The pastoral staff of City Harvest Church got together to appreciate each other at a recent luncheon.
Contributed By Leila Tan
As 2010 drew to a close, the spirit of thanksgiving and appreciation began to permeate the members of City Harvest Church. This year, the church’s pastoral staff gathered to appreciate one another and enjoy the Christmas spirit at a luncheon held at NUSS Guild House on Dec. 21, 2010.
It was a time of fun, good food and quality fellowship for the pastoral staff—namely the workers from the English Church, Chinese Church, JAMs, Children and Dialect Church.
The luncheon kicked off with a round of “The Price is Right” led by Ee Zhen Ying and Kelvin Tan, two new youth zone supervisors. The game ramped up the celebratory mood as everyone guessed the prices of different Christmas items and toys.
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With their appetite whetted, everybody then proceeded to the buffet tables. Singers Caroline Tjen and Dimas Wibisono presented the staff with a medley of Christmas carols like “Silver Bells” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” The highlight of the luncheon was the awards ceremony in which various staff members were honored for their significant contributions in the year 2010. The awards included the Adidas “Impossible Is Nothing” Award, presented to the person who impacted adult church members the most; the Apple “Think Different” Award to the most innovative staff member, and the Nike “Just Do It” Award to the most courageous personnel. It was a meaningful and touching time as staff appreciated each another, shared about their breakthroughs in 2010, and expressed how greatly they valued being part of this spiritual family.
Lee Yi Lun, who received the Hitachi “Inspire The Next” Award said, “The luncheon was a wonderful opportunity for all of us as pastoral staff to come together, fellowship and appreciate one another. There is no better way to spend Christmas together with your fellow colleagues than this!”
Before the end of the luncheon, CHC senior pastor Kong Hee and his wife Sun gave a short but moving speech, thanking the staff for their sacrifices throughout the year, and for their great willingness to love God and serve in CHC. It was a fitting celebration to cap a year that saw great celebration as well as challenges.