JOY Group

(Note: The HOPE group has been merged with JOY)


Joanne Kotronis

Kelly Basdekis

Nao Plamantouras


Mission & Goal of JOY Ministry

The mission and goal of the JOY ministry is to lead our children (grades 3-6) 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 children will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation. By laying a foundation of faith at this age, the children will have something that will guide and strengthen them as they progress into elementary school.

The Four Characteristics:

  1. Worship (Liturgia)

  2. Fellowship (Koinonia)

  3. Service (Diakonia)

  4. Witness (Martyria)

Ministries & Programs:

* Camp Good Shepherd

* Vacation Church Camp

* Holy Friday Retreat

* Christmas Caroling & Nursing Home Visitations

* Walk for Mission

* Friday Fun Nights

* Make a Difference Night

* Great Kidmission

* Costume Party

* Bowling Party

* Christmas Retreat & Breakfast with Santa

* Saturday of Lazarus Retreat & Palm Folding

* Monthly PB&J Nights (350 sandwiches for Sister Jean’s Kitchen)