|Children's Christian Education|
CHILDREN'S CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CLASSES
Classes for children Preschool - 5th grade are offered year-round at all three worship services: Saturday at 5:00; Sunday at 9:00 & 10:45. Children start out in worship with their families and exit to their classes after "Time with Children." The first weekend of the month is Communion and children age Preschool - 5th grade return to worship at the end of the service so they may join their families for Communion. Read more about our Children's Classes at Hope.
We have a terrific staff of loving (and paid) childcare workers; they have all undergone LiveScan background checks. We have a wonderful team of volunteer Sunday School/Kids Alive teachers who have been active at Hope for many years and have undergone State background checks. Hope is a safe and fun place for kids to learn about God!
BIBLES FOR 3RD GRADERS
It is our pleasure to present every 3rd grade child his or her own copy of the New International Version Adventure Bible. This Bible is the complete text with special features and helps that make it appealing to children. Bibles are presented in the Fall and are then used extensively in the 3rd-4th-5th grade Sunday School class. If you have a 3rd grade child -- or an older child who does not have a copy of the Adventure Bible -- please contact Carrie Jaquess, Dir. of Children's Ministries: 858.485.5840, x103. The Bible Workshop is a fun event scheduled for a Sunday aftenroon after Bibles are presented. The Bible Workshop features activities such as a Bible Treasure Hunt and Bible Bingo designed to familiarize children with their new Bibles.
G.A.N.G. (God's Awesome Next Generation)
G.A.N.G. is a group designed especially for 4th and 5th graders to help them strengthen their friendships at church. G.A.N.G. typically meets from 4:30-6:00 one Sunday afternoon per month for a time of fellowship & fun. The evening finishes up with an informal pizza dinner. The program runs from September through June. For more information, call Carrie Jaquess, Dir. of Children's Ministries, at 858.485.5840.
JOYFUL NOISE CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Children ages Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to help us "make a joyful noise!" We meet most Sunday afternoons in the Sanctuary from 11:45-12:30 to rehearse for occasional performances in the various worship services. We have lots of fun praising the Lord! For more information, contact Kathy Askins through the church office: 858.485.5840.
SEASONAL FAMILY EVENTS
Saturday Night Alive!
Hope at the Beach
Bluegrass Concert & BBQ
Hope UMC All Church Retreat