Opportunities for Children at Hope Church

Children Logo for webNursery and Young Children

Nursery (Infants through 2 years old)
9:40 a.m.–12:15 p.m. in Room 103
Caring adults and youth are scheduled as caregivers, and volunteers are needed. Please contact Jocelyn if you are interested in volunteering.

Parents and Children Together (PACT)
Playgroups often consist of story time with a simple snack (provided), an optional craft, free play, and time to talk with other parents while playing with the kids. Look for specific dates, events, and times in newsletters, bulletins and on the Hope Church website.

Church School

Church School (Preschool through 5th grade)
9:40 a.m.–10:40 a.m. in Room 204
Classes will be using the “Kid Connection” curriculum, inviting the children to connect with each other, their leaders, the Bible stories, and their families. Children will begin each Sunday morning together for an exciting presentation of a Bible story, then divide into smaller groups by age to continue to learn about the story with age-appropriate activities and ways to connect the story to their lives.

Family Church School
2nd Sunday of each month beginning in October

Children in Worship

teacher appreciation sundayChildren In Worship is a walk-out program for ages three years through 5th grade during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. During worship, children will be invited to come to the front of the sanctuary for “A Word with the Children.” From there, Children In Worship leaders will escort the children to the worship centers.

Children In Worship transforms ordinary time and space into sacred time and space. Our children enter sacred time in order to experience and praise God by being with God, talking with God, listening to God, and hearing the stories of God.

  • Ages 3, 4 & 5: Room 202 A parent may be asked to stay with young three year olds until the child is comfortable in the center and is ready for worship
  • Kindergarten and 1st grade: Room 204
  • 2nd and 3rd grades: Room 206
  • 4th and 5th grades: Room 208

This fall’s offerings will be given to support a school in Martinpur, Pakistan. If you have any questions about the children’s opportunities, contact Jocelyn VanHeest, Children’s Ministry Director.