“Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.”

Ephesians 3:17–18

The Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam was created with a view to helping the young people of the Mar Thoma Church to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior; to bear witness to His saving power; to train in worship and the fellowship of the Christian life; to participate in the mission of the Church; to have faith in Christian values and to organize and conduct camps, meetings, discussions to increase the knowledge and experience of youth in the Holy Bible, church’s faith and practice.

From its inception in the year 1933 by a resolution of the Sabha Prathinidhi Mandalam, Sakhyam has been instrumental in all the activities of the church.  Branches of the Sakhyam were set up in the Parishes with a four-fold program of worship, study, witness, and service.


The San Francisco Mar Thoma Church Yuvajana Sakhyam / Young Family Fellowship was set up at San Francisco in 2004. The Yuvajana Sakhyam is an active organization of the church with its members participating in the various activities and ministries of the parish.

The Yuvajana Sakhyam members meet every month as part of the YS Monthly Fellowship, where all our members come together to praise the Lord, discuss, and study the scripture under the leadership of our Achen.

Other programs we volunteer are:

  • Actively involved in charitable works, donating the time, effort & money for a cause.
  • On Yuvajana Sakhyam Sunday,  Sakhyam members lead the service.
  • Join hands with parish leadership to Conduct the Church Picnic.
  • Graduate Recognition.
  • Conducting Seminars on relevant topics aimed at children and parents.
  • Back-to-School event with the help of the local schools
  • Community outreach programs
  • Volunteering with the ASR during the Lent Season.

SFMTC YS Executive Committee Members

  • President: Rev. Saji Thomas
  • Vice President: Austin Joy
  • Secretary: Roshan Mathews
  • Joint Secretary: Betsy Ann Thomas
  • Treasurer: Sujith Oommen
  • Mission Board Representative: Sujith Oommen
  • WR Representative: Feby Raju will serve as the rep until 2026 (co‐terminus with the Diocesan Assembly)

Area Representatives

  • Central Valley: Sidhima Seth
  • Fremont: Melvin Thomas
  • Tri Valley: Tessy Mathew
  • San Francisco & South Bay: Harsha Alexander
  • Auditor: Anu Philip, Bobin Thomas
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