Special Offertory: Education Board
Expected amount of collection Rs. 2, 50,000
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Hope you have already received by post the Circular letter for observing 21st Sept. 2008 as the Education Board day, to pray for and contribute towards the needs of then Education Board. This is sent as a reminder.
The Education Board of the Church was started 5 years back. Thanks are due to all who cooperated in the programs and needs of the Board during these years.
The Sabha Council of the Church met on 21st November 2007 resolved to separate one Sunday in September 2008 as the Education Board Sunday. In accordance with it, all parishes are requested to pray for the activities and needs of the Board on 21st Sept Sunday (or on 28th if 21st is not convenient to the particular parish). And as per the decision of the Sabha Council, the offering of the Education Board Sunday may please be sent to the Sabha Office, in the name of the Treasurer, Education Board, STECI.
Attached please find the different programs and projects the Board has decided. Please take a copy of the same and circulated to all the members of your parish for prayer and financial support, through the offering on Sunday or personally.
Mr. Jacob Thomas M.A., M. Div (Saji of Koorthamala Parish) is appointed and working from May 2008 as the Program Coordinator based at Sabha Office and Mr. Anik V. George B.Com., PG Diploma (Management), Advanced Diploma (Software), Certificate in Computer (from Bhilai parish) as the Operations manager from June 2008.
The needs of the Board includes Scholarships for students who will dedicate themselves for the ministry of the Church in the schools of the Church and in Mission fields as well as in secular fields along with their jobs (vocational missionaries), Allowance for Missionary Teachers in our schools, Career Guidance & Mission Motivation Programs, Office needs and the support of the two workers appointed this year.
We expect Rs. 2, 50, 000 from our parishes through the offering on the Education board Sunday. All the members are requested to sacrificially participate in the offering on 21st or 28th September and send the whole amount to the Sabha Office ands help in the activities of the Education Board.
In His service
Prof. John Zachariah