Saturday, 3 September 2011 marked a special day for more than 900 church members between the ages of eight and 92. They turned up with family, friends and celebratory placards to be baptised in East Coast Park.
“We wanted everyone to have a close encounter with Jesus and to experience and celebrate church life together. We all had fun!” said Deacon Gideon Lim, ministry leader of NCC’s Pastoral Services Department.
Later, youths from The Zone, NCC’s youth ministry, stayed on for a game of Frisbee, captain’s ball, and sandcastle sculpturing. Sun and surf antics aside, everyone who participated in the water baptism went home with candy floss and popcorn.
The pastors involved in the baptism included Pastors Daniel Chong, Joash Siow, Keith Monteiro, Lawrence Lim, KE Mathews and Joseph Purcell.