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For Kids

Children's Sunday School

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Our children's Sunday School programs, takes place on Sunday's during each Sunday service, you can view the descriptions on our Sundays page.

GEMS Club for girls

Registration: to register please contact the church office

This club is for girls grades 3-8. GEMS stands for Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior.

At GEMS, we encourage girls everywhere to come to the club, learn about Jesus, and grow closer to Him. This ministry is non-denominational with curriculum developed from a Reformed perspective. GEMS Club for girls runs weekly on Wednesdays from 7pm-8:40pm from mid September until late April. Each year there is a new theme, which is wrapped into aspects of each club night throughout the year. What to expect? Each evening we begin together in the fellowship hall with a devotional and announcements, then we break into our small groups, which could include a craft, working through a badge or study.

Cadets Club for boys

Registration: to register please contact the church office

This club is for boys grade 4-8. The Cadets Club to help boys grow spiritually in all areas of life (devotional, mental, physical, and social) by providing Christian men with a uniquely designed structure, program, and materials so that they can mentor boys effectively. Boys will have the opportunity to build friendships and explore and learn hands-on activities. This program runs weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7pm-8:40pm from mid September until late April.


For Youth

See the YOUTH PAGE

All youth attending high school are welcome to join the Youth Group. We generally meet at the church on Sunday nights after the evening service and go until 8pm (or so).

Social nights are held in people's homes. All that is needed is a place to hang out and some snacks to eat. There is no lesson, but just chilling out, playing games and eating. If you'd like to host the group, please let Al Postma know.

Sometimes there are regional youth worship services on a Sunday evening. To get there, we usually meet at the church beforehand to carpool together.

Check out the youth Facebook group.

Catechism

Designed for high school aged youth. These classes prepare students for church membership, but more importantly, lead students into a closer and deeper relationship with God. Catechism classes are held weekly on Thursday evenings from September to April.

The Heidelberg Catechism helps students discover just how powerful the gospel really is, and "how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ" (Eph 3:18).

If you trace back to the origin of the word Catechism, it comes from a Greek word (katecheo) which simply means to teach or to instruct. A catechism, then, is a teaching tool which is especially suited for oral instruction. This is why the Heidelberg Catechism is set up in a question and answer format.

In addition, the answers in the Catechism are generally quite short and carefully structured. All of this helps to make the Catechism a memorable and useful tool for instructing people in the basic truths of salvation in Jesus Christ.


For Women

Women's Coffee Break

Women's Coffee Break is a ministry intended for women of all of ages and stages of life. Meetings take place each week on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 - 11:15 am from September to April. Coffee Break is an outreach ministry at Hope Church which offers small group Bible study that is geared specifically to women and also includes a time of fellowship with coffee, tea and a light snack provided. Coffee Break strives to be a safe environment to learn and study God's word and a place to encourage each other in God's love.

Child care is an important part of our Coffee Break ministry. Mothers with small children can drop their children off to be cared for by our wonderful volunteers in either our Nursery program (age 0-2 yrs) or our Story Hour program (age 2-5). In the Story Hour program, they receive an age appropriate bible lesson, game or craft time, as well as a snack.

Join in each Tuesday and see what this ministry has to offer for you!

Women's Evening Bible Study

Looking for an opportunity to study God’s Word with other women? This special time is for you. We meet bi-weekly on Monday evenings from mid September to April. Our Bible Study is from 7:30 - 9 p.m. at Hope CRC. If you would like to join us or would like more information please call Betty Andree.

For Men

Men of Hope

Every other Friday, we, Men of Hope get together for Bible Study, prayer and encouragement as we face life’s challenges: personal, family, church, community, country.

We have studied a variety of topics and books and currently we are focused on various chapters of the Bible. Are you up for the challenge? You are so welcome to join us as together we share our joys and concerns. Coffee and muffins are available at 7 am. We try to be done by 9 am. Contact Ted Oliver or Jake Ellens for more information.

For Seniors

Senior's Bible Study

We have a Senior's Bible Study every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. and a Youth of Yesterday social get-together on the first Wednesday of the month. For more information please call the church office or speak to Ted Oliver.

Stay tuned in early September for the study name and dates for activities.


For Adults and Families

Small Groups

Hope has a variety of small groups hosted by church members. We are currently working on creating a user-friendly list and an easier way to sign up. Stay tuned!

If you would like to join a small group, please contact the church office for more information.