Yuvajana Sakhyam

O God, You have taught me from my youth,
And I still declare Your wondrous deeds. Psalm 71:17

The Yuvajana Sakhyam of Jerusalem Mar Thoma church is a vibrant community with approx 200 registered youth members. The Jerusalem Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam is the parish unit of the Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam - the Youth department of Mar Thoma Church located at Tiruvalla. The Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam was established in 1933 and promotes the four fold programme of Worship, Study, Witness and Service, with a view that all the young people in the Church should accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and saviour, and bear witness to His salvation.

The Jerusalem Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam (JMYS) is a group of spakly youngsters who get together and organize programs that promote the four-fold programs in an atmosphere of fellowship, love and care amongst the group and also spread the love and kindness of Jesus to people from different walks of life. It provides a dynamic platform that helps showcase the innate talent of the young members and also sharpen their skills. The Sakhyam provides a blessed opportunity for its constituents to understand social bindings in all its hues while simultaneously getting them ready for facing the pressures of life.

The Wardha Misson is the outward expression of the missionary zeal of the Jerusalem youths. Begun in 1989 by a committed group of young believers, the mission today stands testimony to the fact that the Lord is ever faithful. The mission outreach has spread its reach far and wide in and around the town of Wardha and is an inalienable part of the psyche of Wardha. Led by Rev. Noble Abraham, the asstt. vicar of the Church, the mission continues to offer hope and salvation to thousands. The mission hosts a school in its premises and, God-willing, hopes to enhance its offerings by moving to a better and larger premises in the not-too-distant future.

Retreat and Camps

Retreats and camps are organized by Yuvajana Sakhyam for all the youths on a regular basis.

Christmas Programs

The youths of the Parish takes on the leadership role when it comes to the Christmas Season. From organizing the area-wise carol singing, church decoration, conducting the Christmas Carol Service, distributing Christmas Cakes to all, organizing the Secret Santa, they are in the fore-front!


The Jerusalem Yuvajana Sakhyam has a tradition of doing projects that are socially uplifting and helping the downtrodden whether in far flung places or nearby in cities. The youths get together to make food and distribute them once every month to the nearby places!

Sports Meets

The Jerusalem Yuvajana Sakhyam takes active participation in all centre Yuvajana Sakhyam activities and have won many trophies and medals for their efforts.

Onam Celebrations

JMYS organizes cultural events and programs to keep the youths active and engaged. Onam Celebrations and other festival related activities are organized with pomp and style.

JMYS Chain Prayer

"Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, "I have no delight in them"; Ecclesiastes 12:1
JMYS conducts a chain prayer every Wednesday to commit the problems, difficulties, challenges and troubles of the members and also thanksgiving for people who have seen and experienced God's amazing love and grace.

Fund-Raising Activities

JMYS organizes bring and buy sale and other events to raise funds for the social upliftment programs that they sponsor. All youths participate whole-heartedly and come up with the best options to raise maximum amount possible.

Picnics and Outings

To strengthen the bond and fellowship amongst the youth of the church, JMYS organizes picnics and outings on a regular basis. It is a time for the youths to spend together and understand each other better.

JMYS on Social Media

The JMYS community believes in being accessible and available to all through the various social media platforms, be it Facebook, Whatsapp or other forms of interactive platforms.

JMYS on a Mission

Started as a missionary outreach program of the Yuvajana Sakhyam of Jerusalem Mar Thoma Church in 1989, Wardha Mission has taken great strides since inception. It started as a dream of a group of youngsters to do something for the tribal people of villages far away, unconnected and untouched by the giant leap of development happening elsewhere in the world. Even basic education and other facilities were unheard of. These villagers could never think of sending their children for any kind of higher or senior education. But the scene is changing. Click to know more