Children are an integral and important part of our church family at Community of Hope. Our children’s events, activities and programs are fun, safe places for kids. It is our goal to provide growth with purpose for our kids.
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14
Community of Hope offers a Sunday morning children’s ministry from September through May. Children from 3 years old through 5th Grade meet between our two services each Sunday 10:00 am – 10:55 am for age-appropriate lessons using Bible stories, music, crafts and games. Sunday School is open to all children at any stage in their Christian education. We are using a curriculum called The Gospel Project. Sunday School includes craft projects and games focused on Bible lessons. We also include snacks, music and worship time, birthday celebrations, and last but definitely not least loving teachers. All of our volunteers and staff are trained and background checked.
Children, Kindergarten through 12th Grade, are welcome to join our HopeKidz Children’s Choir. We have two choir events a year. We have practices October through December which lead to the Christmas performance. For the Easter performance practices run February through Easter. We include all children willing to participate, so no tryouts or experience is necessary. We have a talented team of devoted coaches who take our children to a performance level choir. During the performance seasons HopeKidz Children’s Choir practices take place on Sundays during the 11:00 am Service.
When we don’t have Kidz Choir, during the 11:00 am Service, we have Kidz Church. After the children’s message, kids age Kindergarten through 5th Grade are invited to join us for a Bible lesson, snack, crafts, videos, and fun in Kidz Church. This is a different from Sunday School. Kidz Church allows kiddos to have fellowship and learning and allow parents the ability to focus on the message. Children that wish, are welcome, to stay in the service as well. Over the summer, we change to one worship service at 10:00 am. Kidz Church continues over the summer during the 10:00 am worship service. Summer 2016, we went through a program called Clive and Ian’s Wonderblimp of Knowledge. Currently, we are going through a series called What’s in the Bible?
Vacation Bible School
Each Summer at Community of Hope we have a blast learning about Jesus! Through crafts, songs, games, Bible stories, and treats we provide an over-the-top adventure for the children! Kids deepen their faith and learn more about Jesus during this event.
Our Vacation Bible School is planned with two goals in mind:
* Spread the Good News to every child who enters our doors.
* To encourage our kids to become Mission Minded Citizens.
Family Fun Nights
Quarterly, we host Family Fun Nights at the church. These nights are designed as events to invite families in the community, as well as an opportunity to provide fellowship for our church family. Typically, Family Fun Nights happen on a Sunday evening from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. In the past, we have hosted the following Family Fun Nights: Passport to Prayer, Parent Night Out, Fall Festival, Bingo Night and more. A special tradition is the Advent Festival around Christmas. Families, or anyone who enjoys fun and holiday decorating, are invited to come enjoy an evening eating, making advent candles, and holiday wreaths.