SAIACS WORSHIP CONCERT
March 18 (Fri): The SAIACS Worship Concert, held on the SAIACS lawns, was a blessing and a success. Organised and led by a student team, the focus of the Concert was to have fun as our worship drew us closer to God and to each other. The Concert featured 17 Christian contemporary songs, and the Team had the SAIACS Community dancing and singing along. The Concert ended with a reminder that Jesus was coming soon, so we must be prepared.
March 11 (Fri): The SAIACS Sports Day was held on the SAIACS lawn, on a hot Friday afternoon. The Cell Groups took part in various competitions ranging from the typical "running races" to the unconventional "fill the water" or "thre legged race" kinds of games. The Sports Day ended in the evening with a Tug of War between the Cell Groups. While all the Cell Groups participated valiantly, it was finally Godzone, that triumphed on the basis of overall points.
After weeks of water shortage, and endless water tanker trips into SAIACS to augment the water shortage, the drilling rig struck water at 3.00am on 18th February at 745 ft. We struck a strong source of water, which flushed up higher than the rig itself. Estimates of its capacity are from 2000 gal/hr to 3,500 gal/hr. 'Rehoboth' is the name of the new well here at SAIACS (read Gen 26!!). Our Lord has indeed provided plenty of water!
Child Theology Lecture
2 Feb (Wed): Dr. Keith White presented a Special Lecture at SAIACS on "Doing Child Theology in the Indian Context." He informed that Child Theology was a movement that focussed on Jesus, and attempted to recover the importance that Jesus gave to the child.
SAIACS on Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress
2 Feb: Today, the new-look of the SAIACS website was launched with the addition of four new icons: Wordpress (a blogging site), Twitter, Facebook and an RSS-feed for Facebook. While updating a website daily can be a difficult task, social media sites make it easier to connect with the extended SAIACS community with quick news.
The Facebook page usually has regular status about SAIACS events, especially updates of what happened in Chapel. The community is encouraged to participate by providing photos and updates. You too can participate by pressing "like" on the SAIACS Page.
The Twitter site provides shorter updates with extra tid-bits that do not warrant a status update. All Facebook updates are also automatically updated on Twitter. So if you follow Twitter, it is a good way to see what is happening on both Facebook and Twitter.
The SAIACS Wordpress blog is a work in progress. All Twitter updates are automatically loaded onto Wordpress. We are hoping that we can have more community oriented participation, with longer articles and discussion. However, we will take that step a little slowly.
Finally, the RSS-feed link for Facebook is a quick way to upload all the Facebook updates on your mobile phone or even RSS-reader.
Feel free to participate as and when you can.
SAIACS Volleyball Tournament
28 Jan (Fri): The Cell Group MTC won the SAIACS "Super Serve" Volleyball Tournament 2011, defeating Promise Keepers in a match that lasted almost 1.5 hours. The Tournament itself was played over two weeks, with all Cell Groups playing each other in a round-robin league. The top four teams qualified for the Semi Finals. We all witnessed excellent sportsmanship, with a good community attendance and cheerers for each side. Most of the games were quite competitive and it was great to see students joined by Faculty, Staff and Services Staff playing together. There was also a woman's match organised just before the Finals, where MTh women played (and won) against the MA women. It was wonderful to see women getting a chance to play competitive sport, and also great to see the community cheer them on. All in all, this year's volleyball season was a huge success.
SAIACS Cultural Night
21 Jan (Fri): The SAIACS Cultural Night was held on 21 Jan, 2011, at the CEO Centre. The evening was a celebration of the many cultures that make up SAIACS, including North East, North India, South Indian and International groups. All groups did a fascinating job telling the community about their cultures as well as creatively showing us through dance, drama and pictures. One group even prepared a special traditional sweet-dish and distributed it to the community during the event. As many students remarked, it was night to remember.
Christian Biography Writing Seminar
15 Jan (Sat): A Seminar entitled "Learning the Art of Writing: Christian Biography" was conducted by Dr. Arthur McPhee and Mrs. Ingrid Albuquerque-Solomon at the SAIACS Chapel. The Seminar aimed to equip and mobilize emerging Christian writers in the critical endeavour of documenting and publishing lessons learned by significant Christian leaders in India. It was well attended, and many of the participated said that it was helpful for their writing ministry.
We are pleased to announce that SAIACS Library Catalogue is available
in online, as part of the union catalogue of Joint Library Committee (JLC),
Bangalore. This union catalogue has library records from Southern Asia
Bible College (SABC), St.Peter’s Seminary, SAIACS and United Theological
College (UTC). Over 2.15 lakhs records can be accessed.
For detailed information and access, click library