Saint Stefanos Youth Ministries
All our Welcome to our ministries here at St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church! Please visit our Parish Calendar for all the ministry events. Below you will see each ministry with a short description, the audience for each ministry and the ministry leadership team members. Come and see what ministries your children can participate in as part of our Parish family!
St. Stefanos Sunday School
Our Sunday School program is for students starting from preschool to all the way to high school. Our Catechism program educates our youth about our Faith and Tradition and prepares them to live as Orthodox Christians in today’s world.
Ministry Audience: Preschool to High School
Leadership Team: Connie Newell
Infants and Toddlers are welcome to join us with their parents or grandparents for our little ones to grow in their faith with a lesson, craft, story time and socialization.
Ministry Audience: 40 days- 4 years old
Leader: Sylvia Kapous
HOPE/JOY is a ministry that lays the foundation of the Holy Orthodox Faith at a young age. By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and becoming active sacramental members of the living Church, our young people will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation. HOPE/JOY ministers to Kindergarten through 5th grade and has monthly events.
Ministry Audience: K-5
Leadership Team: Dora Komninos and Lea Antonaklas
Greek Orthodox Youth of America (GOYA)
The mission and goal of GOYA ministry is to lead our young people into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and becoming active sacramental members of the living Church, our young people will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation. GOYA ministers to youth 6th grade through 12th grade and has occasional monthly events in addition to meeting every Wednesday.
Ministry Audience: 6th Grade-12th Grade
Leaders: Katherine Foltz and Christine Klimis
Similarly to our School System, Annunciation Ministries will integrate children with special needs into its ministry catechism, social gatherings, support groups, and prayer services. If you are interested, we will be seeking out parents or volunteers who can work one on one to create an educational orthodox environment for all of our youth.
Leader: Rev. Fr. Sampson N. Kasapakis and designated volunteers based on need
St. Stefanos Vacation Bible Camp
Each summer St. Stefanos provides a week-long session of a Summer Camp. Each week has religious sessions, arts and crafts, music, and activities for our campers with a final all-camp event on the final day for the summer.
Leadership Team: Soula Hareas