First FOCUS Meeting - Sat., February 13th @ 4pm

A meeting for the FOCUS group has been scheduled for this Saturday, February 13th from 4-6pm at church.  Please plan to attend!  For more information, please contact Mr. George Mathew (Madhu) or Semmassen.

The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in the United States (FOCUS) is a ministry of the
Diocese of Southwest America of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, and focuses
on cultivating and educating adults, leading them to the likeness of God and the fullness
of the Faith. The purpose of this ministry is to facilitate and encourage transformation
in all aspects of a person’s life as they become more active in the body of Christ.

The Mission of FOCUS
To grow more like our Lord Jesus Christ by applying the teachings of Scripture through
fellowship and communion with the Orthodox Church.

Goals of FOCUS
  1. Deepen our relationship with the Holy Trinity through a better understanding of Scripture, Orthodox Theology and the Sacramental life of the Church (Colossians 2:6-7, John 6:44-58)
  2. Fulfill our role as a faithful member of the Church in order to promote her betterment and growth (1 Corinthians 14:12, Philippians 2:1-4)
  3. Encourage fellowship between like-minded Christians by fostering accountability and mentorship throughout various stages of life (Galatians 6:2)
  4. Provide guidance and answer questions to those inquiring about the Orthodox faith
  5. Witness Christ to those in the United States of America and abroad through charitable acts and selfless service to all in need (Proverbs 19:17, Matthew 6:3-4) 

Target Audience
Our Church is blessed with the fullness of the Truth, and inherits a great responsibility to
share with all people - the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20). As a ministry of the
Church targeted to adults who seek a deeper knowledge of Christ and the Orthodox
Church, FOCUS serves the following:
  • Individuals who are post MGOCSM
  • Married couples
  • Parents
  • Individuals who are new to the church by way of marriage or conversion , or those who have returned to the Church
There is no “maximum” age limit to participate in FOCUS as it serves a broad spectrum
of demographics with common spiritual needs. The love of Christ bears no barriers
(ethnic, age, gender or political) or boundaries, and it is the purpose of the Church to
encourage all those with a thirst for Christ, rooted in faith, to come and see that the
Lord is good.