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.

Kids Sundays

We will welcome children from young walkers –  5th graders. Doors will open at 9:15 am for the 9:30 am service.  Greece Campus 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

What we are learning:

If you’ve ever gotten a little emotional during your favorite Disney or Pixar movie, you know animation is a powerful tool to not only tell big stories, but to make us feel big feelings, too! In this four-week series, we’ll look at some stories of the Old Testament prophets as we explore some of those feelings. These stories will remind kids that God cares about our big feelings. With God, we can all feel secure, comforted, valued, and loved, even when our emotions tell us otherwise.

September Scripture Reading Plan

Upcoming Events

4th & 5th grade events

Questions about 4th & 5th Grade Events? Call/email Laura Quant at  laurali4620@yahoo.com or cell 585-730-1596.
 
Sept 25th:4TH & 5TH Grade Kickoff 
 10:40 am-12:30 am  
Bring your roller skates and bikes to the Greece Campus, we will play Gaga ball and roll around the parking lot!!! Pizza provided.
REGISTER NOW
 
Oct 23rd  Code Ninjas, time to be confirmed
 
Nov 13th Basketball and snacks at the Greece campus
12:30 -2 pm
 
December 18th Bowling
 
Jan 22nd Bake Cookies for Others 
12:30 – 2 pm at the Greece Campus
 
Feb 12th Family Sledding Party at Greece Campus (youth invited) cardboard and duct tape sled making competition 
Hot cocoa
12:30 – 2 pm
 
March 19th Roller Skating at Horizon
 
April 23rd Movie Time!
at Greece Campus 12:30 – 2pm
 
May 21 Picnic at Basil Marella Park in Greece
 

 

Sunday & Family Events

Indoor Playcenter at Greece Campus is open every Sunday from 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Socks & parental supervision required.
 
 
 

September 18, Back to School Family Activity

We will pray together with the children for the new school year. There will  be an opportunity to help your child create a cool backpack tag, and gather some items to help them remember that God loves them while they are at school.

Greece Campus: Join us in Kids Theater following dismissal.

Brockport Campus: Join us in the Kids area (same activities)
 

September 25th 2nd & 3rd Grade Cooking Club! 10:35 am at the Greece Campus REGISTER NOW

October 16th Bible Sunday for 2nd Grade REGISTER NOW Questions? Email BeckyKilbride@sharethehope.org

October 23rd  K/1st Cooking Club 10:35 am at the Greece campus

December 11th 2nd/3rd Grade Dessert Cooking Club 10:35 am at the Greece campus

December 18th K/1st Grade Dessert Cooking Club 10:35 am at the Greece campus

 

Hope Kids Parent Resources

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

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.

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO IN CHURCH?

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. Click here

Wondering how to discuss the war in Ukraine with your kids? Read this: 

3 ways to teach your kids a biblical worldview of war - Google Docs

Talking to the God of creation  with your kids and for your kids is so powerful! 

Here is a great idea from DaySpring. 

5 Scripture verses to pray over your children daily:

1. John 3:16

We must pray for our children’s salvation. Let us come before the Lord daily, praying for them to know Him personally, to love Him and desire to follow Him.

Lord, may my child know and understand your love for him/her. May he/she understand that you showed your love to us by sending your son, Jesus, to die for us. And may my child respond to your love by believing in your son, so that he/she may not perish, but have everlasting life.

2. Mark 12:30-31

It’s also important that our children love God and, from that love, show love to others as well. This can take many forms and have many points of application.

For example, instead of praying for God to make my son less disobedient, I can ask God to give my son a heart that loves the Lord his God with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his mind and with all his strength, and that from this love will flow a desire for obedience.

God, may your spirit move within my child’s heart so that he/she will love you with all his/hir heart, soul, mind and strength. May he/she love you with every part of his/her being, and may that love be the catalyst for loving the people around him/her. May my child’s friends, family and neighbors see you because of the love that they show.

3. Ephesians 4:29

Let us also pray for our children to have kind and healing words. This is an extension of how they can show God’s love, and one of the most practical examples of it.

Lord God, I pray that you keep any unwholesome talk from coming out of my child’s mouth. Please only allow what is helpful for building others up and may his/her words benefit those who listen. May my child’s words bring healing, instead of damage, and serve as a balm over a wound.

4. Joshua 1:9

Each day our children are going out into the world and facing a whole spectrum of ills and dangers, whether verbally, visually or physically. It is important to pray for God to give them courage as they go to school, to play with friends, to events and elsewhere.

God, I know that you have commanded my child to be strong and courageous. I pray that he/she will put his/her trust in you, so that he/she will not be terrified or discouraged. May my child know that you are always with him/her and that you are greater than anything he/she will face in the world. God, give my child courage and give him/her peace.

5. Matthew 28:18-20

Finally, let us pray that our children have a spirit of evangelism.

Lord God, I pray that you will use my child mightily in the advancement of your kingdom. May he/she go forth boldly, speaking the Gospel and making disciples wherever he/she goes. May my child be led by the spirit to teach your word without shame or embarrassment, and may people come to faith because of his/her witness.”

Celebrating often feels like a fun thing to do when we have extra time, but I would like to make the argument that we would be better off making celebration a priority! There are a million things (big and small) that you have to celebrate as a parent, but often those can feel secondary to all of the responsibilities you have. So let’s pause for a moment and talk about all of the amazing things you can celebrate this week! Time to Celebrate!

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

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Hope Kids is Led By:

Director: Kellie Hudson

Hope Kids is Led By:

Ministry Team Leader: Becky Kilbride