FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
“Keeping our College Students
Connected to the Church”
College Conference 2009: What a Success!
Fishers, IN – January 15,
OCF's College Conference 2009 at the Antiochian Village was hugely
successful with over 200 students and 25 clergy, staff and speakers.
This year's theme was "Building Community" and OCF was
honored to have His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah deliver the keynote
addresses. "OCF is the most important ministry in the Church today!"
stated His Beatitude. Comments from students included "a remarkable
experience," "spoken from the heart," and "relates to our
age group really well." In
addition, Fr. Thomas Hopko delivered the first keynote address.
Workshop speakers included: Fr. Steylios Maksuris, Dn. Nicholas
Belcher, Fr. Moses Berry, Mother Alexandra, Nick Lionas, Nick Papas, Dr. Fred
Arzola, and Kathryn Saclarides. OCF was also honored to have Fr. Martin Kraus
as the conference Chaplain.
Other highlights of College Conference 2009 included writing
letters to prisoners via Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, a Karaoke Night,
Black Light Dance, Ice Skating, as well as reuniting with old friends and
making new ones.
OCF would like to thank all of the attendees and volunteers for an
outstanding conference! Check out OCF's Podcast for some of the College
OCF would like to express its gratitude to The Order of St. Ignatius, the Greek
Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Church in America, and the Serbian Orthodox
Church in America for their generosity in providing scholarships.
(OCF) is the official collegiate campus ministry program under SCOBA. Our
mission is to support fellowships on college campuses, whose members
experience and witness to the Orthodox Christian Church through community life,
prayer, service to others and study of the Faith. Our headquarters is located
in Indianapolis, IN and supports over 270 local university chapters across
North America. In addition, we provide a variety of thoughtful and
innovative programming, including regional training, annual conferences, and
domestic and international service learning programs.
For additional information
Presvytera Shyla Hadzellis
Development Director, OCF
OCF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the
official campus ministry of SCOBA.
Jan 20, 2010 3:53 AM