Care of Church Venues

Important Notice about Food and Drinks Consumption in Church Venues

Please clean up after use. Throw rubbish into the designated bins or garbage bags. Consider the next user especially on weekends as our cleaners only work Mon-Sat 8am to 4pm

Level 2 Church office Meeting Rooms and Conference Room

  • No food is allowed in these rooms as they are in an enclosed area. Food smells will linger as there are no windows for venting them
  • Food may only be consumed outside the office at the staircase entrance.
  • Only drinks may be consumed within the rooms

Level 4 Church office Meeting Rooms and Conference Room

  • No food or refreshments are allowed in these rooms as the floor is carpeted
  • Only water can be consumed in these rooms

Conference Rooms and BRMCK rooms
(Levels 1 & 2, Methodist/kindergarten block)

  • No food or refreshments are allowed in these rooms as the floor is carpeted
  • Food and drinks may only be consumed outside the rooms

Wesley Hall (Level 3U)

  • Food and drinks may be consumed at this venue
  • Catered warm food trays with burners must be placed in the hallway outside the pantry and not in the main hall

Main Sanctuary (including the cry room)

  • Absolutely no food or drinks allowed

Pledge Offerings and Gifts

Thank you for giving.

For your convenience, the Church provides an online option, via a transfer between your bank account and that of the Church, for your pledge offerings and gifts. [OPTIONAL: A fillable PDF of the pledge commitment form can be downloaded HERE. Email your completed, saved PDF form to mygift@brmc.org.sg]

 

HOW TO MAKE A PLEDGE OFFERING

Please add BRMC as a recipient for fund transfer using BRMC’s bank account details.

DBS Bank Account 0039428820
Bank Code 7171
Branch Code 003

 

Whenever you make a pledge offering via transfer, please indicate the following in your bank’s online transfer form:

Initials field Your NRIC
(FIN or Work Permit Number for non-Singaporeans)
Comments field, where available Your NAME

 

We are unable to process the bank transfer without your NRIC, FIN or
Work Permit Number.

Please see the sample below.

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HOW TO GIVE A GIFT, LIKE AN OFFERING OR DONATION, TO THE CHURCH

Besides providing the above, please also send an email to mygift@brmc.org.sg with the following information:

1.  Name of donor
2.  Name of person making the transfer [provide this only if you are making the transfer on behalf of a donor]
3.  NRIC/FIN/Work Permit Number of donor
4.  Amount in Singapore dollars
5.  Contact number
6.  Purpose of Offering or Donation, eg, General, Missions, Social Concerns, Thanksgiving, or tell us what your gift is for if it’s not one of the these

We are unable to process the bank transfer without the details of your offerings or donations.

About service bulletin QR codes

Point a QR code app on your smartphone or tablet at the QR code posted at your worship venue – it would look like the poster below – and the bulletin for that service will be downloaded to your device.

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Bulletin QR Code FAQ

1. What is a QR code?

Think of it as a smart shortcut to a place online, eg, a page on our church website, or, a PDF stored there. 

2. How do I use a QR code?

Download an app for it on your phone or tablet. Fire up the app and point your device camera at the QR code. That’s it. The app will automatically work the moment it reads the QR code, and will start downloading the bulletin to your device on its own.

3. Are all the bulletin QR codes the same?

They are all different. Each QR code is designed to automatically download the bulletin for the service for that day at the worship venue you are at.
But the QR code printed in your bulletin is special – it leads to a page on our church website where all the bulletins available online are stored.

4. Why is the text in the bulletin PDF small?

It’s pretty much what you have in the printed version. The digital version works better on phones with large screens, or tablets. We are working on better legibility. Stay tuned.

5. Why doesn’t the bulletin download and display automatically on my phone?

You may be using an Android device, and some models are designed to work that way for higher security. Ask a more IT-savvy person for help. Usually a few more steps are involved. Learn those steps, and you are all set. 

* * * P O W E R   T I P * * * 

6. Is the QR code method the only way to download a digital bulletin?

No, you can get bulletins directly from our church website. Get the bulletin you want in the BULLETINS section under the RESOURCES tab. Or, just click here.

Lost & Found

Please email admin@brmc.org.sgcall 6256 4298, or come to the information counter at our Level 4 office (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm) for any lost and found related queries.


Items at hand: a tablet PC and a cross (Aug 21, 2017)


Barker Road Methodist Church Lost & Found Policy

Any visitor, friend or member of Barker Road Methodist Church (“BRMC”) may deliver any found items which are believed to have been lost, or report the loss of belongings, to the Level 4 BRMC Church office at the Methodist Centre, 48 Barker Road, Singapore 309917.

Reasonable efforts will be made to assist in the recovery of any reported lost item. However, BRMC will not be responsible for the loss of, or damage caused to, any belongings or items.

