Metropolis of San Francisco Youth & Young Adult Ministries

Metropolis of San Francisco Youth & Young Adult Ministries

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Are you ready to share the joy of Pentecost with young people in your community this weekend?

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How can you be like the Theotokos and say "Yes," welcoming Christ into your life?

Learn about the feast of the Annunciation with these resources from Orthodox Journeys
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Plus...check out our resources for Great Lent, Holy Week, and the Sundays of Lent and the Pentecostarion!

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Glory to Jesus Christ!

Great Lent is fast approaching and it's time to get the latest educational resources from Orthodox Journeys for the young people and families in your parish:

GREAT LENT: A 4-page full color PDF handout exploring the meaning of Great Lent with activities and resources.

HOLY WEEK AT HOME: An 8-page activity pdf booklet for the services of Holy Week, ideal during a pandemic.

HOLY WEEK: A DAILY JOURNEY FOR YOUTH: A 12-page pdf handout detailing the events of Our Lord's Passion with educational activities and scripture.

WEEKLY LESSONS: LENT AND THE PENTECOSTARION: 12 weekly lessons with 15+ pages of content for each Sunday of Great Lent and the Pentecostarion.

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Please share with your youth:

The Feast of our Lord's Transfiguration is nearly here!
Discover how this summer feast helps us draw closer to God with the newest Orthodox Journeys educational resources:
https://www.orthodoxjourneys.com/product-page/transfiguration-of-our-lord-aug-6

The unit includes:
6-page Lesson: exploring the feast of the Transfiguration with scriptural readings, festal hymns, summary of the feast, and fun educational activities.
Study Guides: for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, each includes discussion topics, Q&A, and additional resources.
Parents Overview Guide: a one-page summary of the feast for parents to engage with their children through starter questions and topics to explore together.
This year, celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration with your parish and at home!

Visit www.orthodoxjourneys.com today for more educational resources and information.
80 people registered but need more gals! It’s not too late to register!
Young Adults Winter Retreat 2019 Video!

Hello everyone! Wonderful seeing everyone at camp this year! Just wanted to let everybody know that Church of the Resurrection, Castro Valley, is looking to hire a part time communications coordinator. This person would basically be responsible for overseeing our website, social media, and other promotion activities. Please feel free to see the job description attached, which I should add is flexible, for more information. God bless!

for the young adult spring retreat at the end of next month, is it possible if anyone is driving through the san jose or san francisco airports who could pick me up there by chance?.
I absolutely LOVE this photo.

The official page of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Christ-Centered Ministry

Operating as usual

07/23/2021

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

CHRISTINA VASQUEZ - PACIFICA, CA (coastal town 15 minutes south of SF)

Hey y’all! Christina is so happy to be back at home (camp) even if it is virtual because whether we are at the ranch or in our homes, God is still with us! Christina cannot believe this is her third year as a counselor-so grateful-and her ninth year in a row going to St. Nick’s! Christina lives in the foggy town of Pacifica and attends the Annunciation Cathedral in San Francisco! She is entering into her senior year at SFSU and will be double-majoring in Psychology and CAD w/ a minor in Criminal Justice! In her spare time, she can usually be found binging a show or movie, having epic jam sessions, or taking walks on a Pacifica beach, but 9 times out of 10, she is hanging out with her siblings who are her best friends! Her brother Andrew is actually on staff this year :) Above all, Christina hopes our campers can continue to love God and in turn love themselves for the amazing people that they are while having the mostest funnest time ever! God bless and SUMMER IS BACK-whoot whoot!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: MAMA’S MAKIN’ COOKIES (Baskin Robbins)

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

CHRISTINA VASQUEZ - PACIFICA, CA (coastal town 15 minutes south of SF)

Hey y’all! Christina is so happy to be back at home (camp) even if it is virtual because whether we are at the ranch or in our homes, God is still with us! Christina cannot believe this is her third year as a counselor-so grateful-and her ninth year in a row going to St. Nick’s! Christina lives in the foggy town of Pacifica and attends the Annunciation Cathedral in San Francisco! She is entering into her senior year at SFSU and will be double-majoring in Psychology and CAD w/ a minor in Criminal Justice! In her spare time, she can usually be found binging a show or movie, having epic jam sessions, or taking walks on a Pacifica beach, but 9 times out of 10, she is hanging out with her siblings who are her best friends! Her brother Andrew is actually on staff this year :) Above all, Christina hopes our campers can continue to love God and in turn love themselves for the amazing people that they are while having the mostest funnest time ever! God bless and SUMMER IS BACK-whoot whoot!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: MAMA’S MAKIN’ COOKIES (Baskin Robbins)

