Tuesday, April 22, 2014

砂拉越衛理公會歷史文獻部 福州廈門收集教會史料 searching for historical records in Fuzhou, China

a team led by Rev. Alopen Liu, of the Chinese Methodist Church in Sarawak, searching for Methodist historical records in Fuzhou, China.
they were blessed with the abundant materials kept at Fujian Normal University, and were allowed to digitally copied for our keeping.
seven members team, including Wong Meng Lei, Rev. Dr. Wong King Seng, Peter Kong, Ngui Soon Chuo, Ngui Soon Ping and Steve Ling participated in this "historical pilgrimage", to the "HOME" of Methodist Churches in Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo Island.

衛理公會砂拉越華人年議會,「歷史文獻部」一個訪問團,近日走訪福州和廈門,收集當地美以美會史料,以存檔和充實本地教會的歷史淵源.
以「歷史文獻部」主席劉會達牧師為首的訪問團,成員尚包括副主席黃孟禮,魏順珠主任,部員黃敬勝牧師(博士),江新福,林禮長,魏順萍等人.
訪問團先後拜訪了廈門華僑大學,福州市福建師範大學,同時順路走訪和參觀了廈門大學,福清基督教福華堂及培訓中心,莆田宋尚節博士故居,福州市福建神學院等多個地點.
福州美以美會年議會紀錄,以及興化美以美會年議會紀錄,是此行最主要的目標.雖然這些當年印刷出版的當地美以美會常年會議紀錄,已殘缺不全,唯不失完好的保存了很大一部份的紀錄.
訪團將這些留存下來的教會文史,全部以數碼存檔,充做將後衛理公會研究的資料.
由於砂拉越衛理公會源自中國,返回祖鄉尋找教會史料是重要的一個步驟.砂衛理公會歷史文獻部遂負起這項重大使命,以期“集腋成裘”,收集所有可獲取得到的文史,還原歷史、自強不息.
訪問團團員黃敬勝博士,並在三地的學術講座交流上,以『詩巫民間信仰的在地化』為題,發表他的研究.
另一名團員黃孟禮,則以『黃乃裳與婆羅洲美以美會』為題發表.
在福建師範大學會的學術交流會上,該大學閩台區域研究中心/中國基督教研究中心吳巍巍博士也發表了『中國基督教區域傳播史中的“傳教區划”現象---以福建為考察中心』.
另一名該大學李影博士,則發表了『西方視野中的近代福州社會』研究報告.
而在與福清市基督教福華堂,在其培訓中心的交流會上,該堂主任牧師施桂明,也發現了『基督教衛理公會傳入福清及其發展淺探』.該堂陳小勇傳道,則發表題為『文化會通的進路』.

詩巫衛理神學院講師,黃敬勝博士在華大發表「探討詩巫民間信仰的在地化」.
砂拉越衛理公會歷史文獻部訪問團副團長黃孟禮,贈送一本「黃乃裳」論文予廈門華僑大學副校長張禹東.左為團長劉會達牧師,右為黃敬勝博士.
 廈門華大,學術交流會後合影.
 莆田鄉間,參觀宋尚節博士故居.
 福清基督教福華堂培訓中心學術交流.右2為該堂主任牧師施桂明.左為陳小勇傳道.
 參觀福州市,福建神學院新院舍.右4為神學院院長岳清華博士.

砂拉越衛理公會文字事業部幹事,衛理報總編輯黃孟禮,在廈門華大發表「黃乃裳與婆羅洲美以美會」.
福州師範大學學術交流會後合影.前左4為師大閩台區域研究中心的吳巍巍博士.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"Sibu Methodist Missionaries house"

located at Jalan Ling Wen Shun, and junction of Jalan Cempaka, Sibu, just next to Methodist Children Home, this Methodist Missionaries House was dedicated on March 24th, 2014. it is donated by the Tiong King Kee's family.

張經樞伉儷全家奉獻 砂衛理公會宣教樓啟用 Sarawak Methodist Church "missionary house" launched

 衛理公會砂拉越華人年議會會長,拿督蘇慈安牧師(左3)及張經樞伉儷令媛張濟倫,共同為「砂拉越華人年議會宣教樓」貼上牌子.左起為楊中春,池金代牧師,及右起張經杭,魏茂宜等人.
全體出席參加奉獻禮眾人,在「砂拉越華人年議會宣教樓」前合影.

an old mansion of Mr. Tiong, was donated to the Methodist Church SCAC, as "Missionary House", where missionaries from this church when back home, can stay and rest. it was dedicated 2 days ago by the President of Methodist Church SCAC, Rev. Su.

