Hope Youth is a ministry for 6th to 12th grade students to love and walk with Jesus together. Faith & friendships are built-up through weekly gatherings, special events and community service. Youth are connected to God through study of the Bible and watching Him work in lives. They are engaged in deeper conversations to consider what it means for God to show up and challenged to live that out in their lives.
Hope Youth also has a Discord server.
About Hope Youth
High school students (912 Youth) gather on Thursday nights and middle school students (678 Youth) on Sunday mornings. Quest to Confirmation for 7th & 8th graders meet on select Mondays and Saturdays.
Where do we meet? All youth meet in our Higher Ground space upstairs. Enter by the west door by the playground, the “Kids and Youth Ministry entrance” for all activities. Take a right toward the hallway and enter the stairwell labeled “Hope Youth”.
Covid Protocol Update
(January 10, 2022)
Below is the updated Hope protocol. Please know that we continually monitor the changing situation with Covid in our community. If and when changes are made, they will be communicated.
All Inside Hope Premises
All those entering Hope premises (Greece and Brockport) two and older are required to be masked. Masks are readily available at all entrances.
All Staff / Volunteers
If you are not feeling well (Covid symptoms or not), please report this to your supervisor. Do not come to Hope.
If you test positive to Covid or experience Covid symptoms, please report this to your supervisor and Bev Janosky (in my absence, PK). This enables us to keep a pulse on cases within Hope, along with any spread. Please follow Monroe County guidelines, which are displayed below.
For those who test positive is as follows:
- For the general population: Five days of isolation where the day of symptom onset is day zero for symptomatic people and the day the positive sample was collected for asyptomatic people, followed by five days of wearing a well-fitting mask, so long as symptoms are at least resolving by the end of the five days of isolation.
- For the moderately-severely immunocompromised: Continue to follow the standard, not shortened guidance.
- For those unable to wear a well-fitting mask for five days after a five-day isolation: Continue to follow the standard, not shortened guidance.
If exposed to Covid 19,
- For those who are fully vaccinated but have not had a booster shot and are eligible for one: Quarantine for five days and wear a well-fitting mask while around others for an additional five days.
- For those who are fully vaccinated and boosted, or fully vaccinated but ineligible for a booster shot: No quarantine required, but they should wear a well-fitting mask while around others for 10 days after the last date of exposure.
- For both: Test at day five if possible or if symptoms appear.
For 6th, 7th & 8th grade students
Sunday mornings grades 6 to 8 have a large gathering studying the Bible together, smaller groups to discuss and engaging activities to foster community.
Sundays 9:15 – 10:45 am
January 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
Quest to Confirmation is a two year journey for 7th & 8th graders to discover the Christian faith and how to make it their own.
Select Mondays 6:30 – 8:00 pm
17 (cancelled), 31
No meeting 1/24
For 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade students
Weeknights grades 9th- 12th engage Bible study in large and small groups. Snacks, games and activities are often part of each gathering.
912 Youth Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm
January 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
Join us for prayer, conversation and snack.
Meeting starts in the Gathering Place Cafe.
Sundays 10:45 am – 11:15 am
Next meeting TBD
Meetings are once or twice a month at this time.
Community Service Day Cancelled
ALL HOPE YOUTH ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED TODAY, JAN. 17 DUE TO THE WEATHER. OUR COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY AND QUEST TO CONFIRMATION IN THE EVENING IS ALSO CANCELLED.
All Youth Gym Night
6:30 – 8:00 pm, open to any 6th – 12th grade students.
No registration required.
^Masking is required
Snow Day Event
TBA after a good snowfall
In partnership with Kids Min we’ll invite families together for a day of Snow Fun. Save your large cardboard for a sled-building contest and race! More details to come
Friday, March 25th to Saturday, March 26, 2022
Hosted at LeTourneau Christian Center we will gather as a Quest to Confirmation class to explore the Sacraments under the instruction of Pastor Kirk and enjoy the beauty around Lake Canandaigua.
Parents are invited too, overnight or for meals. Time with and apart from the students will be planned into the parent schedule.
Register & Pay Online. Early Bird Discount until January 16th. Scholarships are available upon request.
Hope Youth Serving Others
If you have a heart for serving others, there are lots of ways for you to serve through Hope Church!
Check with your school to see if you can qualify for community service hours too.
For 678 & 912 Youth
- Sarah could use your help with restocking the Food Pantry in the Center 4 Hope, see the sign up here. (Ages 13 and under need to serve with an adult.) Any questions, please email Sarah Jacobs.
- Becky could use your help on Kids’ Sundays (Small Group Leader, Check-In Team, Kids Worship Leader, at-home craft prep and more), click here for more details and to sign up. For additional questions, email Becky Kilbride.
- Natalie manages the free book ministry for kids in the lives of those who visit the Center 4 Hope. Help is needed sorting and curating the donations of used books. If you’re an aspiring librarian or just want to help, email Natalie Smith.
For 912 Youth Only
- Leanne needs help in the Gathering Place Cafe. It’s a once a month commitment. There are 2 shifts, 8:15-10:30 or 10:30-12:45. Free coffee/lattes when you serve. And a great recommendation for either National Honor Society/scholarship applications/job references. 15 years old and older, email Leanne Bohn.
- Paul needs help with the Tech Arts Team, either in the tech booth, tech office, or as a stage handler, click here for more details and to sign up. For additional questions, contact Paul Christopher.
- More service opportunities at Hope Church can be found here.
Hope Youth FAQs
This is the name for our Youth Ministry program here at Hope Church. It’s open to all Youth from 6th Grade to 12th Grade and is led by John Brown, our Youth Director. Our mission is to walk with youth, discipling them in faith, life, and mission.
The name of our high-school aged Youth Ministry (grades 9 through 12).
The name of our junior high/middle-school aged Youth Ministry for students in grades 6 to 8.
The area for Youth Ministry is located above the south Preschool hallway. There is a stairwell at each end and an elevator for access. It used to be called the “Upper Room”, so you may hear that term also.
Higher Ground is the name for our Youth Ministry area, the only second-story area on campus. It was completely renovated at the end of 2017 to provide Youth an attractive and functional area to meet.
IMPORTANT packet of emergency information for ALL YOUTH, required before participating in any Hope Youth outing. It provides us with everything from contact information to medical conditions, so that we can keep our Youth connected and safe. It can be filled out online here and is good for one school year.
Our weekly time with youth may include worship, prayer, teaching, small groups, games, service and community building. In other churches, this may be called “Sunday School” or “Youth Group.”
Quest to Confirmation is the a program that meets weekly from September to April. It’s most often 7th and 8th Grade Youth who are learning what is means to follow Jesus as a member of the church. Youth are Confirmed after the 2nd year, typically on the first Sunday in May.