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WELCOME TO HOPE YOUTH ROC

Whether it’s tech, transitions, time or troubles, if you’re in 6th-12th grade, you are in a unique season of life at a crazy time in history! You need the stability of a God who knows all of the concerns of your hearts and speaks the Good News of a Savior who covers all your failures at the Cross. We’re here to share Hope with you as you live real lives in the midst of a tough world. Come find God’s truth, guidance, and community. Come get involved at HopeYouthROC!

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Fall Family Fun on Saturday, October 31, 9:30a - 3:00p

For our October event, we are partnering with Hope Kids to host Fall Family Fun in the parking lot at Hope on Saturday, October 31.  Time to get creative with handing out candy while socially distanced!  If you have signed up to host a trunk-or-treat booth, please click HERE for your instructions and HERE for your map.  If you are serving as a host, please click HERE for your instructions.  All volunteers need to complete this Health Screen before arriving.

Coming Events for 678 Youth (grades 6 to 8)​​​​​​

678 Youth Wednesdays

Register now for Oct. 28, 6:30 - 8p in the Higher Ground

Register HERE for this Wednesday -- registration is open until we reach 40 Youth.  Due to current guidelines, masks and pre-registration are required.  For more details on what our Wednesday nights look like (whether in person or online), see the "Weekly at Hope Youth" section below.

Note:  Any time Hope Youth meet in person, you are expected to self-screen according to CDC guidelines and not attend if you: (1) have been in contact with someone presumed to have Covid, (2) have traveled to an area in the past two weeks that requires you to quarantine, or (3) are experiencing any Covid or flu symptoms.

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Coming Events for 912 Youth (grades 9 to 12)​​​​​​​​

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912 YOUTH Sundays

Register now for Nov 1, 6:30 - 8:30p in the Higher Ground

Register HERE for this Sunday -- registration is open until we reach 40 Youth.  Due to current guidelines, masks and pre-registration are required.  For more details on what our Sunday nights look like (whether in person or online), see the "Weekly at Hope Youth" section below.

Note:  Any time Hope Youth meet in person, you are expected to self-screen according to CDC guidelines and not attend if you: (1) have been in contact with someone presumed to have Covid, (2) have traveled to an area in the past two weeks that requires you to quarantine, or (3) are experiencing any Covid or flu symptoms.

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Our Sunday and Wednesday gatherings in the Higher Ground space upstairs at Hope have been on hold since mid-March.  As we re-open, please be aware that Youth access is now through the Kids & Youth door at the SW corner of the building and then up the west stairwell (instead of the elevator stairwell.)  In October, we re-launch our weekly indoor gatherings:

  • 678 WEDNESDAYS from 6:30 to 8pm -- Starting October 7, our new 678 Wednesdays replace our Sunday morning gatherings as well as our weekly Quest classes.  Wednesday nights for grades 6 to 8 include fun & games, large group teaching, and small groups -- for details on the program changes for middle schoolers at Hope, see the Quest tab
  • 912 SUNDAYS from 6:30 to 8:30pm -- We resume our indoor meetings on October 4 when our high schoolers return for their regular Sunday evenings.  Our weekly gatherings open with 30 minutes of hangout time before gathering for our large group teaching and small group breakouts.
  • ONLINE OPTION -- Our Wednesday and Sunday evenings are livestreamed on our YouTube channel.  (Small group breakouts are on Zoom -- message us if you need the link.)  You can also watch them later in the week if you have a conflict on the night we meet.
  • HIGHER GROUND HANGOUT every Sunday before & after worship services -- Our space upstairs is open for Hope Youth to hang out during before or after worship -- doors open at 8:40.

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MORE HOPE YOUTH ROC INFO

  • Pastor Greg holds a Parent Zoom videochat on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.  (1st Tuesdays are for the 2021 Confirmands starting in November.)  Please contact us for the Zoom meeting link.
  • Parents, join us here in our Hope Youth Parents group on Facebook for news, resources, and encouragement.
  • Looking for event pictures or the latest news?  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
  • All Hope Youth events require the Hope Youth Participation Packet (YPP). This only needs to be filled out once each school year.
  • Check the Calendar tab at the top of the page for more coming events and the Service tab for ways to serve.
  • Looking for some resources for family faith formation?  Home Chats are great discussion guides and 90 Days through the New Testament is a fantastic tool in developing a more consistent time with God.
  • We give a Hope Youth logo tee (pictured in the page header) to all youth, but we have additional Hope Youth merch available from the Youth Ministry office:
    • We have hoodies ($25) available in every size but Medium.
    • Tie-dyed Hope Youth tees ($10) were made by our 912 Youth.  
    • Hope Youth water bottles ($5) are plentiful but not dishwasher-safe.
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HOPE YOUTH ROC FAQs

PARTICIPATION PACKET

All events (except weekly gatherings) require advance registration and a current Youth Participation Packet.

Please let us know if emergency or health information changes.

CAN & BOTTLE DRIVE

You can help raise funds for our annual high school summer mission trip by donating your cans & bottles! 

Have a question about Hope Youth?

Let us know below, and Pastor Greg Strand (our Pastor to Youth) or Diana Strand (our Youth Ministry Assistant) will get back to you!

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MEET THE HOPE YOUTH STAFF

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Pastor Greg Strand is our Pastor to Youth at Hope Church.   He joined the staff of Hope Church in July of 2015, moving to Rochester with his family from Oregon.  Read his full bio here.

Diana Strand is the Youth Ministry Assistant -- and Pastor Greg's wife.  Pastor Greg (known as PG to many) and Diana have two teenagers at Hope.

Pastor Greg and Diana hold office hours (upstairs in the Higher Ground youth space) Tuesday through Thursday mornings and by appointment.  Please fill out the contact form for more information.