Inauguration of the Solar plant and Seminar
Most Rev Thomas K. Oommen, Moderator of CSI inaugurated the Solar plant installed at CSI Eden Eco spirituality Centre Othara. An Eco seminar was conducted here and Dr K M George led the session.
Ecology concerns committee of the CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese entered into an elaborate and a new model in the field of eco-gospel. Church initiated to start organic vegetable and crop cultivation at Kottayam, Kumarakom, etc. Diocesan Ecology concerns committee with the co-operation of Kerala Govt. Horticorp Product Development Corporation started organic vegetable farming in the 5 acres of land at Baker hill Kottayam. Also doing organic farming in the bishop’s house compound.
In Kumarakom, church started paddy cultivation in 2.5 acres of land near CSI Eco-spirituality center. CSI Moderator Most Rev Thomas K Oommen inaugurating the paddy cultivation of the Diocese by sowing seeds on the fields at Kumarakam. Diocesan Ecology convener Rev. Jiji Joseph took initiative for all the arrangements.
Diocesan social board started organic paddy cultivation at Alappuzha Venattukadu and Eera
The Renovated Diocesan Book Depot was inaugurated and dedicated by Most Rev Thomas K Oommen, Moderator of CSI and Bishop in Madhya Kerala Diocese on 28th July 2017 Friday at 9:30 am. Moderator lightened the lamp and blessed the shop with prayer. A public meeting was followed by the dedication. Diocesan treasurer chaired the public meeting and Most Rev Thomas K Oommen thirumeni delivered the key address. Diocesan clergy secretary Very Rev Dr Oommen George, Diocesan Registrar Dr Simon John, Njananikshepam Editor Rev Viju Varkey George, CMS Press Manager Mr K H Jacob and Book Depot Manager Mr Kurien Joseph felicitated. Pastors, Church workers, church members and public attended the meeting. CSI Diocesan book depot was started on the year 1882 by Alen Call. Now Mr Kurien Joseph as the manager and Mr Suresh C Mathew, Mr Nelson John, Mr Jacob John who were the staff serving.
Diocesan day was celebrated with a thanksgiving service which was led by the Most Rev Thomas K Oommen, Moderator of CSI and the Bishop in the Madhya Kerala Diocese at St James chapel (Inside the Diocesan Compound) at 8am on 2017 July 25 Friday. Followed by a seminar was conducted as part of the celebrations of the 500th year of the reformation. Dr. George Zachariah (UTC, Bangalore) presented the paper on the topic ‘Reformation’ and many participants actively responded to the paper. Also there was a separate session for the discussions regarding diocesan programs and the upcoming events. By 3pm meeting was closed with the prayer and benediction. Very Rev Dr Oommen George, Rev Dr Sabu K Cherian, Adv Stephen J Daniel and Dr Simon John led the arrangements for the celebrations of diocesan day.
The 175th year Jubilee celebrations of Kottayam CSI Holy Trinity Cathedral Church ended with thanksgiving service which was led by the Most Rev Thomas K Oommen, Moderator of CSI and Bishop in Madhya Kerala Diocese. A public meeting was followed by the thanksgiving service. Former Kerala Chief Minister and Present MLA Sri Oommen Chandy inaugurated the valedictory function of the Jubilee celebrations. Sri Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, Kottayam MLA, Smt Sona Nair, Muncipal Chairperson of Kottayam, Rev Dr Sabu K Cherian, Treasurer of CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese, Rev Dr Oommen George, Clergy Secretary of CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese, Vicar Rev Varghese Philip, Asst Vicar Rev C M Eappen, Assistant Mr Sabi Mathew, Church Wardens Mr P V Abraham and Mr Kurien Abraham, Church Secretary Mr M V Roy, Jubilee convener Mr Biju Mani were the other dignitaries who were on the dais. Almost 1500 believers attended the thanksgiving service and the public meeting. The foundation stone for the church was laid on 1839 and dedicated on 6th July 1842.
The renovated school building of Kooroppada CMS LP School was dedicated by Most Rev Thomas K Oommen, Moderator of CSI and Bishop in CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese on 21 July 2017 Friday at 2:30 pm. 152 years old school was established in 1865.The funding for the renovation was sponsored by Madhya Kerala Diocesan Almaya Fellowship. A public meeting was followed by the dedication service. Very Rev. Oommen George (Dio. Clergy Sec.), Dr Simon T John (Dio. Registrar), Sri T J Mathew IAS (CMS Schools Corporate Manager), Rev K O Raju (Local Manager), Rev Mathew Mathew (Dio. Almaya Fellowship Vice President), Sri Abraham George (Dio. Almaya Fellowship Gen. Sec.), Smt Shailaja M J (H.M.), Mr Joseph Mathew, Sri Kunjuputhussery (Kooroppada Grama Panchayat President), Adv P P George, Sri Renji David (Sec, MKDTA), Sri N J John, Sri T J Mathew, Evg Bijumon C, Evg T T Robinson, Sri Anu Issac (PTA President), Dr D Zacharia were participated and felicitated the meeting.