Hope Kids

Welcome! We are Hope Kids, where kids experience the awesomeness of God and gather in a setting designed just for them and meet new friends!  The mission of Hope Kids is to walk alongside families in their faith walk, equipping children with knowledge of the word, confidence in their faith, and excitement to share the good news of Jesus with others.

Advent begins...

This week we are beginning Advent. Advent is a time we spend each year preparing our hearts for the birth of Jesus and celebrating Christmas! We are so thankful that God decided to send his son Jesus as a baby. We want to be ready to celebrate!

This week, we are thinking and talking about hope. In the Old Testament, the Israelites were told about a Messiah that would come to them. But they had to wait 400 years from the last prophet in the Old Testament until the time of Jesus. They had to hope that their savior was coming. 

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (NIV). 

This was written at a time that the Israelites did not have a lot of hope. God was reminding them that he had a plan for them and encouraging them to remember His plans.

After Jesus died on the cross, we can have hope that we can be saved and have a relationship with God and go to heaven!  

Pray: God, thank you for giving us hope by sending your Son Jesus as a baby. Thank you for sending him to this earth to live as fully man and fully God and to give us hope for our futures. Remind us of this hope as we go about our week. Amen!

Kids Sundays

Kids Sundays In Person (9:30 only):

We will welcome children from young walkers –  5th graders. Doors will open at 9:15 am for the 9:30 am service.  Families, please plan to stay after service and enjoy the indoor Playcenter or outdoor playground as a family.

We will split children into groups:

  • young walkers
  • 2 years and preschool
  • K-3rd grade
  • 4th and 5th grade


Kids Worship

 Weekly Kids worship & lesson videos are posted each Sunday by 10 AM.


Connect With Us

Whether you’re a NEW family or returning, we would love to help you take the next steps.
Contact Becky Kilbride, Program Director of Kids Sunday, at beckykilbride@sharehthehope.org.

More Information on Hope Kids

 October: Big and Small

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September: Choose Your Own Adventure

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Hey Parents, Check out this free digital parenting Summit provided by Church of the Highlands and available free through December 31st. The content will cover each stage of raising boys and girls: from birth, through childhood, and into adolescence years. Great for parents, grandparents and anyone who works with young people!

Praying with your kids and for your kids is so powerful. Click here for a wonderful resource to get started.

After service, do you want to continue the discussion with your kids but don't know how to start?

  • What was your favorite part of church today?
  • What was the best song we sang?
  • Did anything pastor said stand out to you?
  • I learned ______________ today. It's wonderful how God is always teaching us new things.
  • Do you have any questions?
  • I have this question ______________. Let's find out the answer together.


Do you kids ask questions such as "Why do we sing? Why do we pray? Why do some people lift their hands when they sing?"  Good questions! Parents, we've got your backs. Here are the answers!

  • HopeKidsRoc Parents  is a Facebook private group you can join where you can safely connect with other families for good times and social interaction. Do you miss interacting with other families in the hallways of school, or the sports field? Ask questions, share advice and feel comfortable that this group is monitored and information can not be shared outside of it.
  • Click here to go there. Be sure to join!

Click here for the form. Be sure to email this completed from to Kids@sharethehope.org.

Upcoming Events

4th & 5th grade events

For questions about Grades 4&5, email Mike Duran at michaeljduran@outlook.com

12/12 Ice Rink at Genesee Valley Sports Complex, Indoor Arena  131 Elmwood Ave

2:30 – 3:30 pm, arrive between 2:00-2:15 PM to allow time to check in and rent skates.

Cost: Skate Rental is $3. Adults $5 to skate. Under age 18 $2 to skate. Spectators are free.

Socks required – 2 pairs recommended, they are not provided at the arena.

Masks required.

Questions please call or text: Mike Duran at 585-694-6075 or Kristine Duran at 585-313-4432.

Click here to  REGISTER


Sunday & Family Events

Click on  title to register and printable to save a pdf of details.

12/3 Gingerbread Bash Family Event 
Join us this year for the “Gingerbread Bash.” It’s a fun, hands-on way for the whole family to celebrate Christmas together! We’ll make a gingerbread nativity, play games, hear the Christmas story from the Bible, and discover that sometimes the greatest gift comes in the most ordinary box. You do not want to miss it!  REGISTER before Nov 20th!

I'm New

If you are new, I am happy to chat with you about what Hope Kids can do for you.
Please email BeckyKilbride@sharethehope.org

Hope Kids is Led By:

Director: Kellie Hudson

Hope Kids is Led By:

Ministry Team Leader: Becky Kilbride