G.O.Y.A is the Ascension of Our Lord's high school youth group. The primary focus of our youth group is to educate our young about our Greek Orthodox Christian Faith and learn to incorporate those teachings into their daily lives.  Through discussions and Diakonia (Service) Projects they learn "how" to live our Greek Orthodox Faith.  In spending time together through Koinonia (fellowship) they learn of the JOY of Christ within each other! GOYA meets weekly on Monday evening from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. as per our September to May schedule.  The theme of the 2017/18 Ecclesiastical year is "Finding God in Everything, Every Day." If you are in High School please come and join us!

MEETS:  Mondays, 7:30-9 pm. FIRST MEETING:  Monday, September 11th.   The 2017/18 theme is "Finding God in Everything, Every Day."  All meetings will be held at the home just south of the Church, 1231 Riverwoods Rd., rented by Ascension during the construction project, unless a different location is specified in the calendar.  Please join us for inspiring conversations, philanthropic projects and a lot of fun! 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2017/18 CALENDAR 
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM.

ASCENSION and METROPOLIS UPCOMING YOUTH EVENTS:

  • October 16th:  Bowling, Brunswick Zone Hawthorn Lanes, Vernon Hills.  Click HERE for more information.
  • October 21st: THE METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO ANNUAL SPELLING BEE for 10-18 year old youth at St. John the Baptist, Des Plaines.  For more information, click HERE 

  • CROSSROAD 2017
    The 2018 program will be updated when announced.  Applications for CrossRoad 2017 were available last winter for juniors or seniors in high school who are interested in applying to this 10-day summer program at Hellenic College Holy Cross!
    For more information, visit www.crossroadinstitute.org; or, or call 617-850-1310.

  • Scholarship Opportunities

Summer Programs


SEE PHOTOS from our Youth Brunch in late February at the Royal Melbourne Club

 

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