Young Families’ Nature Outing

Young Families with children in Middle School or younger are invited.  Location: Tree Hill Nature Center, 7152 Lone Star Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32211 Date: Saturday, August 10th from 10a-12p.  Cost: $3.00 for children (3-17 years old); $5.00 for adults; FREE for children 2 & under. Come and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with our Young Families Ministry. […]

Summer Camp 2019 Completed

We are halfway through summer! For the past few weeks, youth from our parish was able to attend two summer camps. The first camp was Session 2 of Camp St. Thekla from July 1st-July 6th located in Cleveland, South Carolina. The second camp was Camp St. Christopher from July 7th-July 13th located in Sebring, Florida.  […]

Youth Orlando Water Park Event

Ages: Middle School & High School, Grades 6th to 12th. Location: Sea World Aquatica Orlando | 5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, Florida 32821 Date: Saturday, August 3rd Depart SJM @ 7a. Return to SJM 7p. Cost: $27.00 Sign Up: HERE Description: We will be meeting at St. Justin Martyr at 7a for departure. We will […]

SJM Ichetucknee River Trip 2019

ALL AGES are invited. Location: Ichetucknee Springs State Park  11627 SW U.S. Highway 27 Fort White, FL 32038 Date: Monday, July 15th @ 7:30a-3:00p. Sign up no later than July 7th. Sign Up: Here Description: We will meet at St. Justin Martyr for the carpool at 7:00a and leave by 7:30a. The event will end […]

Youth Holy Friday Overnight Vigil

Keeping Vigil at our Lord’s tomb. Every year the young adults and teens clean the Church, set up the fellowship hall and pavilion with extra tables and chairs for the Agape Meal. Then they read the Psalter and sleep. The vigil will end 9am in the morning with the Holy Saturday Liturgy. Wishing everyone a […]

High School Retreat Photos

This past weekend was our High School Retreat, ” Learning to Serve!” Our high school youth had a wonderful time learning how to serve. They spent the night at the Orthodox Christian Mission Center with friends from the parish who gave insight into the life of a missionary. In the morning, the youth assisted the […]

Learning to Serve – A High School Retreat

Come and join our  high school retreat, Learning To Serve, on Friday, April 5th to Saturday, April 6th at the Orthodox Mission Christian Center. For youth in grades 9th -12th. St. Justin Martyr shares a beautiful relationship with OCMC. We have seen active involvement by many of our parishioners, who have gone on mission trips or have […]

Middle School St. Augustine Adventures!

On Saturday, March 16th, our middle school youth went on an adventure today in St. Augustine Historic District. The day began with a tour and visit to the St. Photios Greek Shrine. The youth are studying the lives of the saints in Sunday School and were able to learn about a few more: St. Solomon, […]

Youth Procession on Sunday of Orthodoxy

Pictures of our youth bringing icons into the church on Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 17th, 2019.

Camp St. Christopher Registration is NOW OPEN!

Camp registration for Camp St. Christopher is NOW OPEN. The session is Sunday July 7th – Saturday July 13th. You can register online HERE. The cost for camp is $375. Be sure to sign up fast and secure a spot for you student(s). If you have any questions see the “Camp St. Christopher” Facebook page. […]

Pictures from Young Families Valentine’s Day Party

Pictures from the Valentine’s Day Party shares a morning full of fun and wonderful fellowship. With plenty of delicious snacks and creative crafts, it was a loving start to the weekend! Keep smiling with our SJM family!

Stars Shined at the Silver Stars Dinner!

Congratulations to all of wonderful youth for putting on the 8th Annual Silver Stars Dinner last night! A musical evening for our seasoned citizens. The youth spent all day working together to setup, prepare the food, provided entertainment, served our attendees and cleaned up. Thank you to all who made this night possible!

Young Families Valentine’s Day Party

On Saturday, February 16th, at 10a-12p join our Young Families Ministry at St. Justin Martyr for their first event of 2019 with their Valentine’s Day Party. There will be fun activities, snacks, and making Valentines. Be sure to signup in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Mat. Erika Hatch at or our office at (904) 880-7671.

Youth Island of Adventures Trip

Enjoy pictures from our wonderful weekend in Orlando. Many of the pictures were from the kids. Great job everyone and what a fantastic day shared by our Youth Group!

Camp St. Thekla is Open!

Camp registration for Camp St. Thekla is open January 1st, 2019 at 3p! Our session is for June 30th – July 6th. Spots fill up quickly. Register immediately online at If you have any questions, see the “Camp St. Thekla” Facebook page. Our Youth Director, Daniel will be arranging transportation. Be sure to message […]

Islands of Adventure Trip

Ages: Middle School & High School, Grades 6th to 12th. 12 to 18 years of age. Location: Islands of Adventure | 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819 Date: Depart Friday, January 18th from SJM @ 4:30p. Return Saturday, January 19th @ 8:00p to SJM. Cost: $74.00 by January 6th, 2019. Sign Up: HERE Youth Forms: HERE Description: […]

Youth Nativity Play

Sunday, December 16th, our St. Justin Martyr Youth performed their Nativity Play to the parish following Divine Liturgy. 2018.


