Newsletter – March 6, 2020


Please see the Kalpana from Nicholovos Thirumeni addressing the COVID-19 virus.

As a community, we want SBGOC to be a place of safety. Thus, please make every effort to observe the safe practices recommended by the CDC. If you are not feeling well or sick, please get rest and avoid exposing others.

Out of an abundance of caution, this Saturday we will also move the Prayer Meeting location back to SBGOC.  House Prayer Meetings are wonderful family gatherings but the intimate and smaller setting is better avoided at this time.  

We will need your help to take extra efforts to clean our church clean and sanitary. If anyone has any hand sanitizer or hand soap, we can use some extra supplies in the church. 

As we make good efforts to keep safe, let us also put our trust in God. Let us pray for each other and all the world to be safe from illness and disease. 


Events this Weekend

  • World Day of Prayer – This Saturday (2pm to 4pm) at St. Stephen’s MarThoma Church in East Brunswick.  See flyer below. 
  • This Saturday, March 7th there will be a Evening Prayer and Bible Study at 6pm – LOCATION CHANGE: SBGOC 
  • This Sunday, after service there will be a college planning seminar given by the financial advisor.

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, March 15th – A General Body Meeting is scheduled.  While the GB goes on, Dr. Mena Mirhom will be giving a special talk to our youth about dealing with stress. 

Please click this link and see all the upcoming events: PARISH CALENDAR – https://sbgocnj.org/resources/parish-calendar/




Dr. Mena Mirhom MD is Coptic Orthodox and a psychiatrist who regularly speaks about mental health topics at both Coptic and Malankara Orthodox Churches. He was one of the keynote speakers at the Southwest Diocese’s Family and Youth Conference.


Our parish is blessed to host this diocesan event.  We need both attendees and volunteers from SBGOC to make this a success. Please reach out to Pincy, Roshney, or Swapna to get involved. 
Register: www.thegrowministry.com


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