- Wesley Community Project
- Wesley Financial Assistance
- Wesley Youth Centre
- Wesley Prison Ministry
- Wesley Befrienders to Older Persons
- Ministry of the Hearing Impaired (MHI)
- Wesley Seniors Activity Centre
Wesley Community Project
Reaching the Community Through Volunteer Mobilization
All events associated with the Community Projects in Wesley Methodist Church were enacted directly with the support of volunteers. Through Community Project we are able to achieve the mission and vision of COSC which is to be a committed and growing volunteer based ministry to share God’s love by reaching out to help the needy and disadvantaged and providing opportunities for volunteers to serve.
We organise community outreach events to places like nursing homes, children’s home and community movie screenings at Jalan Berseh.
Standards of Excellence for Volunteers
Whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave, just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve. (Matt. 20:26-28)
- Why do you want to volunteer?
- What do you think you can contribute to it?
- Why did you choose this particular project?
- What greater good might happen to the society because of this?
- What do you expect to learn from this experience?
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone. (1 Tim. 2:1)
- For wisdom and discernment in your call to service
- For your own volunteer experience
- For the people served, your hosts, and fellow volunteers
- For the impact on the community
Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not humans. (Eph. 6:7)
- Be organised
- Recognise the importance of your work
- Be on time
- Recognise your own limitations
- Dress appropriately
- Bring needed materials and tools
- Be hardworking and energetic
- Be considerate of others
Do everything without grumbling or questioning...and shine like lights in the world. (Phil. 2:14-15)
- Expect the unexpected
- Go where the need is
- Do whatever is asked of you
- Value every task, however small
- Be content with giving a cup of cold water
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual act of worship. (Rom. 12:1)
- Your time
- Your assumptions about yourself and others
- Your strength
- Your abilities
- Your rights
- Your desire for compensation and recognition
- Your assumptions about how the world is supposed to work
Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance. (Prov.1:5)
- Make an honest assessment of your gifts and abilities
- Listen for God’s voice in the midst of your work
- Take advantage of any opportunity to learn new things
- Don’t be a “know-it-all”
If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. (1 Cor. 13:3)
- We serve out of love, for God and for others
- We serve together with others; no one can do it alone
- We serve not only to help but to be a blessing to others
Make me to know Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth, and teach me…(Psalm 25:4-5)
- What did you learn: about yourself? about others? about your expectations and what transpired?
- What did you learn about the larger context of the project and the community it serves?
- What did you do well? Poorly?
- What did you enjoy?
- Did it give you a new vision for service and ministry?
- Would you do it again? At the same place
- Would you share your experience with others, such as your small group?
- Are you motivated to get more involved, such as in a different position or by bringing a friend?
The Hiding Place
Outreach to Jalan Berseh Community
Wesley Financial Assistance
About Wesley Financial Assistance
The Ministry recognises that there is a segment of people in our society who have been marginalised through various reasons and are therefore living in conditions of hardship. It is to this group of people that the ministry seeks to reach out to, to share God’s love. This in practical terms mean that the ministry must go to where the people are; to meet their needs is first to understand their way of life, the environment from which they come from and the culture of hardship. This understanding is essential for building bridges of trust and friendship, something required before the church can begin to share God’s love to our friends. The ministry endeavours to win the trust and friendship of the community through Christian social care and concern.
It is to provide financial aid to individuals/families for a period of up to 3 months or more, if necessary. This financial assistance scheme is not a replacement of the monthly income that is needed by the individual/family. It is a partial support for them whilst encouraging them to also seek out for other sources of income/support through this time of need. Eventually, as far as possible, it is to assist them towards financial independence.
Documents to bring for application for financial assistance
- NRIC of applicant
- Marriage Certificate, if applicable
- Birth Certificate of child(ren) if applicable
- Job appointment letter if employed
- Letter from other sources of support (e.g. CDC, VWO)
- PUB bills
- Other relevant documents for verification
By appointment only.
To make an appointment, please contact Wesley Financial Assistance office. The office is closed on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Wesley Youth Centre
We live in a fast-paced society, where parents are often at work in the day and youths are left "Home Alone", without much parental guidance or supervision.
Wesley Youth Centre (WYC) is thus setup to provide "The Place to be" for children and youths (9 - 21 years old) to meet and engage in wholesome and meaningful activities, during their formative years i.e. mental, social, physical and spiritual.
Our goal is: to support youths to grow in their character through creating opportunities to develop their physical, social, emotional and cognitive abilities and to provide experiences of friendship, sense of belonging, leadership and recognition.
Blk 25 Jalan Berseh, #01-134/136, Singapore 200025
Blk 26, Jalan Berseh, #01-156, Singapore 200026
- A drop-in centre for youths of diverse backgrounds.
- Sports, Recreation, Tuition, Educational Talks, Counselling and Family Work, as well as Character Development are some of the activities offered.
- Tuition programme - Every Monday & Tuesday (7.30pm to 9.30pm)
- Soccer Training - Every Saturday (4pm to 6pm)
- OWL Reading Programme (e.g. storytelling & interactive activities)
- Recreation (i.e. TGIF, sending birthday cards and etc)
- Tchoukball Training (Every Thursday evening)
- Tutors for English, Mathematics & Science.
- Speakers, Counsellors and Character
- Development Trainers
- Friends and Mentors to the youths.
- Prayer partners.