07/23/2021

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

ALEXANDRA “ALEX” CHRISTI - CAMERON PARK, CA

Hi I’m Alexandra Christi, I go by Alex and I’m from Cameron Park and a part of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Sacramento. I recently obtained my Associate’s Degree in Pre-nursing and will be attending Sac State for my Bachelor’s in Nutrition. I love hiking and gardening as I have a vegetable garden with over 10 different kinds of vegetables currently. I love cooking and spending time with my family also. This is my first year volunteering for the ranch and I’m so excited to grow in Christ, especially to show the campers how fun, cool and beautiful Orthodoxy is!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: COOKIES AND CREAM

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

ALEXANDRA “ALEX” CHRISTI - CAMERON PARK, CA

Hi I’m Alexandra Christi, I go by Alex and I’m from Cameron Park and a part of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Sacramento. I recently obtained my Associate’s Degree in Pre-nursing and will be attending Sac State for my Bachelor’s in Nutrition. I love hiking and gardening as I have a vegetable garden with over 10 different kinds of vegetables currently. I love cooking and spending time with my family also. This is my first year volunteering for the ranch and I’m so excited to grow in Christ, especially to show the campers how fun, cool and beautiful Orthodoxy is!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: COOKIES AND CREAM

07/23/2021

CALLING ALL BAY AREA YOUTH, YOUNG ADULTS, & FAMILIES:
Join us this Saturday, July 24 at Holy Trinity in San Francisco for a DAY OF SERVICE while helping with the SF-MARIN FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION from 10:30am - 2:00pm! Following the food distribution, we will enjoy some fellowship, lunch, and a short prayer service in the church together. Looking forward to seeing you there! Bring your friends, family, and neighbors! ALL ARE WELCOME!!! Please sign up to RSVP here: https://gosfyouth.org/bay-area-summer-activities-2021

CALLING ALL BAY AREA YOUTH, YOUNG ADULTS, & FAMILIES:
Join us this Saturday, July 24 at Holy Trinity in San Francisco for a DAY OF SERVICE while helping with the SF-MARIN FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION from 10:30am - 2:00pm! Following the food distribution, we will enjoy some fellowship, lunch, and a short prayer service in the church together. Looking forward to seeing you there! Bring your friends, family, and neighbors! ALL ARE WELCOME!!! Please sign up to RSVP here: https://gosfyouth.org/bay-area-summer-activities-2021

07/23/2021

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

MELINA KAZANJIAN - FRESNO, CA

Melina is from Fresno, California, right down the hill from the ranch! She will be entering her 4th year as a Multimedia major at Fresno State University in the fall. She co-directs a greek dance group for little ones at her home parish, St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Fresno. Also, in the fall, she will be a photographer for Fresno State’s newspaper, The Collegian. In her free time, Melina’s favorite thing to do is watch baseball and cheer on her favorite team, The Los Angeles Dodgers! She also enjoys film, watching tv shows, photography, singing, dancing, & playing with her yorkie, Zoey. After taking last summer off, Melina is ecstatic to be returning as a St. Nicholas Summer Camp counselor for the 2nd time & hopes to do it again next year - but in person at the ranch, which she misses a lot! Summer is back!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

MELINA KAZANJIAN - FRESNO, CA

Melina is from Fresno, California, right down the hill from the ranch! She will be entering her 4th year as a Multimedia major at Fresno State University in the fall. She co-directs a greek dance group for little ones at her home parish, St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Fresno. Also, in the fall, she will be a photographer for Fresno State’s newspaper, The Collegian. In her free time, Melina’s favorite thing to do is watch baseball and cheer on her favorite team, The Los Angeles Dodgers! She also enjoys film, watching tv shows, photography, singing, dancing, & playing with her yorkie, Zoey. After taking last summer off, Melina is ecstatic to be returning as a St. Nicholas Summer Camp counselor for the 2nd time & hopes to do it again next year - but in person at the ranch, which she misses a lot! Summer is back!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP

07/23/2021

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

ANDREW VASQUEZ JR. - PACIFICA, CA

Hey, Y'all my name is Andrew Vasquez and I am a parishioner at the Annunciation Cathedral in San Francisco. I have spent most of my life in the bay area and love serving the church. My everyday hobbies include weight lifting, singing, biking, drawing, and thinking of ways to annoy my two beautiful sisters Christina and Anastasia. I currently attend Skyline College in San Bruno, CA and hope to transfer to San Francisco State in the fall of 2022. I look forward to helping the youth of this great faith achieve a stronger relationship with Christ.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: WILD ‘N RECKLESS (at Baskin Robbins)