Generally, lost and found items will be kept for a period of six (6) months after which, if left unclaimed, BRMC may at their sole discretion donate, retain, realize or dispose of the items as they deem fit. However, BRMC may at any time take such action before the expiry of this period, if BRMC in their sole discretion consider the keeping of any items to be impractical or inconvenient e.g. goods which are perishable or bulky and cause obstruction.

All queries relating to the loss of belongings should therefore be made immediately to facilitate recovery.

 

BRMC PDPA POLICY

By participating, including signing up for and providing personal information, in the worship services or activities of Barker Road Methodist Church and her Ministries, you consent to Barker Road Methodist Church collecting, using, disclosing and sharing amongst the relevant Ministries your personal data, for the purpose of organising and planning of activities, as well as communication of events, programmes and church matters. Barker Road Methodist Church respects personal data and confidentiality, and will not share such information with any third party unless authorised to do so. Should you wish to withdraw or limit your consent, please write with full particulars to our Data Protection Compliance Officer at the following address:

Barker Road Methodist Church
48 Barker Road,
Singapore 309917
admin@brmc.org.sg

NCCS Statement On Pink Dot

25 June 2014

LETTER TO MEMBER CHURCHES OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES OF SINGAPORE

Dear Members

The current discourse on LGBT prompted by the intention of the LGBT community to hold a Pink Dot picnic on 28 June 2014 has generated strong reactions among Singaporeans, including Christians.

In the interest of clearing up the matter concerning human sexuality for members of the Christian public who may be confused, the NCCS would like to reiterate the Christian view that homosexual or bi-sexual practices are contrary to the teaching of the Bible. The Council holds that the only sexual relationship sanctioned by God and given as a gift from God is that between a male and a female within the bounds of a monogamous marriage.

The Council also wishes to state that while it does not condone homosexual or bi-sexual practices, it also does not condemn those who are struggling with their gender identity and sexual orientation.

The Council therefore urges members of the Christian community to always act with grace and restraint should they engage with the LGBT community over the coming event.

Issued by

REVD DR WEE BOON HUP                                    LIM K THAM
President                                                                    General Secretary

Click here to download the letter in PDF

Response to the question of Homosexuality

RESPONDING to the Straits Times article on Monday, 16 July 2007, entitled “all for repealing anti-gay law”, the following references from the Methodist Discipline may be helpful to those who are concerned:

Social Principles of The Methodist Church in Singapore
para 84.3, pg 35 God’s Gift of Sex

  • a) We recognize that human sexuality is a gift of God. Sexual intercourse is a sacred experience only when it is accompanied by the love and fidelity of holy matrimony. We believe that sexual intercourse outside the bonds of matrimony is contrary to the will of God.
  • b) We consider the practice of homosexuality to be incompatible with Christian teachings. However, we do recognize that homosexual persons are individuals of sacred worth. They need the ministry and guidance of the Church as well as the spiritual and emotional support of a caring fellowship.
  • c) We believe that individuals who are confused about their sexual identity need the healing and transforming power of God’s grace rather than sex-change operations.
    para 84.5, pg 36
  • d) We are also concerned that assisted methods of human reproduction may be used by homosexual couples to have a child. We believe that this is not God’s divine plan for the family.

The Diaconal Ministry
para 516, pg 166

  • 1. Since the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching, self-avowed practicing homosexuals are not to be accepted as candidates, ordained as diaconal ministers or approved to serve in The Methodist Church in Singapore.
  • 2. Every diaconal minister of The Methodist Church in Singapore shall accept that the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teachings.

The Itinerant Ministry
para 535, pg 174

  • 1. Since the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching, self-avowed practicing homosexuals are not to be accepted as candidates, ordained as itinerant ministers or approved to serve in The Methodist Church in Singapore.
  • 2. Every itinerant minister of The Methodist Church in Singapore shall accept that the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teachings.

The Book of Discipline of the Methodist Church in Singapore, 2006

Salvation

How can I go to Heaven?
How can I live well on Earth?
How Can I find Christ?

We believe and confess that God loves everyone. (John 3:16)

Though tragically separated from God by sin, we can be saved through faith in Jesus Christ!
(Salvation Faith)

4 Steps to Salvation from Sin

1. We must admit that we have sinned,

“For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves” (1 John 1:8)

“To Him therefore that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.” (James 4:17)

2. We must realise that we cannot save ourselves,

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)

3. We must acknowledge Jesus Christ as the only Saviour,

“Jesus said unto him, I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but through me.” (John 14:6)

4. We must receive Christ by faith as our personal Saviour,

“But as many as received Him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, even to them that believe in his name.” (John 1:12)

Receiving Christ is more than giving mental assent to the truth of Christ, or merely having an emotional experience. To receive Christ means turning from sin to Christ, and relying upon Him to forgive our sins, to live in our lives, and to help us to become what we ought to be.

You can pray this prayer to receive Jesus Christ into your life!

“Dear God, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness.

I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin.

You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved.

Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With all my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved.

Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank you Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not to myself.

Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life.
Amen.”