Christ the Savior-Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
Archpriest Steven C. Kostoff
4285 Ashland Ave, Cincinnati OH 45212 - (513) 351-0907

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Youth Group and Family Ministry



Welcome Youth Group Families of 2019-2020!


This ministry is designed to enhance the spiritual development for Youth (Gr. 6-12) with the support of caring parents, the Parish Rector, and ministry leaders.


We have some exciting changes coming to Youth Group this year! We will be moving toward a Family-based Youth Group model. The majority of us seem to naturally gravitate toward being present at Youth Group activities. We believe that families are the driving force behind a successful Youth Group Ministry.


The Youth Group of 2018-2019 voted on what they would like to implement in the upcoming year. Getting together more often was at the top of the list. Their favorite meeting to date was the End of Year BBQ Meeting followed by fellowship. They requested a balance of both Bible discussions and an opportunity to get better acquainted in a relaxed setting.


The next top contender was to increase Outreach/Inreach projects. Last year we participated in three Outreach/Inreach service projects (Woven Oaks, Food Pantry, & Henry Hosea House). Feeding the homeless in Newport had the greatest parent and teen participation.


Here’s what to expect:


  • Fellowship & Discussion ​Meetings at a host’s home once a month (September-May).
  • Parent volunteers coordinate ​Outreach/Inreach activities year-round. This is a great opportunity to talk with your teen to figure out what they are passionate about and organize it for other families to participate in.
  • Parent volunteers coordinate ​Social Events year-round. This is another great opportunity to talk with your teen about what they would enjoy doing as a group and organize it for other families to participate in.


Thank you for your time, talent, and treasure towards this ministry!  As always, please feel free to contact me or Fr. Steven with questions, concerns, or comments.


Looking forward to a great new year!!


In Christ,
Jennifer Haynes


Our T-Shirt Designs for Youth Group 2019-2020

by noted artist, Anya Gerasimchuk