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Two main reasons why we hold Fundraisers

  • To help families afford various youth activities!
  • To teach the youth the valuable lesson of working for exciting activities!
  • What are we fundraising for this year?

  • 7th-8th Grade Green Bay Mission Trip, June 18th- 24th
  • 9th-12th Grade Music City Mission Trip, Nashville, July 22nd-29th
  • Kindergartners-Adults, Camp, August 6th-11th
  • And various other activities through church, including the 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering in Houston next June!
  • Confirmation

    Last day of confirmation this year is Wednesday May 10th. Classes will begin again in the fall for current 5th-8th graders.

    Hope’s current 9th grade confirmation students will celebrate their Affirmation of Baptism this fall on Sunday October 29th.

    Confirmation spring mentor event

    Hope hosts two organized mentor days a year for confirmation students & their adult mentors. In the spring, mentors and mentees spend time serving together. The plan was to clean up the highways on April 23rd, but when we woke up to 2 inches of snow on the ground, plans changed. Youth and their mentors participated in various service projects inside from cleaning windows, polishing pews, cleaning nursery toys, tying blankets and a couple headed to the WACC to help with painting. We ended the day with ice cream, hot chocolate & a game. A huge thank you to Melanie Rice for hosting a fun game of “Tenzi” with us.

    Interested in becoming a confirmation mentor? We have 13 incoming confirmation students next year who will be looking for an awesome mentor. Mentors and mentees are expected to attend two organized events a year and encouraged to meet throughout the year. Next year’s tentative mentor day dates are: Wednesday October 25th, 2017 and Sunday April 22nd, 2018. Talk to Michelle Anderson for more information.

    7th-9th Grade Youth Group

    May 7th, 6-8pm.

    June 4th, Bowling 1pm-5pm

    10th-12th Grade Youth Group

    May 3rd & May 10th, 7:30-830pm

    June 7th: Bowling 8pm-Midnight

    Senior Recognition Sunday, May 14 at 10:30

    We will recognize and celebrate Hope’s high school graduating seniors on Sunday May 14th at the 10:30am worship.

    Congratulations to Ben Hed, AJ Hunsinger, Kristina Kelley, Matthew Koring, Brendon Mankie, Cole Opheim, Ryder Schlagel and Caleb Strandlie.

    Graduating seniors:

    Quilts: Quilts will be laid out for you to come select one for yourself on the following dates:

  • Thursday May 4th, 11am-4pm,
  • Friday May 5th, 7:30am-12pm or
  • Sunday May 7th, 7:30am-12pm
  • Slideshow: Please bring in or email hopeyouth@arvig.net FOUR landscape (horizontal) pictures for the senior slideshow by May 7th.

    6th-12th grade church release

    Wednesday May 17th, 6th-12th graders will be heading to Baxter for swimming at a waterpark, followed by lunch and worship and a local church. All youth are asked to bring $5 to help pay for transportation, lunch & swimming. Youth are required to wear a modest swimsuit (swim shorts for boys, stomachs covered for girls). Youth can bring spending money for concessions, arcade and laser tag ($5/laser tag session).

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