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The Family and Youth Conference Registration Begins at St. John’s Orthodox Church in Bellerose, NY

Bellerose (New York):  The Registration kick-off for the Family & Youth Conference  of the Northeast American Diocese of the Malankara Church has begun on Sunday, February 26 at St. John’s Malankara Orthodox Church located at 84-54 248th street Bellerose, NY 11426.

A team representing the Family and Youth Conference visited the parish on February 26th. The team included Saji Pothen ( Finance Manager), Mathew Joshua (Treasurer), Siju Jacob (Committee Member). The leaders gave the details about the speakers and events planned for the Conference. The team invited the parishioners to the Conference which is being held from July 12 to 15, 2023 at the Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center 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. Mat Alexander, the Youth Minister of the Diocese of the Southwest America will lead the sessions for the youth. The theme for the conference this year is “I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh” from Joel 2:28. 

Rev. Fr. George Cherian (Vicar) welcomed the Conference team and encouraged the parishioners to attend the four-day conference. Saji Pothen introduced the conference team. Fr. George Cherian spoke warmly about the conference and mentioned his previous experience at the conference. Ms. Ashika Chinnu Shabu, the Conference coordinator for the parish submitted her registration form to Mathew Joshua. The Conference team remarked on her registration since she continues to be dedicated to the mission of the Family & Youth Conference. She is also a second-generation coordinator. Siju Jacob gave details about the registration and Mathew Joshua spoke in detail about the sponsorship and souvenir. 

Several of the parishioners pledged their support for the souvenir by sponsoring advertisements or compliments and registering for the conference. The Conference team thanked Fr. George Cherian (Vicar), Saji Varghese (Secretary), Ajay Varghese (Treasurer & Diocese Assembly Member) and all the office bearers who were also present and joined parishioners in welcoming and pledging their sincere prayers and support for the Conference.

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

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