On November 12 2005, the Oriental Orthodox Churches of Atlanta (OOCA), organized its annual youth retreat at Simpsonwood Conference Center. Over 85 youngsters from the high school and collegiate level
Almost one hundred youth from the northeastern region attended the banquet. Chor-Episcopos P.S.Samuel also spoke on the occasion. He reiterated the importance of preparing the youth for taking up leadership roles
The Orthodox Christian Youth Movement (OCYM) will observe Sunday the 2nd of January as a Tsunami Relief Sunday according to the Kalpana released from the President H. G. Yoohanon Mar Meletius.