The GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth of America) of Annunciation Church is an extension of our community’s broad youth and young adult ministry. Serving all teenagers 6th-12th grade, this ministry provides youth with opportunities to participate in worship, volunteer and engage in philanthropic activities, and grow their Orthodox Christian faith. Founded on the principles of worship, fellowship, service, and witness, this national parish ministry is led and guided by the Youth Director along with other adult and young adult volunteers. By getting involved in GOYA, high school youth learn to express their faith through a variety of hands on activities, including community outreach, informed dialogue, and liturgical services, and are further encouraged to take on leadership roles by helping with our various JOY and HOPE events.
Beyond weekly worship and Sunday School classes, programs tailored specifically to our teenagers include the GOYA Outings, Altar Service, Greek Dance, Project Mexico, Saint Iakovos Summer Camp, Choir, Chant Group, Oratorical Festival and numerous other ministries, events, and outreach. An excellent opportunity for our 6th-12th grade young people to participate and grow in our ancient faith, please contact our church office or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Events through the year:
GOYA Lenten Lock In
Trip to the Monastery