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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Church Events in January 2017

Consultation Meeting on 25th January, 2017 On 25th January, there was a consultation meeting of the Church Board members, Pastors and Evangelists and their spouses @ 7 pm. It was a time of much needed Prayer and reflection on our way forward. Both our Associate Pastors and Church Secretary shared their views and encouraged one and all to take up God’s work with more seriousness. Rev. B.N. Satpathy presided the Service. Then Rev. Ayub Chhinchani took a brief exhortation for the Church leaders and stressed on the need to have a clear-cut vision for the Spiritual as well as numerical …

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New Year Service – 1st January, 2017

This year’s speaker was Dr. Atul Y. Aghamkar from Bengaluru. He shared the Word of God on New Year 2017. His message was based on one thing mostly; to have a real burden for this city we are living in. Unless we do so, God will never ever change the condition of our city and people will be deprived of the Gospel of Christ. We had a packed house in both English and Odia Service. Many new faces and people from other faith had come to visit our Church and hear the Holy Word. We Praise God for giving us …

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November @ COC

Annual Mahila Divas (20th November, 2016) The Annual Mahila Divas organized by the Mahila Samiti of the Church was held like previous years on 20th November, 2016. This year’s speaker was Ms. Smita Pramanik from Puri. This is a day when we dedicate it to the ladies of the Church. The members of the Mahila Samiti gave wonderful presentations to glorify God. There were some lovely numbers by the ladies and along with it there were a few heart-touching skit which was performed by them. Our Associate Pastor, Rev. Ayub Chhinchani presided the meeting and encouraged our mothers. Among others, the …

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Elder’s Get-together (10-10-2016)

Elder’s Get-together (10th October, 2016) Like the previous years, a half-day Retreat was held for the Elderly on the 10th of October, 2016. The International Year of the elderly is on 1st October and we used to celebrate on the 2nd of October since the last few years, but this year, we had to observe it on 10th October, because 2nd October was a Sunday. This year’s speaker was Rev. Susanta Patra from Kolkata. He gave an encouraging message to those present in the Retreat. He spoke on “How to grow old gracefully?” We had nearly 200 elders who came …

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Seminar on Expository Preaching – II (13-09-16)

Seminar on Expository Preaching – II (13-09-16) A Seminar on Expository Preaching was held in the Church on 13th September, 2016. The Program commenced @ 10 am with soulful Worship by the Choir. The Resource person was Rev. Bichitra  Nanda Satpathy, Associate Pastor, Church of Christ (Union Church), Bhubaneswar. The 1st part of this Seminar was held on February 12th this year. Today’s meeting was attended by nearly 40 people. Rev. Satpathy continued from where he left in the last Seminar held early this year. He gave a brief recap of what we had covered then and he started the session …

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Sunday School Annual Retreat (05-09-16)

Sunday School Annual Retreat (05-09-16) The Sunday School Annual Retreat was held on 5th September, 2016; which incidently is celebrated as Teacher’s day in schools. The Retreat began @ 9:30 am. The Registration fees for Beginner, Primary and Junior was fixed @ Rs. 30/- only and for Intermediate and Seniors, it was Rs. 40/- only. We had nearly 80 children who attended this Retreat in the main Church. A Retreat for the Sunday school children attending the C.S. Pur Worship center was held in that area the same day and  same time. There were about 25 children in who attended the …

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Women’s Retreat (18-08-16)

Women’s Retreat held on 18th August A Women’s Retreat was held in Church on the 18th of August, 2016. It was organized by the Mahila Samiti, we have in our Church. The Mahila Samiti President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer among others were present. About 170 mothers registered for this one-day Retreat. This year’s Resource person was Ms. Nihar Nalini Chhatriya from Balangir. She spoke for two sessions and it was a tremendous of sharing and learning from God’s Word. Both our Associate Pastors, Rev. Ayub Chhinchani and Rev. B.N. Satpathy were present on this occasion. Before the lunch break, there …

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Sunday School Summer Camp (29-31 May’16)

Summer Camp 2016 The Sunday School Summer camp started this year on 29th May and it ended on 31st May. The classes were held from morning 7-10 am. Nearly 70 students were in attendance on each of the 3 days. The Sunday School Superintendent and other noted Sunday School members were present. Both our Associate Pastors were there to encourage the teachers and the students. The children were given valuable lessons on the 3 days; with the inspection being held on the 3rd day. On the evening of the 3rd day, prizes were awarded to students for their wonderful performances …

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VBS – 2016 (2nd-9th May, 2016)

VBS – 2016: This year, the Vacation Bible school was conducted from 2nd till 9th of May, 2016. Like the previous two years, our Church organized this Retreat in association with Scripture Union & CSSM. Rev. Manas Mohan Roul and Rev. Ashish Pradhan were the lead persons who helped us in conducting the Seminar along with other members of that organization. Rev. Ayub Chhinchani, Associate Pastor, Union Church Church was the Camp director. The Retreat used to begin everyday @ 7 am with Praise and Worship. Before that, the teachers used to assemble for their time of Prayer. We had about …

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