Children and Family Ministries

Sunday Morning Ministries:

  • Nursery: Infants & Toddlers | Assembly Room | 9:45–11 a.m.
  • Sunday School: Preschool – Grade 5 | Assembly Room | 10:10–11 a.m.
  • Please note: Nursery and Sunday school will relocate to the Assembly Room on March 26.


Creative Expressions
Sundays through March 26 | 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Preschool – Grade 5 students are invited to join us for snacks, stories, and art creations. We will create art with found materials, paint, clay, and more. Art will be displayed in our virtual art gallery in May. 


Palm Processional
Sunday, April 2 | Narthex | 9:45 a.m.
Children, birth through fifth graders, are invited to join us for our annual palm processional. We will meet in the Narthex at 9:45 a.m. to distribute palm branches. Children, two-years-old and younger, must be accompanied by an adult. The palm processional takes place at the start of the worship service.


One Great Hour of Sharing Fish Bank Collection: Sundays, April 2 and 9
Return fish banks with donations on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Thank you for your generosity!


Easter Celebration
Sunday, April 9 | Assembly Room | 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
All children, birth-grade 5, are invited to celebrate the resurrection with us in the Assembly Room during the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. As part of our celebration, children will engage in an Easter egg hunt in the Assembly Room during our time together.


Tweens Bowling Event
Friday, April 14 | St. Francis Bowling Center | 6 – 8 p.m.
Fourth through sixth graders are invited to a night of bowling and dinner. Cost is $10 per person, which includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, and dinner. Adult chaperones are needed. Families are responsible for their own transportation or coordinating carpools. RSVP to Kiera Stegall by Monday, April 3.


Children & Youth Artwork Submissions
Children and youth are invited to submit their artwork for the virtual art gallery in May. Artists can use any medium (i.e. painting, Play-Doh, Legos, clay, drawing, photographs, coloring, digital art, etc.). If the artwork is not already in a digital format, take a well-lit, in-focus picture of it. Submit the artwork image along with the student’s first name and age or grade. (We do not post pictures of our young artists or their last names in our virtual gallery.) Submissions are due to Kiera Stegall by Sunday, April 30. 



More Information about our Children and Family Ministries:

Worship & Wiggles

Children are always welcome in the Sanctuary. Children’s Bibles are in the pews. Children’s bulletins and crayons are available at all Sanctuary entrances. For those who desire a wiggle break, the Library is equipped with toys, puzzles, books, and livestream worship.


Nursing & Diapering

Caring for children’s needs is one way we share God’s love. Changing tables are available in the nursery, most bathrooms, and Room 6. Parents are welcome to nurse and feed their babies wherever they are most comfortable. For those who desire privacy, Room 6 is available.


Contact Kiera Stegall, Director of Children and Family Ministry, to join the weekly Children and Family Ministry email list, get Zoom information, or for more programming information.


Join “House of Hope Parents” Facebook page. 


Meet Kiera Stegall our Director of Children and Family Ministry.
Kiera has served children and families in a variety of teaching and ministry roles since 2003. She joined the House of Hope staff in 2017. Kiera holds a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries, Bible, and Children’s Ministries. She is pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Theology and the Arts at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Kiera enjoys exploring Scripture with children via storytelling, theatre, and visual arts. Believing justice stems from our faith, Kiera seeks opportunities to involve children in using their voice and actions in pursuit of social change. As a local children’s theatre teaching artist, Kiera enjoys theatrical performances with her child, Leila, and partner, Jon.