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.
We meet on the fourth Sunday of every month for the fellowship meeting at the church, after the worship service. The meeting starts with a prayer followed by devotion, a general presentation on various topics, and discussions. All youth and young families are encouraged to be part of the fellowship.
We have grown by over 100 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. In 2016, we were able to start a Malayalam class which has been well received by the parish members. The Malayalam classes for adults and kids run every Sunday after the Holy Communion service.
Vice President: Mr. Tomy Kandathil
Secretary: Mr. Jinesh Ninan
Co-Secretary: Mrs. Pushpa Abraham
Treasurer: Mr. Rocky Cherry
Auditor: Mr. Libu Alex
Committee Members: Mr. Oommachan Mathew, Mr. Arun Cherian, Mrs. Georgena Skariah, Mrs. Shibi Riju, Mrs. Tiji George, Mr. Jinto Mathew, Mrs. Anu Thomas, Mrs. Dona Mathew & Mr. Benjamin George.
Events for 2018
- Annual Bus Trip: July 21, 2018
- Annual Parish Picnic Thattukada: August 11, 2018
- Onasadya: September 08, 2018
- YS & YFF Retreat: September 28-30, 2018
- Yuvajana Sakhyam Sunday: October 21, 2018
- Annual General Body: February 03, 2019
- Family Fest: February 16, 2019
For further information please contact YS & YFF secretary Mr. Jinesh Ninan @ 416 414 602 or firstname.lastname@example.org.