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12/30/06: Christmas celebration by Gujarati Christian Federation on 12/16/06 in Brooklyn.

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12/27/06: November - December 2006 ACN issue#68

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12/07/06: Invitation to the GCFA Christmas Celebrations Program scheduled for Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 5:00 PM at Public School 24, 38th Street between 4th and 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11220.

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12/02/06: Gujarati Christian Fellowship's (GCF) youth proudly invites you to the first annual Christmas Garba. Come join us in celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through a night of worship through singing and dancing on Saturday, December 23rd, 2006 at our GCF Church Hall. The celebration will begin at 6:00 PM with carol singing and will be followed by Christian garba and dandia raas. World-renowned DJ Vil (Navil) and DJ Knut (Kevin) will provide the musical entertainment. Mark your calendar and invite your relatives, friends, neighbors and their friends. Refreshments will be provided.

 

For more information please contact:

 

Kevin Christian @ (610) 724 - 5358

Montu Carpenter @ (267) 679 - 1622

Church Website: www.GCFPonline.org

Church Email: GujaratiChristianFellowship@hotmail.com

 


12/01/06: Congratulations. The Board of Trustees, Executive Members of the Gujarat Christian Federation of America, Inc. is pleased to appoint Mr. Kanubhai Parmar of Anand as a Special Representative of the Federation in the Anand/Nadiad area.  


11/29/06: New church was inaugurated by Hon. Bishop Thomas Macwan at Gutal on 11/12/06 along with several other priests. Shri Ishwarbhai Pravasi from Jamnagar was a key person and his son Nirav Pravasi (USA) donated Rs. 51,000.00. for the constuction and development of this church. Many other Gutalvasi who are not living in Gutal donated very generously. Rev. Bishop Thomas Macwan and lots of people those who left Gutal village 30-40 years ago, they also were present.  This has happned because of the cooperation of all Gutalvasi. Praise the Lord!
News and Pictures provided by Kanubhai Parmar, Anand.

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11/29/06: An evening mass was arranged at "Lotiya Bhagol Kabrasthan" on 2nd November 2006, "All Souls Day". Fr. David & Fr. Ramesh offered the mass and several people participted and prayed for their loved ones. Reginaben and her daughter Roshni praying at Bachubhai Vakil's tomb.
News & Pictures provided by Kanubhai Parmar, Anand.

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11/17/06: GCFA THANKGIVING BULLETIN

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11/16/06: Rev. Manoj Bhatt and Sister Shan Bhatt will be speaking in Staten Island, New York on following time and location.
 
NEW YORK PENTICOSTAL ASSEMBLY
150 WALKER STREET, Staten Island NY 10302
 
On Saturday, November 18th @ 5:00 PM
 
Call Mr. Emmanuel on # (917) 593-3299 for more information.
 
Rev. Bhatt is grand son of Hindu pujari. His grand papa was a pujari of historical and well known Somnath Temple in Gujarat. Manoj Bhatt found Jesus. Therefore, he left his old faith  and serving the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ms. Shan was born in a Muslim family. She left Allah and followed Jesus. Come to join with us to hear their challenging testimonies.   
 


11/07/06: Deepak John Macwan son of John Basil Macwan (former teacher at St. Mary's School, Mariampura) passed away on Friday, November 03, 2006 at 3:00 am at Our Lady Of Pillar Hospital, Baroda. His funeral was held at Mariamputa Church on November 6th at 2:00 pm. He is surrived by his wife Varsha & five years old daughter Marin (janny). May God bless his soul and give strenth to his family members.
 
If anyone like to contact John Sir who was in Los Angeles and flew back to Petald on Saturday, please find below the phone number in India.
011-91-2697-224499 - Home
011-91-9898256409 - James
011-91-9924357292 - Shailesh
011-91-9879598225 - Anita
 
In USA:
Amrutbhai: 714-915-1866 - Cell 714-761-8623 - Home
Paulbhai: 714-220-1960
Ignasbhai: 714-761-5282


11/03/06: Shri Shankarsinh Vaghela in New Jersey.

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10/04/06: World Gujarati Conference - 2006 was held at the Raritan Center from September 1st to 3rd by AIANA. It was a big success and several dignitaries attended the conference from all over the world. On September 3rd morning a book "Social Darpan" by Mr. Joseph B. Parmar was released by Mr. Harikrishna Majamudar during a mini conference of senior citizens relating to problems and solutions.

