Twenty-one youth from the St. Thomas ACYOA chapter attended Sports Weekend during Columbus Day weekend from October 7 to 9. Over 250 Armenian youth from the northeast gathered at this event, hosted by St. Leon’s in Fairlawn, NJ, to enjoy sports and social activities.
On Sunday September 17, 2017 after church services, the ACYOA youth group of St. Thomas Armenian Church held a fundraising Car Wash. The youth raised over $350 washing cars for 2 hours.
St. Thomas Armenian Church Cultural Committee hosted Near East Relief Board Member, Shant Mardirossian for the screening of his film “They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief.” With over 50 people attending, Mr. Mardirossian and attendees had dialogue about the film and the role of the Near East Relief. Many would echo the opinion of one attendee who said “the film was very well produced and well-received by the audience.”
New and exciting opportunities for ALL Armenian youth offered at St. Thomas Armenian Church! Paint classes are being offered to children ages six and up, with instruction by Mariam Vardanyan, a graduate of the Yerevan State Pedagogical University in Art Design. Classes begin on October 14, and will be on Saturdays at 1:30pm. We are proud to encourage the artistic talents of our youth in this unique way, by art instruction with an Armenian flavor. Please contact Ani Capan to register.