About Us- Worship, Fellowship, Service & Witness

The mission of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Youth of America (G.O.Y.A.) ministry is to lead our young people into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and becoming active sacramental members, our young people will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation. We are living in a society where our young people face tremendous pressures, many of which have never existed before. As the Church of Christ, we must be willing to incorporate all members into the Body. A great way of doing this is to have our youth participate in all aspects of the Church, allowing them to fully experience the Orthodox Faith. Using the basic principles of GOYA Ministry—worship, fellowship, service, and witness, we strive to provide our GOYAns with opportunities to grow within those values.


G.O.Y.A. events and activities are directly related to the tenants of the ministry. The GOYAns participate in fellowship activities such as basketball, ski trips, and retreats. They also participate in the annual Kennedy Krieger Christmas Program, Walk for Life Run and other service activities such visiting local nursing homes. The GOYAns also serve as altar boys, aides in the Sunday School program or in the church choir. G.O.Y.A. basketball practice for girls is held every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. and boys basketball practice is held every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

G.O.Y.A. Registration

Registration begins in September of each year with a rolling registration throughout the school year. The GOYA advisors and officers hold a monthly meeting on Mondays. Please bring your completed registration forms and $25.00 fee to the next G.O.Y.A. meeting to sign-up. Registration forms may be download from the GOYA page.


Saturday, April 22nd- Sunday, April 23rd

GOYA Away Basketball Tournament Sponsored by St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church of Falls Church, VA.

Saturday, April 29th-Sunday, April 30th

GOYA Away Basketball Tournament Sponsored by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Baltimore, MD.

Monday, May 1st

GOYA Monthly Meeting at 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 4th

GOYA Tournament Banner Making at 6 p.m.

Friday, May 5th

GOYA Tournament Set-Up at 6 p.m. at The Park School of Baltimore, 2425 Old Court Rd, Baltimore, MD 21208

Saturday, May 6th- Sunday, May 7th

GOYA Home Basketball Tournament at The Park School of Baltimore, 2425 Old Court Rd, Baltimore, MD 21208 starting at 8 a.m.

Saturday, May 6th

GOYA Tournament Dance from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 520 Ponca Street, Baltimore, MD. 21224.

Saturday, May 13th- Sunday, May 14th

GOYA Away Basketball Tournament Sponsored by Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Annapolis, MD.

Monday, May 14th

GOYA Mother's Day Celebration

Monday, June 5th

GOYA Monthly Meeting at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, June 7th

GOYA Festival Set-Up at 6 p.m.

Thursday, June 8th- 11th

GOYAns to work the St. Nicholas Folk Festival

Friday, June 16th

GOYA End of Year Celebration/Elections

Sunday, June 18th

GOYA Father's Day Recognition

Wednesday, June 21st-23rd

GOYA End of Year Trip

For more events, view our Youth Ministries calendar for G.O.Y.A. events.