The women in the Mar Thoma church also shared the spiritual power generated by the Reformation. The Mar Thoma Suvisesha Sevika Sanghom the women’s wing, was inaugurated during the Maramon Convention in the year 1919, under the leadership of Abraham Mar Thoma Suffragan Metropolitan., who gave the Sanghom continued support and inspiration.
Every women of the Mar Thoma Church above the age of 18 years is a member of the Sevika sanghom. The Sevika Sanghom has branches in all parishes of the Mar Thoma Church both in India and abroad. Each branch elects from among its members a committee including office bearers. The Vicar of the parish is the President of the branch Sevika Sanghom, who gives guidence and support to the activities. . A few branches are grouped together to form a centre and a few centres together constitute a Diocese. The Sevika Sanghom follows the pattern of the Mar Thoma Church in the organizational matters.
Sevika Sangham continue to fulfil their role of helping in all spheres of our church life and upholding the various needs of church and all its individuals in prayers. There has been active and enthusiastic participation and support from all members in the various events we had.
We hold Parish Sevika Sangham day each year which includes inspirational messages delivered by our members. Harvest festival is yet another blessed day when food stalls are organised to support the event. Despite hectic schedules all members contribute and participate in making the activities a success. This year ‘Little Drops’ collection was also a success and we are in the process of making arrangements for allocating it for charity purpose.
Sevika Sangam members are praying for ‘People in need’ at their own houses on the 1st Friday of every month.
‘Manna’ (packed meals): The Sevikasangham has started a new initiative of bringing number of ‘pothichoru’ to be auctioned in church once in every month. Sevikasangham members voluntarily prepare these packets. This fundraising event goes towards our Church Development Fund.