UOC Youth Praying for Peace in Ukraine

 

 

 

Discussion Guidance

Video - Preparing to Discuss Difficult Situations with Youth - War in Ukraine

  Presenters Fr. John Charest, Fr. Mykola Zomchak, Natalie Kapeluck Nixon

  This video is presented in English and Ukrainian

 

Video - What's Next? Following up the discussion with your youth.

  Presenters Natalie Kapeluck, Kira Senedak with Fr. Mykola Zomchak

  This webinar video is for parents, clergy and youth workers.

 

Ukraine War: How to Talk to Kids

    Dr. Brad Shwall

 

Webinar and Educator Resources 

    Academy for Human Rights

Talking About Ukraine with our Youth by Dr. Aliza Pressman

 

Putin's War on Ukraine: Explained

   Vox Media - This video explains for teenagers and adults a short history since the 1700's.

Mental Health

This video was created to help our youth during quarantine.  We believe it can also relate to navigating feelings with the current situation.  The ART of Staying Mentally and Spiritually Healthy

Blessed are the Peacmakers Resource Sessions

1.  Introduction Discussion and the Importance of Prayer

2.  Who are the Peacemakers?

3. Love All Life from Beginning to End

4. Explanation of the Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian for Children

 

Archangel Michael Patron of Kyiv and All Ukraine

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St. Macarius of Kaniv

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St. Olha Princess & Saint of Ukraine

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First Offerings! 

A new stewardship program for families. Learn more about the program here. 

Download the information here. Obtain the first offerings jar stickers from you parish priest or youth director!


It is time to start designing your ornament for the Consistory Tree!  Click here for more information on this year's deadline and information. You can also check out photos from past year's tree trimmings with our Hierarchs and Consistory Families and Staff!


2022 Sacred Arts Contest - Pray for Ukraine

Youth were asked to submit art in any Visual Art medium in how they or how they see others praying for Ukraine and the winners are in! We will be announcing the 2022 winners in all categories including the People's Choice, voted on at the 23rd Sobor in South Bound Brook - November 15th!

  Use this link for more information and for entry rules.


6th Regular Youth Sobor is Held at All Saints Camp!

The work of the Youth Sobor Delegates is now available! We encourage parishes to use it in their parishes in the coming months and year!

Read the Struggles in the World and Church & How the Church Can Aid Us in those Struggles!

Read the full story here & download their work!


2022/2023 Youth Ministry Theme - Caretakers of God's Creation!

We will be providing resource in various ways for you to use with your youth.  We have already been providing articles and resouces in our UOC Youth! magazines for the 2022 season. Starting for the 2022/2023 year, we will be releasing monthly sessions to use in your parish youth group or church school.

December - Leave People & Things Better Than You Found Them!

More here!


OYM Director Natalie Kapeluck Nixon with guest Kira Senedak, professional educator and co-director of Mommy/Daddy & Me Camp - will lead a live discussion for clergy, youth workers and parents on the topic - What's Next - Continuing the Discussion with our Youth - War in Ukraine.
Sunday March 20th - 8pm EST.
 

Youth, Young Adults,
Parents, Clergy and Youth Workers

 

Click here to take the Youth Ministry Survey


We heard your feedback and are pleased to announce a NEW magazine UOC Mini for youth Pre-K to K as well as expanded youth worker and parent supplements.  UOC YOUTH! & UOC Teen! Fall 2022 edition of the interactive magazine for our youth & teenagers.   Check it out!

Check it out here!


New resources from the St. Nicholas Ministry our special needs ministry for the youth of our church.

We are pleased to introduce the guide Supporting our Youth with Unique Needs, Orthodox themed social stories and Orthodox theme picture tiles for visual schedules.

All resources are downloadable, custmizable and bi-lingual (english/ukrainian)!

Check them out here!


Ukrainian Orthodox Church Camping Ministry at All Saints Camp

Camp 2022 was wonderful!

Click here for more information about our programs and what camp will look like this year!  Also check out the beautiful video created by our Teenage Conference campers!

Please support our ministry by making a donation to our camping programs here!!!  


2022 Commencement!

Watch the 2022 Commencement with His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Eminence Archbishop Daniel.  Link Here.


Faith, Hope and Love - Home Edition!

 

You can look at past sessions of Faith, Hope & Love or gain access to our Google Classroom for more resources and videos.

 

 

To find out about our schedule, presenters and how to join click here!


Learning Liturgical Chant

We are pleased to offer this newest resource for our youth and youth workers.  Learning Litrugical Chant may be used in a group setting or for individual learning.  This video series is accompanied by leader/teacher sessions. Youth may also watch these videos on their own to learn how to chant/sing.  Resource may be downloaded and viewed from here.

5th Youth Sobor 2019

The 2019 Youth Sobor was an enlightening experience for everyone! To read and utilize the materials created by our Youth Sobor Delegates -  Read it here!


Internships

Applications accepted on a rolling basis for paid and volunteer internships with the OYM!

Consider giving back to Christ's church and gaining valuable skills!

Holistic Approach to Youth Ministry

 

Read the ideology of our outlook concerning the Holisitic Approach to Youth Ministry

 


Youth Workers! Keep Up to Date!

 

Stay informed on the latest programs and resources by Subscribing HERE to receive informational emails!

Remembering Vladyka!

The youth and young adults of the church pay tribute by sharing memories of their beloved Metropolitan, His Beatitude Constantine.

Office of Youth Ministries

 

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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Patron Saints

 

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

Click here to learn more!

To order Icon prayer cards of the St. Christina and St. Julian Icon for your parish youth contact the Office of Youth Ministry.

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Mailing Address

Office of Youth Ministry

PO Box 869
Carnegie, PA 15106

Email and Telephone

uocyouth@aol.com

412-977-2010 (Phone)