LA Youth Trip 2019

On August 6th 2019 the youth have returned from a 7 day trip to Los Angeles, California. Through the trip they grew spiritually, they served the community and they explored the city and its surroundings. They grew spiritually though the blessing of learning from the monks at St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Monastery and from a […]

SMSV Drama Ministry:”A Casting Call” 2019

On June 23rd, 2019, our Drama Ministry hosted the play “The Casting Call”. This play reflected the church’s ministry and how it was founded. The main character, the director, decided to create a drama ministry at his local, fictional church in an attempt to find talent and use it to glorify God. This effort did […]

Junior High Retreat 2019

On Friday, May 3, 2019, the grades 7 and 8 youth and their servants headed to YMCA Geneva Park where they spent 2 wonderful nights joined by Father Pishoy as well as Father Thomas.   The weekend was filled and blessed with much spiritual sessions, questions and answers,  games, a camp fire, sports and of course […]

Bolivia Youth Mission 2018

A group of 17 youth from high school and university accompanied by Fr. Thomas and 4 servants traveled to Santa Cruz, Bolivia for 2 weeks in August 2018. They served in different capacities including, home visitations, prison visit, orphanage, senior home, disabled youth home, a number of day cares, and a number of local communities […]

COOL Convention 2018

This year, August 17-19, 2018, we were pleased to take 9 wonderful youth to the 20th annual COOL Convention. The kids participated in the sessions, activities and sports. We are so proud of all of them as the majority came in the top three of the Spiritual competition and the boys who won the basketball […]

Annual Graduation Celebrations 2018

This is usually one of the most joyful days throughout the year where we celebrate not only the academic but also the spiritual achievements of our children. It is a great joy to see a beautiful new generation of young women and men who are living a balanced life caring for their love to God, […]

March Break Youth Group Trip 2018

During March Break the youth took off to MBC to start their week off away from society. They got the opportunity to spend time together in fellowship playing many fun minute to win it games and having genuine conversations. MBC was a great location offering safe lodging, sports and amazing food! The youth took some […]

Youth Group Annual Retreat 2017

During the weekend of November 17th to 19th, 2017, the youth group went off to the city of Kawartha Lake for a chance to step away from the world and grow in Christ together. Throughout the weekend, the youth got a chance to reflect on Ephesians 2:10 and how they are Christ’s workmanship created in His image […]

All Saints Celebration 2017

On October 31, 2017, the church held its Annual All Saints Celebration for children of all ages. The children were divided into three groups according to their ages; pre-school to SK, Gr. 1 to 5 and Gr. 6 to 8. Each group had its own age appropriate activities which kept them entertained and enjoying the […]

Annual Graduation Celebration 2017

On Sunday, July 16th, 2017, the church came together to celebrate the youth graduating from elementary, high school and university. By God’s grace we were able to congratulate many youth on a job well done and to encourage them for the road ahead! It was a great opportunity for families to share in the moment […]