HOPE & JOY Ministry

Klematis
Christmas Caroling 2014
Klematis
Christmas Caroling 2014
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Pumpkin Patch: Memorial Drive Methodist 2014
Klematis
Pumpkin Patch: Memorial Drive Methodist 2014

    Hope and Joy Calendar 2015

  • January: NO MEETING
  • February 7: Prosforo craft at St. Basil's. Make Valentine's Day cards
  • March 1: Cross craft at St. Basil's
  • April 5: Saturday of Lazarus Lenten Retreat; Schedule to be announced
  • April 12: EASTER
  • May 23: End of year POOL PARTY

The Holy Orthodox Primary Education (HOPE) and Junior Orthodox Youth (JOY) Ministries are two ministries in one. HOPE is the ministry to Kindergarten through 2nd grade children of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and JOY is the ministry to 3rd through 6th grade children of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The orientation and implementation of these two programs should reflect the Orthodox Christian Faith, Tradition and Life.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these." (Matthew 19:14)


The missions and goals of the HOPE and JOY 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. By laying a foundation of faith at this age, the young people will have something that will guide and strengthen them through life.
For more information please contact Vicky Fikaris at ixthys@sbcglobal.net or Georgia Petritsis at sgpips@aol.com.