The Teen SOYO Movement seeks to integrate each young person fully into the Total life of the Church. SOYO brings its members to a deeper devotion to the Holy Orthodox Church, its faith, canons and worship. Teen SOYO creates and fosters ministries to encourage Members to commit themselves to living the Orthodox Faith daily.
The combination of Worship, Witness, Service and Fellowship are the natural expressions of that commitment. We define these expressions as follows:
Teen SOYO at St. John's is open to all youth 6th grade to age 19.
Below is a Revised Schedule accounting for the recent Sunday School change. We will now meet at 9:15am every Sunday, including 18 & 25 April in the church fellowship hall. I have adjusted the letter schedule accordingly.
11 April - 17-20 - Nick Pandelidis
18 April - 21-24 - Michael Tallent
25 April - 25 - 27 Ray Caputo - Bridegroom Matins
28-31 - Mary Bonnici and Michael Hornbaker
30 April - Great and Holy Friday Vigil & Teen Retreat
Marie Stoltz has invited the teens on Sunday, 25 April at 1:30pm to watch and learn as her son, who is a blacksmith, will forge a cross. All interested teens & parents can pack are invited to pack a lunch and head over to: 214 Sheffield Dr in Dallastown. Please reply if you plan to attend for a headcount.
2021 is the Year of the Youth! Our bishops would like to meet and engage with our youth in a series of town halls starting 13 April 7pm. Registration details are below.
Personal anecdote: I remember the ask Sayedna sessions held in the evenings of the Grand Rapid's convention in 2019 were standing room only - people standing outside the doors of the conference rooms as they were packed full leaning in to hear the Holy wisdom of our bishops. I encourage you all to attend!