Dearly beloved in Christ,
This month’s lectionary themes are reminding us reminding us of many events. One is that we celebrate World Sunday School Day. Let us thank God for the ministry of Sunday School. Especially this year, the opportunity for our church to finally have it in person. For our children to learn more about the Word of God, as well as equip them to follow God throughout their life. Our challenge should be to not enable only one hour per week of Sunday School, but even in everyday life, we should teach the children how to live to love and fear God. Our children are watching and listening to us, they learn from us more than we verbally teach them. Let us live out the Sunday School experience all throughout our lives.
We are also preparing ourselves in the celebration of Christmas through commemorating the annunciations to Zachariah and the Virgin Mary, as well as the sharing of the Good News through the blessed visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. Let us remind ourselves through meditating this month that the coming of our Savior is the instilling of the Hope God gives us that He will NEVER leave us. Let us continue to put our trust and hope in Him. Let us be thankful that we exist in this world and also be thankful in all the circumstances that come our way because God chose for us to exist because He loves us unconditionally.
This month as the North-East Regional Youth Fellowship, we will have our Fall One Day Conference at St. John’s Mar Thoma Church on November 26th. The main speaker is Mr. Justin Babu encourage all our youths to attend the conference.
On December 10th at 10AM NERYF will be having a mental health workshop at the St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church. Dr. Shiby Abraham and Mrs. Betsy Chacko will lead the workshop. I encourage all to participate.
May God bless all of you this month! Have a blessed November!
Jess M. George Achen.