Click here to read the report from "Gujarat Times" By Mr. Ramesh Jadav.


09/20/06: September-October 2006 ACN issue-67

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09/18/06: GCFA Winter 2006 Bulletin.

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09/08/06: Mr. Babu Varma of Chicago, Ilinois, is being honored by Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago for his community service at a award ceremony on Thursday, August 17, 2006.   We are all very proud of Babu Varma.  Our heartfelt congratulations are in order.
Reported by Mr. Lamuel Merchant,
Guajrat Christian Federation of America, Inc.
Brooklyn, New York 11220
 

 

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Mayor Richard M. Daley had invited many representatives from Indian community and some dignitaries from other ethnic group to a party to celebrate the India's 59th Independence Day on Thursday, August 17, 2006 at Chicago Cultural Center, Downtown, Chicago.

 

At this party, Mayor Daley had invited five social and cultural, and charity activists from Indian community who were actively involve in these activities in Chicago.  It is a great pleasure and privilege to share that Babu Varma was selected as one of them to receive the honor plaque (award).  The event hall was very well attended by the dignitaries of different fields.  The event was attended by Hindi film star, and legendry, Shashi Kapoor and Mohammed Azharuddin, former captain of Indian Cricket team.  Also, Rev. Timothy Rathod, and family friends were present during award ceremony.

 

India’s Independence Day Parade at Devon, Chicago

 

Indian Christian Federation of Midwest, Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Evanston and Indian Association of Skokie jointly participated in the parade Devon, Chicago on Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 12:00 PM. The federation’s float was nicely decorated with flowers, banners and a photo of Mahatma Gandhi. The response from the public was very encouraging.  Our float was packed with many community members and members from Indian Associations of Skokie.  All of the participants on our float were very well dressed up with nice costumes.

 

After the parade, the Indian Christian Federation had invited all the participants for lunch at Macaw Foundation.  Those who attended the parade agreed to continue and participate in all national events.

 

The following community members participated in the parade:

            Vinubhai Chitnis, Babu and Ruth Varma, Rev. Timothy Rathod, Rev. John & Purnavati Rathod, Bishop Agape, Mrs. Krishna Goyal (president of Indian Association), Raman & Mary Jyotika Sutaria, Alfred & Kolin Parmar, Girish & Catherine Christie, Girish and Malti Fatnani,  Sam & Carol Chauhan, Mrs. Suvarna Chauhan, Carolyn Jaypal, Mrs. Pankunvar C. Dave, Shyam & Brijlata Bindal, Pushpa Tamashi, and many young and adult members joined the parade.

 

The Indian Christian Federation of Midwest has appreciated the donors and well-wishers for their prayer, monetary support and participation.  Without your support to this parade we would not have been able to participate in this event.


08/14/06: Congratulation to Dipika & Francis who got married on 08/10/06 at 5:30 PM in Christnivas Church, Maninagar (East). Francis Connors, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad son of Mrs. Martha Peter and Late Mr. Peter Emmanuel Weds Dipika, MBA, (works in London daughter of Mr. Girishbiai Macwan and Mrs. Vimala Macwan from Maninagar, A20, Nil Darshan Society, India, Gujarat.
Angelo Free Marriage Bureau Wishes both of them Happy Married Life. The bureau also thanks www.jagadishchristian.com without which it would have not been possible for them to come together. Reported by Mr. Kanubhai Parmar, Anand.
 
Dipika was told by her friend Blossom (daugher of my classmate and friend) & Nimesh to visit my website in order to look for a lifemate. After checking the list online she contacted Mr. Kanubhai Parmar and with his help she found Francis and got married. I am very much Pleased & request others to take advantage of these services. My best wishes to Dipika & Francis. Thanks... Jagadish Christian.
 
 


