Planting an Indian church in New York City was a dream and prayer of Kerala Christian Mission (www.kcm-india.org) India, for the past 20 years. The Lord is faithful and in 2008 Orchard Group (www.orchardgroup.org) Church Planting initiated the Indian Project. By the grace of God and Orchard Group’s vision, the dream to serve over 500000 Indians in New York Metro became true.
Westchester is a large county north of the Bronx with a high concentration of Indians. We selected the name of the Church as Westchester Indian Christian Church. The primary focus of this ministry is planting a Biblical,live and a vibrant Church for the younger generation who born and brought up in the US and training then to the leadership so that they can continue the ministry in coming years. Another focus will be the ministry among the Children. Our Children ministry session is known as "Kingdom Avenue".
Since India commemorates its 62nd year of independence from British rule on August 15th ( this day is similar to Independence Day in America) we opened the Westchester Indian Christian Church (WICC) on Saturday, August 15th 2009.
WICC is a non denominational Church and we are part of over 7000 independent Christian Churches in the United States (http://www.christianchurchtoday.com/articles/articles.asp?id=5061) and all around the world. The meeting place is 18 HAMPTON AVENUE, YONKERS, NEW YORK 10710 (Central Park Avenue area in Yonkers). This neighborhood is a hub of activity among South Indians in Westchester County. Christian worship is 5.00 to 6:30pm on Sundays. The service mostly will be in English and it will allow us to serve the younger generation born and brought up here in the United States, and those who are here from any other states of India. Also an opportunity for all nationalities to worship God together.
I am very happy to have the co-operation from our friends in American Christian Churches coming and serving us in many ways in the initial stages. I do hope that there will be various serving opportunities in the future to work together.
The main purpose and focus of this congregation is to build a community of people who Loves God and Loves people and Serves the community with the God-given talents and thus the message of Christ will pass through us.
God builds His Church and we just join our hands with God - Amen. You are invited to be a part of Indian Christian Church where ALL GROWING BY ALL SERVING. More info- or 1-646-894-0887