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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
21 December 2014 :: Join us for our Christmas-themed services on Sunday 21 and 28 December at 10.30am. This weekend, Ps. Gary Chan will be sharing a Christmas message from the pulpit.
CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AT FCC :: Our favourite time of the year is here – Christmas! Each year, we celebrate a time of giving and the birth of Jesus Christ – Himself a gift expressing God’s love to the whole world.
This year we are celebrating Christmas a little differently at the Free Community Church in our new home at One Commonwealth, #02-01/02. We are going to have our regular Sunday Services on 21 & 28 December at 10.30am which will be Christmas-themed. But on Christmas Day itself, we want to invite you to our "Christmas Commune" – FCC's Charity Christmas Carnival!
The Carnival will run from 11.30am to 3pm on 25 December 2014, and we want to welcome you, your family and friends to join us for a sumptuous Christmas lunch prepared by… us! Join in the carolling, be entertained by special performances and get involved in activities across the day like making your own Christmas tree, painting your own masterpiece or having fun at one of the game stalls.
While you are here, do also check out our Christmas flea market where you will be able to pick up some great bargains and last minute gifts. 100% of the proceeds from the flea market and donations we receive at the Christmas Commune will go to our nominated charities!
So join us this year for our Christmas Services and the Christmas Commune and celebrate this season of giving with us as we remember the gift of God's presence and love for all of us! We look forward to welcoming you this Christmas at FCC!
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK - 18 December 2014 ::
Christmas is round the corner - and this year, we are doing things a little different, since this is the first year we are in our own home at One Commonwealth.
For those of us who appreciate the traditional caroling, the service this Sunday (21st December) will be very much like a Christmas Eve service, and the service the following Sunday (28th December) will be very much like a Christmas Day service.
On Christmas Day itself, we would be having the the Christmas Commune - the FCC Charity Christmas Carnival. There would be food, a flea market, activities and performances.
Do bring your friends and family to join us this Christmas season and celebrate the Incarnation of Love with us.
Wishing all of you peace, joy and most important of all - love - this season.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.