08/06/06: AHMEDABAD: A Catholic priest working in Meghraj was killed in tragic circumstances while trying to help the police chase a runaway vehicle late on Friday. The Toyota Qualis that Father SG Prakash was driving rammed into a tree at a turning about 7 km from Modasa, about 70 km north of Ahmedabad, at 10.30 pm. Prakash (42), a parish priest at Meghraj, was driving his vehicle with another priest, Father Glacius Raj, by his side when they were flagged down by the police at a check-post at 10.15 pm. They were returning from the diocese feast at Himmatnagar when police asked them to stop at the Modasa police chowki. While Prakash was in the vehicle, police called out Raj for questioning. At that moment, a Maruti car went speeding and did not heed the signals from the police to pull over for a check-up. In excitement, two police officials jumped into Prakash's vehicle and told him to give the car a chase. Before Raj could jump into the car, he saw the Qualis go off after the Maruti car. A police jeep also followed suit but, as fate would have it, they found the Qualis crashed against a roadside tree about 7 km away. From witness accounts, it appears the accident took place because of the insistence of the police officials to Prakash to drive faster to catch up with the Maruti car but he lost control of the vehicle in the process. Raj, who waited at the chowki for Prakash to return, told TOI: "I was shocked when the Qualis did not return, but the police jeep did, with Fr Prakash's body which was still warm when I touched it."Doctors at a hospital in Modasa declared Prakash dead on arrival. The incident sent shock waves across the Christian community who came to know about the bizarre incident on Saturday.The Maruti car, which was being chased, could not be traced but witnesses said it had Rajasthan registration plates.
 
Reported By Fr. Valentine Rebello


07/27/06: GCFA Independence Day Bulletin.

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07/25/06: Shri Piyushbhai Paulbhai Macwan, Surya Street (Maruvas), ANAND, died at 06.50 am on July 23, 2006 due to brain hemorrhage. He was 57 years old. He survived with his wife Urmilaben 42 years and two sons; Brijesh 23 years and Olwin 21 years and two daughters; Ankita 17 years and Kinjal 15 years.  May Almighty rest his soul in peace in heaven and give courage to his beloved family.

 

Reported by Kanubhai Parmar, Anand


07/21/06: The first International Gujarati Convention was held in Ford, New Jersey from July 07, 2006 till July 09, 2006. India's Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel and Minister of Ovrseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi were Guests of Honor. On July 9th 2006 Interfaith Seminar was held and Mr. Joseph B. Parmar was invited to speak about Christianity.

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07/20/06: CANDLE LIGHT INTER-FAITH PRAYER MEETING ON 07/28/06.

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07/05/06: July-August 2006 ACN bulletin.

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06/30/06: Send of party for Father of the White Revolution, at Irma, Anand, India on 06/07/06

Dr. Kurien glamorized Anand city and created many organizations like Amul Dairy, Gujarat Coop Milk Marketing Federation Ltd., National Dairy Development Board, National Coop Dairy Federation of India, National Tree Grower Coop Federation, Tribhuvan Das Foundation and GDDC dairy, Indian Dairy Machinery, VV Nagar Amul Dairy is the Model and many dairies in India then created and country is grown up now. He put Anand on the map of the world. Reported by Kabubhai Parmar, Anand, India  
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Kanubhai with Dr. Kurien


06/17/06: 4th annual fund raising dinner at St. Philip Neri Parish, Northport, New York by the parish committee “Dediapada – Spirit of India” to support the parish in Dediapada, Gujarat, India. Fr. Valentine Rebello started this effort four years ago.

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06/12/06:  Fr. Titus, who was at St. Xavier's School at Chavadapura, Jitodia has been transferred to Balasinor at our Higher Secondary School at Balasinor. He joined today 12/6/06.  In this regards, we had a get-together at Lotiyabhagol Church where many Christian people participated during church activity program including Rev. Fr. Ramesh and Rev. Fr. David - Fr. Titus replaces Fr. Rocky. We all wish him Best in his endeavor.

Reported by Kanu D. Parmar, Anand


06/08/06: Results of Gujarati Christian Higher Secondary Schools, Gujarat, India.

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06/08/06: GCFA Fathers day bulletin - 2006.

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06/06/06: A special bulletin by GCFANY.

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06/02/06: Mansi & Rajani Macwan celebrated their daughter Saloni's first Birthday. We all enjoyed it.

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06/01/06 : Ratanben Fulabhai Parmar, Jehovah Witness who was staying in Gamdi Village, Anand died on 29th May, 2006 at 7:00 PM in Baroda hospital due to diabetic problem and her burial was held on 30th May 2006 at 10:00 AM. She was 87 years old. She is survived by her three sons and three daughters. May god shower his blessings. - News provided by Kanubhai Parmar, Anand, India.


05/30/06 : My niece Rachel Jakaria (daughter of my sister Nilaxi Jakaria & James Jakaria) received the sacrament of confirmation on 05/30/06. She was conferred by Most Reverend David Arias. (Auxilliary Bishop , Diocese of Newark) at Holy Family Church, Union City, New Jersey. I was a proud sponsor for Rachel. After the ceremony we had dinner and cake (My nephew & Rachel's brother Kevin's birthday May 31st )     

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05/26/06 : Please click below to read May-June 2006 bulletin of "American Christian News".

