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.
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“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
Kids Church at 10 am
Community of Hope offers a Sunday morning children’s ministry from September through May. Children from 3 years old through 5th Grade meet in between our worship services at 10 am. During Kids Church they experience age-appropriate lessons using Bible stories, music, crafts and games. Kids Church is open to all children at any stage in their Christian education. Kids Church includes craft projects and games focused on Bible lessons. We also include snacks, music and worship time, birthday celebrations, and loving teachers. All of our volunteers and staff are trained and background checked.
Kids During Worship
We begin both the 9 & 11 am worship services with several songs that kids can join in and sing. After about 20 minutes we have a children’s message, a time for kids to come forward for a few minutes to hear a special message designed for them. Then they can join their parents again, or during the 11 am service kids are invited to head out for childcare, a time where they can watch a video, do a craft, play, and have a snack until the service is over. Childcare is designed for kids PreK through 5th grade. Due to COVID19 our nursery for infants and toddlers is currently closed. Children are always welcome in the worship service. We will have coloring clipboards available for them if they choose to use them.
Read Aloud Videos
We have a list of read aloud videos that have been created by one of our church members. He shares Bible stories, Magic Tree House tales, and non-fiction books about the moon, manatees, volcanoes, and more. Click HERE to see a list of all of them and watch with your family!
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 evenings. 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.
Voices of Hope Choir
Due to COVID19 we are not currently having a choir.
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 Sunday mornings.
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 deepened their faith and learned more about Jesus. Our Vacation Bible School is planned with two goals in mind: 1) Spread the Good News to every child who enters our doors. 2) To encourage our campers to become Mission Minded Citizens.