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Meet Our Chaplains — Kerine Au

Uncovering Purpose, Upholding Values Kerine Au, Associate Chaplain, Little Seeds Preschool (LSP):  “Chaplaincy is a work that happens outside the church, bridging and connecting her with other institutions—including non-church, non-faith-based ones—by demonstrating God’s love through practical care and comfort, praying over them, and leading them to an awareness of a good God who is working …

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Meet Our Chaplains — Jimmy Ong

Open to Possibilities, Seizing Opportunities Jimmy Ong, Associate Chaplain, Boys’ Brigade (BB) & Girls’ Brigade (GB):  “One might say that I stumbled into chaplaincy work, because while it is clear now that my steps led here, it hasn’t always been clear during the journey itself.  “Initially, I was serving as a BB officer and a …

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Meet Our Chaplains — Trixie Chin

Prioritising Human Connection Trixie Chin, Associate Chaplain, Nursing Home (NH) & Senior Care Centre (SCC):  “It’s a fact that we become less independent as we age. As such, I’m reminded in my daily work that my doing this is only possible by God’s grace, and that we all need to depend on Him all the …

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Meet Our Chaplains — How Kim Chin

How chaplains leverage the power of presence Befriending is the backbone of chaplaincy. Having the mindset that one is here to befriend, and not solve problems, totally changes one’s perspective, awareness, and approach. “Our ministry of presence — being there — is the most important thing,” says Village Chaplain Revd Dino Thangamany. “Steady, constant presence …

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Friendship as Ministry

How chaplains leverage the power of presence Befriending is the backbone of chaplaincy. Having the mindset that one is here to befriend, and not solve problems, totally changes one’s perspective, awareness, and approach. “Our ministry of presence — being there — is the most important thing,” says Village Chaplain Revd Dino Thangamany. “Steady, constant presence …

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Chaplaincy in SJSM Village

Taking pastoral care beyond the church “Pastoring, in general, is a wide-spectrum endeavour, albeit focused within the church. Chaplaincy, as ministry of pastoral presence, has a narrower scope and a far deeper reach — across the vast spectrum of human life that occurs outside the church and the normal life of a congregation,” explains Village …

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