Click here to read May-June bulletin of American Christian News.


05/20/06 : My niece Christine Christian (daughter of my brother Ketan Christian & Ila Christian) received the sacrament of confirmation on 05/20/06. She was conferred by Most Reverend Frank J. Rodimer (Bishop Emeritus, Diocese of Paterson) at Sacred Heart Church, South Plainfield, New Jersey. In this ceremony 98 kids received the sacrament of confirmation. The church was packed with people. Fr. Valentine Rebello took part in this ceremony.     

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05/16/06 : " LEGION   D'HONNEUR "  AWARD   FOR   FR. CEDRIC  PRAKASH

Read in details about the award for Fr. Cedric Prakash


05/14/06 : Mother's Day.to all mothers.


05/08/06: “Pratik Digital Studio”. Congratulations. My bother-in-law Augustine P. Macwan has opened up a Digital Studio at 103, Shiv Apartment, Vallabhnagar, Shri Rameshwar Mahadev, Pij Road, Nadiad. The Inauguration of “Pratik Digital Studio” is being held at 10:00 Am on May 14th 2006. (Mother's Day). Cell: 9879660842.


05/02/06 : This July 6-9th 2006, Say Ministry will be holding a South Asian Youth Conference in Staten Island, NY. For registration and more information please visit : sayministry.org


05/02/06 : Please click below to read Mother's Day Bulletin - 2006 By Gujarat Christian Federation of America, inc.

Mother's Day Bulletin 2006 - GCFA


05/01/06 : Please click below to read March-April bulletin of "American Christian News".

March-April Bulletin 2006 of "American Christian News".


*** Christ has Died, Christ is Risen, Christ will come again!!! 

04/16/06:> He is risen. Happy Easter Everyone. THE RESURRECTION is the keystone of the arch on which our faith is supported. If Christ has not risen, we must impeach all those witnesses for lying. If Christ has not risen, we have no proof that the crucifixion of Jesus differed from that of the two thieves who suffered with him. If Christ has not risen, it is impossible to believe his atoning death was accepted.
D.L. Moody, "Jesus Arose: So Shall We" (sermon)


04/14/06: Good Friday - Jesus was crucified.

"Finally Pilate handed Him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying His own cross, He went out to The Place of The Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgatha. Here they crucified Him, and with Him two others - one on each side and Jesus in the middle." (John 19:16-18) See


03/24/06: Please click below to read Easter Bulletin - 2006 By Gujarat Christian Federation of America, inc. Thank you Linusbhai Taylor & Lamuelbhai Merchant.

Easter Bulletin - 2006 GCFA


03/22/06: Kantilal Macwan passed away in Anand. Father of Hemlata, fatehr-in-law of my brother Kalpesh Christian. He is survived by His wife Sushilaben, two sons Mahesh & Shailesh and a daughter, Hemlata. The  last time I met him was on March 9th 2006, when he was leaving for India at Newark Airport. This is a very shocking news. May god rest him in peace.

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Kantilal Macwan, Fr. Vinayak Jadav & Sushilaben


03/01/06: Ash Wednesday. On Ash Wednesday we go to church to kneel, to pray, and to ask for God's forgiveness. The period from today until "Easter" is "Lent". "Lent" is a season of soul-searching and repentance. "Lent" is a period of retreat, sober reflection, self-examination and spritual redirection.

Click here to read the article my father Joseph B. Parmar wrote about 'Lent' which was published in 'Gujarat Darpan" last year 2005.


02/25/06: My cousin Prakash & Rekha got married. Prakash is a son of John B. Parmar (My uncle) & Savita.

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02/01/06: Congratulations to Neelam (my cousin) & Christopher Malumphy on the birth of their second baby girl Abigail.

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01/29/06: Obituary to Mr. Bachubhai Vakil.

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Click here to read a report of Obituary to Mr. Bachubhai Vakil in Gujarati


01/22/06: Cinderella & Kenneth got married in Anand. Cinderella is a daughter of Anton (My brother Ketan's brother in-law) & Pushpa. Kenneth is a son of Agnes (My friend and classmate of class 9-11 at St. Mary's High School, Mariampura) & Kirit.

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01/02/06: My son Rodney's 17th Birthday.

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