J.O.Y. (Junior Orthodox Youth)


Carol Gaggos and Tasia Stavropoulos


The J.O.Y. (Junior Orthodox Youth) of St. Nicholas offers a place and a time for our younger Orthodox faithful to come together and deepen their faith, their friendships, and even begin to learn the spirit of charity through their various service projects to the church and one another!


Our annual bowling party kicks off the year as the kids let out some energy and see old friends after a long summer.

Our pool party breaks up the monotony of winter, and everyone is more than ready to jump in to the pool after some pizza and a bit of catechism while they digest.

The highlight of our year is Faith and Fun week: an entire week dedicated to learning our faith through catechism and song, as well as growing together through arts and crafts and field games!



Each year we plant flowers, with little green thumbs helping to beautify our church grounds.

At our Lenten Retreat, our children give some time and help to prepare the palms for Palm Sunday.