A virus that keeps spreading, a new variant surfacing… the future seems bleak. Regardless, Christmas is still a time of great rejoicing!

In the wake of bad news, we fix our eyes on the Good News.

Look around you this Christmas. Who in your life needs to know Jesus? Who can you share God’s love and the Good News with? 

Here are some unique and inspiring Christmas programmes organised by churches all across Singapore – with options for both on-site and online.

Plus, we’ve included some ideas for home parties on how you can invite your friends and family and have conversations about Jesus in more intimate settings.

ON-SITE/ONLINE SERVICES

Bethesda Bedok-Tampines Church

When your world is in turmoil, how do you find peace?

Peace on Earth is a drama/musical about a father and daughter’s predicament on Christmas Eve. Due to her work, the mum has gone missing.

As the little girl grapples with the news, dad likens their current tragedy to the challenges Mary and Joseph had to face during the very first Christmas. 

When: 18 Dec (Sat) 2pm, 5pm | 19 Dec (Sun) 8.30am, 11am 
Where: BBTC Sanctuary, Level 3 
Website: Peace On Earth

Cornerstone Community Church 

Many of us have tasted how the choices of those around us have affected our lives one way or another.

In Mother’s Laksa, the story follows Julia, a food writer and a celebrity chef. You’ll get to savour the true essence of selfless love, reconcile the struggles of finding closure and acceptance in this Christmas screening.

When & Where: 

  • On-site services
    Katong: 18 Dec (Sat) 5pm | 19 Dec (Sun) 8.30am, 10.15am, 11.45am
    Bugis: 19 Dec (Sun) 9.30am, 11am 

  • Online services
    18 Dec (Sat) 5pm | 19 Dec (Sun) 10.15am

Website: Mother’s Laksa

Trinity Christian Centre

In The Heart of Christmas, you get to bask in live Christmas carols and catch a special film premiere Your Love is Enough 2 guest-starring local personality Gurmit Singh.

The film follows the story of different individuals who struggle with broken relationships… When life brings the unexpected, how do we walk in true forgiveness and perfect love?

When: 17—24 Dec (Fri-Fri), 8pm daily
Where: [email protected] Lebar
Website: Trinity Christmas 2021 

HOPE Singapore 

What if Jesus was born… in the middle of a pandemic? In this Christmas x COVID-19 musical comedy, HOPE Singapore presents a humorous twist on the birth of Jesus.

Come down on-site or watch online to discover and share the timeless miracle of Jesus Christ with your loved ones! 

When: 25 Dec (Sat) 2pm, 5pm | 26 Dec (Sun) 9.30am, 11.15am 
Where: The Axis @ Textile Centre, HOPE @ New Tech Park, HOPE @ The Chevrons, HOPE @ MAX Atria, HOPE @ CT Hub (each venue has different timings)
Website: Christmas 2021

In addition, HOPE Singapore is also running a sermon series for this season called Gift Exchange. Gift exchange is a big Christmas tradition. But could there be some gift exchanges we never knew we needed?

This three-part sermon series focuses on Offences for Grace, Shame for Worth and Labels for Freedom. You can still catch the final instalment on-site and online!

When: 18 Dec (Sat) and 19 Dec (Sun) 
Where: All centres, website and Facebook
Website: Gift Exchange

St. Andrew’s Cathedral 

On Christmas Sunday, St. Andrews Cathedral is holding a Good News of Great Joy service.

The fun-filled programme includes a joyous melody of Christmas carols, an inspiring testimony by Raymond Tan as well as the sharing of the Good News by Reverend Chris Chan.

There will also be meaningful Christmas gifts up for grabs!

When: 26 Dec (Sun), 9.30am (pre-programme from 9am)
Where: On-site and livestream
Website: Good News of Great Joy 

If you enjoy carols and hymns, you can also join the special Lessons & Carols evening service that will be held the week before.

Following the tradition of Nine Lessons and Carols, there will be time and space for worshippers to contemplate God’s redemptive plan for humanity.

When: 19 Dec (Sun), 7.30pm
Where: On-site and online
Website: Good News of Great Joy

City Harvest Church

Their special Light of the World Christmas & Candlelight Services will be simultaneously interpreted into Mandarin, so do feel free to bring along your Mandarin-speaking friends and family too.

