- Welcome to COSC!
- Wesley Befrienders to Older Persons (WBOP)
- Wesley Community Project
- Wesley Deaf Ministry
- Wesley Financial Assistance (WFA)
- Wesley Migrant Ministry
- Wesley Prison Ministry (WPM)
- Wesley Youth Centre (WYC)
- MWS Wesley Senior Activity Centre (Jalan Berseh)
Welcome to COSC
Who are we?
COSC is formed up of individual sub-ministries, working together to demonstrate God’s love through our actions to various communities of different age groups and sociocultural backgrounds.
To be a vibrant, committed and growing volunteer-based ministry in Wesley Methodist Church serving within Singapore and the region.
To share God’s love by reaching out to help the disadvantaged and those in need and providing opportunities for volunteers to serve.
To impact the communities where we are serving through:
- 3Bs: Blessing, Belonging and Believing
- 3Es: Equipping, Engaging and Embracing
Wesley Befrienders to Older Persons (WBOP)
What is Wesley Befrienders To Older Persons (WBOP)?
Wesley Befrienders to Older Persons (WBOP) is one of 5 outreach ministries under the Christian Outreach & Social Concerns (COSC) ministry in Wesley Methodist Church.
Every elderly finds love and hope through trusted friendship
Christ-centered ministry to befriend the lonely and lost elderly
Our 3Bs Strategy:
Blessing: Acts of Service & Kindness
Belonging: Fostering relationships that cultivate authentic community
Believing: Pointing to the only One who can give peace to the soul and inviting them to faith in Christ.
Our Core Values (C.H.R.I.S.T.)
- Compassion & Commitment
The primary objective of WBOP is to be a befriending ministry to the elderly poor and needy, serving and supporting them with their needs as we can. WBOP operates through 3 main areas of sub-ministry serving the elderly in different living constructs in Singapore:
- Elderly living in one-room flats in the vicinity of Indus Road and Jalan Berseh
- Elderly living in nursing homes – Bethany Methodist Nursing Home and Green Avenue Home
- Elderly at the drop-in eldercare centre – St Luke’s Eldercare-Golden Years Centre
Our range of befriending activities, include meal deliveries to our elderly clients, home visits, visits to nursing homes & eldercare centres, virtual befriending sessions, outings and special meal events. We also assist our clients with hospital or medical visits as and when necessary.
Below is a list of volunteering opportunities in our ministry. We warmly invite you to prayerfully consider joining us! No prior experience is needed, just a willing heart to serve. Our experienced volunteers will guide you along. Do sign up!
|1||Indus Road area||Weekly||WBOP delivers Sunday dinners to our clients. Our volunteers also conduct befriending home visits, at the discretion of each team|
|2||Jalan Berseh area||Weekly||WBOP delivers Sunday dinners to our clients. Our volunteers also conduct befriending home visits at the discretion of each team|
|3||MWS - Bethany Nursing Home||Monthly||WBOP visits Hope Residence Last Saturday of each month. Visits are 2 hours.|
|4||Green Avenue Home||Bi-monthly||
Visits are once in 2 months, on 2nd Saturday of the odd month. Visits are 2 hours.
|5||SLEC GYC||Monthly||Last Monday of each month. Visits are 2 hours|
|6||Home visitations||Monthly||Depending on locations of the clients|
In addition to the above regular befriending activities, WBOP also organizes outings and dinners for our elderly beneficiaries. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the nature of these outings and dinners are being reviewed and re-calibrated to comply with prevailing Covid-19 safe management regulations.
Click here to read an article on WBOP outreach published in Wesley Tidings (Aug 2021).
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 DEAF MINISTRY (DeafMin) f.k.a Ministry of the Hearing Impaired
CHANGE OF MINISTRY NAME
With effect from March 2023, our ministry name has been changed from Ministry of the Hearing Impaired to WESLEY DEAF MINISTRY. The short form for our new ministry name will be DeafMin (fka MHI). Our new logo:
DeafMin (fka MHI) continues to give thanks to the Lord for our vibrant and dynamic community, and for our committed volunteers who serve in our ministry for over 31 years. Thank you.
fka = formerly known as
DeafMin (a.k.a MHI) has been reaching out to the Deaf & Hard-of-hearing community since 1992, through Sign Language interpretation at Prayer & Praise worship services. The ministry also started Sign Language classes, to raise awareness of the Deaf & Hard-of-hearing community to the hearing congregation in church. These classes continue to run regularly today for those who have passion for this unique community.
