Monthly Newsletter - September 2020

CMT Leadership Update

Dear Members and Devotees,

Last month we announced two new programs in our CMT: Walk and Watch and Relax and Chant. These two programs are meant to be life-changing with health and wellness in mind and to receive the blessings of Lord Muruga. The feedback we received from the participants is positive and encouraging.

We are also taking this opportunity to provide a guided tour of the site and to experience the pathways created while enjoying nature and topography to the riverfront. If you haven’t participated yet, please sign up for the near future events. Due to COVID restrictions and for your safety, we are limiting to ten participants per session. The membership team will also be available to answer any questions regarding the temple plan and donations.

Please refer to the details below and signup for the events.

Volunteers are critical to the success of our organization. In the last six months, many volunteers helped us to create the “Murugan Kudil” and cleared the road leading up to the site. So far, we have created a 2.1 mile long CMT walking loop trail and 1.4 miles short walking trail connecting the Murugan Kudil to the Deep River Front. 

We are in the process of expanding the walking trail from Murugan Kudil to the Lord Murugan Statue. With the help of a few volunteers, we cleared the downhill pathway leading up to the statue. We still need more volunteers to clear the uphill area to the Murugan statue and to maintain the existing walking trails. Park and Recreation Committee needs about 20 volunteers to keep the Murugan Kudil and all the walking trails at the site. The work involves clearing small bushes, removing tree branches and debris. You can choose to volunteer for an event or other recurring weekly activities.

Please use this signup sheet to indicate your volunteering to the Park and Recreation committee.

Signup here: Volunteers for CMT Park and Recreation Committee

We also have volunteering opportunities in other committees. Please review and sign-up your name based on your interest, time, and availability.

Signup here: Volunteers registration for all CMT Committees

Thank you for your continued involvement, participation, volunteering, donations, and support to make our temple vision a reality!

CMT Leadership Team

Sep 12th 2020 - Our first Relax and Chant session

CMT Walk and Watch Program: Summer – Fall 2020 

COVID-19 has disrupted our spring and summer and we feel imprisoned. Fresh air brings happiness and reduce stress and boredom. For a healthy lifestyle, CMT has created a unique six-week program to break monotonousness for physical and mental health.

Weekly Activities
Week 1 Walk: 30 mins, Watch: 10 mins,  Identify 3 sounds of nature (birds, animals) ; Share your experience on CMT Facebook.
Week 2 Walk: 30 mins,  Watch: 10 mins, Share pictures in CMT Facebook.
Week 3 Walk: 30 mins, Watch: 10 mins, Identify  3 tree species, and share pictures.
Week 4 Walk: 30 mins, Watch: 10 mins, Identify 3 flowers variety and share pictures.
Week 5 Walk: 30 mins, Watch: 10 mins, watch the sky and  birds. Share pictures.
Week 6 Walk: 30 mins and celebrate nature, share what you learnt and realized from the previous weeks followed by prizes and a healthy brunch.

For more info, please contact Bharathi Pandi @919-389-9258 or Kaali Dass @919-460-0065 

Sunday   (8 AM - 9 AM)   - Starts on Sep 6th, 2020 and Ends on Oct 11th, 2020
Address: 272 First Road, Moncure, NC 27559 

Signup here: CMT Walk and Watch – Six-week Health and Wellness Program

CMT Relax and Chant program: Second Saturday of Every Month

Chant Thiruppugazh and Velmaral at Murugan Kudil to stimulate our spiritual sense. The will be led by our very own Thiru. Ravi Shankar and telecast live on Facebook.

This event is offered to everyone at no cost. Please visit the scenic site and sing with a group while maintaining safe social distancing. Signup using the link below.

For more information, please reach out to Bharath Ramamurthy @919-638-2009

Time: Second Saturday of Every Month: 10 AM - 11 AM, Event starts on Sep 12th, 2020.

Address: 272 First Road, Moncure, NC 27559 

Signup here: CMT Relax and Chant Thirupugazh Program

CMT Volunteer of the month

CMT proudly recognizes our volunteer Karthikeyan Kumarasamy as our volunteer of the month.

He says, Hello Everyone, This is Karthikeyan Kumarasamy from Kangayam, Tamilnadu and I am married to Anusuya. Both of our parents are devoted to Lord Muruga and until this day my Mom and Dad have observed Kiruthigai and Sashti vrathams and eat only after visiting Palani on Kiruthigai days and Sivanmalai ( though called as Sivanmalai, it is a famous Murugan temple in Tiruppur District) on Sashti days. Following our parents footsteps, Anu and I started worshiping Lord Muruga since our childhood days.

Volunteering is my passion. I am a Morrisville CERT Member (Community Emergency Response Team part of Morrisville Fire Department) and have volunteered a lot through my employer to help rebuild flooded and damaged homes due to hurricanes and tornadoes in NC. Having volunteered in several places we wanted to give back to our Tamil community and when Kaali asked for volunteers we felt this would be a good opportunity.  Especially, serving Lord Muruga will be a great blessing. Thanks to Lord Muruga and everyone for providing such an opportunity and I hope to continue this in future.”

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