EFICP College Fair 2016

EFICPEcumenical Fellowship of Philadelphia is sponsoring a college fair at St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church on Sunday, September 25th. So far 7 Local colleges including Drexel University representatives are attending this year’s college fair. It will be a golden  opportunity for our children and parents to meet with the counselors of various universities at one sitting instead of many days’ efforts to meet with them. There are a lot of scholarship opportunities and grants that we are not aware of. Students can ask the counselors of various courses and carriers to choose from. So parents and students, please make use of this opportunity, the  Ecumenical Fellowship of Indian Churches is arranging for you. Please forward this email to your group. I am attaching a sign-up sheet and a flyer. Please announce this in your Sunday school and make your students sign-up for this event. I will follow-up with you next week. Thanks.
For more information please contact:
For College Fair questions please contact Sajeev Sankarathil 267-767-4275 sankarathil@yahoo.com or
Bettsy Thommen, Associate Director of Admissions, Rosemont College bettsy.thommen@rosemont.edu
Mathew Samuel 215 667 4200. msamue2000@yahoo.com

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College fair sign-up sheet
EFICP Secretary

Ecumenical fellowship College Fair & 5K Run deadline

EFICPRegistration deadline for 5K Run and 1 K walk
The last day to register for the Ecumenical Fellowships 5K Run and 1K walk will be today August 28, 2016. The charity fundraising is held for the benefit of the homeless in Philadelphia and will be held at the Neshaminy state park on September 17, 2016. All participants for this event will receive an event tea-shirt and the orders for tea-shirt will go out soon. If you want to participate in this important event please (fill out a Registration Form and give it to your ecumenical representatives at the church or register online at www.paecumenical5k.org

Ecumenical fellowship College Fair and financial aid section
7 local college admission and financial counselors are coming to help our college bound children on Sunday, September 25th at St Thomas Indian Orthodox church, 1009 Unruh Avenue at 1 PM.
Mathew Samuel EFICP Secretary

College Fair Brochure
EFICP 2016 Run Registration Form – FINAL

A Great day for Ecumenical Fellowship of Philadelphia

Ecu-Games_2016The Ecumenical Game day on August 20, 2016, was one of the Glorious day for the Philadelphia ecumenical community where 200 Volley Ball and Basket Ball players between the ages of 6 and 60 assembled at the Jews Community Center (JCC) in North East Philadelphia. We were there to find out who would become this year’s best Volley Ball and Basket Ball teams in the Philadelphia area.  Around 250 spectators also came out in support their favorite teams. It was a fellowship of all children of God from various churches in Philadelphia whether born here in American or in India, young or old. And of courses all our Vicars came out very strongly and showed that we are one in Christ. It was unbelievable to see our youth’s respect and discipline in and out of the court, evidence that our families and parishes are doing a good job in raising of our children and guiding them in the right path. Continue reading

Ecumenical Game Day

Ecu-Games_2016This Saturday, August 20, 2016, we are officially inaugurating this year’s Ecumenical events starting with a Game Day. On this day, we will have Volleyball and Basketball tournaments to be held at the JCC Center, 10100 Jamison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116. There will be an opening ceremony at 9:00 AM and the games will begin thereafter.  All teams have to assemble at the venue at 8:30 AM. Very. Rev. Jose Chamakalayil Cor Episcopa along with Rev. Fr.  Saji Mukkoottu will be our chief guests for the opening kickoff. We have a total ten teams signed up for Volleyball and nine teams for Basketball. We are expecting the games to be completed by 6:00 PM, followed by a closing ceremony to end at 7:00 PM.  We will have team trophies for winners and individual trophies for best players. We will also have cash awards given for best teams.

We are also honoring former Volleyball and Basketball players who had played for any state or university, back in India or in the USA. If you know of any former players who had represented Kerala, India or any state universities teams and are currently residing in the Philadelphia area, please let us know of their personal information. We would like them to come for this game where they will be formally recognized.  If you can provide such names and phone numbers, the event organizers will be able to formally send invitation to them to be present at this game event. Closing ceremony will start around 6:00 PM.

Mathew Samuel – EFICP Secretary

Mrs. Amminikkutty Kochamma Passes on

ObituaryIn the hope of the resurrection in our Lord, I deeply regret to inform you that Mrs. Amminikkutty Kochamma wife of Rev. Fr. K. K. John (Vicar of St. Thomas Malankara Orthodox Church, Mascher Street, Philadelphia) and mother of Rev. Fr. Gheevarghese John (Assistant Vicar of St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church, Unruh Avenue, Philadelphia) and Mrs. Susan Kurian passed away early this morning.

The following are the arrangements:
Wake: On Sunday, August 7, 2016, 4:30 -9:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church, 1009 Unruh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.
Funeral Service: Monday, August 8, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church, 1009 Unruh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.
Interment: Monday, August 8, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Forest Hills Cemetery, 25 Byberry Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.

Please pray for the departed soul and bereaving families.
Mathew Samuel
EFICP Secretary

Demise of Mrs. Annamma George

ObituaryI regret to inform you that Mother in-law of Mrs. Binu Shajimon ( EFICP Women Coordinator) Mrs. Annamma George went to be with the Lord yesterday in Philadelphia. Please read the message below from Mr. Cherian Koshy.
Mathew Samuel
EFICP Secretary

Mrs. Annamma George (84 years) passed away yesterday night at 8:35 pm Huntington valley, PA. She went to sleep surrounded by her dearest family. Please keep us in your valued prayers.
Prayer will be held today (07/23/2016), 6:00 pm at the residence of Shajimon P. George .
Address :2725 Sunflower Way, Huntington Valley, PA 19006
Viewing : Monday 07/25/2016 at Christos Marthoma Church, Address : 9999 Gantry Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115
Family viewing : 5pm – 6pm
Public viewing: 6pm – 8.30 pm
She will laid to rest in Kerala on July 29th 2016
Cherian Koshy

EFICP 2016 Ecumenical Gospel Convention – Announcement

ChoirThe Ecumenical Annual Gospel Convention 2016 will be held this year on September 3rd, 2016 at the Ascension Mar Thoma Church 10197 Northeast Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116.

The Ecumenical Choir plays an important role in the Gospel convention, providing melodious music and songs.  The first choir practice for the Ecumenical Gospel Convention Choir will be held on Sunday July 31st, 2016 at St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church, Unruh Ave from 2:30pm to 4:30pm and further every week.

Thomas Abraham (Biju)
2016 Ecumenical Choir Director