GOYA BOARD

          2017 FALL TERM

President:              Jordana Friedli
President:              Olivia Magoulas
Vice President:      Markos Eugenis
Vice President:        Victoria Ritorto     
Treasurer:              Melanie Valente
Rec Secretary:      Athena Sekera   
Email Secretary:   Jaimie Lemire
 

    Winter TERM 2017/18

President:             Stefanos Eugenis
President:             Aleka Damiano
Vice President:    Anthony Koumoutsos
Vice President     Alexandra Ritorto     
Treasurer:            Christopher Cerny 
Rec Secretary:     Alex Chrystal     
Rec Secretary:     George Paragioudakis
Email Sec:        Alexandra Hellinghausen

 

 SPRING TERM 2018

President:            John Paragioudakis 
Vice President:    Sophia Koumoutsos    
Treasurer:            Nick Hellinghausen
Rec Secretary:     Maria Natsis   
Email Secretary:  Jaimie Lemire 
 

 

 



ADVISORS

George Moutis

Anja Chantzopoulos

Presbytera Angela Eugenis

 Denise Natsis

George Costidis Athletic Director

 

 Any question, Email Us 


 

St. George - GOYA
Welcomes 7th to 12th Graders

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Greek Orthodox Youth of America, or GOYA, is the ministry created for teens to experience the Orthodox Faith and foster a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. By becoming active, sacramental members of the living Church through community service and philanthropic endeavors, they stay connected to the Church and build their Christian foundation for their adults lives. 

GOYA basis its ministry on four elements (Worship, Witness, Service and Fellowship). Service is a priority for our GOYA. The teens are actively involved throughout the year with various charities and local events. 

Worship and Witness are part of the Monthly GOYA Meetings, the two Lock-In Retreats, Sunday School, as well as various times throughout the year including Holy Week. The teens enjoy being an integral part of the Church including helping in the Altar, singing in the Choir, decorating the Epitaphio on Good Friday, diving for the cross during the Elevation of the Cross celebration, assisting with the spring and fall clean up at our cemetery. 

GOYA also has social, cultural, and athletic aspects as well. The Metropolis of New Jersey, a composition of all Greek Orthodox Churches in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, hosts multiple events that enable GOYA members to interact with others of the same faith and upbringing. These events range from dances and athletic tournaments to cultural festivals and competitions in which GOYA chapters perform authentic Greek folk dances, songs and dramas in an effort to celebrate and preserve the Greek culture. 

Our Mission is to educate our teens so they remain close to God and our Orthodox Christian faith through spiritual, athletic, social and cultural events. Under the direction of Father Andrew Eugenis, the four GOYA advisors, George Moutis, George Costidis, Maria Connery and Konnie Keastead, help fulfill the GOYA ministry.  They all work together to assist in keeping our GOYANs connected to the Orthodox Church as good standing stewards and Christians.

 

PATRON SAINTS OF YOUTH MINISTRY
Great are the achievements of faith! In the fountain of flame, as by the water of rest, the Three Holy Children rejoiced.
And the Prophet Daniel proved a shepherd of lions as of sheep. By their prayers, O Christ God, save our souls.
Apolytikion of Daniel the Prophet and the Three Holy Youths

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GOYA 2017-2018 Calendar
(Calendar is subject to change) details under NEWS tab

September
 3      KICK OFF PARTY at the Scheidt's home
10     GOYA Board takes oath
10     GOYA Meeting
17     HOLY CROSS Celebration
23     Into The Light - 5k Run/Walk at Rutgers  
 
October 
  1    GOYA Meeting
  8    Mr. & Miss GOYA
13    HARVEST Dance @ Westfield 
22    GOYA Games @Westfield 
27    GOYA Retreat / Parent Meeting
 
 
November
 4     Bowling Tournament @ Fairview
 5     YOUTH SUNDAY Narthex Duties
 5     Souvlaki Fundraiser & Gift Auction
 5     GOYA games at Piscataway
12    GOYA Meeting / Parent Meeting
12    GOYA Games vs Toms River @home
19    GOYA games at Holmdel 
26    Giving Tree
 
December  
  1    BRIDGES Westfield
  2    Cemetery Clean Up
10    GOYA Meeting / Parent Meeting
        2nd Executive GOYA BOARD
       GOYA games vs Flemington @home
15    Caroling Fundraiser 
16    Caroling Fundraiser
17    Caroling Fundraiser
17    GOYA games vs Trenton @home
25    Christmas Giving 
28    Christmas Dance @ Roseland 
 

 GOYA
BASKETBALL/VOLLEYBALL
  2017-2018



Oct 22 vs Westfield @Westfield

Nov 5 vs Piscataway @Piscataway
Nov 12 vs Toms River @Home
Nov 19 vs Holmdel @ Holmdel
Dec 10 vs Flemington @ Home

Dec 17 vs Trenton @ Home

AWAY GAMES       HOME GAMES 
2pm Volleyball     3pm Volleyball
3pm Jr Boys          4pm Jr Boys
4pm Sen Boys        5pm Sen Boys
 

 Come CHEER US on!