JOY / Jr. G.O.Y.A.

During the 2016/17 Ecclesiastical year, JOY/Jr. GOYA will explore the theme:  "Making it Real - Living our Orthodox Faith Daily."  Please join us on Monday nights at 5:45 - 7:25.  Our gatherings begin with dinner together, followed by activities, discussions, games or special events.

Click HERE to view 2016/17 Calendar
Click HERE to download and print registration form.

About Joy & Jr. Goya

Our Joy Youth Ministry Program is for 4th to 6th graders and our Jr. Goya Program is for 7th & 8th Graders.  Both groups meet weekly together on Monday evenings from 5:45 p.m. to 7:25 p.m.  These programs encourage our youth to develop their ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Holy Church through a unique and positive Youth Ministry experience.  Learning opportunities are provided through experienced Youth Ministry Workers, offering religious education, arts and crafts, personal interaction, discussions, and service projects. 

Program and Material Fee:  $40


SUPPORT THE JOY/Jr.GOYA PLANT SALE!  Click HERE for more details!

  • Ascension 2017 Oratorical Festival:  Mid March.  Click HERE for more information.  Metropolis Contest is April 29, 2017
  • May 26 - 28, 2017:  Junior Olympics.  Click HERE for more information!
    WEEK 1:  JUNE 18-24, 2017
    WEEK 2:  JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2017
    WEEK 3:  JULY 9-15, 2017
    WEEK 4:  JULY 16-22, 2017

  • Summer Opportunities

To enhance the fellowship component of this ministry, parents are kindly asked to provide meals on a weekly rotating basis. Please sign-up at the link below.  Meal suggestions are also inlcuded below.  If you have any questions, please contact the Church Office @ 847-482-1200.

JOY/JR. GOYA 2016/17 Calendar

Host a Meal Sign-up

2016/17 Youth Registration Form 

Meal Recommendations

Lenten Meal Recommendations

Our Faith

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