New $200 Need-Based Scholarships Now Available for College Conference Midwest 2018

BROOKLINE, MA — Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF), the official campus ministry of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops, is pleased to announce that new $200 need-based scholarships for College Conference Midwest 2018 are now available, made possible by two generous donors.

The registration cost for College Conference Midwest is $325 per person. The $200 scholarship would lower the cost of registration to $125 for selected applicants. Registration includes food, lodging, fellowship activities, and engaging keynote addresses and workshop sessions.

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OCF’s College Conference Midwest will be held from December 27-30, 2018 at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center in Kansasville, WI. The 2018 Conference Theme is “Who Do You Say That I Am?” Fr. Barnabas Powell, parish priest at Sts. Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene Greek Orthodox Church in Cumming, GA and sole author and contributor of Faith Encouraged Ministries, will serve as the Keynote Speaker (

For more information about College Conference Midwest 2018, the scholarships, or to register, visit addition, please feel free to contact OCF’s National Programs Manager, Donna Levas for more information: or (617) 850-1227.


OCF Responds to the Thousand Oaks Shooting

OCF Responds to the Thousand Oaks Shooting

BROOKLINE, MA–It is with great sadness that we hear of the shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. Our prayers go out to the grieving families of the loved ones lost in the violent shooting. We praise the heroic efforts of the brave individuals who put themselves in harm’s way to save others. There were many college students at the establishment at the time of the shooting. Students face many challenges while at college, but this should not be one of them. The OCF Board of Directors, the staff, Student Leadership Board, Spiritual Advisors and Lay Leaders all wish to extent our prayers to all those suffering from this senseless act of violence. We pray the faith of the individuals affected by this tragedy will help in bearing with the burden of such tremendous grief.