The Greek Orthodox Youth of America, or GOYA, is the ministry to 7th-12th Graders of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Since GOYA is ministry, the orientation and implementation of the program should reflect the Orthodox Christian Faith, Tradition and Life.

GOYA is the Church’s ministry to youth in middle school and high school. In addition to what we do together, we strive to offer distinct activities for middle and high school youth.

For more information please contact Alyssa Kyritsis at 904-396-5383 x12 or e-mail: pastoral.assistant@stjohnthedivine.com

June 12: Outing to One Way Out Escape Room 7 PM

July 17: Top Golf at 6:30 PM
July 21-27: Week 5 of St. Stephen’s Camp

August 18: Blessing of the Backpacks-Bring them to Church!
August 21: Greek Dance Practice and Parent Meeting
August 23-25: Beach Reach in Daytona Beach, FL
August 28: Greek Dance Practice

September 4: Family Night-Welcome to GOYA Fiesta!
September 8: First Day of Sunday School!
September 11: Family Night-Greek Dance
September 18: Family Night-GOYA Meeting
September 24: Greek Dance (Workshop)

October 2: Family Night-GOYA Meeting
October 9: Family Night-Greek Dance
October 11-13: St. Petersburg Volleyball Tournament
October 16: Family Night-GOYA Meeting
October 23: Family Night-Greek Dance
October 26: Fall Festival
October 30: Family Night-GOYA Meeting
(Costumes encouraged!)

November 6: Family Night-Greek Dance
November 11: Veterans Day Dinner at 3 PM
November 13: Family Night-GOYA Meeting
November 20: Family Night-Greek Dance
November 23: Serve Day (At Church or HabiJax)
November 27: No Program-Happy Thanksgiving!

December 4: Family Night-GOYA Meeting
December 11: Family Night-Greek Dance
December 14: GOYA Kallanda
December 15: Clothing Drive Sorting and Delivery
December 18: GOYA Christmas Party at Alyssa’s at 6 PM
December 25: No Program-Merry Christmas!
December 27-30: Winter Youth Rally in Atlanta, GA

January 1: No Family Night-Greek Dance
January 8: Family Night-GOYA Meeting
January 10-11: BeeTreat at St. John the Divine
January 15: Family Night-Greek Dance
January 17-20: Hellenic Dance Festival (Atlanta, GA)
January 22: Family Night-GOYA Meeting
January 29: Family Night-Greek Dance

February 5: Family Night-GOYA Meeting
February 12: Family Night-Greek Dance
February 19: Family Night-Greek Dance
February 21: Bowling at Beach Bowl (818 Beach Blvd) at 6:30 PM
February 26: Family Night-GOYA Meeting

March 4: Family Night-GOYA Meeting
March 7: Parish Oratorical Festival
March 8: Sunday of Orthodoxy-Bring icons to Church
March 12 (Thursday): Pre-Sanctified and Fellowship at St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church (100 Bernard Road) at 4:00-6:30 PM
March 13-14: District GOYA Lock-In at SJTD
“Not to be served, but to serve.” Mark 10:45
March 18: Pre-Sanctified and Fellowship at St. Justin the Martyr Orthodox Church of America (12460 Old St. Augustine Rd)
March 25: Pre Sanctified and Fellowship at St. George Antiochian Church at 6:30 PM (6300 Bowden Rd)
March 28: Serve Day (At Church or HabiJax)

April 1: Family Night-GOYA Meeting (Stuff Eggs)
April 4: District Oratorical Festival at Holy Trinity, St. Augustine
April 8: No Family Night-Quiet Week
April 15: No Family Night-Holy Week
April 17-18: Holy Friday Decorating, Luminaries and Lock-In
April 22: No Family Night-Bright Week
April 29: Family Night-Greek Dance

May TBD: Metropolis Oratorical Festival
May 6: Family Night-GOYA Meeting
May 13: Family Night-Greek Dance
May 20: GOYA Graduation Celebration at 6 PM in the Youth House
May 27: Greek Dance Celebration

June 1-5: Vacation Bible School
June 12-14: National Oratorical Festival

July TBD: Mission Trip to New Mexico, Navajo Indian Reservation
July 26-August 1: Week 5 of St. Stephen’s Summer Camp