Children's Ministry

Updates from the Children's Ministry.

  1. Children’s Baptism Classes Coming in May

    Dear Parents,

    Two baptism classes (taught by Pastor Matt)  are scheduled for Saturday, May 11 (9:30-11:30am) and Wednesday, May 29 (6 – 7:30pm). If your child has expressed interest in being baptized this year, please plan on attending these classes. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend with their children. Childcare will be provided by contacting Hala.

    The baptism service will be on June 9, 2024. This service will be followed by an outdoor water fun day on our playground, as is our custom.

    We’ve designed the baptism classes to help parents decide whether or not their children are ready for baptism. If you are unsure about whether or not this is the right year, class number one will help you decide.

    Adults who would like to be baptized should simply contact Pastor Matt. He will be happy to talk with you!

    Let Hala know if you have any kid-related questions!


  2. Parent/Child Class & Dedications coming in April

    Dear Parents of Hope,

    Our next Parent/Child Dedication class is Saturday, April 6 – we’ll cover the “why” of child dedications and principles for creating a Christian home. If you want to dedicate a child this spring or simply be encouraged in your parenting journey, please join Pastor Matt Ryniker and Children’s Ministry Director, Hala Tompkins for an evening of encouragement and equipping as you prepare to dedicate the newest member of your family to the Lord Jesus.

    Class starts at 9:30am and we’ll be done by 11. Sign up for the class and childcare by emailing hala.


  3. Childcare Worker Training on January 3

    Hope Chapel’s childcare workers and Sunday School volunteers are invited to learn tools from Sara Combs, MA, LPC and Cindy Martin, OT about ways to interact with all of our Hope kids in the spirit of TBRI  and relational connection.

    Join us for dinner and great conversation. Register here.

    Contact Mandy or Hala for more details

  4. Parent & Child Dedication Class

    Dear Parents of Hope,

    Have you recently added a child to your household? Is it time for you to dedicate yourself to raising this little person in ways that honor the Lord Jesus? Are you looking for support and encouragement as you labor to create a Christian home for your family?

    You are invited to join Pastor Matt Ryniker in a conversation about why we dedicate our children and how we can walk out our commitment faithfully. We’ll also discuss common parenting issues and have a time of questions and answers. Couples are encouraged to attend these classes together.

    We will meet on Wednesday, October 25 from 6-7:30pm.

    The dedication service is scheduled for Sunday, November 12, 2023

    Sign up for the classes and childcare by contacting Hala.

  5. HopeKids Classes at 10am Service — What to Expect on Sunday Morning

    Dear Parents,

    The HopeKids ministry is happy to be able to provide classes for kids of all ages on Sunday mornings! Currently our HopeKids classes start at 10am and includes age-appropriate worship for all ages. Here’s what to expect this Sunday.

    When you arrive, a greeter will escort you to the coffee shop. There you will find the HopeKids kiosk and check in station. One of our friendly volunteers will be glad to get your kids registered and checked in for the morning.

    Feel free to accompany your children to class and then participate in the adult worship service. Pick your kids up from their classroom when the service ends.

    We look forward to meeting you and your kids this Sunday at Hope Chapel!

  6. Classroom Helper Training — August 27

    All junior high and high school students who want to help in Sunday morning HopeKids’ classes are invited to join Mrs. Hala for a brief training session following the Sunday Service on August 27. We’ll discuss what makes a helper truly great, how to become a regular helper, and what other opportunities are available for those who want to serve but not in a classroom.

    We will meet in the Lighthouse at 12:00 and be done by 1pm.

    RSVP to Mrs. Hala or just show up. All are welcome.