From the Diocese of North America & Europe
Announcements for Sunday, February 16, 2020
Next Sunday, February 23, Holy Communion Service in English @ 10:00 am. Sunday School begins at 9 am.
Inauguration of Canadian Mar Thoma Regional Activity Committee (CMRAC)
As per the decision of Diocesan Council of the Diocese of North America and Europe, the Diocese, in coordination with the Mar Thoma Parishes in Canada has established a national non-profit organization under the name, Canadian Mar Thoma Regional Activity Committee. The purpose of the Canadian Mar Thoma Regional Activity Committee is to animate the Mar Thoma faith in Canada and abroad by developing and supporting appropriate charitable activities, facilitating Christian witness and outreach, and undertaking necessary faith formation, education and communication activities. The CMRAC will also function as a co-ordination mechanism among the eight parishes and one congregation in Canada and with the Diocesan office in New York.
The CMRAC has now been registered as a federally incorporated non-profit organization in Canada and the Diocese is in the process of obtaining registered charitable status from the Canadian Revenue Agency.
The inauguration of the Canadian Mar Thoma Regional Activity Committee will take place on Saturday, March 7, 4pm to 5.30pm, at the Canadian Mar Thoma Church, 159 Sandiford Dr, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON. Diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev. Isaac Mar Philoxenos and other dignitaries will be present. Choirs and Sunday Schools of Canadian Mar Thoma Parish and St. Mathews Mar Thoma Parish will be singing at the event. This is a significant milestone for the Canadian Mar Thoma community in our journey as a diaspora community in Canada. Prayerful participation of all Mar Thoma members is requested. Dinner will be served to all attendees after the event, sponsored by the Canadian Mar Thoma Church.
Rev. Moncy Varghese
Dr. Anil Varughese
Mr. Thomas K John
Area 3 Prayer meeting at the residence of Alexander P Alexander (Saji & Preeta) on Sunday, February 16, at 5:30 pm. Phone # 647-525-2539 . The host family cordially invites you all to attend the meeting prayerfully.
A special Prayer meeting at the residence of Mr. Thomas Idiculla (Reji and Molly) on Sunday February 23, 2020 at 6 PM. Phone No. 905-235-9269.
Sunday School Announcements:
· Sunday school students are requested to attend practice sessions that are underway for the big inauguration of the Canadian Mar Thoma Regional Activity Committee to take place on Saturday, March 7, 4pm to 5.30pm, at the Canadian Mar Thoma Church. Diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev. Isaac Mar Philoxenos and other dignitaries will be present.
· March Break Registraton forms and flyers are ready for distribution. Students and parents, please do not forget to collect a copy from your respective Sunday School teachers.
Youth Fellowship Announcement:
The Youth fellowship held Ignite 2020 last evening, filled with praise and worship from the St. Mathews Mar Thoma Church and the CSI Youth. It was also an evening with skits and other programs, from our very own youths. A huge thank you to everyone who supported us in this endeavour and to those who worked tirelessly to make it a success.
As part of Ignite 2020, a silent auction was held for the beautiful art work and paintings from our very own youths. Due to popular demand, silent auction has been extended for more participation from our members. You will find them displayed in the foyer. The painting and/or art work will go to the highest bidder. Please see Nikki George for more details.
Announcement from the regional youth conference committee - Arun & Joann
It is with great joy we announce that this year’s conference will be hosted by our youth fellowship over the Victoria Day long weekend. Together, we will be exploring the theme of “overcoming with Christ”, taken from Romans 12:21.
Here’s a video on what’s to come……
If you’re between ages 13-35, you can now register for $150 at overcome2020.com. We encourage you to check our booth in the foyer for more information.
Yuvajana Sakhyam & Young Families Fellowship Announcement:
General Body Notice:
Notice is herby given that the General Body Meeting of the Yuvajana Sakhyam & Young Families, will be conducted on Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 at 1 pm, at the Canadian Mar Thoma Church, 159 Sandiford Dr., Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 0Y2 to transact the following agenda:
1. Present and approve report for the year 2019
2. Present and approve accounts for the year 2019
3. Present and approve budget for the year 2020
4. Election of Office Bearers for the year 2020
c. Joint Secretary
5. Election of 2 auditors to the committee
6. Election of 8 committee members
7. Election of 1 representative for Phase 2 Building Committee
8. Any other business with the permission of the Chair
President, Rev. Sunil Mathew will preside over the meeting. All Yuvajana Sakhyam members are requested to attend the meeting prayerfully.
Signed, Lijo Mathai, Yuvajana Sakhyam Secretary
Seniors Fellowship Announcement:
Seniors Fellowship Retreat 2020 to take place at the Salvation Army, Jacksons Point Camp & Conference Centre, from September 28 to September 30. Rev. Sunil Chacko, Vicar of the St. Mathews MTC, will be the speaker & Rev. Sunil Mathew will be the leader for the event, respectively. Registration fee is $100. For more details, please contact Mathew C Samuel, Seniors Fellowship Coordinator.
Messenger Magazines are ready for pick-up. Please see Alexander P Alexander for your copy.
CMTC Phase 2 Building Committee cordially invites you to Pethrutha 2020, the
feast before LENT! On Saturday, February 22, at 6 pm. Tickets are available from
Building Committee Members. Tickets are as follows: Family Tickets for $100;
Adult tickets for $25; Tickets for ages 5 to 16 are $15; Children under 5 are FREE!