Starting this September with the new ecclesiastical and academic year, we are looking to redesign and revive our Youth Ministries! On the first Tuesday of every month (Starting September 3rd at 6:00 pm) we will  gather for a small prayers service, then proceed to Youth Ministry meetings for our GOYA (9-12th grade), Jr. GOYA (6-8th Grade), and JOY (3-5th Grade).  Each group will then break off into their own meetings supervised by a parent adviser and with the help and spiritual guidance of Fr. James, Fr. Timothy, and Yianni.  These brief, 1-hour meetings will allow our youth to take ownership of their own ministry by planning events and philanthropies while growing together in Christ as well as gaining leadership skills.  We are very excited about this new format and are thankful for your prayers and support!

ABOUT YOUTH MINISTRIES

The mission and goal of youth ministry is to lead our young people into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and becoming active sacramental members of the living Church, our young people will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation.

GOYA, Jr. GOYA, and JOY are ministries of the Church. It is not an organization or club, it is simply the faithful of the Church who share the same grades, ages and common interests. It is a spiritual ministry, based on the theological tenets of the Orthodox Christian Faith.

OUR YOUTH MINISTRIES

The Greek Orthodox Youth of America (GOYA) is the ministry to 9th to 12th grade age range of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
The Junior Greek Orthodox Youth of America (Jr. GOYA) is the ministry to 6th to 8th grade range of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
The Junior Orthodox Youth (JOY) is the ministry to 3rd to 5th grade range of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Archdiocese info: Visit the Archdiocese Youth Ministries page 

OFFICERS

GOYA Officers

President: George Sinadinos
Vice-President: John Evrigenis
Recording Secretary: Athena Johnson
Corresponding Secretary: Nasia Delis
Treasurer: E.J. Johnson

Jr. GOYA Officers

President: Agamemnon Bourdaniotis
Vice-President: Luke Dariotis
Secretary: George Tzitzikas
Treasurer: Jude Bazos

Upcoming GOYA Events:

  • October 17th | GOYA Kickback @Sinadinos Home
  • November 2nd | November GOYA Meeting
  • November 16th | GOYA Outing: Escape room

Upcoming Jr. GOYA & JOY Events:

  • October 27th | Trunk-or-Treat
  • November 2nd | November GOYA Meeting
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