Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
— Matthew 19:14

 

Our Vision for Families

We believe that what happens at home is more important than what happens at church.

Therefore, we try to resource and come alongside parents and caretakers by providing engaging environments for their children on Sundays.  We also hope to create opportunities for families to connect to each other.

On Sundays, there are two primary environments for kids:

1. Hope Tots - Toddler to Pre-K

What to Expect at Hope Tots

On Sundays at our 11:00a service, you can sign in your child on the first floor of the building. After check-in, head  to the worship gathering with your kids for the beginning of the service. We want families to worship together for the first part of the day. After 15-20 minutes, your child will be dismissed to our tots environment in the basement level.

During the service, our Tots have a busy morning, full of the Big God Story, songs, crafts, and a small snack. Each week, they will:

EXPLORE – use tactile learning to peek interest in the story.
DISCOVER – hear a story with the help of our hedgehog friend, “Hamilton.”
RESPOND – engage in worship with instruments and their voices.
BLESS – our volunteers take time to bless and pray for the Tots.

2. Hope Kids - Kindergarten to 5th Grade

What to Expect at Hope Kids:

On Sundays at our 11:00a service, you can sign in your child on the first floor of the building. After check-in, head to the worship gathering with your elementary school student for the beginning of the service. We want families to worship together for the first part of the day. After 15-20 minutes, your child will be dismissed to our kids environment where your child will be led into the Kids room back on the basement level. 

Each week, our Hope Kids:

CONNECT- with each other and their leaders
GATHER – to hear from the BIG GOD STORY
RESPOND – to what the Holy Spirit is teaching them through creative worship
ENGAGE – with each other through fun and energizing games
BLESS – be blessed and prayed for by their leader each week to live out what they have just learned

For more information regarding our Hope Tots/Kids programs contact: adriana@hopechurchnyc.org.


BABY DEDICATION

 

We are so glad that you are interested in dedicating your baby at Hope!

Baby Dedication is a time set aside where parents make a commitment to intentionally parent their child with an end in mind. It's a time for your family & friends to come alongside you & commit to helping you achieve your end goal for your child. Lastly, it's a time for the church to say, we'll partner with you to help your child develop into a growing follower of Jesus.

Below are the steps to take if you'd like to have your child dedicated at Hope:

Note: Baby Dedication is NOT infant Baptism.

1) STEP 1: Listen to the parenting talks provided and complete the homework.

This is an important first step in the process because we want to inspire you to invest in the things that will matter the most to your child’s future. We want to help you get off to a great start as you parent your new baby.

Download- A Letter to Parents (PDF)

Download Parenting Talk 1: Imagine the End (MP3)

Download Parenting Talk 2: Make It Personal (MP3)

Download Parenting Talk 3: It's a Partnership (MP3)

Download Homework Cards (PDF)

 

2) STEP 2: Attend a Baby Dedication Introduction

Once you have listened to the parenting talks and completed the homework, please email us at: dedication@hopechurchnyc.org to register for the Baby Dedication Class (Parent Orientation). At this class, we will talk about parenting, share important information about our preschool environment and give you some of the last “need to knows” about our Baby Dedication during the Service.

Class Date: Sunday, October 22 @ 9:30a 

 

3) STEP 3: Let’s celebrate!

We'll be dedicating your child with family and friends during our Sunday Worship Gathering, and we'll also have some cake to follow the service.  Information is below on our next Baby Dedication!

Sunday: Sunday, November 12, 2017 OR Sunday, November 19, 2017

Time: 11:00a Service

(More info on the Baby Dedication Celebration to be given at Baby Dedication Class). You will be the greatest influence in your child’s life. As your church, we want to be your biggest fan and trusted guide. We look forward to celebrating this special day with you.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at dedication@hopechurchnyc.org.