n that Tuesday evening, a warm and relaxed atmosphere permeated the atrium outside the ballroom at Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel. A buzz of chatter and laughter could be heard as some 200 passionate like-minded people mingled. Hosted by the staff of CCSS, they include beneficiaries, volunteers, partners, champions and donors. All of whom had built friendships through serving the community. This dinner was organized to celebrate a significant milestone in the journey of CCSS — 15 years of transforming and empowering lives. It was also organized to honor the life changers. The evening’s Guest of Honor was Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of National Development. Present were also Ms Tin Pei Ling, Member of Parliament, Marine Parade GRC and Mrs Kay Iswaran, Patron of CCSS.
Among the guests present were young and old from all walks of life. Some were once beneficiaries of CCSS, but are now life changers themselves. The theme of honoring them was strong and seamless. A symbolic lighting of candles at each table took place to reflect bringing light to someone’s world. Photo montages and video clips revealed how life changers had made a difference to someone else. The ensemble performed a medley that summed up the celebration, “Rhythm of the Seasons”. Before the evening ended, all present saw God’s miraculous provision. He moved powerfully and many donated generously. Every moment of the evening was special and meaningful. It is exciting to now look forward to more of what God will do through CCSS in the community. T
It began with a welcome address by Rev Dominic Yeo, President of CCSS, followed by an affirming address from Mr Lee.
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3 Welcoming the guests 4 Thank you for your act of kindness!
5 Mr Benjamin Goh, Executive Director of CCSS, Mrs Kay Iswaran, Patron of CCSS, Rev Beatrice Kang,Vice President of CCSS
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Trinitarian Magazine Issue 4/2011