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

ANDREW VASQUEZ JR. - PACIFICA, CA

Hey, Y'all my name is Andrew Vasquez and I am a parishioner at the Annunciation Cathedral in San Francisco. I have spent most of my life in the bay area and love serving the church. My everyday hobbies include weight lifting, singing, biking, drawing, and thinking of ways to annoy my two beautiful sisters Christina and Anastasia. I currently attend Skyline College in San Bruno, CA and hope to transfer to San Francisco State in the fall of 2022. I look forward to helping the youth of this great faith achieve a stronger relationship with Christ.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: WILD ‘N RECKLESS (at Baskin Robbins)

07/22/2021

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

SAVANNA RAMIREZ - BAY AREA, CA

It’s that time of year and Savanna couldn’t be more excited! She originally is from the Bay Area but LA is her soon-to-be home in the fall. Some things she enjoys to do is cooking, watching Netflix and hanging out with her family and friends. She’s ready to put her phone down and do camp activities such as arts and crafts and chatting for cabin time!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

SAVANNA RAMIREZ - BAY AREA, CA

It’s that time of year and Savanna couldn’t be more excited! She originally is from the Bay Area but LA is her soon-to-be home in the fall. Some things she enjoys to do is cooking, watching Netflix and hanging out with her family and friends. She’s ready to put her phone down and do camp activities such as arts and crafts and chatting for cabin time!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP

07/22/2021

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

CHRYSE KRUSE - PALM SPRINGS, CA

Logging in from the desert sun and heat of Southern California, Chryse is joining this year as support staff. When she’s not walking or hiking with her dog, Kaia, you can find her in front of her computer working as a software analyst at a GIS company, trying new foods, or watching The Office. This is Chryse’s fifth summer on staff & she can’t wait to see your smiling faces on screen & hear your beautiful voices chanting the services!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM: MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP BABYYYY

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

CHRYSE KRUSE - PALM SPRINGS, CA

Logging in from the desert sun and heat of Southern California, Chryse is joining this year as support staff. When she’s not walking or hiking with her dog, Kaia, you can find her in front of her computer working as a software analyst at a GIS company, trying new foods, or watching The Office. This is Chryse’s fifth summer on staff & she can’t wait to see your smiling faces on screen & hear your beautiful voices chanting the services!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM: MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP BABYYYY

07/22/2021

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

JOHN STRZELECKI - FRESNO, CA

Born in California, John grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. After studying theology at Holy Cross in Brookline, MA and Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, GR, he now has come back west and works as the Pastoral Assistant at St. George in Fresno, California. This is his second year on staff at St. Nicholas Ranch where he enjoyed many summers back in his middle and high school days. When not at camp, you can find him on the golf course, cooking with friends, and singing. He can’t wait to meet you all at this year’s virtual camp!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: COOKIE DOUGH (and anything with Reese’s in it)

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

JOHN STRZELECKI - FRESNO, CA

Born in California, John grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. After studying theology at Holy Cross in Brookline, MA and Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, GR, he now has come back west and works as the Pastoral Assistant at St. George in Fresno, California. This is his second year on staff at St. Nicholas Ranch where he enjoyed many summers back in his middle and high school days. When not at camp, you can find him on the golf course, cooking with friends, and singing. He can’t wait to meet you all at this year’s virtual camp!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: COOKIE DOUGH (and anything with Reese’s in it)

07/22/2021

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

SOFIA ASMEROM - BAKERSFIELD, CA

Sofia hails from the lovely city of Bakersfield, California. (It’s not actually that lovely). She’s about to go into her senior year at Arizona State University, majoring in Speech and Hearing Science. When she’s not studying, she likes mindlessly scrolling through tik tok, or helping her mom with her beautiful garden! She’s so excited to be back at camp with all of you!!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: LIME SORBET :))

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

SOFIA ASMEROM - BAKERSFIELD, CA

Sofia hails from the lovely city of Bakersfield, California. (It’s not actually that lovely). She’s about to go into her senior year at Arizona State University, majoring in Speech and Hearing Science. When she’s not studying, she likes mindlessly scrolling through tik tok, or helping her mom with her beautiful garden! She’s so excited to be back at camp with all of you!!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: LIME SORBET :))

07/22/2021

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

DEMETRI DOGIAS - SACRAMENTO, CA

Demetri is currently entering his 3rd year at Hellenic College as a seminarian. He bounces between his home in Sacramento and Boston. When he’s not at the chant stand or in the altar, he prefers to spend his free time playing basketball, hanging with friends, and exploring the world. He attended Summer Camp as a camper for many years, and is now returning as a counselor for the second time. Demetri can’t wait to meet as many campers as he possibly can throughout this year’s Virtual Camp! He also hopes to help bring the campers closer to Christ!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: COOKIE DOUGH

