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).


October 27 - Hayride/Corn Maze: Tom's Farm or Shelby Farms

November 10 - Football Tailgating