Boys and girls between the ages of 4-7 are invited to join H.O.P.E., and ages 8-11 for J.O.Y. These programs give the children the opportunity to learn about their faith, their church and the social world around them. Meetings are held once a month on Fridays.
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Thank you to all the families that have been involved with H.O.P.E./J.O.Y. these past few months! We had a busy few months of events that included:
- Pumpkin painting
- Annual Christmas Party
- Weekly Basketball & Volleyball Camp (February – April)
- Cookie Decorating & Pizza Party
- March Pizza Party
All of these events gave the children the opportunity to learn about their faith, their Church & the world around them.
We still have events coming up, so please follow our private Facebook page: St. Athanasios H.O.P.E./J.O.Y for additional event information & pictures.
Please contact Ellainy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Angela with any questions or suggestions that you may have regarding our events and/or if you are interested in volunteering.
We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Pascha!
Ellainy Karaboitis-Christopoulos and
What is HOPE/JOY?
The purpose of HOPE (Hellenic Orthodox Primary Education) and JOY (Junior Orthodox Youth) is to gather and create Orthodox Christian fellowship for children ages 4-7 (we accept children below the age of 4, but MUST be accompanied by parent) and 8-12 respectively. By making friendships early on, the children will want to come and participate later for GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth of America) and have a greater participation in the Greek Orthodox Christian community as they grow and also make lifelong friendships.
Activities are held once a month on Fridays (usually following the conclusion of Greek Dance) and center on themes/holidays that take place in the month.Father begins the activity with a lesson for the children and prayer, followed by dinner and the activity.HOPE/JOY families must be current stewards with St. Athanasios for the 2018-2019 year & have completed registration (attached).
We hope to see you and your families in future activities!
Your H.O.P.E./J.O.Y. Advisors: