Welcome to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church GOYA page! We are thrilled that you are interested in learning more about our ministry and how you can get involved.
As a ministry, our goal is to provide a supportive and engaging community for Orthodox Christians between the ages of 13 to 18. We believe that through education, fellowship, and service, we can deepen our faith and strengthen our relationships with one another and with God.
Our GOYA meets every two weeks for a meal and dessert, followed by a breakout discussion and a regular meeting to plan events and ministries. Our meetings are a great opportunity to connect with other Orthodox youth, share experiences, and learn more about our faith. We also plan a variety of fun outings and events throughout the year, such as trips to amusement parks, movie nights, and more.
In addition to our regular meetings and events, we are committed to serving our community both inside and outside of the church. One of our ongoing service projects is our Angel Bag drive, which takes place monthly. We gather essential toiletries such as soap, toothbrushes, and toilet paper and donate them to the Saint Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen on Cliff Street in Norwich, CT. This project is just one example of how we strive to live out our faith through acts of service and love.
We also participate in youth retreats for younger children within the church community, as well as helping with cleaning and setting up for events. Our latest ministry is the St. Nicholas Ministry, which we are excited to be a part of. Through this ministry, we plan to serve our community by providing assistance to families in need during the holiday season.
If you are interested in joining us for fellowship, education, and service, we invite you to reach out to the church office or Fr. Demetri for more information. We welcome all youth, regardless of their level of knowledge or experience with the Orthodox faith. Our GOYA is a place where everyone is accepted and valued.
We are currently planning future outings for the Fall and we hope to see you there. Stay connected with us through our social media pages and come join us for our next meeting. We look forward to meeting you and growing together in faith, fellowship, and service.
President: Zenovia Panteloukas
Vice-President: Brandon Ghattas
Treasurer: Makayla Gale
Secretary: Holly Ghattas