SINGAPORE – When the Mustard Seed Community of young adults celebrated their 10th anniversary, they came up with an idea to reach out to other young adults. This idea has become a series of talks and a weekend retreat for those aged 23 to 35 years, especially those searching for a deeper meaning in their life and faith.
The series of six talks titled “SE7EN” begins Jun 6 and will be held on alternate Sundays 3.00-5.00pm at Church of St. Francis Xavier parish centre. The retreat will be held Jul 2-4 at Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat Centre.
Mustard Seed Community was formed in 1999. Now, it comprises 25 young adults who meet twice weekly, on Tuesdays for Bible sharing and on Sundays for prayer, fellowship, and worship. The community strives to grow together in their faith journey while challenging one another to build the Kingdom of God in their daily lives.
Colin Sng said that the inaugural programme aims to address certain ‘young adult issues’ including a sense of the Catholic Church being out of touch with the secular world, and a lack of support young adults find themselves facing from their contemporaries, in their faith journey. “SE7EN” will also help answer questions such as whether God exists, how to make God-centred decisions, and how to balance career while serving God, among others.
He added that “SE7EN” will help young adults “to know, to love, to experience, to serve God, and to facilitate” their spiritual growth “by encouraging each other to be disciples of Christ... and hopefully lead them to an experience of Christ Himself”.
Speakers will comprise lay people who are “passionately and radically living out a Christ-like life in their work, family, and social life”, said Colin.
Each session will begin with prayer and worship, followed by a talk, fellowship over food, testimony, and small group sharing.
By Darren Boon