Holy Orthodox Primary Education, or HOPE, ministers to children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Junior Orthodox Youth, or JOY, ministers to children in 3rd through 6th grade. The span from 3rd to 6th grade is a large one, and within it there are great variances in maturity. A well balanced JOY Ministry program will provide activities that meet the needs of all children in the ministry. In our parish we combine HOPE and JOY groups.