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Children's Ministry

Junior Youth Group

4th - 6th graders who get together for fun.

Senior Youth Group

7th Grade through 12th who get together for fun, service, and fellowship. We do service projects and participate in the "30 Hour Famine." We also go on retreats like Youth Quakes and Quake Zones that make faith come alive for youth through caring conversations, workshops, and worship. When our youth go to one of these weekend events in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, or Columbus, it helps build relationships with each other and the other 300 - 500 youth in attendance. They praise and worship God with Christian musicians and speakers.

acation Bible School

Each year at Good Hope we host a one week Vacation Bible School for the members of Good Hope, their friends, and the community. We have music, crafts, games,snacks, and lesson time all at no charge to any participants. Through this outreach we have brought children to Christ and have brought families into the church. What a wonderful week of learning about God, making cool stuff, and having a great time. For this year's Vacation Bible School please refer to What's Happening or Christian Education.

Sunday School

Sunday School for Children, 3 years old through 12th grade, is offered at 10:45 am from Rally Day in September through May. Classes for Adults are offered at 9:45 am and 10:45 am. We also have special programs at Christmas, Summer VBS and Easter. Call the church office to inquire about class schedules, class room assignment or changes. A nursery is provided for the little ones 3 and under.

First Communion

First Communion instruction is available for third graders during Lent, but all who feel ready to commune may come. Students will participate in a variety of activities including meeting with the Pastor and going on a overnight trip to Camp Frederick in Rogers, Ohio. Students will explore with the Pastor the Old Testament background for communion, the New Testament roots, and prepare to receive their first communion. At Camp Frederick they will gather with children from other Lutheran congregations, deepen their understanding of communion, participate a Passover Seder, and be involved in a campfire, games and fun in the woods. The intent of the program is that students come to know and experience the joy and peace gained through receiving Holy Communion.


Confirmation is intended for 7th and 8th graders. The purpose of our confirmation program is to help each baptized child mature into a deeper relationship with God. We want our young people to accept Jesus’ call to be and make disciples; learning how to know Him and His voice and to follow Him. We use four ways to achieve this purpose: Worship, Study, Service, and Fellowship. Students participate in “worship” and take sermon notes. The “study” portion involves both midweek and Sunday classes. Throughout the year our young people will participate in “service” projects, both individually and together. For “fellowship” students are expected to participate in youth group, camp or other retreats during the year.

Each year Good Hope kids have the opportunity to go to Camp Frederick for a week of fun and growth in faith that is filled of songs, walks, camp fires. Good Hope Lutheran Church pays half of the cost for summer camp for children of church members.  For more info: