December 25, 2009

Grace Methodist Christmas Church Service and Christmas Lunch

Grace Methodist Church was full to the brim today and that got me having some Bible verses ringing in my head..."My cup runneth over"..."Ye multitudes....." " Oh come all ye faithful joyful and triumphant....." and the spirit of worship was definitely there.

The hall was dressed up and I kept looking heavens-ward.

The Men's Team led in the Praise and usual singing beautifully and mightily.

The Pastor preached on Love....

The Sunday School showed their talents. (Proud Parents and Hardworking teachers were
at the back....)

Sweet voices of the angels.

A young toddler - clapping and singing away.

My Methodist School friend Robert and his wife.

Julian Anyaw (my friend from Primary One) sharing a joke( Who was more naughty?)

Families from Sibu

Green Christmas-y mayonnaise for the fish fingers.

The congregation having a Christmas lunch

Dr. Roy Wong - very friendly and very firm believer

Christmas decoration

Dasline Sinta - wearing a guitar design tie....

Lina Kana (Sibat) - my beautiful friend....Her husband Alfred is  my late brother's classmate.

My very very long time friend - originally from Sibu- Mrs. Song (my children's piano teacher and a wonderful musician and choir conductor - now in Melbourne) with daughter;Rosie  went to school with my aunts(standing far left) Brenda(red blouse) and Lu Ten Tiong (excellent singer)

Many first time visitors and friends from overseas came  to visit. New friends from Myanmar and Indonesia continue to worship with us. The church was vibrant with life!! The church doors are always wide open to those who wish to worship humbly before God. And we believe in  spreading spiritual holiness in transforming the nation. (

: ) :) :)

And  there are so many blessings one can receive as part of this warm and friendly GMC family.


William said...

Thanks for the pictures. I miss it this year...

oh, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi William
I am sure you are having a good time with your family and in laws.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

wenn said...

nice! Merry Christmas!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Wenn

Thanks for dropping by ...

You have a good few days left of 2009!!


Ann said...

Looks like everyone had a great time.

Is the church very big?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Ann
The church can seat easily 400 people. Normal congregation is 200-300. When the sunday school kids are with us it is then 80 more..Christmas is usually the largest event we have. But I am glad we are reaching out to Myanmar Christians who are working here. There is a large Methodist chinese church in Lutong. The biggest Methodist Chinese church in Miri is able to accomodate 1000 and it is in Krokop. is usually happy and bright on Christmas day.

Anonymous said...

Looks like your church is warm and having very close relationship.

Greetings....and May God bless you all.....


Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Justin
Yes the church is a small but growing church and almost every one feels at home. Very brotherly and sisterly.

You must come and visit one day.

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