Welcome to Hope Youth

Hope Youth is a ministry of Hope Church for 6th to 12th grade, age 11 to 18 year old students. If you’re visiting us for the first time, welcome! Scroll for more information about our program.

Together we learn to talk and walk with Jesus.  Various activities engage us know, love and celebrate our faith and one another. In all we do, our hope is to share the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ as we gather, grow, give and go together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Middle School/Junior High students are invited to attend 678 (6th-8th grade) activities. These meet usually on Sunday mornings. 

High School students are invited to be a part of 912 (9th – 12th grade) activities. These events are intermittent.

Quest to Confirmation or simply “Quest” is a program for 7th-8th grade students ready to explore their faith in depth and become a member of the church. There are 12 sessions on Mondays throughout the school year.

Activities without these labels are most often for all youth (6th-12th grade), unless otherwise specified.

Fill out this registration form  to signup for regular student program communications.

Most, Sundays you can find our youth gathering together upstairs or in the cafe, serving in other ministries and in worship services.

Weekly, monthly and special events change each season. Bookmark the Hope Youth Calendar for details on when, where and who each event is for.

Also you can visit the Events section of the Hope App for details. Text with this link for the Hope App.

Respond on the rsvp form  for upcoming one-time events like Retreats, monthly One Hope gathering and volunteer training.

Special events like retreats may require a youth event form with emergency contact and health information.  A link will be sent to parents for this if it needs to be filled out for a student.

Fill out our registration form  to signup for regular student program communications and service teams.  i.e. 678, Quest to Confirmation, 912 and Flower City Work Camp.


For Hope Youth events, please enter by the west door labeled “Kids and Youth Ministry entrance” unless otherwise directed.

Hope Youth gatherings are most often in “Higher Ground” upstairs, on the second level.

  • To get there, take a right toward the hallway from Kids/Youth door and enter the stairs (or elevator further down the hall) labeled “Hope Youth”. 

The Gym is in the middle of the building, on the first level.

  • It is to the left from either entrance down a short hallway.  Look for signs on the wall.

The Gathering Place Cafe is on the ground level left of the main entrance doors on the right down the hall.
From the Kids/Youth door follow the hall until a left turn through double doors.   Cafe is across on the left.

Doors lock shortly after event start times. Please, call (585)723-4673 ext 151, if locked out! (or knock really loud). Texting can be missed due to music or teaching.

Meeting place changes will be communicated via Remind & Hope App.  

Hope Youth is directed by John Brown with support from a wonderful team of volunteer mentors and parents.

Send our team a message

Communication to youth and parents are shared on:

A Note from the Youth Director

Students, parents and those on mission serving Jesus… I welcome you to connect with me about anything!  Crazy ideas to crippling doubts… my heart is to have a listening ear and be an active eye to see God at work building His kingdom…around and within you. Connect with me through a method below.

Joyfully Serving Jesus,

John Brown

Director of Youth, Hope Church