These organizations offer youth ministry for our youngest parishioners: JOY (grades 3-6); HOPE (grades K-2); and Little Angels (Pre-K and toddlers). The children participate in religious, social and service activities that are age appropriate to their group. Parents play a very active role in these organizations. The children also dance at our annual Food Festival.
Each year, JOY, HOPE and Little Angels kick off the new year with a party in early January. At the beginning of the Lenten season, the children participate in a service project, making sandwiches and packing bagged lunches for the hungry. On Good Friday, the children gather at church to decorate Paschal candles and participate in the church services. In May, the groups perform traditional Greek dances at the annual Food Festival.
In addition to these regular programs, the youth have participated in other social events, including a trip to the pumpkin patch and snow tubing, and have done other service projects, including packing hygiene relief kits for IOCC. We welcome new ideas and suggestions for social and service projects!