Children's Sunday School meets from 11:00-12:00 a.m. on Sundays during the school year, right after worship. Children ages 3-12 years old are invited to join in this fun time of learning about God.
First Communion Instruction
We offer First Communion instruction with fellowship and a family celebration during the Lenten season to fifth grade students and older students who have not received instruction regarding Holy Communion.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School offers a fun environment for children ages 3-12 to learn more about God's love through singing, crafts, games, and Bible Study. VBS is a week each summer, hosted by one of the Wildfire Churches (8 ELCA churches located in the Robbinsdale School District). The past few years, VBS has been in the evenings from 5:30-8pm. Contact the church for more information about this year's VBS!
Younger children have the opportunity to participate in camping programs at Camp Wapo.
Grade school children and their families are invited to events held throughout the school year. These events include roller skating parties, bowling, tubing and other fellowship activities. Please refer to the monthly newsletter for upcoming event s for all families.
Nursery space is available for children. There is no nursery care provided, so parental supervision is encouraged.
The goal of our Youth and Family ministry at House of Hope is to make sure that our kids know that God loves them for who they are and that House of Hope is a safe community for them to learn and grow and be. We are committed to building relationships with students and parents, to bring people into a relationship with Jesus Christ, and help them grow in the Christian faith.
Middle School & High School
Confirmation class, Sunday School, fun fellowship events, retreats, musical and tours, mission trips and camp, service opportunities and fundraising are some of the many areas in which middle school and high school you can be involved.
Students in grades 6-8 are invited to join Confirmation. We learn about our faith, the Bible and our church. Each student works with a volunteer mentor from the congregation to share this journey. Students are confirmed in the fall of 9th grade. We also have gatherings with confirmends from other Lutheran area churches that make up the Wildfire collaborative.
These trips are taken each summer. Getting outside of our comfort zone, God uses each person to serve and love others. We believe serving others is an import part of our witness to God's love.
Summer camp is open to students through 9th grade. Camp Wapo has become a favorite of many of the students! Camp is held in August. Please contact Pastor Gretchen for more information or visit the Camp Wapo website: www.campwapo.org
Opportunities include serving at the Lutefisk dinner, a spring plant sale, selling butter braids at Easter, and others. Monies earned are held in a youth account and can be used to off-set the cost of any event with a fee involved. Scholarships are also available as needed.
These range from off-site service to serving our community at House of Hope. We encourage students to participate in services as ushers, readers, and to sing with the choir! Bulletins and newsletters are the best way to find out how you can participate in these opportunities.
Adult Forum/Fellowship Hours
Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
Everyone is invited to fellowship Hall for coffee, cookies, and fellowship each Sunday following the service. In addition, special presentations of educational topics with discussion are often scheduled.
Bible Studies- Bible Study group meets each Thursday with Pastor Gretchen in the Library at 11:00 a.m.
Serendipity Groups-Couples and individuals meet in as groups in one another's homes on a monthly basis for conversation and fellowship.