Church Events in September

Prayer for Odisha on 30th September We had a special Prayer for our State Odisha in both the Worship Service. This prayer was led by Rev. Dr. Ayub Chhinchani. We need to pray for our State and for the people in this area that they may hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This week, we prayed for Khordha district. Please remember our State in your prayers. This prayer series will continue in our church. Women’s Retreat held on 21st September A Women’s Retreat was held in the church on September 21, 2018. The speaker was Rev. Rajiv Daniel, who shared God’s Word in …

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Church Events in August 2018

Special Counseling facility every Wednesday @ 6 pm It has been decided to start a Counseling facility in our church which will operate every Wednesday from 6 pm in the evening. It will be open till 8 pm. It starts on 22nd August, 2018. Those in need of counseling may come to the church and interact with our counselors led by our Associate Pastors and Evangelists. Some of our Deacons and other church leaders will also help in this sessions. We also request you to pray for this special initiative as it is of utmost importance to the congregation as well …

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Church Events in July 2018

Chain Prayer held on 14th July Like every month, in the 2nd Saturday, Chain Prayer was held from 7 am till 12 noon. Various issues were prayed for. It was a wonderful time to join in Prayer as believers. We thank those brothers and sisters who took their time off to spend time at the Lord’s feet. Prem-Nalini Das Inter-zonal quiz Bible Competitiion by C.E. Union held on 10th July The Annual Prem-Nalini Das Inter-zonal Bible quiz competition was held on 10th July in the Church. Participants came from various prayer zones across the city. We thank the C.E. Union …

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Church Events in June 2018

General Body Meeting @ 7 pm on 27th June The meeting of the General Body of the Church will be held here on June 27, 2018 at 7 pm. All the Members and Associate Members are requested to attend this meeting and take part in the deliberations. Church Prayer Week @ 7 pm from 18th – 23rd June You may recall that we had organized a ‘Prayer Week’ from February 19 to 24 which had generated a lot of enthusiasm among the worshippers who came and joined the prayer. We have decided to have the prayer week again from June 18 to …

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Church Events in May 2018

Sunday School Summer Camp held from 27th-29th May Sunday School Summer Camp was held this year from May 27-29, 2018 here in the Church. Nearly 80 children attended the camp everyday. The program started @ 7:15 am and ended @ 9:45 am everyday. The last day was the day of Inspection where the children were asked questions of all the lessons learned during the 3-day camp. On the last evening, the camp ended with a love feast for the children. We thank the Sunday School teachers and organizers for conducting such a wonderful learning platform for our children. Both our Associate …

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Church Events in April 2018

Special General Body Meeting on 25th & 18th April A Special General Body Meeting was held in the Church on 18th April @ 7 pm. Many members and Associate members attended this meeting. Lot of deliberations were made regarding the welfare of the church and the worshipers, but due to paucity of time, the Meeting was adjourned and will conclude on 25th April, 2018. Rev. B.N. Satpathy gave a brief exhortation before the proceedings started. Secretary Mr. Paresh Das explained the Church details to the members/Associate members who were present. Mr. David Kamal Pradhan presided the Meeting and Mr. Santanu …

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Church Events in March 2018

 Special Workshop on Outreach (17th March) We thank all the brothers and sisters who joined the workshop on ‘Taking the Gospel to those belonging to other faiths’ held here on 17th March afternoon from 4-6 pm. It was organized by the Gideon’s International. The Lord’s servant Col. Navneet Chhabra was the Resource Person. It was truly a wonderful time of listening and learning the various skills of evangelism. Col. Navneet reiterated the fact that we are here on this earth with a purpose and that is to witness for Christ. Let us live with this mandate that the Lord has given to his …

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Church Events in February 2018

Health Camp in Church (26th February) The church organized a health camp on February 26, 2018, in this premises in which doctors from the AMRI Hospital, Care Hospital and KIDS were present to conduct general health check-up, examination of the eye, ear, nose and throat besides tests for blood sugar. Doctors also provided guidance to persons having diabetes. In addition, Bone Density Test was also conducted. This program was organized by the church in collaboration with the Inner Wheel and KIDS to whom we are thankful. We are also thankful to all the volunteers who helped us in the smooth conduct of the …

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Church Events in January 2018

Workshop on Church Leadership (26th January) A Workshop on Church Leadership was organized on 26th January here. Rev. Susanta Patra from Kolkata and Mr. Siddhartha Sahu were the Resource persons. The program commenced @ 11 am and ended after lunch. They explained the concept of church, the mission of the church, integrity and leadership traits. It was a time of blessing for many of us who attended. Surely, this workshop will go a long way in greatly helping us in our collective spiritual growth. We thank the church for conducting such a wonderful seminar. Around 70 people participated in this …

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Church Events in December 2017

Midnight Worship Service @ 11 pm (31-12-17) The New Year Midnight Worship Service was held on 31st December night as usual where Rev. Ayub Chhinchani preached God’s Word. His theme was ‘Expectation of New Year‘. We had a healthy gathering despite the cold weather. May the Lord give us His wisdom and Grace to help us navigate through 2018. After the Service, we had a little fellowship over coffee. We wish you all a blessed, meaningful and Holy New Year. Thanksgiving Prayer for Christmas Special Service (28-12-17) We had a wonderful time of Thanksgiving and Prayer on 28th December here. It …

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Church Events in November 2017

