Harvest Festival : Sunday, December 3, 2017
That time of the year is once again upon us; time to thank our Lord for all His countless blessings showered upon us thus far. As a Church we have been celebrating Harvest Festival on the First Sunday in December for the past few years and this year we have decided to carry on with our tradition and have set aside Sunday, 3rd December for the CHRIST CHURCH HARVEST FESTIVAL.
This year we are targeting all our attention to one major concern of our church: Renovation and Refurbishment of our Centenary Hall. As you are all aware, this is the only facility we have for our Sunday School, occasional Area Prayer meetings, Parish Get together, Hindi Worship and other church related activities. We intend to revitalize the present structure to increase the capacity, add modern facilities like air conditioning, better acoustics system and lighting, stage and green rooms etc.
The church committee constituted an Infrastructure Technical committee to look into the initial drawings submitted by Habitat Technology Group headed by the renowned Architect Mr. G. Shankar. We are awaiting the final design, drawings and estimate for detailed study and approval by the Technical committee and the General body.
We envisage the new project will cost us approximately 1.5 crores. So to collect an initial amount to mobilise the work, we have set our target for this year’s Harvest Festival at Rs. 50 lakhs net. The entire proceedings of the 2017 Harvest Festival will be utilized for the renovation of the Centenary hall only. We prayerfully request your wholehearted support, cooperation and generous contribution to make our Harvest festival a great success.
In the October issue of Tidings, in the memorial to Mr. K.I. Cherian under the heading “Remembered by” the name of Mrs. Aleyamma Cherian (wife) was omitted by mistake. The omission is very much regretted.
Twenty students of our Sunday school participated in the CSI Madhya Kerala Diocesan Sunday school Kalamela held at Kottayam on 14th October.
Following students of our Sunday School secured prizes.
Jacob Cherian- Group C Bible verse English – First place with B Grade
Miriam Cherian- Group E Bible verse English – Second place with A Grade
Amy Elizabeth Jacob- Group C Bible verse English – Third place with B Grade
Sandra Ann Sabu-Group D Bible Quiz – Third place with B Grade
Adrian Albert Gama- Group B Bible verse English – Third place
Abraham Korah- Group E Bible Reading – Fourth place with C Grade
Adhena Joya Joseph -Group C Pencil sketch – Fourth place.
Congratulations to all the students participated in the Kalamela.
Applications for Proficiency Prizes for our children passed Std.10 & 12 during the academic year 2016-17 are to be submitted to the office of the church on or before 15th November 2017.
We introduce two new features for the Christ Church Congregation members to share through the columns of Tidings every month from November Issue.
- One can share his/her testimony on ‘ദൈവം നടത്തിയ വഴികൾ’ (The ways He led us)
- ആ നിമിഷം …. (That moment ….) again a testimony to pinpoint a particular moment which saved you /or any body close to you……….. recollect and share with us.
The above should be as brief as possible but not exceeding 200 words
The Christu Seva Pakal Veedu programme was held on the 17th October 2017 at the Christu Seva Charitable Society prayer hall, Devasom Board Junction, Trivandrum. It was a half day programme started at 9.30 a.m. and lasted till 1 p.m., followed by lunch. The programme consisted of singing of songs, Bible Quiz on 1st Book of Samuel, video show, group activities like Tombola (Housie) and a talk on ‘Can Faith Alone Sustain Hope?’ by Rev Joseph Samuel, senior faculty member of the annamoola United Theological Seminary, Trivandrum. 40 persons took part in the programme. Rev. C.Y.Thomas Achen presided over the function. Rev Alex Abraham and Rev Dn Jess Mathew were present.
Bi-monthly Worship: The church construction work is in the final stage. God willing , the church dedication will be held on Monday, the 27th November 2017 at 2.00 pm. Detailed programme will be announced later.
AMMINI GEORGE (80), (ID: L-001, Page344), Thamburu, BNRA-44, NCC Road,Peroorkada, Trivandrum expired on 19th October 2017 and was buried on 20th October 2017