Ascension's FAITH/JOY ministry was formed in 2015 and provides the opportunity for children in grades K-5 to have fun while learning about the richness of our faith. Meetings take place once a month on a Friday evening, unless otherwise noted.  Each  meeting consists of game and fellowship time, a lesson/craft and time to share a snack together.  Friendships formed in youth groups have a tendency to last a lifetime.  Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to meet new families and friends and participate in the life of the Church!  For more information, contact Desiree Petros or Presvytera Stefanie at

Click HERE to download and print 2016/17 Registration Form

The Feasts of Panagia
will be the theme for the 2016/17 ecclesiastical year of FAITH/JOY.  Please click HERE for the 2016/17 Calendar of Events.

NEXT UP:  April 7:  Lenten Mini-Retreat:  The Beattitudes  Click HERE for more information

September 16, 2016: Kick-off bowling night at Brunswick Zone, 7 p.m.  Click HERE for all of the information.  
October 21, 2016
November 18, 2016:  Click HERE for more information on the Faith/Joy Lake County Food Drive
December 9, 2016 (Christmas Party/Mock Lock-In) Click HERE for more information!
January 15, 2017 (Dive for the Cross event) *
February 24, 2017 Cheesefare Friday Pizza Party
March 17, 2017
April 7, 2017:  Lenten Mini-Retreat.  Click HERE for more information!
May 19, 2017

Faith/JOY will meet on a Friday evening once a month unless otherwise noted.   Upon signing up, there will be a place for Parent Volunteers (bringing and setting up snack or helping with a craft) for each gathering.  Due to the fact we meet on Fridays, we will always have a fast-worthy snack for our children.  More details will be given when you sign up to help.  Although your home fasting rules may be different, we encourage our children to begin learning about fast days, even from now. Fruits, veggies, crackers, and graham crackers are some good options.  

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