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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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SUMMER 2020 SCHEDULE

As the weather permits, we're gathering weekly outside at Hope at our campfire ring across from the playground.  See details below in the 678 Youth and 912 Youth sections -- middle schoolers gather on Wednesday nights and high schoolers gather on Sunday nights.

We will meet on Zoom only if the weather doesn't allow us to gather outside:

  • 678 Youth (entering grades 6 to 8) on Wednesday nights at 7pm:  We start with games and fun before Pastor Greg shares a message, wrapping up with discussion and prayer. 
  • 912 Youth (entering grades 9 to 12) on Sunday nights at 7pm:  Join us for some hangout time and games before PG's message.  We wrap up every Sunday with discussion and prayer.  

To join us in the group video chat in Zoom, please message us for the Meeting ID and password.  Note that you'll need to use your real name to be let in from the Zoom waiting room.

 

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Join us here in our Hope Youth Parents group on Facebook for news, resources, and encouragement. 

  • You are invited to join Pastor Greg every other Tuesday night at 7pm for a Parent Zoom videochat -- our next one is August 18. 
  • Looking to take advantage of this extra time with your students at home?  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.

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

678 campfire wednesdays

Weekly, 7 - 8:30 outside at Hope

When weather permits, we will meet at our campfire ring across from the playground instead of meeting on Zoom.  Join us for worship, teaching and/or small groups, and s'mores.  Youth should bring a camp chair and mask -- masks must be worn whenever you are not seated 6 feet from everyone else.  Pre-registration is not required, but guests will need to provide contact information in case contact tracing is needed at a later date.  See the self-screening questions below before you attend.

678 tie-dye night

Wednesday, August 19, 7:00 - 8:30 outside at Hope

For this edition of 678 Wednesday Night Live we will be tie-dyeing outside at Hope.  We'll provide the dye and white cotton masks, but feel free to bring a white t-shirt or socks to dye as well.  Registration closes here on Tuesday, August 18.

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.

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

912 campfire sundays

Weekly, 7 - 8:30 outside at Hope

When weather permits, we will meet at our campfire ring across from the playground instead of meeting on Zoom.  Join us for worship, teaching and/or small groups, and s'mores.  Youth should bring a camp chair and mask -- masks must be worn whenever you are not seated 6 feet from everyone else.  Pre-registration is not required, but guests will need to provide contact information in case contact tracing is needed at a later date.  See the self-screening questions below before you attend.

Save Sunday, Aug. 30 for a special edition of Sunday Night Live:  we'll meet outside at Hope for a Tie-Dye Night.  Registration is open here through Saturday, Aug. 29.

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Wednesday, August 12, 7:30 - 10:00 at the Devos home

Join us for some hangout time, a devotion with Joel, and a farewell to the Class of 2020.  You'll need your mask, a blanket or chair, and a snack/drink for yourself.  Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page if you need Pam's address.

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.

EVERY WEEK AT HOPE YOUTH ROC

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Our Sunday and Wednesday gatherings in the Higher Ground space upstairs at Hope are on hold due to the pandemic.  Watch this space for when we are able to resume our indoor weekly gatherings in person.  Both our middle schoolers (678 Youth) and high schoolers (912 Youth) gather on a weekly basis for fellowship, teaching, and small groups.

If you are not receiving our email updates, please click here to be added to our database.

MORE HOPE YOUTH ROC INFO

  • All Hope Youth events require the Hope Youth Participation Packet (YPP). This only needs to be filled out once each school year.
  • Planning ahead? Our Google calendar of all scheduled events is here.​​
  • Click here for ongoing service opportunities.
  • 90 Days through the New Testament is a great tool for building your time alone 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.