Earlier this week, Davian went down to take a look at the printing proofs before our 20th anniversary book goes to print. I am so grateful for everyone’s contribution to the book and look forward to the book launch at our anniversary service on the 8th October.
Remember – you can still contribute to the service through our gratitude wall on padlet http://fcc.li/thanksgiving. We hope that you can add to this wall your contributions what you are thankful here at FCC – be it sharing how God has worked in your life, how someone in FCC has impacted you, or sharing a story at FCC that you are grateful for. We will weave these into the service on 8 Oct.
We are catering lunch for our 20th Anniversary Service. But to give it a touch of nostalgia – back to the time when FCC used to have Charity Cafes during our special services, where members cooked up a storm to raise funds for various special causes. To recreate a touch of that gastronomic experience, we would like to encourage you, if you are able, to make a small portion of dessert and share it at lunch after service. If you would like to bring a dessert, please let us know by dropping us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sunday, David will be sharing on “hell” as we reached the end of the “Faithfully?” sermon series. One of my most profound lessons about hell came from Rev Yap years ago.
I will always remember that time we held a service for International Sex Workers Day. June Chua, the founder of The T Project, came up to me and bluntly asked me: “A pastor from a church said I will go to hell. What do you say?” I was taken aback. I had just arrived, and I wasn’t prepared for a question like this. My mind started racing through responses as though I were a seminarian writing an essay – I could talk about Rahab, Tamar and how the Bible is not of one voice about sex work. Just then, Rev Yap arrived. June turned to him and asked him the same question. He paused, gave a little chuckle, and then replied with his deep voice in the most pastoral and comforting way – “Where you go, I will go.”I hope that through David’s sharing this Sunday, we get more clarity how the idea of hell developed in Christianity, and explore where we go from there.I look forward to seeing you this Sunday, and at our anniversary service!