Appalachian Trail Trip Cancellation

After much brainstorming and discussion, Pastors Jill, Gordon, and Beth have decided to cancel this year’s Appalachian Trail Trip, due to small numbers. As our Fish Club families are already aware, we will have a few years where our middle…

Youth Ministry: January 2018

“’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ’You shall love your neighbor as…

Youth Ministry: August 2017

The trail is like an impassioned preacher; each year bringing a different sermon. Even though it is usually a message exegeted in pain and blisters, it usually bears sweet fruit that stays with us all for years to come. Three…

Youth Ministry: October 2016

“I like how modern it looks.” “I like how much light comes in the room now.” “I love the colors.” On September 18, High Hopes and Fish Club celebrated not only a new year, but also our new space. In…

Youth Ministry: September 2016

There are no easy trails. You can look at a two-dimensional map and mark out a path that seems to minimize difficult hills and cliffs, but to reduce one risk can make you vulnerable to an unforeseen other. Both in…

Youth Groups: Sept.18 Kick Off

Fish Club (Middle School) Fish Club is a youth group experience for the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders of Hope Church and their friends. Fish Club seeks to provide a close Christian community of friends for our middle school students,…

Youth Ministry: May 2016

It’s here! That effervescent and hope-filled time of year when the flowers bud, the orange-bellied robin makes his return, the buzz of honeybees tickle your ears, and you pull out your hiking boots from the back of the closet to…