|Day Training Centre (DTC)
The Day Training Centre, set up in 1993, provides living skills, training opportunities and experiences for the intellectually challenged persons so that their full potential may be realized from the earliest possible age. With the support of qualified teachers, the Centre also provides information, support and guidance to parents, carers and families to facilitate better understanding and support their "special one". It also endeavours to promote greater public awareness of the issues faced by the intellectually challenged persons and facilitates their integration into the community. In 2008, DTC expanded its services and set up the Bethel Early Intervention Centre in Puchong Jaya.
The Classes are divided into groups:
• Day Training Class Group 1 for slow learners/mild learning disabilities
• Day Training Class Group 2 for severe learning disabilities
Curriculum and training include:
• Functional academics
• Independent living skills
• Social interaction and communication skills
• Pre-vocational skills
• Art and craft
• Camping and holiday trips
|Care & Concern
The Care and Concern ministry has a humble beginning in 1990 when three lady parishioners joined the vicar on his visitation to the sick and housebound members after the Wednesday morning service. The ladies soon realized a dire need for visitation ministry. Thus by God’s grace the Care and Concern was set up, grew and was able to visit more homes, hospitals and nursing homes. These visits have brought much cheer and comfort to the housebound members.
This ministry is also involved in collecting provisions for distribution to the needy in the Beacon of Hope, Myanmar and Bahasa Malaysia congregations, and St Mark’s Cozy Home and recycling old newspapers and plastic bottles to generate fund for the ministry. In addition, the ministry also organizes transportation to bring people in the nursing homes to the Sunday church services and welcoming visitors to the church.
|Beacon of Hope
The Centre was set up in 1994 to serve the poor and marginalized community of Sri Sentosa at Jalan Klang Lama. In 2012, the Centre moved to a new two-storey building at Sri Manja where the ground floor is turned to a chapel for Sunday service, bible study, prayers, and home group fellowship for the Tamil congregation. The first floor has been converted to a tuition centre for school-going children from the needy families. Apart from this, venue also serves as free medical clinic. Once a week, the Centre provides packaged food for the destitute, drug addicts, alcoholics and the elderly.
Volunteers are needed to help out in these ministries.