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The Family and Youth Conference Registration Begins at Saint Stephens Orthodox Church, Long Island, NY

Franklin Square, NY: The Registration kick-off for the Family and Youth Conference (FYC) of the Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Church has begun on Sunday, January 22 at Saint Stephens Orthodox Church located at 858 Roosevelt Street, Franklin Square, NY 11010.

A team representing the Family and Youth Conference visited the parish on January 22. The team included Joby John, Diocesan Council Member, Mathew Joshua (Bobby), FYC Treasurer, and FYC Committee members including Mathew Varghese, Mary Varghese, Siju Jacob, Zerah Mathai, Hannah Jacob, Jonathan Mathai and Sherin Kurian.

Vicar Rev. Dr. C. K. Rajan warmly welcomed the FYC team to the Church. Mathew Joshua introduced the FYC team. Joby John spoke about this year’s conference venue, leaders and programs meant for various age groups including seniors, young adults and children. 

The four-day Conference will be held from July 12 to 15, 2023 at the Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center (HTRC) of the Northeast American Diocese. His Grace Dr. Abraham Mar Stephanos, the Metropolitan of the Diocese of Europe and Africa will be the key-note speaker. Rev. Fr. Matt Alexander, the Youth Minister of the Diocese of the Southwest America will lead sessions for the Young Adults. The theme for the conference this year is “I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh” from Joel 2:28. 

Hannah Jacob and Siju Jacob briefed the audience about the registration process. Mathew Varghese spoke about the Souvenir that will be published to commemorate the Conference, and sponsorship options available. Mary Varghese spoke passionately about the  sessions that are being planned for women, and urged all women to register for conference. Jonathan Mathai spoke about his fond memories from attending various youth ministry events at HTRC and encouraged youngsters to come forward and experience for themselves.

Several parishioners pledged their financial and prayerful support for the Conference. The FYC team thanked Geevarghese Mathai (Platinum Sponsor), Sini Varghese (Grand Sponsor), Abraham Varghese, George Varghese, Thomas Mathew, Eapen M. Chacko, Thomas Mathai, Cheriyan Oommen, Monachan Mathai and all parishioners for their support with advertisements and registrations.

For more information, please contact Rev. Fr. Sunny Joseph, Conference Director (Tel.: 718.608.5583) or Cheriyan Perumal, Conference Secretary (Tel.: 516.439.9087)

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