Parents make sure you save-the-date. Registration for Camp St. Thekla opens January 1st! 2019 Camp Dates:Session 2: June 30th – July 6th It is our recommendation that everyone registers for camp as soon as possible. Spots fill up quickly. Camp is opened to ages 9-17 or 4th grade to seniors in high school. Registration is […]

St. Nicholas Day

Join us Dec. 9th for wonderful Holiday Happenings!   We will be visited by St. Nicholas following Divine Liturgy. During Coffee Hour, our youth will be decorating the SJM Christmas Tree together! Christmas cookies will be available! Later in the evening the SJM Christmas Party will begin at 5p! CLICK HERE for more details.  

SJM Paintball Adventures Outing

Join us for:    Descriptions: This event is for all ages (youth & adults) from 9+. Youth in 4th – 7th grade must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. We will meet at Paintball Adventures on Saturday, December 8th for a morning of fun adventure and exciting fellowship. We will play from 9a-12p. Sign up is by December […]

HS Bonfire Night Recap

On Sunday evening, November 18th, our St. Justin Martyr high school student enjoyed the evening with a bonfire in our backyard. Many brought friends and we were happy to share in fellowship with the students from Annunciation. It was a great night to make s’mores, listen to some live music and some glow-in-the-dark games. We […]

SJM Youth Canned Food Drive

 “I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink…Assuredly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” ~ Jesus This November, our youth will be leading a Canned Food Drive to benefit the Mandarin Food […]

High School Bonfire Night

Join us for our High School Bonfire Night. November 18, 2018 Fire starts at 5:30p, Activities at 6p, and the evening will end at 8p sharp. More information TBA.

Works of Art

MASTERPIECES FROM COLOR ME MINE OUTING SJM Fam! Check out these finished masterpieces from our K-5 Color Me Mine Outing on Sept. 23rd. SJM is home to many talented artists. Great job everyone! Click HERE to view the before pictures! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]      

Youth Retreat w/ Dr. Rossi

SJM Youth in Middle and High School! Join us on Saturday, Oct. 13th for a wonderful day retreat with Retreat Leader Dr. Al Rossi, author of Becoming a Healing Presence and frequent St. Justin visitor! Hosted here at SJM, the retreat will start at 2:30p and end at 8:30p, Dr. Rossi will be leading our youth […]

Beautifying Zoos and Ceramic Pieces

High School Service Project w/ the Jacksonville Zoo This was a fun and active weekend for our SJM Family. On Saturday, September 22nd, our High School students volunteered with the Jacksonville Zoo by cleaning the grounds around their parking lot. Many bags were filled as no piece of trash was left behind. Following our service, […]

Sunday School Begins

St. Justin Martyr Sunday School Program is now in session! St. Justin Martyr offers Sunday School for children ages 4 to 18 years old. The goal of our program to provide our students with a foundation of Prayer, Doctrine, Worship, Scripture, Spirituality, Missions, and Church History.  Classes meet every Sunday at 9a from September through April […]

MS Service Project w/ Ana’s Angels Animal Rescue

Ages: Middle School, Grades 6th to 8th. 11 to 13 years of age. Location: Petco Animal Supplies, 11111 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 Date: Saturday, August 18th. 8:30a – 2p. Two Shifts: 8:30a – 12p; 12p – 2p  Sign Up: HERE Description: This is an opportunity for our MS youth to help serve our community, not […]

MS Bowling Out

On Sunday, June 10th, the Middle Schoolers got together after church for a bowling outing to Bowl America Mandarin off of San Jose Blvd. 

HS Summer Kickoff 6/2/2018

Saturday, June 2nd, our high students had a chance to enjoy some fun in the sun to start off the summer. We were blessed with a beautiful day without rain! Thank you to the Hesterman family for hosting wonderful fellowship! Keep an eye out for more Youth events coming to St. Justin!   ” order_by=”sortorder” […]

Middle School Velocity Event

Jump, Jump, Jump Around! Check out some of the pictures from our Middle School outing to Velocity!   

High School Bowling Night

The High Schoolers got together to enjoy the Friday night with bowling on April 20th, 2018.

7th Annual Silver Stars Dinner

Photos from our Seventh Annual Silver Stars dinner! SJM youth prepared dinner and provided entertainment for all of our seasoned citizens. A classy way to show their appreciation for our stars! Congratulations.  

Youth Bake Sale

  St. Justin Martyr’s Middle and High School youth worked hard to raise funds for our School Buddy Ivan!