Brief Report of the Diocesan Teens Conference 2016
The Teens Conference of the Chennai Bangalore Diocese was held at Bangalore Mar Thoma Centre from 27th to 29th December 2016. Bangalore Centre Sunday School was given the privilege to host the Conference. A Committee lead by Rev Shaji Thomas as the President, Mr Jaison Abraham as the General Convenor and Mr Abraham Sunu Thomas as the Finance Convenor did all the arrangements.
On 27th December 2017, Rev Joseph J Ayrookuzhy inaugurated the Conference. Champions for Christ (Philippians 3:16) was the Theme for the Conference. Rev Prince Varghese Madathilethu (Asst Secretary, Mar Thoma Sunday School Samajam) was the main leader for the Conference. Rev Dr Sham P Thomas (My Digital World), Rev Sujith Sam Mammen (My Faith & My Church), Mr Naveen Tom Alex (To Be Motivated) lead different sessions. Singing was conducted by Bangalore Centre Youth Choir lead by Rev Tom John. Rev Biju S Cherian lead the Evening Devotion. Rev John George A, celebrated the Holy Qurbana on 29th December 2017. 75 Teens along with Clergy from Chennai, Bangalore, Secunderabad, Nilgiri , Chinthamani, Hoskote attended the Conference. It was a memorable and blessed experience for all who attended. Rev Kuruvila Philip and Rev Vinod John took care of the Hospitality.
The Conference General body held on 29th December unanimously decided to conduct the next Diocesan Teens Conference at Chennai hosted by Chennai Centre Sunday School. Details to be decided with consultation of the Diocesan Bishop.
Rev Shaji Thomas
Mar Thoma Sunday School