Greek Orthodox Youth Association

“Young people must be made to distinguish between helpful and injurious knowledge, keeping clearly in mind the Christian’s purpose in life.  So, like the athlete or the musician, they must bend every energy to one task, the winning of the heavenly crown.” -Saint Basil the Great

Youth ministry begins with the family in the home. It continues in the Church as we strive to provide for the spiritual needs of the children of our parish. The foundation of all youth ministry is the cultivation and education of our children, so that they may become active members of the Body of Christ.

GOYA is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Our goal is to offer the participants an opportunity to experience the Faith and to develop a "sense of self." We incorporate the “Four Circles of Ministry” - liturgia (worship), koinonia (fellowship), diakonia (service), and martyria (witness).

GOYA CALENDAR

September 18 - Welcome to GOYA 2016 - 2017: Parents Meeting/GOYA Meeting

September 18 - More Than a Meal: Greace St. Luke's

October TBD - Hayride/Corn Maze: Tom's Farm or Shelby Farms

October 16 - More Than a Meal: Grace St. Luke's

November 12 - Football Tailgating: Memphis vs Southern Florida

November 20 - More Than a Meal: Grace St. Luke's

December 18 - Christmas Caroling

December 18 - More Than a Meal: Grace St. Luke's

January TBD - Ballroom Dancing

January 15 - More Than a Meal: Grace St. Luke's

February 5 - Super Bowl Party: Souper Bowl of Caring

February 19 - More Than a Meal: Grace St. Luke's

March TBD - Trivia Night

March 19 - More Than a Meal: Grace St. Luke's

April 14-15 - Lenten Lock-in

April 15-16 - Pascha Lamb Roast

April 16 - More Than a Meal: Grace St. Luke's

May TBD - Year End Party

May 21 - More Than a Meal: Grace St. Luke's