Thought for the day
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8
The CSI Synod Department of Ecological Concerns organized the training for the teachers on Green School Programme at Vellore Diocese on 12th September 2018 at St.Johns Church Hall, Vellore Fort. The programme began with the meditation of Rev. Jared Arul Jebareuben. Dr. Mathew Koshy Punnackad ,Hon.Director of Ecological Concerns and Prof.Dr.Philip Robinson took classes. They explained the significance of GSP and motivated teachers to join the GSP audit. Prof. Dr. Philip Robinson explained the GSP project in Tamil language. Rev. Samraj Kumar, Rev. Christopher David, Rev. Jared Arul Jebareuben, Rev. Ravichandran, Dr. Nirmal Margaret , Rev. Abraham Asaithambi (Chairman, Southern Area), Rev. C. Manimaran( Chairperson, Diocesan Eco Department), Rev. Stanley Christopher, and Rev. Paul Robert Kennedy (Director, Department of Ecological concerns, VDC) rendered active leadership to make the programme a grand success. One hundred teachers participated in the training programme and agreed to join the GSP Audit.
Participants appreciated the training in GSP and they expressed it during the evaluation. Some of their comments are given below: “It was a wonderful programme for me. Children are the nation builders. Through GSP my students who belong to the remote villages will get an awareness to save trees and protect the land. Surely I will avoid throw away plastic materials. It was the best programme I have ever attended. Praise to God.” Mrs. J Mary Vinothini (M.D Crane Middle School, Tindivanam). “Today's program was very useful. I learned something different about the environment. Hereafter I will change my school and its surroundings into a green land” Ms. J Beulah Matry Shyla ( M.D Ele. School, Valayathur). “The two classes held today were very interesting. We learned more about the nature. Hereafter I'll try to make my school as a green school and ask the students to protect the nature” Mr. D Joseph Christopher (M.D Primary School, Peraperi). “I really enjoyed and learned so many things from this program. Now I'm aware of global warming, natural resources and the necessity to protect the nature. For the next generation we have to safeguard and protect nature. Thanks to CSI Synod for giving us a good awareness about our environment” Ms. P Shanthi (CSI Girls Higher Sec. School, Tirupattur) “I will make the children to do all you have told about and make my school into a green school with the help of students. I will ask my students to avoid taking junk food. With the help of students we will clean our classes, houses and wherever we are going. Ask them to educate people” Ms. S Devasanthini (Honnegar Ashram G.H.S, Sarpenmedu). “Praise the Lord. Today's training was good. Already we have registered in GSP audit but in today's meeting I have understood what is my role and how I can do it for the students and for tomorrow's generation. Thank you for arranging such a wonderful meeting.” Ms. S Mary (CSI Public School, Pulikuttai). “ After this training I found that there are so many tasks I've to implement in my school. I have to do something for this nature. I have to change myself first and I want to be be a role model for my students. Hereafter I'll never disturb any living things” Mrs. M Aparna Josephene (M D Primaryt School, Velam). “I have learnt many good things from Director sir's speech. It is very interesting and studied many things about the eco system. Surely I'll share it with my students and family members” Ms. S Hannah Roseline (M D middle School, Melpadi). “This program was wonderful and challenging. We have been encouraged and motivated by the speeches using power point presentations. I will make my school a green school” (Mrs. S Rebecca Shanthy ,Walter Scudder Nursery & Primary School, Tindivanam) . “The program was very useful for us. We will observe the guidelines and make our students &schools, green” (Ms. V Jayalakshmi ,M D School, Kunnathur)
Prof.Dr.Mathew Koshy Punnackad
Hon.Director, CSI Synod Department of Ecological ConcernsBack
Church Of South India
Peter Cater Scripture Knowledge Examination 2018
LOWER GRADE (Std.IX)
S.No. Name Diocese Reg.No.
1. G. Nihitta Hanna Kanyakumari EL002
2. J. Ashlin Divinesha Kanyakumari EL004
3. S. Shebin Britto Kanyakumari EL005
4. S. Dalton Griffin Kanyakumari EL006
5. Asha M Thoothukudi VL009
6. Gilta Monica D Thoothukudi VL019
7. Karumari Shanmuga Priya Thoothukudi VL028
8. Mari Raju M Thoothukudi VL032
9. Manikya Baila KND HL001
10. Kristina Keluru KND HL003
11. Prema Akki KND HL005
12. Sharoon Gopalrajartnam KND HL009
13. Sathish Kumar KSD IL001
14. Joy Persis Dornakal CL002
15. Ashiest Dornakal CL005
16. Routh Madhuri Dornakal CL012
17. Keerthana Dornakal CL016
18. Marline Karimnagar FL001
19. Deekshitha Karimnagar FL002
20. Sunitha Karimnagar FL005
21. Newton Karimnagar FL006
22. Mammani Karimnagar FL014
23. Jerusha Rayalaseema RL001
24. C.D.Gracy Tirzah Rayalaseema RL002
25. B.Daniel Benhin Stephen Rayalaseema RL003
26. K. Sumith Charles Rayalaseema RL004
27. E. Sharon Rayalaseema RL006
28. Levin Vinod Cochin AL004
29. Hridya Vinod Cochin AL005
30. Sneha J Cochin AL006
31. Anglin Mabel Arun Cochin AL008
32. Saniya K.Saji Madhya Kerala LL021
33. Nilavumol Madhya Kerala LL025
34. Shan Sam David Madhya Kerala LL029
35. Nissy Hanna Vijay Madhya Kerala LL031
36. Daphne Prescilla P CSI Ewart Mat.HS ML001
37. Sharon Arpitha Kumar CSI Ewart Mat.HS ML008
38. Benita C CSI Ewart Mat.H ML015
39. Shani Rachel Jane CSI Ewart Mat.HS ML032
HIGHER GRADE (Std.XI)
S.No. Name Diocese Reg.No.
