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Youth and Young Adult Resources

Looking for resources to lead your youth ministry session, retreat or for your Sunday School program? The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries has a varitety of resource curriculmns for you to choose from. You can use the resources here on this page or you can modify them to fit your needs. If you need help in doing so, or if you have any suggestions, please reach out to us at uocyouth@aol.com.

 

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Christ Is Risen

We are very excited to introduce the newest resource from the Office of Youth Ministry - Christ IS Risen! . Through this theme we hope our youth gain a deeper understanding that Christ IS Risen! The accounts of His friends and witnesses prove that He actually rose from the dead. Christ IS Risen- We say IS because the Resurrection continues for eternity. Christ IS Risen- Christ fulfills the Old Testament Prophecy of the coming Messiah. Christ IS Risen! Each and everyday of our lives.

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Champions of the Faith

Through this curriculumn, we hope our youth gain a deeper relationship with the saints of the Church and are inspired by their example. Our further aim is for our youth to view themselves as athletes for Christ, training themselves to become Champions of the Faith.

 

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Pray Without Ceasing

Pray Without Ceasing is a curriculm designed to help our youth learn what it means when St. Paul says Pray Without Ceasing. This curriculm is contains several different classes with Leader and Participant Worksheets below. The curriculm is divided for children age 5-8 and 9-18.

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Holy Birthgiver of God- Save Us!

This curriculm was designed to provide a beginning knowledge about Mary the Mother of God. This curriculm is made up of eight different session and is written to be used in conjunction with the book The Illustrated Life of the Theotokos for Children by Georgia and Helen Hronas. 

 

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I Am

In this curriculum we hope our youth gain a better understanding of who Jesus Christ is and who he is in their life.

 

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Who Do You Say I Am?

This curriculum is a group youth session designed for ages 13-18. The workshop should take 1.5 hours. The objective of the curriculum is designed to help our youth discover who Christ is, help our youth discover how they view themselves and how this relates to Christ, and encourage our youth not to dwell on how others view us but to become comfortable with who they are as an image of God.

 

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Go Forth!

The Great Commission of Christ to "go forth, make disciples of all nations" Matthew 28:19, was not only a commission that the apostles received at the Ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but it is His last command to all of us!

This curriculm is a nine lesson program to use with the youth of your parish. The lessons are written for the age group of 10-14 but can easily be adjusted up for use with teenagers.

 

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I Believe

This curriculum is designed for our youth to learn about the Creed and our statement of faith every time we say it. Thank you to Phylis Onest, M.Div, Director of the Office of Religious Education, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh for aiding in nthe compilation of this list.

 

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Holy Gifts for the Holy

WIth this program, our hope is to aid you in bringing our youth to a deeper love and understanding of the Divine Liturgy. This program provides a new Focus each month. Resources and activities are provided to aid you in accomplishing this task.

 

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Faith, Hope, and Love

With this curriculmn, we hope our youth gain a better understanding of the three great virtues we are called to live by, Faith, Hope and Love.

 

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The Office of Youth Ministries is the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries and Office of Camping Ministries of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.

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Learn about St. Christina of Tyre and St. Julian of Tarsus who are the Patron Saints for the youth of the UOC of USA.

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Office of Youth Ministry

PO Box 869
Carnegie, PA 15106

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