Youth Ministry: October

Its not enough to have right ideas. Its not enough to have good intentions. It is not enough to have great lesson plans. The apostle Paul tells us in Romans “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed…

Trail Mix; Teens, Tears, and Triumph

The Hope Church Appalachian Trail tradition has been an event spanning many years and many generations of young Fish Clubbers (26 years–200 kids and adults–1100 miles). Through it our young people have been shown an environment that has been mostly…

BAM! Bowling Evening: May 3

This Sunday, May 3, High Hopes will be sponsoring a fundraiser at BAM! bowling center in Holland. This will be in lieu of both evening events that evening for our Youth Groups, and the congregation is also invited to attend! The…

Youth Ministry Update: April

“Your kids work harder than many adults. When can they come back?” There have been many satisfying moments since I started working with the youth here at Hope Church, but this one is one of my recent favorites. Fish Club…

Fish Club Pancakes R Us: March 21

This coming Saturday, March 21, Fish Club will again be participating with Pancakes R Us. This organization offers a pancake breakfast to the community in conjunction with the Community Kitchen at Western Theological Seminary. Fishclubbers will be assisting with set up,…

Youth Ministry: Retreat

January. The thick of Michigan winter. The time of holiday hurrying has settled with thick layers of snow in our roads to slow our pace. Shortened days and falling temperatures send us to the sanctuary of indoors. Retreat becomes second…