“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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Marriage Rules & Regulations in Church

1: Members/Associate Members or their immediate relatives (son/daughter) shall be allowed to solemnize their Wedding in the Church. 2: Regular worshipers (either not Members or Associate Members) who have been worshiping in the church for at least three years may write to the Pastor if a wedding involving themselves or their immediate relatives (son/daughter) is initiated. The Pastor(s) and an Ordained Elder, if they are satisfied, shall recommend to the Secretary for allowing the marriage to take place in the church. 3: The marriage fee for Member/Associate Member/Worshipper shall be Rs. 1,000/- but they shall have to pay a security …

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‘Children for Christ’ Special Program (02-01-16)

Special Children’s Program On 2nd January 2016, the Children for Christ organization conducted a special workshop for our children in Church. This Program was conducted by a team from Children for Christ. They work among children teaching them unique ways of knowing Christ and sharing the Gospel to the unreached. This Program was held in the afternoon from 3 to 5 pm. Nearly 70-80 children were present. At the end of the Program, the children were presented with little gifts. Light refreshments were given to the children and the organizers from the Church. The Resource persons from Children to Christ ministry conducted …

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New Year Service 2016

Welcome 2016 Happy New Year (1st January) This time, the New Year’s Speakers were our Associate Pastors; Rev. Bichitrananda Satpathy and Rev. Ayub Chhinchani. In the morning English Service, Rev. B.N. Satpathy shared God’s Word from the book of Joshua 3:1-17. His theme was “Setting goals and living by it”. Rev. Chhinchani preached in the afternoon Service from the book of Philippians 4:1-9. His theme was “How to be Joyful throughout the Year!” In the morning Service, our English Choir presented a few special numbers and in the afternoon Service, the Odia Choir presented special songs too. We had a wonderful …

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Why we should dedicate?

A child is considered to be a reflection of God’s love. Baby Dedication is a commitment service where parents promise to raise their child in a God honoring way. The Dedication ceremony is a time to publicly make a commitment to pray for the child, love the child and guide the child toward a personal relationship with Christ. We do have Child dedication in our Church on the 3rd Sunday. You need to contact either of the Associate Pastors, Rev. Ayub Chhinchani/Rev. B.N. Satpathy or you can get in touch with the Church Secretary, Mr. Paresh Das for further details. …

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Abhula Smruti (A Cultural Evening on 26th December, 2015)

Abhula Smruti (An Evening to Remember) On 26th December 2015, the Church organized a cultural show for the Worshipers. It was a beautiful Program and all the various wings of the Church took part in it. Many people came to enjoy this Cultural show conducted by the Church towards the end of 2015. The Program started @ 6:30 pm. We organized this Program to Glorify Him and Him alone. Here is the Cultural Program’s Order of Service… 1) 6:30 – 6:40 PM: Worship by Odia Choir 2) 6:40 – 6:50 PM: Worship by English Choir  3) 6:50 – 6:55 PM: …

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Baptisms in 2015

The Baptisms take place in the first Sunday of the month in Church of Christ (Union Church). We have no Baptisms at C.S. Pur, Kalinga Vihar and in our Sundarpada Worship centers. It takes place at Church of Christ (Union Church), Bhubaneswar. Those chosen by the Baptismal Committee are Baptized by our Associate Pastors and are accepted as Full Baptized Members of the Church in the afternoon Odia Worship. They are given a membership certificate and a Bible Based Doctrine book by Alban Douglas for their Spiritual nourishment. Let us uphold all these people who have accepted Christ Jesus publicly as their …

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24th Biennial Convention of Un-divided Puri Dist C.E. Union (17-19 September, 2015)

 Opening Ceremony (17th September, 2015) We had been Praying for this Convention since months together and finally the day came. The 24th Biennial Convention of the Un-divided Puri district C.E. Union started on 17th September evening around 6:30 pm with a word of Prayer by our Associate Pastor, Rev. Ayub Chhinchani. The Registration process started around 3 pm in the afternoon of 17th Sep. More than 300 delegates came from Khurda, Jatni, Pipli, Banmalipur, Bailpada, Cuttack and many were from Bhubaneswar too. The 3-day Convention was officially declared as open by Mr. Jacob Pradhan, MLA, G.Udaygiri. The Opening Ceremony was conducted by Mr. …

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Set Free – Youth Retreat (15-08-15)

Being Set Free from Sin Set Free – Youth Retreat was held in our Church on the 15th of August to commemorate our 69th year of Independence among the young people. We had an overwhelming response as around 300 youths registered for the meeting. 302 were in all from various Churches and also from different campuses. Even before the Registration process began, young people thronged into the Church. Lively Praise and Worship was led by Set Free – Worship band comprising of Adarsh, Atil, Sovan, Amlan, Casey, Samir, Pratyush, Gladwin, Irin, Jeenita and Reenita. It was soulful and the audience were completely …

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Stepping Out held on 20th June, 2015

This Program “Stepping Out” was designed for those students, who were entering a new horizon. Say, someone who has passed Class 10th and entering college or after 12th, entering into Graduation and so on…The Program was attended by about 80 people. Many students and their parents too came for this Special evening meeting. It started with a Word of Prayer by our Pastor. Rev. Ayub Chhinchani conducted the program. Church Secretary Mr. Paresh Das welcomed the audience on behalf of the Church. The two Scripture portions were taken from Proverbs 3:5 and Jeremiah 29:11. Both the english and odia choir members …

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Annual CE day (27-05-15)

Annual CE day Celebrations The Annual CE day was celebrated by the local CE Union here. Today was the Foundation day of CE. The program started around 7:30 PM with praise and worship by the Choir. They presented some lovely numbers; after which, our Associate Pastor, Rev. B.N. Satpathy conducted the show. He started with a Word of Prayer, then there was another special number from the choir. It was about evangelism and the song goes like this: “Susamachar ra sashya prachura; choundige dekha chahin…”. Then local CE President, bro. Joachim Manas Ranjan welcomed everyone for this meeting. After that, joint …

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World CE day (03-02-15)

World CE celebrated in Church The Local C.E. Union celebrated the World CE Day on 3rd February’15 here in Church of Christ (Union Church), Bhubaneswar. They celebrated the celebrations in the morning of 3rd February with prayers and the flag hoisting ceremony which was attended by the C.E. Union people. Dr. Amiya Basistan did the honours in the morning show. After the service was over, the C.E. team comprising of men and women all were involved in the cleaning of the Church campus. The campus was cleaned beautifully by the C.E. team. One could feel the difference in the campus after the cleaning …

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cocbhubaneswar.org launched (25th January, 2015)

cocbhubaneswar.org launched On 25th January, 2015, Church of Christ (Union Church), Bhubaneswar launched it’s official website “cocbhubaneswar.org“. coc stands for Church of Christ. We had this vision since long that we will have our own Church website where one can have all the information possible, which will be beneficial for our congregation members. This website was originally created by Mr. Samaresh Bisoi, of Fastwebsites.in. By the Grace of God, it is now ready and fully functional. Some more work is still in progress and it will be updated constantly. Bro. Sandeep Kumar, present Church board member, is the admin of this website. …

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Passing the Torch – Youth Retreat (18-10-14)

It’s our time. Let’s Stand Out for JESUS It’s a call to action, saying that we as Christians have God in us and around us and we don’t need to wait until we’re old enough to make a difference in someone’s life. Since Pentecost, we are not waiting upon God; but He is waiting upon us to make the first move in faith. The future is now, for us to go to our friends, neighbors and the world to tell them how amazing our God is. We encourage you and your youth group to be a part of a generation …

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