Great Lent Giveaway
The Great Lent Giveaway was designed as a way for our youth to learn about the beauty of Great
Lent and instill in them that Great Lent is not only a time of fasting but a time to do good works and
of contemplation, while preparing for the death and Glorious Resurrection of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The current yearprogram and programs from past years are provided
below. They may be used during Great Lent or be adapted for use during your normal Youth Group
The GLG is a partnership of the OYM and the Jr. Ukrainian Orthodox League.
Great Lent Giveaway 2014
Focus on Giving
Benefitting FOCUS North America - Back to School Initiative
How do we participate?
A new lesson/activity will be made
available Wednesday of each week.
These lessons are intended for ages
11-18. However, they may easily be
reworked for older and younger
We are also providing a list of materials
to be used with
youth ages 5-18.
Past GLG Programs are provided here. They may be used and
modified for anytime of the year.
What is FOCUS North America?
FOCUS North America is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in
faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to
poverty in communities across America. FOCUS has operations and youth volunteer
experiences in more than 20 cities in the United States.
As an expression of Christ’s love FOCUS North America serves the hungry, thirsty,
stranger, naked, sick and imprisoned by providing Food, Occupation, Clothing,
Understanding, and Shelter. (FOCUS website)
The Back to School Iniative provide youth in 20 cities essential items such as back
packs, school supplies, shoes, socks and a lunch program.
It was determined that the youth of our church led by the Jr Ukrainian Orthodox
League would strive to raise theamount of $3000 and 500 pari of socks.
Join us in this Christ-led endeavor.
You may send donations to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA at PO Box 495,
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880 - Attention: Great Lent Giveaway. Checks payable to
UOC of USA
Click here to learn more about FOCUS North America.
In addition to raising funds to
send kids back to school, what
else will the GLG do?
We hope to provide information about
FOCUS to raise awareness for their work. In
addition, to deepen the faith of our young
people, lessons will be provided to learn
about Christ's Uncondional Loveand Christian
Session Two - Christian Caring
Available March 19
Week 2 - Leader Part 1
Week 2 - Leader Part 2
Week 2 -Participant
Session Three -
Christ's Unconditional Love
Available March 26
Week 3 - Leader
Week 3 - Participant
Session Four - TBA
Available April 2
Week 4 - Leader
Week 4 - Participant