Welcome to Hope UMC!
Three guiding principles:
GOD’S LOVE IS GREAT! We want you to experience the amazing love of Jesus.
GOD CALL US TO A NEW LIFE. We invite you to join us on the journey of being followers of Jesus Christ.
GOD’S WORD IS RELEVANT. We believe that God’s Word offers us hope and guidance for everyday life. We seek to be shaped by God’s truth through our daily Bible reading, small group studies, and teaching in our various weekly worship services.
12080 380th Ave
, Blue Earth
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Where faith for Jesus Christ meets the curiosity, energy and passion of youth.
The centerpiece of youth ministry at Hope, this Wednesday night gathering is an all-in-one collection of supper, worship and small-group discussions. Students and parents alike are open to participate and/or contribute to the service, which starts with a meal at 6 p.m. and typically runs until 7:30 p.m. After-school hangout, with snacks, games, discussion and homework time, is offered beforehand, as is transportation to Hope.
We take a very unique approach to confirmation that has been well received by youth and parents alike, along with other Senior Students and adults. Our Wednesday night worship service is built around two years of intentional teaching. Rather than segregating youth for two years, we encourage them to worship, learn and discuss together with the broader church family. The time is relaxed, not forced. Our confirmation youth WANT to come to confirmation and find it to be very positive. We emphasize knowing and following Jesus. Supplemental confirmation activities include retreats and mission trips. Generally Confirmation is for students in Grades 7 and 8, but we are flexible.
In addition to the Wednesday services, special events also populate the monthly calendars at Hope, offering youth an opportunity to come together, learn and simply have fun. These include everything from picnics and live worship nights to bonfires, lock-ins and movie nights. Be sure to check out Hope's calendar or monthly newsletters to stay up to date with what's happening.
One of the most important roles of the church is being there for each member of the church body and, ultimately, making disciples of Jesus Christ. Small-group discussion meetings, such as the Men at McDonald's breakfast devotional study, are also open to any interested youth. Stay tuned for more information in the monthly newsletters and reach out to Pastor Russ with any questions or updates as to discipleship opportunities.