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WELCOME TO HOPE YOUTH ROC

WE AREN'T MEETING IN PERSON, BUT WE ARE MEETING ONLINE!  

See below for how to stay connected while schools are closed.

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HOPE YOUTH ONLINE DURING COVID-19

STUDENTS:  Join Pastor Greg on Instagram Live on the Hope Youth Instagram here and on Zoom so we can see each other.  He'll be bringing some encouragement every school day for our high school youth at 2:00 and our middle school youth at 3:00.  On Sundays, we Zoom at noon after watching the message on Hope's YouTube at 11.

To join us in the group video chat in Zoom, please download the Zoom app and message us for the Meeting ID.  Note that you'll need to use your real name to be let in from the Zoom waiting room as we won't let in any "Zoom bombers."

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

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

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Watch this space for our next event or check our Calendar tab for future dates like Fall Retreat.

Confirmation 2020

Confirmation 2020 has been moved back four weeks to Sunday, May 31st, at 1pm.  Please join us 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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Watch this space for our next event or check our Calendar tab for future dates.  See the button below for mission trip information.

NOT ALONE: PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT

2nd & 4th Mondays from 4 to 5 pm -- meeting virtually during COVID-19

Led by Regan Ritzler and Pam Devos, this group for high school youth (and their friends) meets twice a month.  This isn’t a “therapy group” but a low-key conversation about life.  It’s comforting to know you are not alone, and you are seen and loved despite your struggles. 

EVERY WEEK AT HOPE YOUTH ROC

Hope Youth cancelled

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. Cancelled until further notice.

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.
  • We give a Hope Youth logo tee to all youth (check out the new ones in the picture at the top of this page!), but if you would like to buy extra Hope Youth merch, we have Hope Youth logo gear upstairs at the Youth Ministry office:
    • We still have hoodies ($25) available in every size but Medium.
    • Tie-dyed Hope Youth tees ($10) were made by our 912 Youth and are available in every size.  
    • We have lots of Hope Youth water bottles ($5).  Note:  not dishwasher-safe.
Hope Youth merch

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.