Wesley Prison Ministry
Wesley Methodist Church (WMC) works closely with Prison Fellowship Singapore (PFS) to minister to prisoners, ex-offenders and their families with God’s love and transformative power.
In-Care brings the transformational grace of Christ within prisons through key programmes such as Chapel Services, Bible Study and Christian Intensive Religious Counselling Programme (CIRCP).
After-Care starts with the Prison Gate Ministry where released inmates are received. Ex-offenders continue to be ministered to upon their release. Volunteers build on their friendships developed with those they’ve ministered to in prison, introduce them into new communities, provide practical help and encouragement on their journey of transformation. WMC’s Connect Fellowship helps to integrate ex-offenders into a church community that will welcome and journey with them spiritually, emotionally and socially.
When someone enters the prison system, his or her family is not spared either. In the midst of struggling to handle this reality, the inmates’ spouses, parents or children are often trapped or labelled with shame and societal stigmas. They also often battle with loneliness, unfamiliarity, loss, and anxiety. Through monthly home visitations, Family Care volunteers form relationships with families, and provide them with emotional and social support.
If you are a WMC member and wish to be a part of this ministry, please contact us:
Ms. Sarah Khoo
Pastoral Team Member
Ms. Clarice Choy
Wesley Befrienders to Older Persons
What is Wesley Befrienders To Older Persons (WBOP)?
Our mission is:
Eligibility of clients:
- Passion to serve and care for clients and co-workers in BOP
- Be a team player
- Good listener
- Positive outlook
- Befriending Workshops
- Mobility Aids Courses
- Relevant Medical Talks (to equip volunteers towards a better understanding of elderly’s health and their sufferings)
- Medication Tips and Hygiene Tips for the elderly
- Weekend meals delivery (dinner)
- Escort for medical appointments
- Aged Home/ Nursing Home/ Hospital Visitations
- Housekeeping (marketing, cleaning, cooking)
- Monitoring of medications (exceptional cases)
- Occasional outings / walks
- Accompanying clients to church
- Ministry Prayer Partner
- Musical skills
- Medical & Nursing care
- Help out with transport
- Physio exercises
- Cooking / Baking
- Assist in ad-hoc events
- Computer skills
- Art & Craft work / Origami
- Technical skill
- Write in dialects
- Accompanying elderlies (new in faith) to dialect-speaking churches for at a minimum period of 1-3 months
- Writing articles for publication
- Photo & Video taking of events
|1||Indus||Befriending at the discretion of each team
- importance of team network
|2||Jalan Berseh||Befriending at the discretion of each team
- importance of team network
|3||Bethany Methodist Nursing Home||Monthly||(2 hrs Programme)
BOP adopted Love Ward
Last Sat of each month
|4||SLEC GYC||Bi-monthly||(1½ hours Programme)
Second & fourth Monday of each month (2.00pm - 3.30pm)
|5||Home visitations||Monthly||West Zone Team – morning/afternoon
East Zone – whole day
(ii) Non ambulant
|7||Chinese New Year||Annually||You may invite them to your place or bring them out for a meal|
|8||Mid-Autumn||Annually||BOP host event - a 4-hour Programme.|
(i) at Bethany Methodist Nursing Home
(ii) Various sub-ministries
BOP celebrates Christmas with the residents
Subministries: De-centralised celebrations
|10||Weekend meals||Every weekend||Meet at 4.30pm to buy food for distribution|
Ministry of the Hearing Impaired (MHI)
The Ministry of the Hearing Impaired (MHI) has been reaching out to the hearing impaired community since 1992, through Sign Language interpretation at Prayer & Praise worship services. The ministry also started Sign Language classes, to raise awareness of the hearing impaired in church. These classes continue to run regularly today.
The ministry has also organised a range of activities to connect with the hearing impaired community, such as free tuition for hearing impaired students, regular bible study groups, Sunday Fellowship, and even regional mission trips, with the first trip to Laguna taking place in 2007. The ministry also provides Sign Language interpretation during courses, to equip both its hearing and hearing impaired members with interpretation and evangelistic skills. Other inclusive activities the ministry organises includes “The Saturday Dinner”, an event that encourages MHI members to invite their friends for dinner and mingle with the Christian hearing impaired community.
Through their ministering and outreach, MHI has grown to include 50 hearing impaired members in the Wesley community, who worship and grow in Christ together with the congregation. The ministry is also constantly evolving and developing new ways to reach out to younger persons with hearing impairment.
Wesley Seniors Activity Centre
Integrating seniors in the community through participation and interaction of the community.
- Methodist Welfare Services - Wesley Senior Activity Centre (MWS WSAC) situated at the void-deck of Block 25 in Jalan Berseh was set up by Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) in partnership with Wesley Methodist Church in October 2010. Opened to seniors aged 60 years and above, WSAC serves this group of residents living in the 2-room HDB rental flats at Block 25 Jalan Berseh, as well as the 3- & 4-room flats nestled along the Rochor Canal, comprising blocks 26 to 30.
- This Centre aims to improve the overall quality of life and prevent social isolation of the vulnerable elderly living in this block of HDB rental flats. It also hopes to facilitate better co-ordination in the provision of community-based support services to the seniors. It is a drop-in centre where seniors are welcome to come to enjoy the facilities and to participate in the centre’s planned activities.
MWS WSAC is located at
Block 25 #01-142