MEDICAL & EYE CAMP
“So Jesus had compassion on them and touched their EYEs: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.”
We at MGOCSM give our best effort in providing all needy people, who are unaware of various basic & routine medical checkup and eye test. In past many years, along with various well wishers, Sarpanch, Panchayat, local doctors, NGOs and Government organization we had conducted few medical check up facility and eye camp in remote places of Chhattisgarh, esp. near to Durg and Rajnandgaon district.
Every time whenever we had conducted these special events, we had got overwhelming response from our local government in spite of many rebellion groups which are present in some tribal area. Due to resource constraints, we usually conduct these camps in a Main Base camp. Meanwhile, we also provide pick and drop facility to all the linking units to nearby villages, making it easy for poor villagers to attend these camp. Every time People outnumbered in participation with our expectation, which show still there are space of development in Indian Village scenario.
Ecclesiastes 11:9 says, “Rejoice, O YOUNG man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.”
Every year, we at MGOCSM Bhilai regularly participate in Student and Youth Annual Conference hosted by various churches in our diocese. For us Conference is not just the part of enjoyment, but also it helps us in staying tuned with the word of God. Years to year MGOCSM Bhilai has always shown its capability in getting various prizes and Rolling Trophy in Inter Church events within diocesan conference.
Apart from these our members had always participated in other national and international conference viz. ONYX (Orthodox Nectar for Young Christians), NCCI (National Council for Churches in India) Conference, ODYM – STOTS, Gulf Youth Conference, etc. and had always shown Bhilai representation in the Church Diaspora.
Being among one of biggest youth group, we never fails in conducting every year a regional one day conference in our church esp. in August. Beside these various eminent speakers and guest are invited. Participants from MPCCET Auxiliary unit, St. Thomas College, Various Nursing institute in Bhilai and delegates from the cities of Raipur, Dalli Rajhara, Rajnandgaon and Bilaspur participate.
We hosted Diocesan level conference for 5 times in the year 1980, 1987, 1995, 2002, and 2006.
We organized Ecumenical conference in the year 2000.
And Much more…
Acts 2:42 says, “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”
We at MGOCSM Bhilai truly believe in the motto of MGOCSM which guide us in Worship – Study – Service. Every Sunday, after church service we conduct Prayer cum Study meeting in MGM School Chapel, which for many of us is nothing less than an annual conference. For every meetings our preparation start week before by some of our selected seniors fellows who prepare the agendas for the meeting which comprises Bible study, Song session, Games and group discussions. This not only helps us in growing us spiritually, but also helps in growing our personality in this competitive world.
In many of our special meeting apart from routine agendas we have session from Church Priest, Bishops and elders. Involvement of our seniors guides us in understanding church doctrine, principals and ideology of our faith its liturgy.
Beside these meetings, we had conducted “Out Meeting” at National and International level. Yearly Meeting in Mother Teresa Ashram Raipur (2001-2009), Meetings along with the members of Raipur Church in 2008, Vellakanni Meet in 2010, Abu Dhabi Meet in 2010, etc are just to name a few. These meeting give us opportunity to explore a youth within us and also help many of our alumni to stay in contact with each other.
2 Cor. 8:24 says, “Show ye therefore unto them in the face of the churches the proof of your love, and of our glorying on your behalf.”
We at MGOCSM Bhilai never fails in our duties in making our cent per cent participation in any of the church events. Our members becomes the key part of every event which is conducted in our church parish, be it Christmas carols, Church perunnal, Good Friday services, etc., which involve participation and dedicated services. Beside this, our members represent our church in various events which are conducted in Inter church level in Christmas eve.
Our active participation has always given a high spirit of participation in any events which are conducted in our church. It’s the same admiration and blessing of our elders and love of Jesus which guide us in working for his “Body”, the Body of Christ – Church.
TRIPS & VISITS
It’s a great saying that “Thousand words are less to describe an image and thousand images are less to describe the place.” So unless you witness the place it is useless to read about them. We in MGOCSM Bhilai truly believe in these words. Students and youth of Orthodox Diaspora are always left untouched with the happening of Church and its development. We always make our visit to explore this happening and development. We also explore the untamed world to make our knowledge more clear and wide. That is why, we the students of MGOCSM Bhilai has long history of exploring their places of heritage.
Do take your time in reading our articles on some of the visits we made across the country to turn some of the unturned stones.
Competitions are one of the activities of MGOCSM Bhilai which keep our members going, bonded and make them work as a team. MGOCSM Bhilai participates on a regular basis in various competitions organized by organizations outside the church and bring has brought laurels to the team as well as to the church.. The common banners under which we participate are CCA, YMCA and BCC which conducts devotional song singing competitions during the festive occasion of Christmas. The competitions cover Solo song, Duet song and Group Song.