1. S. Sherrie Shabin Kanyakumari EH002
2. D. Cerin Peral Kanyakumari EH005
3. P Adlin Stefy Kanyakumari EH008
4. J. Anushia Kanyakumari EH010
5. Carolin Belcia R Thoothukudi VH006
6. Roselin Ida P Thoothukudi VH010
7. Surya C S Thoothukudi VH017
8. Nithya A Thoothukudi VH022
9. Hanna Sisanalli KND HH001
10. Josna Goni KND HH003
11. Esther Okku KND HH005
12. Nisha Gandhada KND HH008
13. Sarala Serena S. KSD IH001
14. Paul Dornakal CH001
15. Th.Renny Dornakal CH002
16. B.Suma Dornakal CH007
17. Bobbili Sowjanya Dornakal CH013
18. Bilga Babu Cochin AH003
19. Linet P. Vinod Cochin AH004
20. Liz Nixon Cochin AH005
21. Leema Lee Paul Cochin AH006
22. Joshili Tennyson Cochin AH007
23. Alsa George Madhya Kerala LH016
24. Jinu Mathew John Madhya Kerala LH022
25. Sneha Mariam Samuel Madhya Kerala LH030
26. Silla Ansa Shiju Madhya Kerala LH033
27. Soumya Elizabeth Malabar MH001
28. Bianca Sarah Cruz CSI Ewart School MH017
29. Ruth Vidyam CSI Ewart School MH027
30. Sharron Maria R CSI Ewart School MH029
31. Kaaviya Rosy Y CSI Ewart School MH037Back
IPM, the Institute of Pastoral Management for the second batch in phase-II began on 11th September 2018 at CSI Synod Centre with the inaugural service lead by Rt. Rev. Dr. Vadapally Prasada Rao, Deputy Moderator, CSI and Rev. K. James Cecil Victor, Director, Pastoral Concerns. In his inaugural address, Bishop Prasada Rao encouraged the participants to be more vigilant in ministry to build accountability and good governance by having an agenda that is beneficial to the community. The department of Pastoral Concerns felicitated Rev.Dr. Praveen Prabhu Sudheer, the CSI-EMS Liaison Officer. Dr. Praveen shared his greetings and motivated the clergy to be firm in their convictions and to their calling. Dr. Agna Fernandez, the Associate Professor from Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai lead the session on 'Leading with Agility-Enhancing Performance with People' where she brought out the key factors of administrative skills and performance managementBack
Three Youngsters from CSI Kanyakumari Diocese, Mr. Anish, Mr. Veslin abd Mr. Nalla Thambi have began and their DARE to DREAM assignment from 3rd to 30th of September 2018. They will be placed under the supervision of Rev. Shalu T. Mathew the missionary and pastor in-charge of CSI Parkal Mission in CSI Karimnagar Diocese for a period of 25 days. They will be engaged in teaching at the CSI Parkal Mission School and in the evenings will be engaged in the church activities.
Inspired by the example of Missionary Societies, the Diocese of Travancore and Cochin started organized missionary work in and outside the Diocese. The first native missionaries 23 were sent out in 1924, and the field was Parkal Taluq, Hyderabad in the Dornakal Diocese (Now C.S.I. Karimnagar Diocese).
Progress was rather slow at first, but after about a decade the work gathered momentum. The backward Mala and Madiga castes first came under the influence of the Gospel, but later higher castes were also attracted. Today there are 10,000 baptized Christians, 116 Christian Villages, 50 worshipping centres, 19 Churches, 28 mission house, 2 orphanages, 2 child care centers, 4 schools, 2 hostels, 3 hospitals, 2 Ashram. Centres, one technical school and one nursery school.
The Synod Youth Department through this initiative DARES the youth of CSI to DREAM a just and inclusive church in nurturing the ethos of radical discipleship and engagement in building Christ communities.
The Synod youth department is grateful to the Bishop in CSI Karimnagar Diocese, Rt. Rev. Dr. Reuben Mark and the people of the Diocese for their hospitality, care and exposure to be given to these youngsters in shaping their spirituality in a more meaningful way.Back
The EYVP volunteers arrived in India on the 3rd of September 2018 at the CSI synod Secretariat. They landed with great excitement looking forward to a memorable experience at the Church of South India for the period of 1 year.
An orientation program was planned to induct the young volunteers to give them a foretaste of what they would encounter during their time in India. The first phase of the orientation was organised in the headquarters of CSI in Chennai, while the second part of orientation was planned in CSI-Board of Child Care, Bangalore.
Topics like Understanding India and its realities, Church of South India and its mission and various ministries of CSI, were dealt in Chennai for the volunteers to understand the Church as a whole which is hosting them. An exposure visit to the Government Museum, Chennai were the other highlights of their induction in Chennai.
In Bangalore, CSI-BCC organised a systematic orientation on topics like Overview of EMS supported projects, sensitivity towards Social Concerns through exposure visits, children in India with particular reference to Girl Child, Safety and security, child protection and child protection policy were the themes dealt. The orientation came to an end on the 9th September 2018 and the wardens who were in-charge of hosting these volunteers had come to accompany the volunteers to their respective project places.
The Youth Department of the Church of South India, which co-ordinates this program acknowledges and thanks the EYVP program for sending these volunteers fostering the continuous partnership and committed relationship between CSI and EMS. It also acknowledges with gratitude all the Directors of the Synod and other resource people including the staff of CSI-BCC for organizing this induction program for the volunteers from Germany.
Last but not least, the Youth department of CSI, with assured prayers and accompaniment wishes these volunteers God’s blessings, good health and a memorable experience for the next 12 months in India.Back