committed to winning the Generations for Christ. CCMC’s Vision: ‘To Know God Deeply and Make Him Known Widely’.
Hence, ministry and community exist in CCMC for all generational levels: children, youth, young adults, men’s ministry, women’s ministry and the seniors ministry.
We want to reach the Nations and Generations for Christ. Will you come and serve God with us?
The Church is of God,
and will be preserved to the end of time,
for the conduct of worship
and the due administration of God's Word and Sacraments,
the maintenance of Christian fellowship and discipline,
the edification of believers,
and the conversion of the world.
All, of every age and station,
stand in need of the means of grace which it alone supplies.
(UMC Hymnal, 1993)
Covenant Community Methodist Church is where people can come together to experience God’s love in Christ.