The families that attend Hope Church are so special to us. Caring, growing and being able to help teach their kids that Jesus loves them brings such joy! Here is Kristy’s story:
What was it that initially brought you to Hope Church?
My husband and I were attending a church he grew up in, but there were no young kids or families there and nothing for our kids to do during or after the church service. We started looking for a new church. My husband and I both attended a Catholic school from K through 12 grade and we wanted to send our girls to a Christian preschool if possible. We had friends who attended Hope, so we decided to check it out. We were excited that we recognized so many faces from the community, such as storytime. We loved that there were many opportunities (Dadfest, dinners, Sunday School and the playground) for our kids to get comfortable before they even started school.
How was it attending the church service for the first time?
Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. We loved the music. Our oldest daughter, Grace, was able to attend her own Sunday school class, which made it so much easier for us to pay attention at the service.
What has been your experience with your girls enrolled in the preschool?
We couldn’t ask for more loving preschool teachers! They have taught our girls to love Jesus and know He loves them!! We love that we can come to school for special events, go on field trips and share snacks/birthday celebrations. All the teachers know and care about our family. We look forward to having continued relationships with them even after our girls graduate from Hope preschool.
How has your involvement in the preschool impacted your involvement at church?
It has been wonderful for our kids to be able to go to school at Hope for so many years with the same teachers and families. Hope has given us so much, especially with the extra care for our youngest daughter, Mae, who has brittle bone disease and also when their papa passed away this past August, that we naturally want to give back (donations, VBS, volunteering). Mae was baptized here. We have been able to stay connected with old friends as well as make many new friendships. There are plenty of younger families who are going through the same things as us with our children. Our family is looking forward to continuing to grow in our faith and strengthening the friendships we have made here.