ORLANDO: Diocese of South West America Eastern Regional Sunday School talent search competition took place at St. Paul’s Orthodox Church of Greater Orlando, Florida on Saturday, September 18, 2010.
Sunday School children from five parishes, namely, St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, South Florida, St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church, South Florida, St. Thomas Malankara Orthodox Church Oakland Park, South Florida, St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Tampa, and the host parish St. Paul’s Orthodox Church of Greater Orlando took part in the competitions.
Competitions were conducted for various age groups and in various items like single song, group song, Bible quiz, elocution and story telling. More than 120 children participated in various competitions.
Sunday School of St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, Tampa emerged as overall champions on overall point tally in the competition. St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, South Florida came to the second position. All first and second prize winners were awarded with trophies and all participants received a memento each.
It was decided to conduct 2011 competitions at St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, South Florida on August 13.
Fr. George John, Fr. George Daniel and Fr. Dr. Jacob Mathew along with a large number of parents and Sunday School teachers from all participating parishes witnessed the event.
Fr. Dr. Jacob Mathew, vicar of the host parish, welcomed the guests to the competitions. Abraham Kappil, Sunday School Regional Coordinator, moved vote of thanks.
News sent in: Abraham Kappil, Sunday School Regional Coordinator, Eastern Region, Diocese of South West America