2017 Regional Youth Conference
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
– Ephesians 2:10
In Christ, our ordinary actions can have extraordinary effects. But often we are hindered by our self doubts, our comforts and our apathy. For us to exceed the ordinary, we must ask that our cups may overflow – for we were made for more.
The Journey Begins in…
When & Where?
August 18-20, 2017
Upper Canada Camp, near Caledon Ontario.
1713 Adjala Concession Rd 2 | Palgrave | Ontario | L0N 1P0
What to Bring?
- BIBLE (Physical Copy not Electronic Ones)
- Appropriate Clothing (Light Jacket for Chillier Nights, Comfortable Shoes, Pajamas and a set of Formal/Church Clothing for Sunday’s Communion Service)
- Essential Toiletries (Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Soap, Towel)
- Sunscreen and Bug Spray
- Bed Sheets/Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Blanket
The Following Items/Events are STRICTLY PROHIBITED
Bus Pick Up
There will be 2 buses leaving the Shopper’s World parking lot in Brampton, on Friday August 18th at 3:30 PM. Please arrive on time to ensure a smooth registration process. If you require assistance to reach Shopper’s World by 3:30 PM, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall make necessary arrangements.
Bus Drop Off
The last day of conference is on Sunday August 20th, and buses will bring you back to Shopper’s World. Please arrange to be picked up from Shopper’s World by 3:30 PM
Parking your vehicle at Upper Canada Camp
If you want to park your car over the duration of conference please reserve your parking spot with Ankita Thomas at email@example.com. If you do not reserve your car with Ankita, you will not be allowed to park you car at Upper Canada Camp.
- Damages incurred on the conference site by any of the delegates will be paid for by the delegate in full. Furthermore, if delegates are caught with anything prohibited from this list, he/she will be dismissed and sent home from conference.
- Please remember that you will not be allowed to depart from the conference grounds at any point. Disregard for the rules may result in immediate dismissal from conference and/or other consequences.
There will be limited cell phone reception at the conference site, so parents are encouraged to contact either the Conveners or the Senior Advisors in the case of an emergency. Delegates will not be permitted to use cell phones during the proceedings of the weekend to ensure less distraction.
Kavitha Koshy (Convener) : 226-748-3556
Kathleen Oommen (Co-Convener) : 905 -299 – 4611
Kiran Oommen (Senior Advisor) : 647-899-7802
Cello Oommen (Senior Advisor) : 416-878-0974
Rev. Larry Varghese
Rev. Larry Varghese was raised in Houston, Texas. Achen has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, and did post graduate studies in Neuro-Engineering and Cognitive Science at the University of Houston. He published papers on Autism. He has a Bachelor of Divinity from Mar Thoma Theological Seminary, Kottayam. He is married to Roshin and they have 2 children, Chloe (3 yrs) and Eli (11 mo). Achen enjoys the areas of Apologetics, Biblical Interpretation, and Philosophy. He enjoys music and reading.
Rev. Dennis Abraham
Rev. Dennis Abraham is the Youth Chaplain of the South East Region of the Diocese. Achen was born and brought up in New York, and is a member of the St. John’s MTC. He completed his B.A. in Psychology (Minor in Religious Studies), from Hofstra University in 2006. He completed his Bachelor’s in Divinity at the Mar Thoma Theological Seminary, Kottayam, and was ordained as ‘Shemshano’ (Deacon) on June 20, 2011 in Thiruvalla, and as ‘Kasseesa’ (Priest) on July 8, 2011 in New York. Achen served in Sehion MTC & St. Peter’s MTC, Venmony (Kerala) before coming to Philadelphia in 2013. Achen’s family is from New York. Achen enjoys ministering to the youth, and on his free time, loves to play the piano and travel.
How Do We Grow ?
How do we know we’ve matured in our faith? Can we grow in our own strength or do we need to depend on something more than just ourselves? What do our trials tell us about ourselves and what does it tell us about God? Explore these questions and more in the track – How do we grow?
When a butterfly flaps its wings, it can bring about a hurricane in another part of the world. A single action on our parts can define us positively or negatively for the rest of our lives. But there is one choice we can make, while we still live this life, that will lead us to life and fulfillment – join us to discover that choice.
Opportunities for prayer are all around us, yet do we really take them? We let our schedules overflow and use it as an excuse to ignore this simply significant act of faith. If this feels familiar to you, then let’s rediscover what it means to pray.
Be a Trader
We are bombarded with messages to go after more money and comfort, but we know this should not be our priority. Does the life we are currently living reflect the mission God has in mind for us? Each decision we make, forms a part of our identity. Are we making the right ones?
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
There’s a discount for a family of 3 siblings that are attending conference. Instead of paying $420 for 3 siblings, you only pay $350. If you have already paid for the full $420, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org