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
CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors and Church workers Annual retreat 2018 was held at Coimbatoor SAILCS from 31st October- 2nd November 2018. This was really a blessed gathering with the presence and leadership of Bishop, Rt. Rev. Dr. K. G. Daniel and Bishop Amma Dr. Elizabeth Ann Daniel. Around 120 members attended the annual retreat including Clergies and church workers from the Diocese. The inaugural session started at 10 am on 31st October under the chair of Bishop K. G. Daniel and the Bishop Timothy Ravinder, Bishop in Coimbatore Diocese, inaugurated the programme and gave a wonderful speech. Mr. Murali Menon (SAILCS Director), and Mr. Chacko Chacko (SAILCS Principal) were the key resource persons of the retreat and their sessions were really thought-provoking and inspiring. Pastors were able to discuss the challenges in ministry on a group basis and presented their findings for a fruitful ministry.
Rev. Charles Samraj, Clergy Secretary of the Coimbatore Diocese and Mrs. Anny Hemalatha Ravinder, President of WF in Coimbatore Diocese graced the occasion with their presence and greetings.
In the final day on 2nd November the retreat ended with the Holy Communion service celebrated by the Rt. Rev. Dr. KG Daniel in which the Bible college students in SAILCS also attended. Thereafter the pastors and workers together visited Ooty and after returned to Melukavumattom Diocesan centre.
Rev. Jacob Antony Koodathinkal
3rd Cochin Diocese Youth Conferance
2018 October 19-21st
Venue : CSI Bishop Benjamin Retreat Centre Shoranur
It was a wonderfull gathering at the costal area of the river NILA.. The costal area od the NILA river was famous because of the great getogether arranged and coordinated by the local rulers. During this time various forms of sports events, martial arts, intellectual contests, cultural activities, rituals and folk art were performed on every shores of Bharathapuzha. the third youth conferance of the Cochin Diocese was a Mamankam. Because four disrticts youth members were gathred and thy discussed on the theme " Passionatly Christuian: Compassionatly Interfaith". The Mamankam was a unic exaple of interfaith. the youths of Cochin diocese were discussed and find out valuable thoughts in relation with interfaith.
Rt. Rev. B.N/Fenn, Bishop in Cochin Diocese inaugurateed the third Diocesan Youth Conferance. The Rev. Jacob John(Diocesan Clergy Secretary), Mr. Abraham Simon (Diocesan Lay Secretary), Mrs. Sakhi Marry Fenn (WF, President) were convayed their felicitation to the youths. Rev. Sujithg Godfrey, Youth General Secretary welcomes all the gathering. RFev.; Dn Aneesh Mathew gave Vote of Thanks.
Rev. Dr. Shinoj Boas, Rev. Dr. David Joy, Dr. Thomas George are the resource persons of the conferance. They explored their thoughts and views to nthe youth. the conferance was end with the busesness meeting and the flag off.Back
The Madurai Ramnad Diocese of Church of South India conducted an Art and Drawing (from waste) Competition as part of the mission festival on 3rd august at the OCPM School, MaduraiBack
International Day of Non- violence Celebrated by Basel Evangelical Mission Girls' Higher Secondary School (BEM GHSS) and Malabar Christian College Higher Secondary School (MCCHSS) of the Church of South India (CSI) Malabar Diocese at Calicut (Kozhikode). The students of BEM GHS performed Flash Mob and the students of MCCHSS presented Street Theatre at Calicut beach and bus stand.Back
The Thoothukudi – Nazareth Diocese of the Church of South India (CSI) celebrated the CSI DAY 2018 in the following six places of the Council Centers in Thoothukudi – Nazareth Diocese on 23rd September 2018 as ‘Cultural Fest’ under the theme of ‘Pilgrim Journey toward forgiveness and reconciliation’.
1. Canon Margoschis Church Council – Nazareth
2. Dr G U Pose Church Council – Sawerpuram
3. Bishop Robert Caldwell Church Council – Tuticorin
4. Rev T G Ragland Church Council – Koilpatti
5. Evg Thavethu Sundaranathanar Church Council – Mudalur
6. Rev John Thomas Church Council – Megnanapuram
The celebration was carefully planned and conducted with the united efforts of all the clergy and Church Council members. Active participation of all Churches as the hallmark of the day. Prayer, message and the subsequent cultural programs glorified the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and united all the participants. In which, the historic time line of events to unite CSI and core concept of ‘Unity in diversity’ was explained by the eminent spoke person. The Vision and Mission of the CSI has explained through special event. Particularly, there was a skit about tranquebar Manifesto and 20 joint committees by the parish participations. The special message has been given on the theme of ‘That They All May be One.’