OF ZOODOHOS PEGHE
H.O.P.E , J.O.Y., GOYA
Under the direct supervision of Fr. Sylvester Berberis
“ Youth Ministry is all about building relationships—shepherding young people from childhood to adulthood in a faithful context that recognizes young people’s gifts for ministry, their questions about spirituality, and their desire to make a difference in the world. The only way the church can authentically respond to the spiritual needs of preteens and teens is to walk with them on the journey in trusting relationship. Youth ministers seek to partner with parents and guardians in order to share the stories of our faith, our personal vulnerabilities, and our own transformations in Christ, so that the youth may recognize the work of the Spirit in their own lives and hopefully choose to continue their journey in faith through Christ”. Fr. Sylvester
Crucial to any young person’s formation is youth’s peer group. Friends influence the values, decisions, and thinking of today’s youth.
In order to provide our young people an environment to socialize with peers of a like faith, our church offers a weekly fellowship. Held in our community center, our youth are afforded a casual and informal setting to socialize.
Meeting weekly on Friday nights at 7:30 PM our Youth Ministry provides children an opportunity for spiritual growth, play and fellowship with their Greek Orthodox peers.
The weekly program includes a religious theme together with meaningful crafts, which tie into the topic of the day.
It also includes outings, dances, fund raisers, spiritual retreats, philanthropy and mixers with youngsters from other parishes in the New York Diocese.
Other fun activities include bowling, skating, basketball, soccer, movies, etc.
To register your children please call the church office @ 718-823-2030
Hope (ages 5-8)
Joy (ages 9-12)
Goya (ages 13-17)
Those interested in participating in the Basketball teams should contact Fr. Sylveter or the parish office.
In order to qualify you must be
1. A baptized member of the Greek Orthodox faith
2. You must be of Greek descent and
3. The family of the participant must be a registered member of the parish for the current year.
A baptismal certificate and proof of membership of the parents must be presented prior to registration to the officials for acceptance.
The Basketball league is strictly enforcing the rules and there will be no exceptions.