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

DEMETRI DOGIAS - SACRAMENTO, CA

Demetri is currently entering his 3rd year at Hellenic College as a seminarian. He bounces between his home in Sacramento and Boston. When he’s not at the chant stand or in the altar, he prefers to spend his free time playing basketball, hanging with friends, and exploring the world. He attended Summer Camp as a camper for many years, and is now returning as a counselor for the second time. Demetri can’t wait to meet as many campers as he possibly can throughout this year’s Virtual Camp! He also hopes to help bring the campers closer to Christ!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: COOKIE DOUGH

07/22/2021

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

GEORGIA DANOS - CHICAGO, IL

Born and raised in the Windy City, Georgia is from Chicago, IL! When she’s not in church at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, spending time with her family, on a flight, baking a dessert, or running to the nearest Starbucks, she’s teaching! Georgia has her Education degree and Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with ESL Endorsement. This is Georgia’s fourth summer as a counselor at St. Nicholas Ranch, and she is eager to learn more about our Orthodox faith and the lives of the Saints with her campers and co-counselors!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM: TURTLE TRACKS

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

GEORGIA DANOS - CHICAGO, IL

Born and raised in the Windy City, Georgia is from Chicago, IL! When she’s not in church at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, spending time with her family, on a flight, baking a dessert, or running to the nearest Starbucks, she’s teaching! Georgia has her Education degree and Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with ESL Endorsement. This is Georgia’s fourth summer as a counselor at St. Nicholas Ranch, and she is eager to learn more about our Orthodox faith and the lives of the Saints with her campers and co-counselors!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM: TURTLE TRACKS

07/21/2021

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

LIA FORAKIS - FRESNO, CA

Lia Is so excited to be doing summer camp again this year. Lia teaches Greek dance at Saint George Greek Orthodox church, and also works in construction and home renovation. She grew up in Modesto, California and now lives in Fresno, California. Lia attended Modesto Junior College and Long Beach City College where she studied music and theater. Lia loves all types of music and hanging with friends when she’s not hard at work preparing for FDF.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: COOKIES AND CREAM

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

LIA FORAKIS - FRESNO, CA

Lia Is so excited to be doing summer camp again this year. Lia teaches Greek dance at Saint George Greek Orthodox church, and also works in construction and home renovation. She grew up in Modesto, California and now lives in Fresno, California. Lia attended Modesto Junior College and Long Beach City College where she studied music and theater. Lia loves all types of music and hanging with friends when she’s not hard at work preparing for FDF.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR: COOKIES AND CREAM

07/21/2021

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

JOHN SCHNEIDER - PHOENIX, AZ

John hails from the sunny town of Phoenix in the beautiful state of Arizona. John graduated from Arizona State University (twice) and has recently passed all four sections of the CPA exam (no, he doesn’t do taxes).

In his free time, John enjoys playing basketball, hiking, fishing, and backpacking somewhere in the mountains. Even though we are online once again, John hopes to meet some awesome new campers and make the most of an amazing virtual camp program!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR - if you don’t love MINT CHIP, we can’t be friends

SUMMER CAMP SPOTLIGHT:

JOHN SCHNEIDER - PHOENIX, AZ

John hails from the sunny town of Phoenix in the beautiful state of Arizona. John graduated from Arizona State University (twice) and has recently passed all four sections of the CPA exam (no, he doesn’t do taxes).

In his free time, John enjoys playing basketball, hiking, fishing, and backpacking somewhere in the mountains. Even though we are online once again, John hopes to meet some awesome new campers and make the most of an amazing virtual camp program!

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR - if you don’t love MINT CHIP, we can’t be friends

Videos (show all)

Xronia Polla on the Feast Day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and a blessed Name Day to our beloved Hellenic Colleg...
Join us for "A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER" as the Metropolis of San Francisco presents our 2020 Virtual Summer Camp Program. M...
A beautiful moment, 5 years ago, during the service of Forgiveness Vespers with His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia in ...
Holy Matrimony of Alex and Johanna Carter
The ordination of Deacon Christian Rondal Burkhard to the Holy Priesthood
Dn. Jacob Saylor's Ordination to the Holy Priesthood.
The Ordination Service of Jacob Saylor to the Holy Diaconate.
Candlelit Paraklesis to begin the retreat :)
Celebrated the Feast Day of the Universal Exaltation of the Holy Cross at Hellenic College Holy Cross today with His Emi...
Metropolis of San Francisco Seminarians, Students, and Families came together in the Hellenic College Holy Cross Chapel ...
Get excited for FDF 2016 in Anaheim, CA! Enjoy this special message from Fr. Gary, the Chairman of the FDF Board of Trus...
The transition into Great Lent with the service of Forgiveness Vespers with His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia at  Hol...

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