Upcoming Events

January 25th: Final Grandparent/Senior Seminar

For Grandparents and other caring adults, did you know that you consistently rank as some of the most influential people in the lives of teenagers and young adults? This is especially significant in the area of spiritual formation. How can we as a church maximize the potential influence of our grandparents and wise adults for the next generation? I hope you will consider joining us at Hope Free Lutheran Church on Saturday, January 25th at 9 AM to 10:30 AM to share your thoughts, insights, and questions. My hope is that this is the beginning of an exciting change here at Hope. My goal is to honor your time and make it well worth it…hear what some of the comments from the previous sessions: ” For those who missed it, come the next time it is offered. It is well worth it” -Jim Minard  “Thank you for doing this…!!!” -Kris Minier.

January 26th: Family Bowling event

Attention Hope church family, the Youth and Family Ministry at Hope is sponsoring another church family bowling competition. Sign up on the bulletin board on any available spots to form your team, and similar to last year, youngsters get a distinct bonus…so don’t overlook them for your team! We are covering the cost for the bowling (food and snacks are up to the participants). Each team can bowl two games and submit the highest total score for the competition (A picture or printout of the lane’s score sheet will work) So, I hope to see you on Jan. 26th from 2 to 4 at River Rock Lanes!

Spectators are welcome, but you must sign up in order to participate in the bowling.

February 23: Parent meeting

We will be having a quick parent meeting on February 23rd right after the service to get updates on family ministry at Hope Free Lutheran Church. This is for all parents with kids ranging from newborn to college age.

February 23: Family Skate Night

Join us at the Negaunee Ice Arena for some family fun. We will be renting out the conference room from 4-6 on Sunday night and will be able to participate in the open skate that night. Feel free to gather and play some games in the conference room or head out on the ice for some skating fun. Admission will be covered but skate rental will be your responsibility. (The cost for the rentals is $5 for adults and $4 for students) There are a limited number of skates available for rental so allow that to factor in to your planning.

Students will need to have a current church medical release form on hand to participate without parental supervision.

February 29: Youth Fundraiser Supper

It’s time for another wonderful night together of fine food, great entertainment, and an opportunity for students to serve the adults and earn some money for camps, retreats, and other youth activities. Tickets will be going on sale in the near future so be sure to keep an eye out for them. Also, if you would like to contribute to the evening’s entertainment, don’t hesitate to volunteer!

All Year Monday Nights: Youth Group


This year is going to be wonderful! For our Bible content, we will be exploring two amazing Minor Prophet books as well as having regular service projects, apologetics lessons, cultural connections, and of course the regular games and snacks as the cherries on top of an already amazing night.

Youth group is open to students in 6th through 12th grades and runs from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. We meet in the youth room which is upstairs. Also, new to this year, a great leadership opportunity for our High School students. Contact Jordan if you are interested.

Hot Chocolate Fundraiser

Do you want to earn some money in your youth account for the next big youth event? One easy way of doing that is to volunteer to sell hot chocolate during fellowship hour on Sunday mornings. Selling hot chocolate is pretty easy. What you would need to do is follow the following steps: Set up the hot chocolate table, take people’s orders, make the hot chocolate, collect the money, clean up the table in time for Sunday School, and put the supplies/money in Jordan’s office. That’s it!

Sundays are available at a first come-first serve basis. Telling Jordan doesn’t really work since he is bad at writing things down and remembering, so everything is run through the signup genius site. That is available here.  Weeks that don’t have people signed up for will go without any selling. Two people seems to work best for the table.

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!

Be sure to stay up to date by subscribing to our texting/emailing service. Just click the appropriate button above to get to the correct sign up page, fill out the information, and let Jordan take care of the rest! (for your convenience, you can chose to sign up with your cell number or email) This will greatly help you stay up to date on events, weekly announcements, and special alerts like weather induced cancellations etc. Thanks for helping make communicating easier!

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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