THE CCMC STORY
The Birth of the Church
In 1992, 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 members by Transfer.
The Congregation soon expanded and a second worship service (11am) was added (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). Today CCMC has over 800 members, with almost 500 persons meeting in 35 small groups. We have 5 worship services: a contemporary service (9am) in the Auditorium, traditional service (11am) in the Chapel, Korean-English worship service in Wesley Hall and the new contemporary service (11.15am) in the Auditorium. There is a Chinese Congregation (11am) in the MGS Primary School Music Room every Sunday. The Sunday 5pm Evening Gospel Hour was also launched on 23 February 2020.
The Direction of the Church
Our founding members had prayed hard for direction. All 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 our Sembawang Family Service Centre (SFSC). In terms of Missions, CCMC participates in Missionary work through the Methodist Missions Society (MMS) in China, Nepal, Cambodia; the Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF) in Thailand and with the Sarawak Iban Annual Conference (SIAC). CCMC wants to be a Church that intentionally goes out to the Needy and to the Nations.
CCMC is committed to also win 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 the generational levels: children, youth, young adults, men’s ministry, women’s ministry and the senior’s ministry. We want to reach the Nations and Generations for Christ. Will you not come and serve God with us?
Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (NRSV)