Our Vision


We want children to know that they are created by God in His image, so they are special and unique to God.  Even though they are sinful and fallen, God has sent His own Son, Jesus, to rescue them.  Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, they enjoy the embrace of God the Father and the gift of life to the full that He gives to His children.


God has given us His Word to help us know Him and His heart.  Children have the opportunity to learn and grow in their understanding of God by learning the truths of Scripture including redemptive history and how to apply biblical concepts to their lives.  By teaching children the precepts of God’s Word, the Holy Spirit equips them to live as followers of Jesus.


God has created each child with purpose and special gifts.  We want children to understand that they are equipped to take the message of the gospel into the world as Christ has commanded us.  We will explore opportunities that God has given us to engage the world with the gospel by serving others and proclaiming the good news to our neighbors near and far.

Children's Ministry Information

Class Locations and Times


  • Both Worship Services (See class info below)
  • 10am: Sunday School (during school year)


  • 3-year-olds – Room 108
  • 4-year-olds through Kindergarten – Room 106
  • 1st-2nd Grade – Room 203
  • 3rd-5th Grade – Room 201
Worship Class Offerings
  • 1st, 3rd, 4th Sundays (early service): Preschool Worship classes for ages 3- K.
  • 2nd Sundays (early service): Hope Kids Worship ages 3- 4th grade with 5th grade mentor opportunity
  • 2nd Sundays – ages 3 -5th grade (late service): Worship through Music
  • 5th Sundays (both services): Hope Kids outreach project – ages 3- 5th grade

Parents should check their children in through the hallways computers. Children will remain in the service until the “Passing of the Peace.” At that time, they’ll be dismissed to join their teachers in the lobby. The children will rejoin the worship service after the sermon.


Occasional parenting seminars and family activities are offered. They will be advertised on the website and in Looking Up (our weekly newsletter – sign up on our home page).


In harmony with Hope’s vision of “true hope for real life,” the nursery ministry at Hope seeks to give children and their families a glimpse of God’s gracious care and lavish love. We want to point children and their families to Jesus and his work so that they might build a relationship with him. We also long for the nursery ministry to help children experience a safe, loving community where they grow in understanding and knowledge of Christ’s love while parents are freed to worship—assured that their children are in a secure, nurturing environment. Our current services are as follows…

Sunday School

Nursery is available during the Sunday School hour for infants, one and two-year-old. Please check in your child at the computers located in the hallway upon arrival.

Worship Services

Nursery is available during worship services for infants, one and two-year-old. Please check in your child on the computers located in the hallway prior to coming to nursery.

If the nursery room capacity is full, Room #103 is open for individual family use. This room is equipped with a TV displaying the morning worship livestream.

Mother's Nursing Rooms

The indoor nursing room is available on Sunday mornings. For the safety of everyone, but especially these precious new babies, please use wise judgment concerning social distancing.

Children's Ministry Resources

Nursery Policies

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Child Protection Policy

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Pastoral Letter for Nursery at Hope

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Children's Ministry Team

Lisa Applegate

Director of Children's Ministry

Olivia Morganti

Children's Ministry Assistant