Letter from the Vicar

 

Welcome to the website of C S I Jubilee Memorial Congregation of New York.

We warmly welcome everyone to come and worship our Lord Jesus Christ with us.  Our church has been in New York since 1996 and it is situated near by Queens in New York around 8 miles close to JFK airport.

The service is being conducted in CSI liturgy, and we have Holy communion service on all Sundays.  Now in our congregation we have around forty families.  Sunday School, Youth Movement, Women’s Fellowship, and Men’s Fellowship are functioning very well.  We are very proud to say that we have a very active Youth group, a well organized Choir and Sunday school.  We have Wednesday fellowship , Friday fasting prayer and cottage prayers also.

Church of South India (CSI) is one of the biggest denominations in India. The Church of South India is the result of the union of churches of varying traditions Anglican, Methodist, Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed.  It was inaugurated in September 1947, after protracted negotiation among the churches concerned.  The mission statement is that ” The Church of South India affirms that the Church is the Servant of God to carry on the mission rooted in Jesus Christ based on the Scriptures. The Church through her mission expresses solidarity with the broken communities for a new hope to face the challenges of life. The Cross continues to be the sign of hope for the witnessing Church, which strives towards Unity, Peace and Reconciliation as a vibrant Channel of God.”  We have 24 dioceses and 15,000 congregations all over South India with people around 5 million in four major linguistic groups. The members of our congregation have migrated from Kerala, India. So we worship in English and Malayalam. This congregation is affiliated with CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese and our spiritual head is CSI MKD Bishop.  We are also the part of CSI North American Council and many other ecumenical bodies in New York area.  If anybody want to take part in our fellowship please don’t hesitate to contact us.

COME, CELEBRATE THE UNITY, KEEP THE IDENTITY AND CULTURE, AND WORSHIP WITH US IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH.

Rev Sajeev Sugu Jacob,
Presbyter in charge / Vicar