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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Set Apart – A Youth Retreat (15-08-16)

Are you truly Set Apart! Like last year; this year too, Church of Christ (Union Church), Bhubaneswar conducted a one-day Retreat for the youths between 15-30 years of age. The Program started around 9:30 am with the registrations and ended by 5 pm. Nearly 320 young people were registered on the day when India celebrated her 70th year of Independence. This year’s Resource person was Rev. Sudipta Nanda from National Fellowship, Kolkata. He had 3 sessions on being Set Apart; How can we remain Set Apart and the Challenge of following Christ. The morning Devotion was led by our Associate …

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Undivided Puri district C.E. Union Retreat (07-07-16)

Undivided Puri district C.E. Union Retreat The Undivided Puri district whole day Retreat was organized by our local C.E. Union in Church on 7th July, 2016. The Theme verse was 2 Timothy 2:22, “to flee from youthful lusts and desires…” Mr. Sudhir Kumar Barik was the Resource person for this Retreat where nearly 300 delegates attended the Retreat. Brother Barik shared on being away from all these worldly desires and be used by the Lord. Both our Associate Pastors were there. Among others were prominent CE leaders of Undivided Puri district were present too. There were various competitions held and everyone …

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Church Sub-Committees

Church Sub-Comittees (Constituted by the Church Board at its meeting held on June 3, 2016) 1) Maintenance (Civil, PHD, Electrical) Dr. Happy Born Nayak (Convenor) Mr. Biren Kumar Pradhan Mr. Santanu Kumar Rout Mr. Prabhat Kumar Chand Mr. Amos Pradhan Mr. Michael Rajesh Behera Mr. Rajsekhar Sahu 2) Sound System Dr. Happy Born Nayak (Convenor) Dr. Anup Samantaray Mr. Santanu Kumar Rout Mr. Sandeep Kumar 3) Library Mr. Paresh Das (Convenor) Rev. Bijoy Das Ms. Minakshi Rout Mr. Sandeep Giri Mr. Bibhuti Ranjan Sen Mr. Sandeep Kumar Mr. Gokul Chandra Pradhan 4) Program Mr. Paresh Das (Convenor) Rev. Ayub Chhinchani Rev. …

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Sunday School Teachers

Sunday School teachers @ COC Mr. Malaya Basanta Das (Sunday School Superintendent) – 9937090101 Mr. Fanindra Kumar Behera – 9437473953 Mr. Prafulla Kumar Dash – 9040242712 Mr. Gokul Chandra Pradhan – 9937689243 Mr. Benjamin Peter – 8763201392 Mr. Ashim Kumar Das – 9437303955 Ms. Ellen Pramanik – 9437519609 Mr. Purnananda Pradhan (A) – 9439263392 Ms. Pranati Moharana – 9437309607/9437114737  Ms. Amutha Grace Whitson – 9438621363 Ms. Pushpita Paspureddy – 9439850470 Ms. Priyadarshini Nayak – 8763569910 Ms. Premalata Franklin – 9178253901 Ms. Minakhi Pradhan – 9337845967 Ms. Rashmi Patra – 9338013130 Ms. Babina Naik – 9937006133 Sunday School teachers @ C.S. Pur …

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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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Church Committees

Pulpit Committee: Rev. Ayub Chhinchani (Convenor) Rev. Bichitrananda Satpathy Rev. Bijoy Das Mr. Binoy Kumar Muduli Mr. Sushil Kumar Deep Mr. Hirak Kumar Pramanik Mr. Sushil Kumar Supakar Baptismal Committee: Rev. Bichitrananda Satpathy (Convenor) Rev. Ayub Chhinchani Rev. Bijoy Das Mr. Sanjeeb Kumar Das Ms. Mamata Das Ms. Minakshi Rout Ms. Madhuleeta Samantaray (Special Invitee) Evangelical Committee: Rev. Ayub Chhinchani (Convenor) Rev. Bichitrananda Satpathy Ms. Madhuleeta Samantaray Mr. Hruday Ranjan Ram Dr. Prasanta Kumar Nayak Mr. Biren Kumar Pradhan Mr. Chinmoy Kumar Muduli Mr. Oriel Singh Mr. Ranjan Rout Mr. J.Manna Whitson Mr. Prafulla Kumar Dash Mr. Asish Kumar Das …

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New Church Board Dedicated (01-05-16)

Dedication Service (New Church Board 2016-19) The New Church Board was selected in a General Body Meeting of the Church on 20th April, 2016 @ 7 pm. The office bearers were selected on 27th April, 2016. They were dedicated into Service from 1st May, 2016. They will be in office till 30th April, 2019. They were dedicated in Sunday Worship Services (English & Odia). In the English Service, they were dedicated and in the afternoon Odia Service, they were given oaths by the Pastor as to what their role will be in serving the Body of Christ for the next …

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Passion Week 2016 (20-27 March)

Passion Week 2016 Passion Week 2016 was between March 20-27. The Program started with Palm Sunday (marking the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem). Then we entered into the Passion week starting from Monday till Wednesday; culminating into Maundy Thursday (known as the Last Supper); before we enter into Good Friday: (The day Jesus died for the entire humanity; opening a way for our Salvation.). The Passion Week ends with Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday, when Jesus Christ rose from the dead, conquering Sin and Satan once for all. Let us remember, “it is the Resurrection that makes Good Friday good.” That’s …