When: 25 Dec (Sat) 2pm, 5pm | 26 Dec (Sun) 10am, 1pm
Where: Suntec Singapore, Level 6, Halls 603 & 604, and online 
Website: City Harvest Church

Celebrate Christmas in Singapore 

The organisers behind the annual event that used to see Orchard Road coming alive with festive booths and evangelistic performances have continued to bring the message of hope through digital means.

Aside from interactive activities that will be held both online and on-site from 10–21 December, CCIS has planned for an online Christmas concert

Home for Christmas: The Gift will feature performers from Singapore and around the world, each with a special message to share with us.  The theme song for this year is “Christmas is a Person To Me”. 

When: 19 Dec (Sun), 8pm
Where: YouTube
Website: Home for Christmas: The Gift

ONLINE ONLY

New Creation Church 

All Things New alludes to the One who has come to give hope for a fresh start.

Come and join this special evangelistic Christmas programme for a special time of carols, song and dance, and a retelling of a true story that will warm your hearts. 

You can even create your personalised e-card to invite your loved ones. 

When: 24 Dec (Fri), 8pm
Where: YouTube 
Website: All Things New

星望时代 Shin SG

The newly launched media platform has a heart to support the Chinese church community in reaching out to the lost.

Their first evangelistic event will be held online this Christmas. Love from the Stars 2021 星中有爱2021 线上布道会 will feature many local personalities as well as celebrity guests from different countries sharing their stories.

Chinese church communities in Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan are collaborating to bring audiences an eventful night of songs and games, with even prizes to be won.

Watch the programme with your Chinese-speaking friends and family!

When: 18 Dec (Sat), 8pm
Where: YouTube and Facebook
Website: Shin SG

City Harvest Church JAMs

City Harvest JAMs (Jesus for All Minds) is also holding special celebration services for individuals with special needs.

Called the Great Christmas Story, there will be a time of praise and worship, carol sing-alongs, storytelling and fun craft activities.

When: 18 Dec (Sat), 11am | 19 Dec (Sun), 11am
Where: Zoom 
Website: More details here

HOME PARTY KITS

The pandemic may have reduced the church’s ability to hold huge events, but it is also given rise to more 1-1 time with our non-Christian friends and family. 

A number of churches have created tool kits to guide their members to share the gospel with guests.

Here are 5 for you to be inspired by, so that you can host your own Christmas party!

Woodlands Evangelical Free Church 

Resources include a 20-minute video, a how-to guide for hosts and a programme booklet that you can share with guests.

The heart-warming video includes the narration of the Christmas story by a young girl, singing of Christmas carols and sharing of two personal testimonies (one in English and one in Mandarin).

Get it here: WEFC’s HOPE: LOST & FOUND 

Paya Lebar Methodist Church

Items in this party kit include videos on Christmas carols for a light-hearted atmosphere, a 3-minute testimony and a 10-minute message on the theme of hope.

There are also questions for conversation starters, Christmas-themed ice breakers and a suggested programme fl0w.

Get it here: PLMC’s Christmas home celebration kit

Victory Family Centre 

Intended to be a complement to their online Christmas Candlelight programme, this is an interesting resource that comes with e-invites, a host guide and an amazing Christmas playlist (both for Spotify and Apple Music).

Get it here: VFC’s Christmas at Home

Covenant Evangelical Free Church 

In this digital guide, you’ll find a whole lot of ideas on how to plan a Christmas party, all the way from the basics of hosting to having a spiritual conversation.

Resources also include a programme outline as well as suitable carols and games.

Get it here: CEFC’s Christmas party host guide

Bonus! A Christmas Invitation

In 2020, we put together a Christmas kit for our readers, but this is still very relevant today!

Send out our e-invite to your friends and family and start planning your little gathering. Watch two short videos and use our recommended resources to spark conversations.

The first video features Christmas carols sung by Olivia Ong – the singer of the Little Nyonya theme song – and her siblings. The second video is an intimate look at the life story of actress Felicia Chin. 

Get it here: The Thirst Collective’s A Christmas Invitation

This Christmas, let’s be intentional about sharing the gift of Jesus with our loved ones. Have fun!

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