NEW YORK: Preparations are well under way for the Southern Regional Family Conference of the American Diocese of Malankara Orthodox Church. This Conference will be held at “Saint Vattasseril Dionysius Nagar” at The Lake Tomahawak Baptist Encampment, Livingston , Texas from August 4 – August 7, 2005.
Fr. T. J. Joshua (Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam) and Prof. Steve Mathews (Florida) will be the key note speakers of the Conference. Diocesan bishops, priests, and professionals hailing from different disciplines will be the leaders of this Conference.
Religious, social, economic and family issues will be included in the topics for discussions. The venue of this conference is two hours drive away from Houston area and around 3 hours drive away from Dallas area. Lake Tomahawk area abounds in natural beauty which is adjacent to the largest Indian reservation in the Southern United States.
There will be plenty of opportunities for water sports including fishing, canoeing, paddle boating, water slides, rock climbing, rope walking etc., all professionally supervised. Additionally, attendees will enjoy well lit basket ball and volley ball courts and vast areas of green fields to play. Cost of the conference is kept at a very low price to enable maximum participation. ranging from $85.00 (bunk) – $110 (suite) total cost per person, for three nights of stay, food, ground fees and every thing else. Plenty of food and refreshments will be on hand.
“Two sessions of entertainment evenings will provide an excellent opportunity for talent shows from participating parishes. A well organized Committee is working very hard for the success of the conference” said Joshua George, General Secretary for the Southern Regional Family Conference to Indian Orthodox Herald.
For Registration and further information, please contact your area church representatives or Joshua George (281) 773 7988 or (281)343 5099. Registration deadline is July 3rd , 2005.