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WELCOME TO HOPE YOUTH ROC

WE CAN MEET ONLINE EVEN IF WE CAN'T MEET IN PERSON!  

See below for how to stay connected while we stay at home.  If you are not receiving our email updates, please click here to be added to our database.  ***Mark your calendar for our (in-person!) Senior Sunday: Drive-In Edition on Sunday, June 14 -- details below.

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HOPE YOUTH ONLINE DURING COVID-19

STUDENTS:  It's hard not to be together in person, so we're providing 4 opportunities each week to gather.  Pastor Greg starts with Instagram Live on the Hope Youth Instagram here, but please download the Zoom app so we can see each other:

  • Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday our high school youth meet at 2:00 and then our middle school youth meet at 3:00 for a Minute Message, some games or other connection points, and a closing prayer. 
  • On Sundays, we Zoom at noon(ish) to discuss the message after watching the 11:15 service online here

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 to prevent "Zoom bombers."

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Join us here in our Hope Youth Parents group on Facebook for resources and encouragement in these challenging times. 

  • You are also invited to join Pastor Greg every Tuesday night at 7pm for a Parent Zoom videochat. 
  • 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)​​​​​​

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June 28 from 2:00 - 3:30 in the parking lot at Hope

Join us to welcome our incoming 6th graders with a socially-distanced welcome event on Sunday, June 28.  More details will come via email the week before (based on current state guidelines), but plan on bringing chalk along with your own chair, snack, and mask.

Confirmation 2020

Confirmation 2020 has been moved back to this fall to Sunday, October 4th, at 1pm.  Please mark your calendar for this special service to celebrate the faith journey of our 18 confirmands.

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

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June 14 from 3 to 5pm in the parking lot at Hope

It's time to celebrate the Class of 2020 with a drive-in celebration:  think trunk-or-treat party in reverse!  Our grads will line the perimeter of the parking lot and you're invited to drop by and bring them your best wishes before they leave Hope Youth.  Due to social distancing guidelines, please bring a mask and know that this will be a no-contact/ no-food event.

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June 28 from 6:30 - 8:00 in the parking lot at Hope

Join us to welcome our incoming 9th graders with a socially-distanced welcome event on Sunday, June 28.  More details will come via email the week before (based on current state guidelines), but plan on bringing chalk along with your own chair, snack, and mask.

EVERY WEEK AT HOPE YOUTH ROC

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JOIN US SUNDAYS... 

  • 678 Youth Gathering Time: 9:30 to 10:50 every Sunday morning upstairs in our Higher Ground space, led primarily by Pastor Greg.  Join your middle school friends for fun in the game room, teaching, and small groups.  Cancelled until further notice.
  • 912 Youth Gathering Time: 6:30 to 8:30 every Sunday evening upstairs in our Higher Ground space, led by Pastor Greg and Brian Barnard. All high schoolers are welcome as we come together to hang out, eat, worship, learn as a large group, and then break out for small group discussion and prayer. Cancelled until further notice.

...AND WEDNESDAYS!

  • Hope Youth Wednesdays: 6:30 to 8:30pm Wednesdays during the school year for grades 6 to 12.  We start at 6:30 with Bible study:  678 Youth meet in the Higher Ground Game Room with Pastor Greg while 912 Youth meet in the Higher Ground Cafe with Diana Strand.  At 7:30, we transition to the gym (FLC) for games or service projects. Hope Youth Wednesdays will resume next school year.

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) made by our 912 Youth are available in every size.  
    • 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 are in office (upstairs in the Higher Ground youth space) Tuesdays through Fridays.  Please fill out the contact form for an appointment or more information.