The combined St Paul’s Prayer Fellowship, St Mary’s Women’s League and SMSouls (St Mary’s Syriac Orthodox Unity & Leadership) was held at St Mary’s Syrian Orthodox Church, Bergenfield, NJ on Saturday October 7,2017. There were 130 registrations from 16 churches.
The keynote speech, “Witnessing Christ” was based on theme verse Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.”
Rev. Fr. Eldhose P P, keynote speaker, began by teaching the new St Mary’s song – “Vachanamam Daivathe Lokathinekuvan” which he wrote and composed. He pointed out that St. Mary and St. Paul were witnessing Jesus Christ in their lives. It is also our duty to witness Jesus as we are the disciples of Jesus . We are called to witness Our Lord to the world by revealing Him in our life.
In addition, on behalf of the St. Mary’s Bergenfield parish, His Eminence presented a check for the construction of Fr. Eldhose’s Denver church.
Mrs. Sheela George, Regional coordinator, provided the Vote of Thanks. The coordinators thanked St. Mary’s Bergenfield, Rev Dn. Vivek Alex, Chev. Joy and Mrs. Ammini Mathew for coordinating the conference.
The conference concluded with Benediction by His Eminence.
Regional Director: Mrs Chinnamma Paulose and Mrs Sheela George
Article submitted by Mrs. Shija Geevarghese Ammayi