If you’re in 6th to 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!


FCWC 2021:  Due to the pandemic, FCWC 2021 will be June 28 to July 2 with no overnights and a cap of 400 students.  Our 912 Youth have decided to do the Pittsburgh 2021 mission trip instead that week, but Hope 7th and 8th graders may register for Flower City Work Camp on February 1 if there are still student spaces available.  Hope adults are still welcome to volunteer -- Required Leader apps close March 19.

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

678 Youth wednesdays

On Zoom on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30

We're looking forward to seeing you in 2021!  We will be meeting entirely online, live on Zoom  -- more details below.  No pre-registration is required (since we are not meeting in person), but please email youth@sharethehope.org if you need our Zoom log-in link.

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

Jan 2021 912

912 youth sundays

On Zoom on Sunday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30

Can't wait to see you in 2021!  We'll be changing format at bit and meeting only on Zoom as we start the new year -- more details below.  No need to sign up in advance (since we're online only) and friends are welcome -- just email us at youth@sharethehope.org if you don't have our Zoom link.  


Jan 2021 ALL

Due to rising Covid cases in our area, Hope has returned to gathering only online at this time.  Our weekly schedule is as follows:

  • 678 WEDNESDAYS from 6:30 to 7:30 -- Wednesday nights for grades 6 to 8 now encompass our former Quest program and have large group sessions led by Roger Dahl or Pastor Greg and small group breakouts with our awesome Small Group Leaders.  As we start the new year, we'll be on Zoom for the entire evening, though it will be available on YouTube if you can't make Wednesday nights.  (For more details on the program changes for middle schoolers at Hope, see the Quest tab.)
  • 912 SUNDAYS from 6:30 to 7:30 -- As we move back online (and entirely on Zoom), our Sunday nights may look different from week to week.  Many Sundays will include large group teaching led by Pastor Greg, Brian Barnard or others and end with our small group breakouts with our fantastic Small Group Leaders.  Going forward, some Sundays will have a more social focus, whether it's games or other online events and some will be devoted to small group time.  

If you are not receiving our email updates (that contain our Zoom meeting ID and password), please click here to be added to our database or message us for the link.


  • Pastor Greg holds a Parent Zoom videochat on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.  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 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 top photo) to all youth, but we have additional Hope Youth merch available in the Youth Ministry office:
    • Black logo hoodies ($25) -- limited sizes left! (4 XS & 3 S)
    • Tie-dyed Hope Youth tees ($10) -- made by our Youth.  
    • Hope Youth water bottles ($5) -- not dishwasher-safe.
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All events require advance registration and a current Youth Participation Packet.

Please let us know if emergency or health information changes.


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

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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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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.