The Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam was organized with a view that all the young people in the Church should accept Jesus Christ as their savior and Lord, and bear witness to His saving power. It was organized in 1933 by a resolution of the Sabha Prathinidhi Mandalam. The first president of the Sakhyam was Rev.V P Mammen and the Vice- Presidents were Rev. K E Oommen and Rev. C M John (later Juhanon Mar Thoma Metropolitan) and the first Secretary was Mr. V E Thomas (later Rev. V E Thomas, Singapore). Branches of the Sakhyam were set up in the Parishes with a four-fold program of Worship, Study, Witness and Service.
The current president of the Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam is Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Theethos Episcopa and Rev. John Mathew. C serves as the General Secretary.
The Sakhyam publishes a monthly magazine called Yuvadeepam with articles of interest to the youth and with a focus on the needs of the Church and Society. It also contains Bible reading notes for daily devotional study. The establishment of the Youth Center in Adoor has been an important achievement of the Sakhyam. It provides facilities for the youth to hold study conferences, retreats, and other meetings. The center has accommodation for about 200 young people to camp there.
St Mathew’s Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam & Young Families Fellowship
The Yuvajana Sakhyam & Young Families Fellowship (YS & YFF) at St. Mathew’s MTC is a relatively young organization. After its inception in 2005 by our then Diocesan Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Euyakim Mar Coorilos, the organization has come a long way. Its main purpose is to give immigrant youth and young families of the church a forum for Christian fellowship and growth.
The monthly fellowship meetings of YS & YFF are held on the third Sundays of every month immediately after the Holy Communion service. The meeting starts with a prayer followed by devotion, general presentations on various topics, and discussions. All new and young families are encouraged to be a part of this fellowship.
We have grown by over 150 members, and the momentum seems to be increasing. The Yuvajana Sakhyam has been actively participating in the diocesan mission activities and various other programs led by the diocese.
Vice President: Mr. Rocky Cherry Abraham
Secretary: Mr. Jinesh Ninan
Joint Secretary: Mrs. Ancy Thomas
Treasurer: Mr. Arun Cherian
Auditor: Mr. Jinto Mathew
Mr. Oommachan Mathew
Mr. Jacob Lijo John
Mr. Sam Thomas
Mr. Rejo George
Mr. Ajin Mathew
Mr. Thomas George
Mr. Libu Alex
Mrs. Pushpa Abraham
Mr. Prasadam Varughese
Mr. Baiju Varghese
For further information please contact YS & YFF secretary Mr. Jinesh Ninan @ 416 414 1602 or firstname.lastname@example.org