On Saturday, 6 December 2014, our church had the privilege of joining hands with Pasir Ris West Constituency, of the Pasir Ris-Punggol Group Representation Constituency (GRC), to organise a Christmas Gift of Love charity event for the less fortunate in our community.
Held at Park View Primary School, the event saw over 300 people from more than 80 families in the Pasir Ris West Constituency tucking into a sumptuous halal nasi biryani lunch. Every family was also blessed with a foldable shopping trolley filled with daily essentials like food and household items.
“Our church strongly believes in extending love and practical help to the less fortunate around us, regardless of race, language or religion. Christmas is a season of giving and we count it a privilege to partner Pasir Ris West Constituency to reach out to more than 80 families in the constituency,” said Deacon Matthew Kang, Chairman of New Creation Church.
Our church volunteers all ready to welcome our guests.
Trolleys of blessings.
The sumptuous lunch included mutton biryani
chicken, sweet and sour fish fillet and Malay kueh
Residents of Pasir Ris West enjoying a meal together.
Sharing a light-hearted moment.
Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, Coordinating Minister for National Security, Minister for Home Affairs and Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC (Pasir Ris West) graced the event as its special guest.
Welcoming the special guest Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.
New Creation Church and Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC members posing for a picture.
The fun-filled afternoon included vibrant multicultural performances in Singapore’s four official languages – English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil. Our volunteers performed multilingual song and dance items like Rasa Sayang, Munnaeru Vaalibaa and an R&B, hip hop dance.
A pulsating hip hop performance by our dance volunteers.
Our volunteers performing a song item, 城裡的月光 (Moonlight In The City).
Our rendition of the beloved National Day song, Home
Serenading our guests with upbeat Christmas carols.
In addition, the children enjoyed an afternoon of balloon sculpting, face painting and games.
Candy floss for the young and young at heart!
Face-painting stations for the children.
The Christmas Gift of Love charity event is the first of many Gift of Love projects by our church to lend a helping hand to the underprivileged – up to 4,300 families in 2014 alone. For Gift Of Love 2014, our congregation members will also be involved in either assembling daily essentials they have bought like soap, toothbrush and milk into gift packs, and delivering them to needy families, or contributing to the cost of the gift packs.
“God’s love has no boundaries, and truly, we are united as one people, one nation in our diversity,” Deacon Matthew said.
A big thank you to all our church members who were involved in this event. You helped demonstrate God’s love to the world in a very real and practical way!