Children's Ministry

Updates from the Children's Ministry.

  1. Sunday School Helper Training in August

    Dear Junior High students,

    Do you know that great Sunday School helpers are formed, not born? If you  aspire to be a great helper in our kids’ classrooms I want to help you live your dream!

    Join me for a training session on Sunday, August 15, right after church in the Lighthouse. We’ll discuss super-secret tips on being the best.helper.ever and you’ll learn how to ensure that you get to help with your favorite group of kids consistently.

    High schoolers who would like a refresher course are also welcome to join us.

    RSVP to save your spot!

    Thank you!

    mrs. hala

    halatompkins @

  2. Children’s Baptism Classes on August 7 & 14

    One of the spiritual milestones for kids at Hope Chapel is a public confession of their faith and a baptism ceremony. As preparation, Pastor Matthew Ryniker teaches a foundational class on the meaning and significance of baptism.

    Designed for children aged eight and older, Matt’s class is designed to help parents and kids determine together if this is the right year for baptism. Because of the importance of this decision, parents are asked to attend class with their children each week and childcare for younger siblings will be provided upon request.

    Classes will meet on August 7 in the Family Room. We’ll start at 9:30 and be done no later than 11am.

    Contact Hala if you have more questions or would like to sign up for the class.

  3. HopeKids Classes at 10am Service– What to Expect

    We are happy to be able to provide in-person classes for kids of all ages on Sunday mornings! Here’s what to expect when you arrive this Sunday.

    Note: Children are not required to wear masks while at Hope Chapel.

    When you arrive, ask someone to point 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 you registered and checked in for the morning.

    Classes for Babies, Toddlers and Twos begin just before 10am and older kids will be released to their classes after worship; just listen for the special song.

    What COVID precautions are we taking? Our large classrooms are cleaned and disinfected often. Hand sanitizer is available in abundance, and teachers are wearing face coverings while in class.

    Remember: if anyone in your home has been sick, your whole family should stay home this week.

    Contact Hala if you have further questions!

  4. 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.


  5. Parenting Conversations– an ongoing opportunity

    Are you looking for encouragement in your parenting journey? Do you just need to talk through a situation with an experienced parent? Hope Chapel’s children’s ministry exists to partner with parents and to strengthen you for the marathon of raising kids to love Jesus.

    We LOVE empowering parents to be parents! Just complete the form below and we’ll be in touch!

    Parenting Conversation Request

    Sign up your child here!
    • Your First and Last Name
    • Phone Number
    • Email
    • Topic you'd like to discuss

  6. Babysitting 101 coming again in 2019

    We’ll take sign ups for our second Babysitting 101 class starting in January. Check back here for updates.

    Calling all kids aged 9 and older. Do you enjoy being with little kids but wish you had more skills in order to take care of them? Are you an older brother or sister who needs ideas on how to keep your younger siblings entertained and out of trouble? Do you want little kids to follow your instructions?

    Join Ariel Czerwinski and Hala Tompkins for Babysitting 101 on Saturday, August 18, from 9-10:30am. Topics to be covered include:

    • How to create a plan for your babysitting assignment (ideas for activities, crafts and games).
    • What information you need before parents walk out of the house (emergency contact info and allergy info form).
    • What to do if someone gets an “owie” ? (Basic first aid and when to call 911.)
    • Why “stranger danger” is a good thing. (Safety and common sense.)

    Kids who complete the class will leave with a Babysitting Resource Kit and a certificate of completion.