一座由張經樞、丁靜明伉儷居住的故居,於2013年3月12日奉獻給衛理公會砂拉越華人年議會,做為該會駐外宣教士,返回述職時的休息場所,以及退休後需要居住的房屋.
這座獨立式建築,昨午在一項奉獻禮上,由衛理公會砂拉越華人年議會會長,拿督蘇慈安牧師宣佈命名為「砂拉越華人年議會宣教樓」.
出席參加這項簡單又極具歷史意義的奉獻禮人士,包括了衛理公會宣教部主席池金代牧師,宣教部幹事王寶星牧師,衛理公會產業部主席楊中春,以及奉獻這座樓宇的張經樞伉儷令媛張濟倫,她的夫婿魏茂宜,叔叔張經杭等人.
座落於本市林文聰路,衛理福兒院鄰近的這座宣教樓,是經由張經樞伉出於愛心而贈送,並由衛理公會宣教部來管理和使用,並藉以推展宣教事工.
張經樞伉儷曾在此房屋接待過眾多外地的牧師和客旅,晚年連同子女奉獻此房屋給宣教士休息和居住,別具意義,是最美的奉獻.
張經樞平生愛主,虔誠教會事奉,夫人丁靜明賢淑慈祥,曾殷勤接待外地教會客旅,晚年期間,看見宣教士們需要住宿,遂連同子女奉獻此房子.
張經樞伉儷長郎,乃砂州著名繪測師張濟仁及劉利仙伉儷.

西馬衛理公會會友 參觀詩巫教會發展 West Malaysia Methodist Church members visiting Sibu

詩巫劉會達牧師、師母及家人,接待來自西馬3間衛理公會堂會的訪客,以及來自中國閩清福源堂的會友時,合影留念.

Church members from Methodist Churches in Kota Baru, Jerneh, Muar are currently in Sibu, visiting places of interest and of significant to the development of Methodist Church in Sarawak, including James Hoover's Memorial Park, Wong Nai Siong Memorial Park, Xing Ang Church -- the 1st Methodist Church in Sarawak, History and Archive Museum of Methodist Church at "Kwong Hua", and many others.

15位來自衛理公會西馬三地的會友,近日前來本地,參觀教會設施和了解本地衛理公會發展概況.
來自哥打巴魯,日底,麻坡的這一群會友,是在黃雪凌牧師率領下前來參觀訪問.
黃雪凌牧師是哥打巴魯和日底,兩間衛理公會的主理牧師.
一行人此行,在本地衛理公會劉會達牧師安排下,參觀了本地著名景點,包括著名的富雅各紀念公園,砂拉越衛理公會第一間教堂:新安堂,以及衛理公會設在光華真安堂的衛理公會歷史文物展覽館.
他們亦安排行程,赴下游民丹莪和泗里街參觀.同時亦參觀了黃乃裳紀念公園,福州公會文物館,古田公園,衛理報,歷史文獻部,福音書局,石山公園,本地著名的大型購物中心大星廣場,夜市,及全馬最大的菜市場,長屋等等.
劉會達牧師及師母,特在府上設晚宴招待一眾訪客.來自閩清的當地福源堂陳碧光傳道及會友等人,亦一同出席參與團契.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

耗資300萬令吉 福兒院“恩典樓”開幕 Rm3 million "Grace" building of the Methodist Children Home declared open

a 4-storey building of the Methodist Children Home was declared open this afternoon, by the President of Sarawak Chinese Methodist Church. the Rm3 million building, together with the renovation of the old office building, mark another milestone of the 64 year old charitable organization, which was started in 1950.

在衛理公會砂拉越華人年議會會長拿督蘇慈安牧師主持下,衛理福兒院一座新院生宿舍--恩典樓,今午舉行落成奉獻禮.
這座包括有7間自修課室,2間音樂舞蹈練習室,多用途室,圖書館,以及三層樓21間各可住6名院生的卧室,2間職員宿舍,使到這間四層樓高的新樓,可以讓126名院生住宿.
出席這項耗資300萬令吉新樓奉獻禮的嘉賓,包括詩巫省長沈國基,詩巫華人最高領袖天猛公劉利民及社會各團體和慈善機構,衛理公會各教堂領袖及牧師,傳道,會友友等多人出席參盛,令場面格外溫馨、熱鬧.
美里衛理福兒院11名院生,在該院執行董事劉恭謀,以及代院長羅欣燕率領下,亦前來參與其盛.
董事長甲必丹黃惠清在致詞時指出,這是一間“五心級”福兒院.
她說,64年來,這間教會慈善機構,照耀著砂拉越中區這個地方,給予不幸的孩童以溫暖和希望,讓他們也能擁有燦爛的前程.
為了給這些孩子提供更美好生活環境,給他們一個更理想的自修學習空間,而於兩年前發起建造這座新樓.
她希望這座恩典樓,可以為孩子們提供一個更有信心,耐心,細心,愛心和恒心的場所.這就是孩子和社會所共同擁有的“五心級”福兒院.

 ribbon cutting to mark the opening of the new building. 剪綵主持開幕禮.
 蘇會長主持揭幕禮. President Datuk Su declare open the building.
 members of the board of governor. 董事成成員舉行奉獻禮.
 dedication ceremony. 春獻禮進行中.
 詩巫衛理福兒院新建"恩典樓". the new hostel of the Methodist Children Home.
 guests and well-wishers at the opening ceremony. 開幕禮賓客現場.
 蘇慈安會長奉獻禮上證道. Rev. Su speaks during the opening ceremony.
 Chairlady of the board of governors, Kapitan Wong deliver her speech. 董事長甲必丹黃惠清致詞.
 福兒院院生獻唱. Children of the Methodist Children Home sings to praise the Lord.
 欣喜的院長楊啟好在致詞. Principal of the Children Home, Yong deliver his speech.
 dancing of the happy children. 院生跳舞娛賓.


