Children’s Ministry: January 2017

Nursery Joy
A huge thank you to Margaret Buckley and the youth interns who have staffed the nursery this fall. We have lots of children who are finding joy in seeing their friends in the nursery each week. Please consider signing up to help in the nursery in the next few months. Adults of all ages can share their gifts with these young ones. Sign up with a friend if you would feel more comfortable. It is a wonderful way to get to know the young children of Hope Church and their families. There are always youth to help with the lifting and chasing. The children love readers, laps to sit in and someone to give them special attention. Please contact Margaret Buckley or Jocelyn Van Heest if you have any questions about how you could be of service. You are welcome to spend some introduction time with Margaret any week to see the wonderful new space and the flow of the morning. Sign up on the sheet by the nursery or contact Jocelyn ( Thanks for considering being a part of this nurturing ministry. Come enjoy the youth of Hope Church and our youngest members.

January 7 – It’s an EPIPHANY Celebration
The church school class will share a time of preparation and celebration on this Epiphany Sunday. The children will hear stories, decorate the Epiphany cakes, and learn more about the importance of this special day.
During the 11 AM worship service, the 4th and 5th graders will help with the collection of the white gifts in the sanctuary. The Kindergarten through 5th graders will meet together during Children in Worship to continue the celebration.

Special Celebration – please join us!
The congregation is invited to join them after the service to share some epiphany cake and also a recognition and celebration of Ann Anderson’s dedication to Children in Worship and the children of Hope Church! She has touched the lives of so many children and also the Children in Worship leaders by sharing her knowledge, faith and commitment.

~Jocelyn Van Heest, Children’s Ministry Director