The JAMs Church’s superheroes enjoyed a night of well-deserved appreciation and recognition for their contributions in 2010.
Contributed By Jamie lim
It was just like a scene from an action-packed movie, with superhero characters such as Superman, Batman and even Popeye and Olive Oyl, roaming around the Ferraria Park condominium. It wasn’t a movie set nor was it Halloween. Rather, it was the JAMs Church ministry cell group enjoying their time of appreciation and thanksgiving on an eventful night.
The party revolved around the theme—Superheroes, befitting the roles of the members in their work among people with special needs.
The JAMs Church is where the intellectually challenged get to experience God and hear His message. The ministry cell group members play a part in running the church services. From home visitations, to providing transport for the members to and from church every week, the cell group members need to be people with love, patience, as well as innovativeness and creativity to run the ministry. Some cell group members also double up as tutors and overseers, conducting tuition classes for the JAMs church members and watching over them during the service.
The Superheroes Night kicked off with some light refreshments, as the superheroes mingled with one another—heroes, heroines and villains. Each one who came dressed in their costume had to give a brief introduction of whom they were impersonating. Following the introduction, every member had to select someone and list out three superhero-attributes about him or her, while the crowd had to guess whom they were referring to.
One of the highlights of the night was the photo montage, which unfolded all that happened in the ministry during 2010. The five-minute video was followed by a time of sharing, during which every member shared their experiences in 2010—both highs and lows, and how God was with them through the year.
|PHOTOS: Lim Yanni|
Members were also awarded the Superhero Badge of Honor, recognizing their efforts and contributions in the ministry. In addition, those who had been in the ministry for at least a decade were given the “Marathoners” award, to honor them for pressing on in the “race.” Nine special awards were also presented to the “Amazing Heroes,” who had shown love, tenacity, faithfulness, talent, creativity, generosity and amazing attitude in the year 2010.
As the icing on the cake, a “Best Dressed Super Hero” award was also presented to the winner, Flash, as portrayed by Ng Chee Siong.
“It was a time of joy and fun—definitely an evening well-spent with my creative and spontaneous cell group members. It was enjoyable, just looking at each other in our costumes, taking pictures. A memorable thanksgiving it was indeed, honoring how God has worked in our lives,” said Tan Ee Na, 26, a teacher.
“It’s a real joy seeing how every member made an effort to dress up as a superhero. The atmosphere was just filled with love and the night definitely put a memorable full-stop to the year 2010,” said Rick Teng, 27, a senior internal auditor.