Rain didn’t dampen our spirits this evening as we opened our 2018 Greek Festival. We will open again tomorrow at 6:00 pm. Come and enjoy delicious Greek foods and pastries. We have rides for kids, a wonderful Agora of vendors and a huge flea market.
Our GOYA held a kick-off BBQ and swim night -hosted by Costa and Katina Papademetriou - on Sunday, September 2nd. The event marked the first of many for our Goyans for the upcoming year.
The Year End GOYA Barbeque 2018, held yesterday, was a huge success thanks to the Dos Santos family for sponsoring and the Hanika family for hosting. We said goodbye to our seniors, and even elected new officers!
Last Friday, our GOYA held its annual Lock-In. The Lock-In is an overnight mini-retreat, and this year it was led by Greg Gounardes and Maria Pappas. Both are employees of the Archdiocese and long-time Camp Saint Paul Staff. 20 GOYAns participated in fun, games, Orthodox Life sessions, assembling hygiene kits for the monthly Soup Run, and a candle-lit Small Compline at 1 AM!
The First Forty Days: High School to College Transition
Research has shown that many college students form the habits and social groups that they will maintain for the entirety of their college career in the first six weeks of their freshman year. Thus, the Orthodox Christian Fellowship knows it is critical to personally contact every first-year Orthodox college student so that they know that an Orthodox family awaits them on campus during these crucial formative weeks.
Through OCF’s First Forty Days Initiative, our local OCF student leaders, spiritual advisors, and lay coordinators introduce themselves to all new incoming students, making sure that they know about Orthodoxy on campus and nearby Orthodox parishes. It is our hope that through this personal connection, our young college students will not only stay connected but deepen their faith during their years in post-secondary education and graduate to be faithful stewards of parishes across the continent.
Submit your incoming freshmen’s information by July 15th to ensure that your students will receive the full benefits of the First Forty Days Initiative.
Questions or comments? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.