Mahila Dibas held on 19th November, 2017 Like every year, the Mahila Samiti observed their Annual Mahila Dibas on 19th November, 2017 in Church in the afternoon Odia Worship Service. It was a special day dedicated to our mothers and sisters. There were some wonderful skits performed by our mothers along with other items. This year, a felicitation ceremony was held for members who have left us already. Many of the prominent ladies were felicitated on that day. Rev. B.N. Satpathy shared God’s Word on this occasion. We had a packed house on 19th November to mark the Annual Mahila …

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Church Events in October 2017

2-hour Special Prayer on 19th October, 2017 The 2-hour Special Prayer was held on 19th October, 2017 in Church. It started at 7 am and ended at 9 am. Prayers were offered for the sick and persecuted and also for the church. We specially prayed for the sick:  Sis. Pushpita Gan (neurological problem) Little girl Gungun (Nervous problem) Little girl Tamanna (Cerebral Palsy) Sis. Supriya Pariccha (cancer) Bro. Joyab Chhinchani (cancer) Sis. Kuntala Lenka (old age related issues) Bro. Lenka Nayak (renal failure) Rev. Chitta Ranjan Mohapatra (cancer) Bro. Sanjeeb Nayak (fracture of leg) Sis. Srilata Roul (fracture of hip …

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Church Events in September 2017

Special Evening with Anil Kant on 28th September, 2017 Pastor Anil Kant and Ms. Reena Kant performed on the evening of September 28 in our church in a program of praise and exhortation. The program commenced @ 7 pm and ended @ 9 am. Pastor Anil Kant shared God’s Word and he along with his wife sang some of their special worship numbers that left everyone spellbound. We had a packed house on 28th September evening with worshipers from our church and some other churches too. Many hearts were touched through this special program organized by the church where Pastor …

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Church Events in August 2017

 Couples Retreat on 25-26th August (Friday-Saturday) The much anticipated Couples Retreat was held on 25 and 26 August here. Both our Associate Pastors Rev. Ayub Chhinchani and Rev. B.N. Satpathy were the Resource Persons. On the opening day, we had nearly 55 couples who attended this Retreat. Mr. Paresh Das started with the Morning Devotion and topics dealt on this day were ‘Purpose in Marriage’, ‘Key to Successful Marriage’, ‘Communication in Marriage’ & ‘Money Management in the Family’. After the lunch break, we had Group Discussion too which was very fruitful. Day 1 ended around 4:30 pm with Prayer by …

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Church Events in July 2017

Fasting Prayer on 8th July, 2017 6-hour Fasting Prayer was held in the Church from 7 am till 1 pm on 8th July, 2017 (Saturday). Many came and attended this time of Prayer and fellowship. Both our Associate Pastors and Evangelists were present and led the time of Prayer. Prayer slots were allotted for various Prayer zones and other wings of the Church. Various issues were prayed for like Evangelism, youths, parents, family, church related matters, healing of the sick among others. Those who attended were richly Blessed. Remember, Prayer brings God on the Scene. When we Pray, miracles happen, …

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Church Events in June 2017

VBS Teacher’s Meeting (21st June) A Special Meeting for the VBS Teachers was held on 21st June, 2017 in Church @ 7 pm where Mr. Paresh Das shared the Word of God. This meeting was planned to just encourage the teachers as they toiled hard to impart education during VBS – 2017. The focus should be on the students and not just on studies. The whole idea is to pray for them and associate with them and try to be their mentor in their growing years. Let us uphold all the students who attended this year’s Vacation Bible School. We …

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Church Events in May 2017

Local C.E. Day Celebration from 28-30 May The C.E. Union celebrated the Local CE day from 28-30 May, 2017 here. It started with the Flag Hoisting Ceremony on 28th morning. In the evening, there was a Cultural Program where various wings of the church participated. On 29th and 30th evening, they conducted Special Revival Meeting where God’s servant Rev. Songram Keshari Singh was the Guest Speaker. On the last evening, the CE Union honored some people for their Lifetime Acheivement Award towards their contributions to Union Church (CE Union Bhubaneswar) since 1972. They include: 1. Dr Satyananda Patra 2. Sis Smurtirekha …

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Church Events in April 2017

VBS Teacher’s Meet held on 26th April, 2017 A Meeting of the VBS teachers was held on 26th April, 2017 (Wednesday) @ 7 pm here in the Church where Rev. Asish Das gave a pep talk on what should be the focus of the teachers as they prepare to teach the children this year. He said to be immersed in Prayer during those days and ask the Spirit of God to guide the children in the best possible way and bring them to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We request all the teachers who will be part of VBS …

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Church Events in March 2017

East Zone Urban Transformation Conference (24-25 March, 2017) The East Zone Urban Transformation Conference was held in our Church on 24 and 25 March, 2017. It was organized by Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) in partnership with Church of Christ (Union Church), Bhubaneswar. The main purpose of this 2-day Conference was to assist urban Christian pastors, mission and lay leaders to understand and impact cities of India for Christ and initiate the process of urban transformation collaboratively. The theme of this Conference was ‘Seeking the Peace and Prosperity of the City’, taken from Jeremiah 29:7  Urbanization of Christian missions is …

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Church Events in February 2017

C.E. Union Executive Committee Dedication Service on 26 February, 2017: On 28th February, the new C.E. Board took charge as they conducted the Weekly C.E. Devotion Meeting. In this Meeting, Rev. Ayub Chhinchani shared God’s Word and all the new members were welcomed and honored by the Pastors. Earlier, the Church Board had assigned a 5-member Supervisory Committee to oversee the functioning of the Christian Endeavour Union which is now a wing of the church and the Mahila Sabha. The Supervisory Committee completed the election of office bearers of the CE Union in a meeting held on February 7 which was adjourned …

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