Orthodox Parents Association (OPA)
The Orthodox Parents Association (OPA) is the umbrella organization for the youth groups at Holy Trinity. It organizes and oversees youth and family activities for the social, cultural and religious development of our youth.
OPA was founded in 1981 by a group of Holy Trinity parents and created its own set of by-laws to operate as a ministry of the church. OPA is governed by a board of officers whom are elected by the general population of parents from church.
In addition to overseeing the youth groups, OPA also plans family and parent activities and gatherings such as, “Moms Night Out,” “Couples Night Out,” Family picnics, an annual Graduation Luncheon and “Day of Christmas Cheer.” OPA contributes to and assists in organizing the All Saints Camp, Holy Trinity’s Greek dance program and Vacation Bible School.
Board of Officers:
President – Cindy Kyprianou, email@example.com or 480-993-6437
Vice President – Donna Manelis
Treasurer – Stephanie Papadopoulos
Recording Secretary – Denise Dye
Corresponding Secretary – Caroline Economopoulos
Past President – Sandy Meris
Do you want to receive invites and news about upcoming OPA events and activities? Get on our group email list by sending your information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY WELLNESS MINISTRY
Holy Trinity Cathedral Coordinators:
Little Lambs - Advisors
Jennifer Kourouglos – email@example.com
Ages 0-5. Little Lambs is a “Mom & Tot” group that encourages mothers of young children who are not yet in school to connect and develop friendships. This group meets once monthly for organized outings, playgroups and parties.
Hope & Joy - Advisors
Evan Tsagaris - firstname.lastname@example.org
Grades: Kindergarten – 5th. Hope & Joy meet once a month for an organized activity or outing and spiritual discussion with the parish priest.
Grades: 6th – 8th. Jr. Goya meets once a month for an organized activity or outing and a discussion with the parish priest. This group also incorporates community service projects throughout the year.
Grades: High School. Sr. Goya meets once a month for an organized activity or outing and a discussion with the parish priest. This group also incorporates community service projects throughout the year.
Currently, OPA is not collecting membership dues from parishioners. Rather, we hold fundraisers throughout the year of which all proceeds go directly to the youth programs. Therefore, if you have children at Holy Trinity under the age of 18, you are already a member of OPA. All children of our church and our fellow parishioners are welcome to attend an OPA youth or family event.
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