Yuvajana Sakhyam

Parish Representative : Sujan Joe Jacob      Mob : + 91 99207 24468
E-mail : sujanjoejacob@gmail.com

The Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam was organized with a view that all the young people in the Church should accept Jesus Christ as their saviour and Lord, and bear witness to His saving power. It was organized in 1933 by a resolution of the Sabha Prathinidhi Mandalam. The first president of the Sakhyam was Rev.V P Mammen and the Vice- Presidents were Rev. K E Oommen and Rev. C M John (later Juhanon Mar Thoma Metropolitan) and the first Secretary was Mr. V E Thomas (later Rev. V E Thomas, Singapore). Branches of the Sakhyam were set up in the Parishes with a four-fold programme of worship, study, witness and service. Mr. M M Thomas (later Dr. M M Thomas) was appointed as Organising Secretary in 1945 and he was the full time worker of the Sakhyam. Under his dynamic leadership, the Sakhyam struck deep roots and spread its branches far and wide The Sakhyam publishes a monthly magazine called Yuvadeepam (Malayalam) and Ripples (English) with articles of interest to the youth and with focus on the needs of the Church and Society. It also contains Bible reading notes for daily devotional study. The Sakhyam also publishes an annual calendar.

Our Parish Yuvajana Sakhyam is one of the prominent and vibrant organization of our Parish, and is giving meaningful participation in various activities not only the spiritual nourishment of members but also in social and welfare uplifting of the community around.

Holding the four doctrines of the Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam i.e. Study, Witness, Services and Worship, the youth league plays an active role in the proceedings of the church. Regular bible studies, Youth retreats, meditations, cottage prayers form an integral part of the Sakhyam’s activities.

The youth league members also play a prominent role in the church service, from assisting the vicar, at the alter during Qurbana to rendering of melodious hymns in the choir, the youth league members are always at the fore front. With a committed to empower our youth to grow in Christ based on the fundamental principles of worship, study, witness and service, and enrich the ethos of the church. We intent to create an ideal platform for young Mar Thomites of thane region to unleash their creative and innovative potential for the extension of Christ’s kingdom.

Our organization is blessed with 115 vibrant members who put their heart and soul in the organization and enjoy great fellowship through cottage prayers and other activities. We are humbled, blessed, and grateful to the opportunities presented to us to serve our church, community and ultimately our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Programs of the Yuvajana Sakhyam includes :

  • Youth Meetings on 1st & 3rd Sundays after the Holy Communion service
    1st Sunday – Bible Study
    3rd Sunday – Group Discussion/Talk/Debates
  • Cottage Fellowship
    On 2nd Sundays, cottage fellowships were held at the residence of its members.
    Here we joined in singing session, Bible reading, talk/debates/discussions on any subject and also a Bible study by our Vicar or Sakhyam members.
  • Tuesday Evening Prayer

    Youths gathered every 4th Tuesday in Church, 8 p.m to 9:30 pm, to pray on prayer requests & general topics. During Lent season this Prayer is conducted every Tuesday in order to grow more in Christ.

  • Youth Worship Session

    The Youths conducts Praise and Worship for Youths and Parish members, every 4th Sunday from 5 pm to 6 pm.

    The Marthomite youths of Thane have proved their mettle at various events. The Sakhyam made its presence felt at the centre Talent Competitions and Annual Sports meet organized under the Kalyan Centre.

    “Vibrant and energetic”

    The Thane Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam has left an indelible mark in all the endeavors undertaken by them.

    Executive Committee : 2015 – 2016

    Designation Name
    President Rev. Thomas K. Mathew
    Vice President Mr .Christy Abraham
    Secretary Mr. Ashish Titus
    Lady Secretary Ms. Vanessa Mathew
    Trustee Ms. Nidhi Cherian
    YS Church Representative Mr. Sujan Joe Jacob