Upcoming Events and Programs:

Our next group reading plan for the year is starting October 21st. If you want to join, click here for the join code. This 3 day study is going to be about Living our lives in a way that the Truth of the Gospel impacts each part.

On Sunday October 25th, we are going to have another church gathering in the lower field. There will be some hot chili to warm our could bellies from the chilly air and there will also be a rousing game of costume kickball. What is costume kickball? Well, it is simply playing kickball in a costume. Should be lots of fun. We will be meeting from 4-6 and there will be some games and goodie bags for younger kiddos as well. This is something for the whole church family to enjoy…hope to see you there!.

Friends, we are living in uncharted times for the church in America. We are not being shut down by the government or persecution, but by a virus. Who would have guessed just months ago that we would be where we are now. But, here we are. I want to let you know that while the ministry to youth and families at Hope looks different these days, it is still happening. This spring we ended up shifting everything online to allow for digital connection and discipleship. This was hard as there is nothing that compares to face to face. Yet, at the same time, we praise God for having these options available to us. And that brings us to this fall.

As you can imagine, things are going to be a little bit different as we move forward into this new school year as well. While the restrictions on gatherings have lessened a bit since last fall, there are still some concerns about the spread of the virus. Here are how things are going to look as we start our new year.

Youth Group: Youth group will continue to meet in person until we face restrictions from the governor that would prohibit such a gathering. We will be meeting in the Sanctuary to allow for physical distancing to take place and students will be encouraged to be engaging in good practices such as regular hand washing and so forth.

Confirmation: Confirmation class will be continuing with a hybrid model to ensure that all eligible students will be able to participate. We will be meeting on Sunday evenings at 7pm in pastor’s office in person, but I will also be having a zoom option available for students who are not comfortable with in-person gathering or are more susceptible to catching the virus. For those that do meet in person, a face mask will be required.

Sunday School: Sunday school is going to be quite different for the beginning of the year as well. We will be meeting as family units in the Sanctuary Sunday mornings at 11 am. Keeping families together and physically distanced throughout the sanctuary should help minimize risk factors. Masks will be required for this time as well. In addition to these precautions, the Sunday School hour will be live streamed as well similar to the church service. These videos will also be made available online at the church website as well as the Hopefreeyouth youtube channel.

These plans are not the ideal, and they are temporary until we can get back to meeting together without restrictions. However, until that time, we are doing our best to serve our students, parents, and families through this challenging time. Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions, comments, or suggestions.

-Jordan


For the 2020-2021 school year, we are going to be studying our way through the books of 1 Corinthians and Jude in addition to several classes that will explore current culture/media trends, service opportunities, and staying sharp with our Apologetics classes.

Youth group is open to students in 6th through 12th grades and runs from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. We are currently meeting in the sanctuary due to Covid restrictions. Also, a great leadership opportunity for our High School students is available in our student leadership team. Contact Jordan if you are interested and would like an application.

Be sure to have a current Medical Release form on file! They are required for participation in offsite events. Click the button above to download or print the pdf file.

Do you find yourself really wanting to go to an event but you just can’t afford it? Don’t let money be the only thing keeping you from what God may have for you. Take the time to download the form and apply for a scholarship!

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Confirmation Corner

The links to the podcasts are available by first clicking the button which will bring you to a new page. Then, click on the “Podcast Options” title to download a document that has the title and link for each episode. As a reminder, the assignment is to pick an episode, listen to it, and write down some highlights of what you learned from it.

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