Mission

Holy Orthodox Primary Education (HOPE) ministers to kindergarten through 2nd grade children.

Junior Orthodox Youth (JOY) ministers to 3rd through 6th grade children.

Youth ministry must begin early, even before the child participates in the HOPE Ministry. It begins with the family in the home and needs to continue in the home as the child grows in the Church. As youth workers, it is important to remember that parents are the single greatest influence on children's development of a sense of self. It is, therefore, critical that we minister not only to the children but also to their parents. We should consider our ministry a supplement to this vital home ministry.


Participation

Parents with children in K-6th grades, get ready for a fun-filled journey with our youth ministry! We encourage you to become active in this ministry, which has a range of exciting activities planned. From monthly Friday nights with Fr. John to faith-learning crafts and snack time, field trips, and seasonal activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Please check our Weekly Bulletin and Community Calendar for upcoming HOPE-JOY activities

Register your children here: 2024-2025 Youth Ministries Registration

Teachers and volunteers, please register for your youth safety training through our Archdiocese here: Annunciation/Evangelismos Church Youth Worker Registration

 

Ministry Leader: Effie Patounas