Children's Ministry

Updates from the Children's Ministry.

  1. AtHome Weekly available online for parents

    Dear Parents,

    As a way to partner with you as you disciple your children, we are happy to provide you with a PDF of the AtHome Weekly handout.

    AtHome Weeklies are far more than a “Take-Home” page: they allow you to pre-teach the Bible lesson that will be taught next Sunday morning in our kids’ classes at Hope Chapel.  They are a valuable tool which can equip you to be the primary nurturers of your children’s faith in your home during the week.

    Take some time this week to read through the scripture passages and do a couple of the activities with your children. You’ll be glad you did!

    Family Together Time for March 17

    Threes AtHome Weekly for March 10-31

    Prek:K AtHome Weekly for March 17

    Elementary Take Home Page March 17

  2. Come watch The Pilgrim’s Progress on March 20

    Just in time for spring break:

    Hope Chapel has been chosen as a pre-release location of the new movie, The Pilgrim’s Progress. We’ll play on the playground and eat dinner outside starting at 5. The movie will begin at 6:15 in the sanctuary. Bring a friend!

    Contact Emily Harris for more details.

     

  3. Theatrical Troupe Beginning

    Please consider this request I am about to make. I very certainly feel the Lord is attempting to stir up a long-dormant theatrical component at Hope Chapel. I am convinced the Lord is using Nance Friedman to spearhead this move.

    The word discusses how we are given apostles, prophets, teachers, preachers for the building up of the Body for acts of service. I feel some of those acts of service of our Body at Hope will be theatrical works of service, of which our members will perform. If it is the Lord, then He doesn’t need professionals but willing hearts.

    To quote the initial message of Nance : ”

    “Whether it’s Shakespeare, Spielberg or Sorkin – we are drawn to theater and drama!  Hope Chapel has a long tradition of art, music and theater and we are ready to start a regular time and place for thespians and hopeful thespians to come together and prepare drama to be shared at Hope.

    Generally we will be meeting the first and third Saturdays of the month from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.  Ages 13 – 100 welcome! 

    March dates are modified for Spring Break (16th, and 30th of March are the modified meeting dates).

    Questions?  Please reach out to Nance Friedman 512/888-2629 or Kevin Daniel (text) 512-367-0339.”

     

    Please do not consider your lack of experience or even your schedule, but consider His ability to empower you. He used an unread fisherman to speak to kings, surely he can use a simple accountant or housewife to perform a script which illustrates a sermon on a Sunday.

    So, to recap the specifics: first meeting is March 16th, 2nd meeting is March 30th. For every meeting AFTER MARCH we will meet on the first and third Saturdays of the month, ALWAYS AT 3:30-5:30 P.M. IN 2ND GRADE CLASSROOM.

     

    We used to do this very kind of thing at Hope Chapel, and it unquestionably enriched our corporate lives, our community, our teaching ministry, and even our worship. This is good.

  4. What to Expect on Sundays–Parents

    The remodel is over and all of our kids’ classes are being held in the education wing of our main building again. Please join us for the fun as we reacquaint ourselves with the familiar spaces that are new again.

    Your first stop on Sunday morning should be at a HopeKids Check In Kiosk. You will find one in the Family Room and another in the coffee shop. Print out name tags for each of your kids fifth grade and younger. Each child in our program needs to wear a nametag to class.

    Classes for kids in Kindergarten and younger are on the ground floor. The rooms are marked to make it simple to find the one you need. Elementary classes are held upstairs and are also labeled.

    Currently, all kids’ classes begin at 9:55 on Sunday. Age-appropriate worship, Bible lessons and games abound in all of our spaces.

    As always, there will be friendly people in blue HopeKids t-shirts to help you in any way needed.

    Let the celebrations begin!

     

  5. 02-20-19 Arts Ministry Weekly Update

    02-20 Art Ministry Weekly Update

     

    Last Friday’s Art Salon were HUGE successes, according to all attendees, and much enthusiasm was shared for upcoming salons. Both North and South salons were roughly equal in size.


    A big announcement: the regular Wednesday Family Night Art Group, which meets in the Art Studio, will HAVE A CHANGE OF FORMAT. From this point onward we will discuss and open-create at the same time, in the same space (the Art Studio). At the beginning of each meeting we will be lead in an opening prayer, a short liturgy, and a brief art presentation, all before opening the evening to discussion and creation. Those desiring less conversation while they create can spill over into the Coffee Shop area (or wear earbuds, I guess, LOL).

    This semester we will continue our study of Madeliene L’Engle’s “Walking on Water”, in contrast to the context of Geno’s sermon this past Wednesday (notable surrounding his section on Art Ministry); those in conjunction with the TedTalk by Oscar Eustis, “Why theater is essential to democracy.” As to the latter, I want to suggest the term “art” be heard everywhere theater is used, and “ministry” be heard everywhere democracy is used. (Spoiler Alert: it’s likely to become a “dramatic” conversation.)

     

    Upcoming:

     

    Keep your eyes open for upcoming information on the new Hope Theater Group, led by Nance Friedman, and working out of Hope Chapel.

     

    Likewise, we currently are soliciting written and visual art for our upcoming gallery show, “Gates and Fences: How we Enter” Deadline is noon, Tuesday 02-26, and sign-up (on the Art Ministry page of Hope.Org) is required. Check out Realm for earlier post containing some of the many numerous scriptural addresses one might consider.

     

    Maker’s Market is coming soon, so sign-up for space now, or contact Carnie and Ashley Littlefield. See www.HopeArts.Org for details.

  6. Call for Submissions: “Gates & Fences”

    Hey, Kevin here. Go take some pictures of / write upon / paint  Gates and Fences… of eyes and ears and city gates and mouths and libraries and all other kinds of “Gates” … of stiff arms and bibles in glass book cases and cloth-draped TVs and protective things and unplugged radios and all other kinds of “fences”…. all centered around the metaphor of gates and fences in scripture.

    Written submissions should be one page or less, poetry or flash fiction or reflection or memoir, all centered around the metaphor of gates and fences in scripture.

    Submissions due by 02-26 NOON. Will need jpegs of submissions and the “submissions form” filled out on Hope.Org  All physical products have to be to Hope Chapel by 02-29 NOON.

    You should come to the gallery opening  if you are or are not in the show:  on 03-02 Saturday @ 6:30-9:00 PM.

    Contact Gallery Manager with item-specific questions, or see general rules for submissions. Contact Arts Ministry Director for questions as well.

     

    Gallery Show Submissions Form

    Gallery Show Submissions Form
    • Name of show you are entering.
    • Phone
    • Email
    • Medium / Type of Submission
    • Description -- briefly describe your piece, its concept, dimensions, special requirements (this shall used for artist card signage). Include any artist statement that goes along with piece (as it will be taken directly from this form). JPEGs to be emailed directly to Director or Gallery Manager.
    • Have you read Submissions Guidelines on http://www.hopearts.org/gallery-shows-entry-form.html
    • Opening and Panel Discussion Question -- If you plan to attend gallery opening, you would be willing to ...

     

     

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