Adult & Family ministries


LIFE IS BETTER TOGETHER

The early church met together in homes and experienced caring relationships. We believe that authentic groups provide the context for Christian community for people of all ages. These are places to be real and to be loved.


We can become more of the church we are called to be, and we can grow more, as we grow in groups. This means we will follow the Acts 2:42-47 pattern as we care about each other’s needs, pray together, and share together from God’s word.


Hope offers several opportunities to connect with others in small groups and classes.

  • DINNER GROUPS

    Dinner Groups meet together once a month to gather around a table for food and conversation.


    If you are interested in joining or starting a dinner group, please talk to the church staff! The next round of sign ups will begin in August 2023 and will meet September to December.


    Sign up in the lobby!

  • GRIEFSHARE

    A GriefShare support group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. Through this 13-week group, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability - and gain solid support each step of the way. This group is open to everyone. You can also drop in to see our program as well. Contact Pastor Cathy for further information.

  • MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

    Meet up with other guys from Hope before work for breakfast, a cup of coffee, conversation, and a study of God's word. This fall, we will be reading through the book of Acts.

    Monday mornings at 6:30am, beginning September 11, at Rise N Shine Cafe in Niles (map). 


    Sign up Here


  • WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

    Want to study scripture together with others from Hope? This group will begin with a study of the book of Genesis. Start 2024 by studying God’s Word.

    Everyone is welcome!


    Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, beginning January 10 at Hope.


    Sign up here

  • WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

    "When You Pray: A Study of Six Prayers in the Bible" by Kelly Minter, Jackie Hill Perry, Jen Wilkin, Jennifer Rothschild, Jada Edwards, and Kristi McLelland - a 7-session Bible study


    Do you have trouble thinking of words to say to God when you pray? Are you afraid some emotions are too intense to express to God? Do you reach the end of a day only to realize you haven’t prayed at all? You’re not alone. Prayer is the way we relate to God, but sometimes it’s a struggle. Throughout God’s Word, we encounter many voices who teach us how to pray.

    In this 7-session study, join with six beloved Bible teachers who will help you study prayers in the Bible that can inspire your own. You’ll learn that God welcomes your praise and lament, your thanksgiving and intercession. You’ll see examples of how to pray when you’re alone and when you’re gathered with others. Above all, you’ll notice there’s no one right way to pray. As you draw near to God through prayer, you’ll find your faith strengthened and your heart united to Christ.






    Two groups:
    Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm OR
    Wednesday afternoons at 1pm
    beginning January 16 at Hope.

    The cost of the participant’s guide is $25


    Download a free sample of the participant's guide.


    Sign up here


  • WOMEN OF HOPE

    Ladies, join the Women of Hope for a time of fellowship and friendship. Every third Monday, you'll have an opportunity to come together as women and take a break from your busy lives , while building healthy relationships with the Women of Hope. This will be a time to relax and enjoy some love, laughter, crafts, food, and fun. Snacks will be provided.


    The third Monday of the month, from 6:30-8:30pm.


    No sign-up required - just join us!