ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
“Keeping our College Students Connected to the Church”
OCF Executive Director Gives Keynote Address at Pan-Orthodox Fellowship Dinner
Brookline, MA – October 11, 2012 - Jennifer Nahas, the executive director of Orthodox Christian Fellowship was the keynote speaker at the Annual Fellowship of Orthodox Christian Churches of Connecticut (FORCC) Dinner which took place on Sunday October 7, 2012 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Bridgeport, CT.
In her address, Jennifer stressed the importance of keeping our youth connected to the Church before leaving for college. She pointed out:
We at OCF believe that the Orthodox Church, in its traditions and foundation in Christ, is raising strong college students. It seems that there is a positive relationship between raising children in small, tight, and culturally identified churches and the development of a strong sense of self that ultimately impacts achievement and school behavior. Through supportive and like-minded small communities where the practices are different from the mainstream, young people develop a clear vision of who they are, where they are going, what they will do and what they will not do. Click Here to Read Entire Speech.
Jennifer called upon the faithful gathered at the dinner to assist wherever possible the work of OCF on campus by welcoming Orthodox College Students into their parish and thus giving them a home away from home. She outlined the exciting new developments within the past year to better meet the needs of College Students including the First Forty Days outreach program. She lauded the efforts of FORCC for their devotion to the youth of the Church in providing scholarships to incoming college students.
This speaking engagement is but one of many that our energetic Executive Director has undertaken over the past several months in an effort to share the good news of the work of OCF throughout the North American Orthodox Community.
Oct 12, 2012 12:34 AM