Vacation Bible School, Teachers Meeting And Fundraising - Area 2
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, TEACHERS MEETING AND FUNDRAISING
NE AMERICAN DIOCESE OF INDIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
BROOKLYN, QUEENS AND LONG ISLAND (AREA-II)
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
The Ten Malankara Orthodox Syrian Churches of Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island
Area will have a Combined Orthodox Vacation Bible School this year on July 6, 7 and
8 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church School,
92-96 220th Street, Queens Village, NY. Rev. Fr. Aju Mathews, Rev. Fr. Joice Pappan
and Rev. Dn. Kuriakose (Alex) Abraham will lead the OVBS. On Friday morning, we will
have Holy Qurbana, followed by an OVBS Procession around the block of the Church.
We are expecting more than 250 children and 60 volunteers to participate. The Registration for
OVBS will start in May and all the parents are encouraged to register their children
through their respective Sunday Schools early enough and avoid any late fees.
An Area Level Teachers Meeting and OVBS Training Camp will be held at
St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, 175 Cherry Lane, New Hyde Park on Saturday, 30th April
from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. The morning session will include a class by Dr. Zach Zachariah
(Professor, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania) on “Effective Sunday School Teaching”
followed by A Teacher’s Training Certification (TTC) class by Mr. George M.
Geevarghese, the former Diocesan Centralized Examination Coordinator. In the
afternoon we will have an OVBS planning session. Mr. Rinu Rajan, Retired NYC Police
Officer, will do a presentation on the Security issues, followed by an update on this
year’s OVBS. In addition, the song team that includes seniors and juniors from all ten
Churches in the Area will start practice under the leadership of Mrs. Raji Kurian.
The Principals and a group of dedicated teachers under the leadership of the Vicars and
the Sunday School Area Coordinator Mrs. Mini George are working hard for the success
of these Area activities. All the Sunday School Teachers and OVBS volunteers from the Area are requested to
attend the meeting on Saturday, 30th April and make it a big success.
Photo 1: Rev. Fr. John Thomas (Vicar, St. Mary's Church, Jackson Heights) inaugurating the Raffle sale by giving the first Ticket to Mr. Vinod Abraham, CPA (Member, St. Thomas Church, Levittown)
In order to meet the financial deficit, a fundraising raffle
endeavor has been inaugurated by Rev. Fr. John Thomas
(Vicar, St.Mary’s Orthodox
Church, Jackson Heights
) giving the first ticket to Mr. Vinod Abraham, CISA, CPA
(Member of St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Levittown, LI
) at Our Lady of Lourdes
Church School. Each ticket costs $10.
prayers, presence and support of all the faithful and well-wishers are requested for the
betterment of our various Sunday School Activities.
For further information, please contact Mrs. Mini George, Area II Sunday School
Coordinator at 718-347- 4857.
Photo 2 : Rev. Fr. John Thomas, Rev. Fr. George Mathew, Rev.Fr. Gregory Varghese (SS Director) and Rev. Patrick H. Longalong (Administrator, Our Lady of Lourdes Church) with SS Area II Churches Principals and Delegates
Orthodox Vacation Bible School
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