The Annual Banquet of the Christian Endeavour Excecutive Committee in the Armenian Evangelical First Church

On Sunday, 27 Feb 2011, the Christian Endeavor Executive Body's annual banquet was held in the hall of the First Armenian Evangelical Church in Beirut. More than 220 kids, youth, adults and elders were present to support this event and for fellowship and joining hands together to achieve the same mission and goal, helping the CE Executive Body in organizing the annual camps, that play an important and transformational role in the lives of our children, teenager and young adults, as well as in the lives of the kids in community who are deprived of any camping experience, where the message of love and Christ's sacrifice for us is shared.
The five Armenian Evangelical Churches participated, mainly the First Church, Ashrafieh, Nor-Marash, Emmanuel and Anjar churches' youth.
After prayer, food was served, which was hand-made by the volunteering ladies, Badveli Hrayr Cholakian presented the 2010 activities and achievements through slide shows, after which the HighBar dance group presented several Armenian folklore dances. Rev. Raffi Messerlian gave the CE Executive Body's word. Badveli Datev Basmajian led the Armenian singing game. The members of the CE Executive Body put forth a challenge to fundraise 4000$ to be used for the Summer camps, and they were able to raise the specified amount and pass it.
Each CE youth group took responsibility in preparing and decorating the hall, serving the food, cleaning the hall after the event, and washing the dishes.
At the end, the CE cake was cut the banquet was close by jointly singing the Christian Endeavor anthem.

Photos taken by Serop Ohanian