The ministry has also organised a range of activities to connect with the Deaf & Hard-of-hearing community, such as free tuition for students with hearing loss, regular bible study groups, Sunday Fellowship, and even regional mission trips, with the first trip to Laguna in 2007. The ministry also provides Sign Language interpretation during courses, to equip both its hearing and Deaf members with interpretation and evangelistic skills. Other inclusive activities the ministry organises include “The Saturday Dinner”, an event that encourages DeafMin members to invite their friends (Deaf, Hard-of-hearing & hearing) for dinner and mingle with the community.
Through their ministering and outreach, DeafMin has grown to include 50 Deaf & Hard-of-hearing members in the Wesley community, who worship and grow in Christ together with the hearing congregation. The ministry is also constantly evolving and developing new ways to reach out to the Deaf, Hard-of-hearing & hearing community at large.
Wesley Financial Assistance (WFA)
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 Migrant Ministry
- A holistic approach towards migrant outreach (3Bs approach - Blessing, Belonging and Believing)
- A holistic well-being of the migrant community
- Building sustainable communities
Wesley's outreach to migrants began in December 2008, with Christmas events with Karunya Community Clinic, a medical outreach of Asia Evangelistic Fellowship (AEF). The outreach events were then extended to outings over the years.
As years went on, Wesley’s migrant ministry extended its reach through partnerships with TWC2, HOME and HealthServe where events and outings were organized to bless migrant brothers who were in need.
Since 2018, the migrant ministry shifted its focus to workers in the dormitories through English and computer classes. Through these engagements, the ministry has been able to build relationships and sustained communities with the migrant brothers, beyond adhoc acts of kindness and blessings. Even through the COVID-19 pandemic, the migrant ministry has been able to reach out to the workers in the dormitories through the blessing of essential items like fruits, biscuits and hand soap.
We invite you to join us in this ministry by befriending the migrant brothers in the following ways!
- Teach basic English
- Plan outings/events
- Check-in regularly on their welfare
Wesley Prison Ministry (WPM)
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.
About Wesley Youth Centre (WYC)
In the heart of Jalan Berseh, at Blocks 25 & 26 is Wesley Youth Centre (WYC). For over 15 years, WYC has been a familiar sight to the neighbourhood, forging friendships with the children, youths and their families.
WYC’s mission is “In Christian love, bless and befriend youths and their families”. We want to ensure that ample opportunities are created to develop our children and youths in their physical, social, emotional and cognitive abilities. We also want to provide them with experiences of friendship, a sense of belonging, leadership, and recognition.
Serve with us! Volunteering opportunities at WYC
Join us in serving the children, youths and families at Jalan Berseh, and bringing God’s presence and love into the community!
- Befriend and provide tuition to WYC children and youth from 9 to 17 years old, in groups of 1 tutor: 2 students
- Commitment period of at least 6 months, once a week on either Monday or Tuesday, from 7.30 to 9.00pm
- Befriend children from 5 to 12 years old through one-to-one reading, storytelling and craft activities
- Commitment period of at least 6 months, on alternate Saturdays, from 9.30 to 11.30am
- Befriend children and youths through arts and crafts, sports, outdoor activities and camps
- Commitment period of at least 6 months, on the first Saturday of each month, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and during school holidays
- Befriend children and youths through interactions and play during drop-in hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, from 2.00 to 5.30pm
History and background of WYC
Wesley Youth Centre (WYC) started in 1974 and was initiated by Rev Isaac Lim, Mr Wong Tien Poh, Mr Chen Nee Sia and Mr T Q Lim to reach out to the disadvantaged youths and their families. It was first located at Wesley Methodist Church where full-time staff were engaged to supervise and provide services to the youths.
In 1984, it shifted to Neil Road to share a premise with Wesley Child Development Centre in the old Fairfield Methodist School. The premise provided WYC with a bigger space, more rooms for its tuition programme, and basketball courts for basketball and street soccer. In 1993, WYC moved to share an office space with Glory Methodist Church in Toa Payoh until 1995, when it rented a space in the Boys’ Brigade Headquarters in Ganges Avenue.
On 9 November 2007, WYC moved to our current rental premise at Block 25 Jalan Berseh, #01-134/136, Singapore 200025, and further expanded in 15 July 2017 to include a new extension at Blk 26 Jalan Berseh. The centre opening was graced by MP Ms Denise Phua and Rev Stanley Chua. Today, WYC at Blocks 25 and 26 hope to continue to be the lighthouse for the children, youths and their families at Jalan Berseh so as to fulfill the mission that our founders have laid.
MWS Wesley Senior Activity Centre (Jalan Berseh)
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