GOYA BOARD

2019 FALL TERM

President: Markos Eugenis / Athena Sekera
Vice Pres: Nicole Generelli
Vice Pres: Ria Kiafoulis
Treasurer:  Nicholas Chatzopoulos
Rec Sec: Marilena Iosifides
 
WINTER TERM 2019/20
 
President:  Maria Natsis / Nick Hellinghausen
Vice Pres: Rafaella Lambrinos
Vice Pres: Jamie Lemire
Treasurer: Sophia Chatzopoulos 
Rec Sec: Marilena Iosifides

SPRING TERM 2020

President: George Paragioudakis / Alexandra Hellinghausen
Vice President: Gregory Haralampoudis
Treasurer: Maria Giannakopoulos
Rec Sec:  Marilena Iosifides

 



ADVISORS

George Moutis

Anja Chatzopoulos

Presbytera Angela Eugenis

 Denise Natsis

Renee Panagos

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. Father Andrew Eugenis and the GOYA Advisors help to fulfill the GOYA ministry and work together to keep 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

 

Mr. and Miss Jr. GOYA 2018 - 2019

from St. George GOYA

Miss Penny Demetriades and Mr. Stefanos Eugenis

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During the Pageant

 

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Presentation to the Congregation

 

Join us on Facebook in our Closed GOYA Group

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GOYA 2019-20 Calendar
(Calendar is subject to change) details under NEWS tab

 
September 2019
 
 6        Kick-off Party - 6:30 - 10 pm
 6        All GOYA Executive Boards Meeting
           prior to party in Cultural Center
 8        GOYA Exec Board Oath - GOYA Meeting
16       NNJYC / PVP Meeting in Westfield
20       State Youth Harvest Dance
           St. George Clifton
29       Executive Board Meeting
 
October 2019
 
 6       GOYA Meeting
13       Mr/Miss GOYA Pageant
          Pines Manor 74pm
20       Youth Sunday - Exec Boards in Pangari
          Kafenio Fundraiser / Chance Auction
21       NNJYC / PVP Meeting in Westfield
 
November 2019
 
 1        GOYA Retreat/Parent Meeting 7:30-11:30 pm
 2        Bowling Tournament - Fai8rview
 3        Executive Board Meeting
10       GOYA Meeting / Parent Meeting
18       NNJYC / PVP Meeting in Westfield
24       Put Up Christmas Giving Tree
30       Cemetery Clean Up 1 - 3 pm
 
December 2019
 
 1        Exec Board Meeting (1 & 2 boards)
 8        GOYA Meeting - Exec Board 2 Oath
           Parent Meeting
13-15   Christmas Caroling
25        Christmas Morning Gift Giving
27        SY Christmas Dance - Flemington
 
January 2020
 
 4        White Out Dance - Tenafly
 5        Executive Board Meeting
12       GOYA Meeting
21       NNJYC / PVP Meeting in Westfield
26       MOSAIC - Our Faith Presentation
 
February 2020
 
31-2    Winter Retreat - Woodlock Pines, PA
 9        Executive Board Meeting
14       SY Valentine's Dance - Wyckoff
16       GOYA Meeting - Parents Meeting
25       NNJYC / PVP Meeting in Westfield
 
March 2020
 
 1         Exec Boards 2 & 3 Meeting
 2         Lent begins
 8         3rd Exec board Oath
            Sights & Sounds (Del. Val. Area)
14         SAT
17         NNJYC / PVP Meeting 
 

April 2020

 3         Overnight Lock-in & GOYA Meeting 
 4         Cemetery Clean Up - 2 pm
 5         Executive Board Meeting
12         GOYA / Parent meeting
18-19    30 Hour Famine - World Vision
21         NNJYC / PVP Meeting  
26         Executive Board Meeting
 
May 2020

2          GOYA Soccer Tournament - Wall
2          SAT Date 
3          GOYA meeting
9          Indoor Olympics - Perth Amboy
22        Pasta Party at St George 
23-24   Olympics- Monmouth U
 
JUNE 2020
 
5       Mr/Miss GOYA Resume Deadline
7       GOYA meeting
14     Executive Board Resume Deadline
15     NNJYC / PVP Meeting at Westfield