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 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 split children into groups:

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

What we are learning right now:

The internet helps us learn how to do so many things! From new skate tricks and viral recipes to helpful hacks, there’s a “how-to” for almost everything. But is there a tutorial video for how to follow God? This four-week series is kind of like that — thanks to some tutorials from Jesus! Each week, we’ll focus on one of Jesus’ teachings from the Sermon on the Mount as we learn “how to” make a difference, love our enemies, share with others, and pray.

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.
 
Feb 23rd Family Sledding Party at Greece Campus (youth invited) cardboard and duct tape sled making competition! Meet us in the 45 space next to they gym for pizza. 4th & 5th graders: Bring your friends!
11:30 am – 1:30 pm No registration needed. 
 
March 19th Roller Skating at Horizon 
1:00 – 3:oo pm REGISTER NOW
 
April 23rd Movie Time!
at Greece Campus 12:30 – 2pm
 
May 21 Picnic at Basil Marella Park in Greece2323

Sunday & Family Events

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

February 23rd February Break Fun Day! at Greece Campus 9:30 – noon, ages 0 up through 5th grade. Pizza available $2 slice, cash only, order that morning.  REGISTER NOW

March 26 K-3rd Grade Cooking Club 10:45 am at the Greece Campus

May 14 K-3rd Grade Cooking Club 10:45 am at the Greece Campus

Hope Kids Parent Resources

Understand that from time to time, we will put pictures on Hope Church’s social media accounts (facebook, instagram), the website, and that staff may take pictures on their personal phones for such purposes. At the end of the school year, staff will delete all photos from their phones and accounts.

Photo Opt-out Form

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