美里福兒院11名孩子,在執行董事劉恭謀,與代院長羅欣燕率領下,前來參加恩典樓奉獻禮時,呈獻舞蹈. Chindren from the Miri Methodist Children Home, perform during the opening ceremony.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

沐膠甘榜"迪廉"---風光明媚 charming of Kampung Tellian, Mukah

沐膠(Mukah),以甘榜迪廉(Kampung Tellian)最負盛名.
這里,有許多古老的傳說和故事,有他們生活的歷史背景,也是當年汶萊統治者曾在這里落腳的地點.
Kampung Tellian of Mukah, has its charm and beauty. other than the many traditional Melanau living in and around this place, its history can trace back to the Sultan of Brunei, whose many royalty has died and buried here, including their famous "Jerunai" or grave in the tree trunk, which can still be seen until this day.







Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Marshall and Velvet Douglas: trailing their ancestors works and services to the people of Sibu 富雅各及富瑪麗後代,尋訪故人的足跡

Velvet Douglas, in front of her grand Uncle and Aunt picture, was touched of their work and endeavor in those days.
 a drop of blood of the Missionaries for the people of Sibu, many cherished the memory of their services to the Foochow and Heng Hua community.
Marshall and Velvet Douglas at James & Mary Hoover's Memorial Park in Sungai Merah, Sibu. this is the place where James and Mary first set their foot steps in the middle of swamp forest of the Borneo, help taking care of the Foochows, and later Heng Huas, from 1903, until the 30's.
 in front of the Bintangor orange symbol, in the small town of Bintangor, along Rajang River.
Velvet with Teng Lung Ming, a student of her grand Aunt, Mary Hoover, in the early 20th century, in Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia. Teng lives and works in Bintangor after her retirement from the Kindergarten name after Velvet's Aunt.

Monday, February 17, 2014

潮州公會 露天公開慶春節 open to all Chinese New Year celebration by the Teo Chew Association, in Sibu, Malaysia


 詩巫潮州公會主席本固魯蔡雄基,詩巫省長沈國基,聯合潮州公會理事,一起高唱潮州新年歌. Chairman of Teo Chew Association, Sibu, Penghulu Chua Huong Kee, and Resident of Sibu, Sim Kok Kee, joining many others, singing to the tune of the Teo Chew's new year songs.
在詩巫的"詩巫之窗"舉行春節慶祝活動,吸引眾多公眾人士參與,非常熱鬧.open air celebration, attracted many to join in the celebration.






Tuesday, February 4, 2014

University College of Technology Sarawak 砂拉越科技大學

University College of Technology Sarawak, Sibu, was launched by Taib Mahmud, the Chief Minister of Sarawak on February 3, 2014.
the University has 84 staffs to date, including 44 Professors, Associate Professors, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers, & Associate Lectures. of which, 11 of them are Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), 23 Master Degree, 10 Bachelor Degree.
the University has 179 students as at 2013, and by the end of 2014, is expecting to have student population up to 800.

砂拉越首席部長丕顯斯里泰益瑪目(Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud)2014年2月3日為砂拉越科技大學主持推展禮.
這間大學是於2012年4月26日,獲得大馬高教部邀請,在詩巫開辦大學課程.
2012年9月16日,獲得高教部准於開辦大學學院的申請.
2013年4月1日,砂科技大學學院申請獲得高教部批准.
目前該大學的學生,計有179人,分別為文科基礎班56名學生,理科基礎班29人,商業行政學位43人,土木工程學位21人,電器與電子工程學位15人,測量學學位15人.
該大學預計,隨著更多學校設備的完成,將可在今年結束時,讓學生提高到800人.而在這個情況下,今年的新教學學系,就增加了繪測系理科學位課程,機械工程系學位課程,電子電力系學位課程,會計系學位課程,電腦科技軟體工程學位課程,電腦科技系統工程學位課程,食品科技學位課程等.
砂科技大學校長拿督阿都哈金博士指出,在未來的軟硬體設施的成長中,該大學預計入學學生將逐年增加,2015年為1602名學生,2016年2368名,2017年為3267名,2018年則將有4085名,2019年為4798名,2020年則是5116名,2021年為5244名,而到了2022年,砂科技大學預料將有學生高達5225名.
本月份開始,大學又要接受學生課程新生入學.五月,接受基礎班學生入學.9月,另一批學位課程學生將入學.
2014年各科的教職員共達到84人.在44名高級講師,講師,副講師,教授,副教授中,包括了11位擁有哲學博士資格者(佔總教員的25%),擁碩士學位則有23位(佔52%),學士學位教師10位(佔23%).

 this is the campus and phase one of the University buildings. phase 2 & 3 is on the way. 這是砂拉越科技學的校園景觀,這是第一期的發展工程,將有第二期,第三期在建設中.