2013 VBS - Kingdom Rock! July 7-11, 2013
Our VBS program this year will Kingdom Rock, and it will be from 6pm to 8:30pm each day, Sunday, July 7 through Thursday, July 11. All children in preschool through grade 5 are encouraged to attend. Below are links to a flyer and registration form for our Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School.
Children's Christmas 2012 Musical
Please visit the You've Got A Friend In Bethleheml page of this website to read about the December 23 and 24, 2012 performances, plus see videos and pictures.
Sunday School For Children - 10am Every Sunday
- Preschool Sunday School Class and Nursery - for children ages infant to 5 years - meets in Room 7. Note: Parents, please sign-in and make sure you have labeled your belongings. If you have not registered your child before, you will be asked to fill out a registration form. This form ensures that we have all the necessary information regarding your child's needs and preferences, including any food allergies and any other special needs.
- Primary Sunday School Class - for children in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades - meets in Room 6.
- Intermediate Sunday School Class - for children in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades - meets in Room 5.
Children's Church At Hope Church
Hope Church has a special time for children in grades K-5 during both the 8:45am and the 11:00am services that we call Children's Church. The mission of our Children's Church is to foster a lifelong connection between our children and God; build a deep, joyful relationship with Jesus; and grow their faith within a fun, exciting classroom and church community. Here's how we have Children's Church at Hope Church:
For the first part of our main Worship Services, children in grades K-5 sit with their families. On a typical Sunday, after the Opening Praise Song, Welcome and Announcements, Mission Moment, Joyful Noise and then additional Praise Music portions of the service (about 20-25 minutes into the service), the pastor will announce that it is now time for Children's Church, and children in grades K-5 are dismissed to Rooms 1 and 2. In his announcement, the pastor requests that if a child has never before attended Children's Church, a parent should escort their child to enroll the child plus give any special instructions to the teachers and leaders of Children's Church - after which the parent can return to the main Worship Service. Children's Church begins with praise songs for kids that directly relate to the theme of study, and then a Bible lesson is taught. After the lesson, the children enjoy a time of crafts and games until the main Worship Service has ended.
The Peanut Gallery - 11:00am Service
The Peanut Gallery is a room that is offered for parents who wish to remain with their child during 11:00am service. The Peanut Gallery has large windows looking out to the Worship Center which allows you to view our Celebration Service, and we have installed speakers so you also can hear the entire service.
Hope Church Is A Safe Sanctuary
The congregation of Hope United Methodist Church is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all children, youth, vulnerable adults and volunteers who participate in ministries and activities sponsored by the church. The Hope Church Safe Sanctuary policy reflects our congregation's commitment to preserving this church as a holy place of safety and protection for all who would enter, and as a place in which all people can experience the love of God through relationship with others. All staff and volunteers are required to review the UMC's Safe Sanctuaries Book and Video Tape, and staff and regular volunteers are required to complete and submit a Criminal Record Background Check. You may read more about this policy on the Safe Sanctuary page of this website.