Tuesday 1 April 2014

Mrs. Elizabeth Williams passes away

Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, mother of Dr. Nalini Arles passed away today morning. She was 82. The funeral service will be held tomorrow at 9 A.M. at the CSI Holy Cross Church, Perambur, Chennai followed by the burial in the Kilpauk cemetry at 10 A.M. The UTC community offers their condolences and prayers to the family of Dr. Nalini Arles and pray that they are consoled by the peace of God which surpasses all understanding.


Saturday 22 March 2014

Valedictory address by H.G. The Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Marthoma Metropolitan

The Valedictory service and awarding of college diplomas of the UTC will be held tomorrow (Sunday, March 23, 2014) at the college lawn from 5:00 P.M. onwards. The valedictory address will be delivered by His Grace The Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Marthoma Metropolitan, the Supreme Head of the Mar Thoma Church. The president of the UTC society, The Most Rev. Dr. G. Devakadasham will give away the diplomas and certificates.

Friday 21 March 2014

Live streaming of the Valedictory Dinner and Valedictory Service

The Valedictory dinner on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. and the Valedictory service on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. will be live streamed over the internet on USTREAM by the Department of Communication, UTC. The department will be helped by Mr. Ullas Issac, computer analyst, Mr. Vasikaran Williams, videography and settings and Mr. Israel Babu, system administrator, UTC.  The link for the live stream is  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/utc-programme

We hope to have alumni, friends, family and well wishers of the UTC joining in from all parts of the world. Please encourage the students with your esteemed participation.


Monday 17 March 2014

New dining hall open

The new dining hall of the UTC Centenary Mahatma Gandhi Hostel opened yesterday with prayer followed by dinner at 8 P.M. Mrs. Lydia Joshua , the principal of the Bishop Cotton Girls' school, Bangalore and Rev. Victor Joshua opened the kitchen and unveiled the tablet mentioning the help from Bishop Cotton Girls' school, Bangalore.

The dining hall has a modern kitchen and space for all hostel students to sit and dine at the same time. The kitchen will make use of technology to reduce cooking gas consumption.

The Bishop Cotton Girls' school donated money for the construction of the kitchen. The demolition of the former hostel due to the weakness in the structure had lead to the students having to use a very small place for dining. With the opening of the new dining hall, this problem is now solved.

The mess co-ordinators for this month are Mr. Andrews Christopher and Mr. Vinod Shemron. Yesterday night's dinner was for the whole community in UTC.

Mess co-ordinators for the month of March


Sunday 16 March 2014

Hostel dining hall to open today

The dining hall in the UTC Centenary Mahatma Gandhi Hostel will be open to the students and community members today evening. The dining hall will be declared open after the Sunday evening worship.

Monday 10 March 2014

Public lecture on Church and Homophobia by Rev. Winnie Varghese

Church and Homophobia
A Public Lecture
4.00 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
the Ziegenbalgh Chapel, UTC, Bangalore
Rev. Winnie Varghese

Rev. Winnie Varghese is an Indian-American Priest of the Episcopal Church, currently serving as Rector of St Mark's Church in the Bowery, New York City.

Picture courtesy- www.outlookindia.com

Sunday 9 March 2014

Arvind P. Nirmal Memorial Lecture

The Carey Society of the United Theological College and the Student Christian Movement India (SCMI) jointly organized the Arvind P. Nirmal Memorial Lecture on 6th March 2014 at the United Theological College. The guests and participants were welcomed with a drum beat, a unique aspect of dalit culture.

The programme began at 5.00 P.M. and was presided over by Mr. Paul Karunakar Nalla, Unit Secretary, SCMI. The opening prayer was done by Ms. Aosenla Jamir, Study Secretary, Communication Desk, SCMI. Rev. Raj Bharath Patta, General Secretary, SCMI delivered the welcome address and reminded everyone of the contribution of Prof. A. P. Nirmal towards the emergence of dalit theology as a mainstream department of study in Christian theology. He also talked about the gravity of issues of the dalit Christians of India today. The guest for the programme, Rev. Dr. Y. Moses was introduced by Mr. Inbaraj Jeyakumar, Study Secretary, Fellowship Desk, SCMI. The guest was felicitated by Rev. Dr. Evangeline Anderson Rajkumar, Professor at UTC. 

Rev. Dr. Y. Moses, presented the lecture on the issues pertaining to the Dalit Christian across India. The detailed presentation about the power sharing of dalit Christians in the church clearly reflected the state of the dalits Christians in the Indian church. The lecture helped the students and theologians to realize the oppressed state of the dalits among the Christians in India. Two students from UTC, Prashanth Babu, BD IV and Archana, BD III presented short reflections. The gust responded and clarified the queries from the floor. Vote of thanks was proposed by M. Prashanth Babu, Secretary, Carey Society. The session ended with prayer by Rev. Angela Veronica.

Paul Karunakar Nalla,
Unit Secretary, SCMI.