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Nov
26
Sat
2022
OYMT Reunion Gala @ Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

We are pleased to cordially invite you to attend the Orthodox Youth Mission Team’s Reunion Gala on Saturday, November 26th in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The evening will bring together past and present participants, benefactors, clergy, and friends and family that have been involved with OYMT throughout the past twelve years of service. We’ll celebrate TEN successful mission trips, and all proceeds will contribute to future service.

Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Venue: 364 Mill Hill Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Tickets: $50, all inclusive
Cocktail hour, dinner, dancing with DJ Bill Lopez, and a silent auction.
RSVP: Kindly RSVP at the link below by November 12, 2022.

bit.ly/OYMTGALA
Ticket purchase information can be found at this link.

Please feel free to reach out to oymt.info@gmail.com or Lexi Klimaszewski (203-997-3462) with any questions or concerns. Additionally, please send any and all pictures from past trips to Lexi at lexiklim08@gmail.com for inclusion in a slideshow video. If you have any special physical memorabilia from any of the trips, we’d love to see that brought to the event for showcase as well.

We are fortunate enough to have had 106 people from the Tri-State Area alone participate in at least one OYMT trip over the past twelve years, and the majority returned for at least a second year. If you include participants from other states at our all-OYMT ASP centers in 2018, 2019, and 2022, that number tops 200. We truly hope to see as many former participants as possible at this event, so that it may be a true reunion and celebration of OYMT’s growth and service.

Dec
9
Fri
2022
OYMT Sip & Shop Extravaganza @ Ryzyk Residence
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Take a break from holiday craziness, come enjoy a luxury shopping experience and benefit OYMT. Enjoy festive refreshments and raffle prizes as you find beautiful gifts for everyone on your list from our wonderful vendors:

Mary Kay: skincare and cosmetics
Touchstone Crystal: jewelry
New England Abbey Candles
Traveling Chic Boutique: clothing and accessories
Sarah’s Stampin’ Up! cards and supplies
Scout & Cellar: wine tasting
And more!!

$5 Shopping Pass includes access to Santa’s secret gift stash, holiday cheer and treats, and an entry for a wonderful door prize. Winner need not be present.
Email OYMT.info@gmail.com for your pass today!

Jan
22
Sun
2023
OYMT Training #1 @ Holy Trinity, Danbury
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Our first training session!

Please bring any fundraiser money, deposits, and missing forms, as well as $5 for dinner.

Adult leaders meeting at 5:00.

At this first meeting, we will have a chance to meet new team members, get an overview of this year’s project and start to delve into the theme for 2023.

Feb
26
Sun
2023
OYMT Training #2: stock mailing @ Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

It is imperative that we get our stock letters out before the beginning of March. If you absolutely (no way) cannot attend, please email OYMT.info@gmail.com ASAP.

Please bring your mailing list on peel and stick address labels, along with $5 for dinner. Also, please bring your $175 final payment and any missing forms.

Adult Leader meeting at 5pm.

Mar
19
Sun
2023
OYMT Training #3 @ Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us for our third mandatory training session in Danbury.

Bring $5 for dinner.

Adult leader meeting at 5:00.

Apr
29
Sat
2023
OYMT Tool & Safety Training @ Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us for our mandatory tool and safety training. There will be a series of learning stations for various construction tasks. Safety is one of our top priorities on our mission trip and this session is key to making sure everyone has the proper training to do our work well and safely.

IMPORTANT: You will need work boots, long pants and t-shirts (no sleeveless shirts) for this training session (just as you will when we are working on the trip).

There will be no meal. Please bring any additional stock sales/fundraising proceeds.

NO Adult leader meeting.

May
20
Sat
2023
OYMT Mandatory Construction Training Day in ORANGE, CT @ St. Barbara's Greek Orthodox Church
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please join us for our mandatory construction training at St. Barbara’s Church in Orange, CT. There will be a working project where we practice our prior tool and safety training. Safety is one of our top priorities on our mission trip and this session is key to making sure everyone has the proper training to do our work well and safely.

IMPORTANT: Please bring/wear:

Rainjacket in case of showers
ASP work clothes: long pants, work boots, t-shirt w/sleeves
Water bottle
If you have a long sleeve shirt or an old “dad’s” button down shirt please bring—one of our jobs involves insulation.
Stock sales
$5 for lunch

We plan to end at 4:00, but may run later depending on cleanup (if everyone helps, we’re done!).

NO Adult leader meeting.

Jun
11
Sun
2023
OYMT Mandatory Training #4, Parent Night @ Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us for our 4th mandatory training session, including parent meeting!

  • One parent per family MUST attend this meeting. There will be paperwork to fill out or confirm. We will also give out the pack list at this time.

Bring  insurance cards and ID’s, $5 for dinner, as well as outstanding stock and fundraising monies. 

Leader meeting at 5pm. 

Jun
29
Thu
2023
OYMT Training #5: Pack Meeting and BBQ @ Holy Trinity, Danbury
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us for our FINAL and mandatory pack meeting. We will cover what to pack and NOT to pack, and when to have it ready.

Dinner is potluck BBQ. Last chance to bring any outstanding forms and stock.

Packed bags may be left in Danbury if you are unable to bring them on July 7.

Adult leader meeting at 7:00.

Jul
7
Fri
2023
OYMT Van Pack Night @ Danbury
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

All big bags to Danbury church on this date (or earlier).

We can use all the help we can get to pickup, organize, and load the vans!

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