The main goal of our youth group is to gather on a regular basis to develop and foster a sense of fellowship and security, with themselves and each other in their own peer group. While developing that fellowship we want to also develop the habit of coming to Church and realizing the need to grow in, and follow the teaching of our Lord and Savior. This is accomplished by splitting our time between having time to play and run around in the gym, using their skills to make a craft and then coming together to have a discussion. We then spend time discussing a topic that will help instill a sense of moral values and character in this critical time period of their lives as they start to develop into the human being they will become. The children are encouraged to challenge themselves in our discussions to answer in a way that will help develop their growth and identity as Orthodox Christians. It is also our goal to set aside time to talk with the parents about their concerns and questions, along with sharing their joys, in raising children in today’s society. Please watch our monthly newsletters for information on meeting times and events. For more information please contact the church office.
All three of these groups meet on the first Tuesday night of each month during the school year from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The format is a “Family Night” where both parents and their children are encouraged to enjoy this youth program together as a family. The grades for each group are as follows:
FAITH – Kindergarten & 1st grade
LOVE – grades 2 & 3
JOY- grades 4 & 5
Parents and children may enjoy complimentary pizza & refreshments from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Then each of the children’s age groups meets together for the rest of the evening rotating between three activities: gym, making a craft, and a discussion.
And I pray that the sharing of your FAITH may promote the knowledge of all the good that is ours in Christ (Philemon 1:6).
But the fruit of the Spirit is LOVE, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23).
And the disciples were filled with JOY and with the Holy Spirit (Acts of the Apostles13:52).