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Passion Week – 2016

Passion Week – 2016 (20-27 March) Passion Week 2016 was between March 20-27. The Program started with Palm Sunday (marking the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem). Then we entered into the Passion week starting from Monday till Wednesday; culminating into Maundy Thursday (known as the Last Supper); before we enter into Good Friday: (The day Jesus died for the entire humanity; opening a way for our Salvation.). The Passion Week ends with Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday, when Jesus Christ rose from the dead, conquering Sin and Satan once for all. Let us remember, “it is the Resurrection that makes …

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Haggai Institute International Day of Evangelism (27-02-16)

Haggai Institute International Day of Evangelism:  HI Vision: Help ensure that the Gospel is presented in the power of the Holy Spirit with cultural relevance and sensitivity to all peoples, especially in non-evangelized nations/regions. HI Mission: Haggai Institute advances the skills of qualified Christian leaders to more effectively evangelize their own people, and train others to do the same.  The Haggai Institute Bhubaneswar Alumni Association had a small get-together on the evening of 27th February, 2016 in Church on occasion of Haggai International day of Evangelism to coincide with the birthday of it’s Founder, Dr. John Edmund Haggai. In the afternoon, some of the …

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Prayers for Exams (21-02-16)

Our Precious Children preparing for their Exams On 21st February, 2016; as a Church we offered Special Prayers for the children who are/will be appearing for their various exams; be it school, board exams, entrance exams. We do this every year in our Church. This year on 21st February, in both the English and Odia Worship Services, after the Intercessory Prayer, special Prayers were offered. Rev. Ayub Chhinchani offered Prayers in both the Worship Services.  As Rev. Chhinchani prayed, the Congregation also responded to the Prayers and the parents and elders blessed their children by lifting up their right hand. It …

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Leadership Seminar by YWAM (15th, 16th February, 2016)

Leadership Seminar by YWAM Youth with a Mission (YWAM) conducted a two-day Leadership Seminar in our Church on February 15 and 16, 2016. It commenced around 9:30 am and ended in the afternoon on both the days. The registration fee was Rs. 100/- only per participant. Rev. (Dr.) K.R.Stephen from Trivandrum, Kerala was the Resource person. Rev. (Dr.) Stephen also spoke in separate meetings held at 7 pm on Monday and Tuesday in Church. Due to this evening Meetings, the regular Monday Prayer and C.E. Union Meeting on tuesday were cancelled. It was a Blessed time for all those present in …

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Expository Preaching Seminar – I (12-02-16)

Expository Preaching Seminar – I (12th February, 2016) The programme started around 9:30 am with Worship by English Choir. The Seminar started around 10 am with an opening Prayer by Church Elder Mr. Stephen Behera. Then Rev. B.N. Satpathy gave a welcome address to all present and explained about the Seminar in brief.  1st session: Duration 10.15 a.m to 11.30 a.m: Topics discussed were introduction to Homiletics, its basis, scope and types. Then Rev. B.N Satpathy shared the definition of Expository preaching, the need of Expository preaching in today’s context and its relevance, purpose, benefits and also mentioned that there are three types …

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World CE day (02-02-16)

Celebrating the World CE day 2016 The local C.E. Union celebrated the World CE day today. This morning, at 8 am, the members of the C.E. Union gathered in Church for the Flag Hoisting ceremony. Mr. Purnananda Pradhan, who is the Trustee World C.E.U, Advisor, India C.E & President of East India C.E. was present and he performed the flag hoisting in Church. Some senior C.E. leaders and Church Pastors, Rev. Ayub Chhinchani and Rev. B.N. Satpathy were present too. The C.E. Oath was taken by all the members present. Then, Rev. Ayub Chhinchani offered Prayers on behalf of the C.E. …

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union church bhubaneswar app launch (24-01-16)

“Union Church Bhubaneswar” app launch On 24th January, 2016; by the Grace of God, we launched the Church app for Android phone users. The app will be available for Windows and IOS phone users very soon. Mr. Samaresh Bisoi (CEO of AllyTrek Digital Agency) was present on the occasion. He is the Creator of our Church website and this app. The name of our Church app is: Union Church Bhubaneswar. You can download it from your Android smart phone in the Google Playstore by typing the name of the app: Union Church Bhubaneswar. Mr. Sandeep Kumar (Church Board member & …

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“union church bhubaneswar” mobile app launch (24-01-16)

‘Union Church Bhubaneswar’ app launch On 24th January, 2016; by the Grace of God, we launched the Church app for Android phone users. The app will be available for Windows and IOS phone users very soon. Mr. Samaresh Bisoi (CEO of AllyTrek Digital Agency) was present on the occasion. He is the Creator of our Church website and this app too. The name of our Church app is: Union Church Bhubaneswar. You can download it from your Android smart phone in the Google Playstore by typing the name of the app: Union Church Bhubaneswar. Mr. Sandeep Kumar (Church Board member …

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