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Chapter Connections

What are Chapter Connections?

In 2019, Central Council began traveling to Eastern Diocese parishes to work with local ACYOA chapters and membership through a new initiative called Chapter Connections. This program replaced the national Chapter Workshop, with the hope of greater personal outreach to all current ACYOA chapters and communities hoping to establish new chapters. The goal of each Chapter Connection is to develop relationships, identify the current or future ACYOA chapter’s collective strengths, analyze their opportunities for growth, and help them develop a plan for future ministries and programs. To reach this goal, Central Council members lead participants through a series of interactive discussions and team-building exercises. Each Chapter Connection is tailored to meet the needs of the individual chapter in collaboration with the pastor and ACYOA chapter leadership.

If interested in having the ACYOA Central Council facilitate a Chapter Connection at your parish, please contact

 2024 Chapter Connections

On Sunday, April 7 at 12:30pm ET, the ACYOA Central Council will hold a virtual Chapter Connections with young adults from the parishes of St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Church (Wynewood, PA) and Holy Trinity Armenian Church (Cheltenham, PA), with the goal of creating a Regional ACYOA Seniors Chapter in the greater-Philadelphia area!

Please RSVP by emailing with your name and age.

The ACYOA Central Council recently held a series of Chapter Connections in three parish communities in January and February:

  • Armenian Church of Our Saviour (Worcester, MA): Saturday, January 20

  • Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs (Bayside, NY): Saturday, January 27

  • St. Gregory of Narek (Richmond Heights, OH): Saturday, February 10


Each Chapter Connection ran from 10am to 3pm local time, with lunch to be served at each gathering.

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