Youth Ministry

   

 

The Youth Program at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is aimed at developing a deeper faith and strong friendships among the young people of the parish. Our young people are encouraged to take part in various philanthropic activities, such as helping at Lazarus House in Lawrence MA, collecting canned goods and warm clothes, providing Christmas gifts for needy children, etc. Our meetings are a combination of activities and serious discussion.

 

Youth Groups

JOY (Junior Orthodox Youth)

The JOY group includes our young people from 1st to 5th grades. The children enjoy getting together for activities and projects, as well as for outings and fun events.

 

Jr. GOYA (Junior Greek Orthodox Youth of America)

All young people of the parish from 6th to 8th grades are invited to join the Jr. GOYA.

 

GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth of America)

All of our young people from 9th to 12th grade are invited to participate in the Sr. GOYA.

The Sr. GOYA has a couple of special projects. Every Christmas they adopt a family and go shopping for Christmas presents. In February and March they spend a couple Sunday afternoons on the soup truck for Lazarus House in Lawrence MA. They also take part in the annual "Hike for Hope" to help support the good work done by Lazarus House. 

 

College Connection

When our young people set out into the world, mostly for the first time in their lives, and go on to college, the Annunciation Parish Family wants to remain a part of their lives. Under the auspices of the Evangelism Team, our college students receive messages and periodical "care packages" to help strengthen that bond and keep them aware of the love and concern the family 'back home" has for them.

 

Church Summer Camp

Every summer before school starts, the youth of our parish gathers for a day summer camp. The mysteries of the Faith are taught through games, crafts and various activities. 

Save the Date 

October 7 - Gyro Cart at Bartlett Mall! 

Our Annunciation Gyro Food Cart is back during Bartlett Mall Day in Newburyport on Saturday, October 7th from 11AM-2PM.   We will be selling chicken gyro/kabobs, hot dogs and hamburgers, soda, water and desserts.  Please come by for lunch and support our booth as well as the Bartlett Mall and Parks Commission.  See attached flyer for additional events happening on the Mall that day!  Rain date: Sunday, October 8th. 

October 21 - Taverna Dinner

Reservations Only!

Join us on Saturday, October 21st , for an authentic Greek four course meal including mezes, soup and salad, choice of Lamb Shank or Shrimp w/feta, orzo and Greek green beans, followed by a Greek pastry dessert assortment, Greek wines, beer, Ouzo and Metaxa.  Contact Andrea Jones andreajones1@comcast.net or Ruth Riley rsrileyfineart@gmail.com to make your reservation today!  

November 5 - Godparents Sunday & Brunch

Godparent Brunch will be held on Sunday, November 5th following Divine Liturgy.  Everyone is welcome to celebrate their godparents and godchildren.  More details will follow.

November 19 - Lessons & Carols

This adaptation of Royal Hours of Christmas along with Orthodox carols from around the world and Christmas carol sing alongs will be presented by our Annunciation Church choir along with the Holy Trinity Choir on Sunday, November 19th at 5 pm at Holy Trinity Church in Concord, NH.  A festive reception will follow.

Parish Resources

Weekly Sunday Bulletin View the parish weekly news bulletin online, which includes news and events.

      

Monthly Bulletin - The Beacon

Shining Forth the Good News!

Orthodox Marketplace - The official online store of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.                                          

Send an Iconogram Send a message to a loved one or a friend in celebration of a name day, feast day, or sacrament.

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