OVBS 2013 Training Camp in New Jersey
- OVBS training camp for sunday school teachers in area 3 (New Jersey and Staten Island) of the North East American Diocese was held on Saturday, June 22 at St.Thomas Indian Orthodox church, Dover, NJ.
Sunday School Principals and teachers from St.Stephen's Church, Midland Park, St.Mary's Church, Linden, St.George Church, Staten Island, St.Gregorios Church, Clifton and St.Thomas Church, Dover participated in the camp.
After the prayer and self introduction of the participants, OVBS Director Mr.Steve Kurian delivered the message about the theme, “Humble yourself before the Lord and he will exalt you�(St.James 4:10).
Steve said that the main goal of Vacation Bible school is to engage our children using fun filled activities and inculcate Christian values.
Steve also explained the new curriculum and reorganization of different groups. Steve is using all types of modern technologies to spread the word. Mrs.Aju Tharian demonstrated craft and games based on the theme. Mr.Binu Samuel, the Web master for North East American Diocese Sunday School Association illustrated different computer programs related to OVBS registration for individual churches as well as for group of churches. He also explained Photoshop ideas to motivate senior classes in the VBS.
Alina and Alison from St.Stephen's Church, Midland Park,NJ sang OVBS songs to entertain the guests. The Sunday school area coordinator Mr.Abey Tharian welcomed the participants and the senior principal at St.Thomas Church, Dover Mr.Philip Joseph concluded the meeting with vote of thanks and prayer.
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