Holy Orthodox Primary Education & Junior Orthodox Youth
Holy Orthodox Primary Education (HOPE) ministers to children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade.
Junior Orthodox Youth (JOY) ministers to children in 3rd through 6th grade.
Youth ministry needs to begin early, even before the child begins to participate in HOPE Ministry. It begins with the family in the home and it needs to continue in the home as the child grows in the Church. As youth workers, it is important to keep in mind that parents are the single greatest influence on how children develop a sense of self. It is therefore critical that we not only minister to the children, but also to their parents. We should consider our ministry a supplement to this vital home ministry.
Parents with children in K-6th grades are encouraged to become active in this ministry. Some of the activities include monthly Friday night with Fr. John; faith-learning crafts and snack time; field trips; and seasonal activities.