Welcome to the FREE COMMUNITY CHURCH website!
The FREE COMMUNITY CHURCH is a congregation of diverse individuals and families gathering to worship and grow as a Christian community. We desire to develop a vibrant heart relationship with God and a thinking-mind relationship with the Bible. We do not believe in easy answers to life’s challenging questions but in the wisdom of a great and loving God, who surpasses our human understanding. We aim to nurture Christ-centred communities so that members can develop a faith relevant to our times.
The FREE COMMUNITY CHURCH affirms that all individuals, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, are individuals of sacred worth created in God’s image. Our church affirms that same-sex and transgender relationships, when lived out in accord with the love commandments of Jesus, are consistent with Christian faith and teachings. Indeed, we find discrimination based on negative judgment of others, fear of difference, and homophobia inconsistent with Christian teachings.
Therefore, we welcome all people regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or economic status to our worship services and activities.
The kind of church that we believe the FREE COMMUNITY CHURCH and all churches are called to journey to become is one that is FREE, INCLUSIVE, COMMUNITY, RELATIONAL, OPEN, ECUMENICAL, LIVING, RELEVANT and MISSIONAL. To find out more what this means, please click on "About Us".
If you have any questions about FREE COMMUNITY CHURCH, our ministries or our activities, please do not hesitate to drop us an email at email@example.com.
28 September 2014 ::This weekend, we have Rev Miak Siew who will be sharing with us from the pulpit.
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK-26 SEPTEMBER 2014 :: One of this week's lectionary passage is from Paul's Epistle to the Philippians (Philippians 2:1-13)
"If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.
Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death-- even death on a cross.
Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure."
One of the songs we sing during worship quotes "every knee will bow and every tongue confess," but we often don't realize the larger context of these words. Jesus was the servant leader who did not seek his own interests, but the interests of others. He did not seek his selfish ambition - he did not seek to be glorified. Jesus was tempted and offered "all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor" which he flatly refused.
I wonder how would Jesus react to the acclamation and adoration we give Him today? Is it bending of our knees, and confessing that He is Lord that Jesus sought in his work on this Earth? Or is it something a lot more difficult - that we have the same mind as Jesus - humbling ourselves, emptying ourselves, and putting our faith into action to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength (Mark 12:30-31)"
"Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8)."
FOCUS ON "OUR" FAMILY :: The witness of the church is not about pounding the Gospel into other people but about transforming the quality and nature of relationships we have with one another in community. Learn about the kind of community we are called to become as Christians and overcome the barriers to becoming that community. Read the full transcript and other past sermons here.
FCC. LUSH :: Hi, Do you sometimes feel you are living a secret double life?
Are you sick of the guilt and feeling like a sinner beyond redemption?
Or perhaps you have chosen to embrace your sexuality but have drifted away from God in the process?
Your sexuality and your Faith need not be mutually-exclusive!
If you would like to find out more about this possibility, come join us at LUSH.
Whether you are straight, conflicted, clueless or just a curious female, you are all welcome.
FCC is starting its tenth run of LUSH in Oct 2014. Started in 2005, LUSH aims to give women a different perspective to the homosexuality-thumping bible verses as compared to the mainstream churches.
The group will be based on the format of a support group, providing a safe space to exchange ideas, explore other points of view, and encourage each other along our shared journey. (To aid the effectiveness of such a format for sharing, the size of the group will be limited, and members will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis.)
The format will be based on discussions and sharing on a range of issues from the topics: Loving Ourselves; Sexuality and what the Bible says; Our Relationships.
The group will meet every Friday from 8pm – 10pm for approximately 6 months with breaks in between. Interested participants are required to commit for the entire run.
If you are interested or have any enquiries, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Registration closes on 30 Sep 2014. A fee of S$10 will be collected to cover the administrative cost.
Open to all males regardless of sexual orientation,especially gay men.
Starts in Oct 2014
Wednesday 7.30pm - 10pm
Approximately 6 mths
Send email to email@example.com
Registration closes on 30 Sep 2014
HOW TO HAVE GOOD SEX - PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN SEXUAL ETHICS :: As a gay Christian, with whom and when can I have sex? When is sex just and good and when is it not? What should I be considering when I want to be intimate with my partner? Is there a different standard for ethical sexual behaviour between a heterosexual and a homosexual couples?
At the Free Community Church, we believe that as part of living out our faith, there should be not be a disconnect between what we believe and how we live our lives as Christians - as followers of Christ. After years of reflection as a community, we have developed a framework for sexual ethics that contains a set of principles that we encourage everyone to apply to own their lives.
To find out more about FCC's Principles of Sexual Ethics, click here.
"STONEWALLED" MUSIC FOR HIV MEDICATION :: The inaugural album of Free Community Church is now available for sale on CD, Amazon.com and iTunes!
"STONEWALLED" contains 12 original songs written, performed and produced by a group of volunteers who came to work on this project together.
We firstly want to help raise funds for people living with HIV. The CD is available at FCC at S$20 and ALL proceeds from the sale of "STONEWALLED" will go to those who can't get access to or can't afford the expensive HIV medication.
We also want to use music to share the truth of God's unconditional love for everyone. In a world where our differences are often used as the reason to reject and judge each other, we want you to know that you have been uniquely and lovingly created by a God who has a plan and purpose for each one of us. Whether you are straight, gay, bisexual, transgendered, poor or rich, black white or brown, HIV+ or negative.
To support this project and download the CD digitally on Amazon.com, please click here. All proceeds will go to our HIV medication fund.
SUNDAY SERVICE :: Each Sunday, we have a fantastic time in Church. So come join us this Sunday for an awesome time of praise and worship, a time of reflection and prayer, and powerful, life-transforming teaching by incredible speakers from all over the world! Do invite along your family and friends. You won't want to miss a moment of it at our brand new venue at One Commonwealth #02-02 at 1 Commonwealth Lane, right next to Commonwealth MRT!
Click here for instructions on how to get to church by MRT, bus or if you are driving.
PRAYER REQUESTS :: Is there something troubling you? Is there too much to bear? At some point in our spiritual journeys, we all realize that our own strength is not enough. And fortunately, we are not alone. So whether or not you are a member of this church, we would earnestly like to pray for you, and commit your needs to God. We will be doing so as a church community at our monthly prayer meetings, conducted on the last Wednesday of each month.
Click here to download the form you can drop into our prayer box at the entrance or let us know a bit about your situation and how best we could pray for you by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do also indicate if you are comfortable with your name or the names of your loved ones mentioned. Please be assured that we fully respect your need for confidentiality.
GIVING :: The effectiveness of any Church is limited by the generosity of its members. As we are looking to be able to reach out more effectively through our community action projects, relocate to a place where we can call our Home and manage the day-to-day running of the Church, we hope that you will be able to join us in committing a set amount of your finances to the work of FREE COMMUNITY CHURCH.
Tithing and pledging are important spiritual disciplines as it helps us be grateful stewards over the money that God has blessed us with. Click here to download a copy of the Financial Pledge Form and mail it back to us or drop it into the offering bag during service.
Please note that although FREE COMMUNITY CHURCH is a registered charity in Singapore, donations are not tax deductible.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS & EXECUTIVE STAFF :: Ever wonder who's behind the FREE COMMUNITY CHURCH? The leadership and management of FREE COMMUNITY CHURCH comprises of a team of individuals that represents the diversity of the Church.
Click here to find out more about the team.