Hope Youth

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Welcome to Hope Youth

If you’re visiting us for the first time, welcome!  Hope Youth is a program for 6th to 12th grade / 12 – 18 year old students.


We learn to love and walk with Jesus, as students and adults together.  Central to our gatherings is discussing the Bible and how it applies to our lives along with activities to help us laugh, think and enjoy being with one another.

In everything we do, our hope is to live the life-changing good news of Jesus Christ as we gather, grow, give and go together.
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  • Masking is optional for all on campus.

High School students attend 912 (9th – 12th grade) and gather on Thursday nights 6:30 – 8:30 pm, some Sundays 10:45  – 11:15 am.

Middle School/Junior High students attend 678 (6th-8th grade) and gather on Sunday mornings 9:15 – 10:45 am.

Youth gatherings are in “Higher Ground” upstairs. Enter by the west door labeled “Kids and Youth Ministry entrance” by the playground. Take a right toward the hallway and enter the stairwell labeled “Hope Youth”. 

Meeting place changes will be sent via Remind and posted with a sign by the entrance. Doors lock 30 minutes after events start. Please, call if locked out!

welcome card is filled out by on campus visitors for emergency contact and follow-up information.  

Prospective visitors can  say hi (or ask any questions) by connecting on Remind.

Special events like overnights and retreats require the Youth Event Form on file that is to be updated annually or as information changes with emergency contact and health information.

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

John can be contacted in Remind. 
by phone: 585-723-4673 ext. 151​
by e-mail: youth@sharethehope.org
or set up a meeting online or in person.

Scroll down for the event board and more details.  A calendar is also available.

Quick links to the most recent and relevant Hope Youth online content is hosted at https://linktr.ee/hopeyouthroc

Event Details

*Events off-campus or overnight require an up to date Youth Event Form
Please update if emergency or health information changes.

All Youth

For 6th to 12th grade students

Join the All Youth Event Remind group

Usually a monthly activity for grades 6th-12th.  Varies month to month.  Enter by the Kids and Youth door.

Color Run and Family Picnic 10:45 pm – 1:00 pm
Meet outside after 678 or 9:30 service on the West Lawn.

All Youth Gym Night 6:30 – 8:30 pm 

June 8
6:30 pm – gather in Gym
7:00 pm – Join i61 for Worship
7:30 – 8:30 – Activity – TBD hiking & volleyball at Basil Moran park.  Shuttle over with church bus.

Flower City Work Camp 2023 is 4/2-4/7

This is for students 7th – 12th grade and adults.

Visit our Flower City page to share your interest in serving in 2023 and see past photos/videos.

Join the FCWC Text Group on Remind

This is an off-campus event and requires a separate registration with Flower City Work Camp.

All Youth are invited to continue growing together in our 9:15 am or 10:45 am morning gatherings.  

9:15 am – Higher Ground
These gatherings are more active.  They involve group games, large group teaching and breakouts for discussions. Snacks are available in the Higher Ground Cafe area.

10:45 am – Gather Place Cafe Conversations
These meet-ups are more casual.  You’ll meet up with other students and a mentor/student leader in the Gathering Place Cafe (downstairs by Gym/Worship Center).  Topics of conversations and table games will be part of these interactions. Cafe Coupons for free items and/or discounts will be available for those who reply they’ll attend the day before.

678 Youth

For 6th, 7th & 8th grade students

Join the 678 Remind group or the Quest to Confirmation group

Sunday mornings grades 6 to 8 have a gathering studying the Bible together, smaller groups to discuss and engaging activities to foster community.

678 Youth
Sundays 9:15 – 10:45 am
we are not meeting on Easter

Quest to Confirmation is a two year journey for 7th & 8th graders to discover the Christian faith and how to make it their own. 

Monday meetings have ended for the 2021 – 2022 program year.

Confirmation Sunday was Sunday, May 1st.

Review learning with online videos:
Series 1: Episode 1 – What?!

912 Youth

For 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade students

Join the 912 Remind group

Weeknights grades 9th- 12th gather for a Bible study followed by activities in Higher Ground and Gym.  

912 Youth Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us for prayer, conversation and drink. 

Meeting is in the Gathering Place Cafe. Text via Remind for cafe order/RSVP for meeting .

Sundays 10:45 am – 11:15 am

Next meetings are planned for 5/29, 6/19, 6/26 and transition to all youth every week in July.

July 30 – Aug 5, Pittsburgh, PA with Praying Pelican Missions

Contact John for more details.