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First Meeting today!

We are looking forward to getting together with everyone for our first training session this Sunday, Jan. 23rd from 3-5 p.m. at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 74 Joes Hill Ave., Danbury, CT. This year’s theme from ASP is “Rooted in Love.” We will explore this theme and discuss what mission means and how we are called to be a part of it. All of our training sessions are essential for preparation for our mission trip this summer. If there is some reason you are not able to attend we expect to hear from you ahead of time.

Here’s a few things to bring:

IMPORTANT: In order to have everyone’s contacts and medical info in case of an emergency, ALL members—teens and leaders—are asked to please fill out the registration form on the ASP website BEFORE attending Sunday’s meeting. 

Instructions are here: Complete your individual registration to join our group by going here.

  • Enter 11567 for the group code
  • Click on the “Join an existing group” button

Susan Sulich
Group: Orthodox Youth Mission Team – #11567

Click on the ‘Join this Group’ button and fill out the form. NOTE: If you are a returning team member you will have to enter your password. If you are a new team member you will need to create an account.

For assistance with your username and/or password, contact or 800-289-4254

We will also have a laptop at the meeting if you are unable to fill out online but a parent will be needed.

As always, if you have any questions, contact us!

OYMT CT/NY Fundraiser Meeting 12/8

Hello Returning and New OYMT Members in CT/NY,

Glory to Jesus Christ!

We hope you are all enjoyed a blessed Thanksgiving with your families and friends!

On Sunday, Dec. 8 we will be preparing our holiday fundraiser—apple pies—at Holy Trinity in Danbury from 3-6 p.m. Please make every effort to attend and help kick off our fundraising for our 2020 summer ASP trip. Parents: we will have a holiday shopping opportunity for you up at the rectory while the youth are making pies. Pani Bethany Mihaly will offer a Holiday Open House with Mary Kay gifts for women, men, teens, teachers and everyone on your Christmas gift list. Best of all, 30% of the proceeds will go right back to OYMT. Festive refreshments will be served.

If you haven’t already done so, please complete the 3 forms below to be registered for this year’s trip. We have several returning teams from MD, TX, AL, FL and new teams from CA and other places so spots are filling quickly. We don’t want anyone to miss out. Please bring a deposit of $175 to the fundraising session and $5 for dinner. If you will not be there, please mail as soon as possible to Holy Trinity.

Registration Form

Youth Protection Policy


Finally, please put Sunday, Jan. 12 on your calendars now. That will be the date of our first training session which will take place at St. Barbara in Orange from 3-5 p.m.  Adult leaders will stay for a meeting from 5:00-5:30 p.m.A schedule for the rest of the trainings for Danbury/Bridgeport is attached here. New this year: a full schedule of trainings will also be offered at St. Barbara in Orange. Stay tuned for dates and times.

In Christ, Susan

P.S. Please forward to new or prospective members whose emails we may not have yet!