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Atlanta Indian Christian Fellowship Hosts Christmas Celebrations

Atlanta Indian Christian Fellowship hosted a special Christmas celebration event the “8th Annual Internationals Christmas Nite” on December 6, 2008 at the Midtown Community Church, Atlanta, GA. 

Various International churches or fellowships, namely, a. Shalom Church of Nazarene (Korean) led by Pastor Dongjin Joung, b. Bread of Life Chinese Christian Church Atlanta – led by Sis. Felicia Yung-chou Hsu, c. Emmanuel Presbyterian Church (Spanish) – Pastor Jose Mateo, d. Iranian Community Church Atlanta – Pastor Shariar Makarechi and Bro. Farhad Mohajer, e. G.I.F.T.E.D Choir from GaTech – Led by Event Coordinator, Amanda Johnson, f. European Carols – by Teresa & Gigi with Carrie Buff (Pianist), g. Atlanta Christian Assembly – Pastor Bency Thomas, h. Atlanta Indian Christian Fellowship led by Mr. John Jacob, and i. ChristChurch Presbyterian – Mr. Greg Hill, participated and presented Christmas Carols in this glorious occasion. The goal for this event is to show hospitality to the international community. 

The evening was filled with Christmas songs from various national languages, Chinese, Korean, Farsi, Spanish, English, and Indian. Rev. Bency Thomas opened the celebration with prayer. Before the start of the special program, a moment’s silence was observed by the International community to remember and pay respects to the victims of the Mumbai terrorist attacks followed by prayer for peace and strength to those lost loved ones in these attacks. 

Rev. Paul Gardner (Senior Pastor at ChristChurch Presbyterian) shared the message of Christmas. The final prayer was given by Rev. Pete Jackson (ChristChurch Presbyterian). Prayers were offered to God to shower blessings upon International communities in Atlanta and for the healthy living. 

Over 300 people participated in the celebrations and most commented that the occasion was the most enjoyable international event in recent times. Dinner was served at the end of the event and the participants had a happy time with friends and family. 

This is the 8th year in a row this event is hosted to unite the international communities during Christmas season and to show hospitality and friendship to foreigners (who are away from home for work or studies) and American friends. 

The entire event was coordinated and hosted by Dr. Paul Joseph and Mrs. Preethi Paul and the members of the Atlanta Indian Christian Fellowship.  


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