Past Records of St Peter’s Fathers ’s Union
In 1982 October 03 rd, St Peter’s Father’s Union commence their mission at St Peter’s Church Korellawella.
Celebrating 30Th anniversary at the AGM on 18Th Nov 2012
Late Ms Norman De Mel,Tiddimon De Silva, Darley Fonseka ,were the pioneers of this Union.
The intention is to form such is to bring the Christian family to live according to the will of God,
And to understand principle of Christian marriage is a Holy sacrament.
Guide their children to Christian faith and lead their lives accordingly.
All fathers of the parish rally around and set good example to others doing right things.
Late Mr Norman De Mel was the 1St president.
Mr Neil Fernando draw the constitution, and be came the 1St Secretary
We wish to mention some of the services and projects , that we have done during the 30yrs period.
When our President Mr Sunil .P. B Fernando’s period, we provide three posha for under 5 yrs Kids and Pregnant mothers in our locality in the year1991
Our members taken keen on a Shramadana program at Lunawa Hospital by painting children ward. Paint also we provide.
In 1992 year we commenced a Pre School in the same locality , free of charge .
Even text books stationary provided free.
The members of our society donated for this charitable mission.
There were about 50 Children and occupied three teachers. Unfortunately in year 2004 due to the Tsunami disaster most of our poor children ‘s homes destroyed, and lost their belonging.
We provide shoes to those attended after the tsunami sponsored by Ms Charles Sons Ltd.
After that incident very few were attend. There were more pre schools began providing meals and other facilities
Ultimately only three children were left.
And we decided to close.
As a another social service project we managed to build up a Bus halt by the side of Vicarage
In parallel to 110th St Peter’s Church anniversary , We organized social gathering to develop friend ship among our parishioners.
Entertainments sports events were carried out by dividing to four Houses. Prizes were distributed for the winners and wining house.
In this period we were able to conduct debates with Mothers Union and Ladies Guild in various topics
Also Organized cricket matches with Methodist Church and with our Youth fellowship.
Organized Dramas during Christmas and Easter seasons.
Awareness programs arranged related to civil law and HIV /Aids
Provide Donations to Ranaweru sevana materiel worth of Rs 40000/-
Also had a Blood donation campaign open to people around our locality
Conferences in related to ethic problems had during the war period with the approval of Bishop of Colombo.
Bible studies organized during the period of St Peter’s dedication season.
Prayer cells held some of our parishioners premises
Independence celebrations organized by gathering all societies of the church. Refreshments provided by all societies to strengthening the fellow ship.
During the period of Our President Mr Janaka Mendis, we were able to accomplish the task by providing materials for the boarding house of the Deaf and blind School as requested by the Bishop of Colombo Rt Rev: Dulip Chikara,
The materials donated by our parishioners on Christmas day service.
We distribute 200 spectacles to people around our locality with the help of “Lasantha Gunawardene Social Service Movement. Mr Udauya Thuduwewatte taken a Keen Interest on this Project, Committee under the President Emil Perera and secretary Annesly Fernando appreciated this project.
A revision class one day program for AL students in our parish were conducted by Mrs Chithrani De Mel of the National Christian Council .
Organized a conference one day ,regarding Human rights . (law) any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law) with the help of Board of social Responsibilities by Mr Shanta Fernando.
Church path and flower garden re arranged to make the surrounding beautiful in lieu of 125Th Jubilee , in 2007
In year 2010 , Another useful talk arranged regarding responsibilities of parents and rights of children .Talk delivered by The president of Serv Mr Sanjeeva De Mel.
Our president Mr Meril Fernando took the initiative to organized a One day Meditation program at our Church, rally around with all Societies and parishioners with the guide of our parish priest Rev Fr John Marsall .
Another major project have done to Glorify God is assisting to build up a new Sundays school building by bringing proposals’ at the AGM .
A big event organized in parallel to our 30 th anniversary , A Family Camp.Held on 31-of Aug 2012. Under the presidency of Mr lyle Peiris.
Very successful event. Participated about 400 parishioner, and well wishes donated to wards this event. Breakfast Lunch and tea were served .
At the 129Th Jubilee of our Parish we have rendered our service and support to make it successful.
Every 3rd Sundays we take First part of the service, by reading Scriptures and Gospel.
And we have not forgotten to visit Sick persons and pray and sing hymns along with them.
Every year on the Fathers Day we organize in special way to respect all fathers.
To help elders of the parish to take part in church activities, and Help needy, and build the fellowship of all parishioners.