4 & 5th





Kids Club

B45 Youth Group

Middle School


Nursery & Preschool

We welcome your little ones to our weekend Nursery & Preschool! We want them to feel safe and loved.  Please come to the main check-in areas (to the left of the foyer at Kennedy Campus or to the right of the foyer at Roshek Campus) and we will get your child comfortably placed.  We have four rooms to accommodate your child: Infants, Walkers, and Toddlers. In our Toddler room, we engage the kids in fun and meaningful bible activities.


Our workers adhere to safety policies and have been background checked.  Contact our church office or 563.556.7724 if you have any questions or for more information.


Dates:      Weekly during each of our worship services

Sign Up:   Parents sign in children at our foyer registration counter; each parent is given a pager

Costs:       Free

Mid-Week Childcare

From September-May, Hope Church offers weekly paid childcare on Monday evening and Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and evenings to support various ministries at our Kennedy Campus during these times.


Available times are Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9:10am-11:50am, and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:10pm-8:50pm.


Here are some things to know:
  • This childcare is for kids birth through preschool (or 5 years old).  

  • You pay according to the number of hours used and the number of children.  Payment by check, debit or credit card is due at the time of pick up.

  • To use the childcare, simply register in our lower level Nursery & Preschool wing at our Kennedy Campus during these times.

  • A parent or guardian must be present on campus attending a ministry of Hope Church to use this childcare.

Ministries that meet during these childcare times include Women’s Bible Studies, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), and Kids Club.


Neither morning nor evening childcare is available on days when the Dubuque School System cancels school due to weather conditions.

Dates:      Weekly during each of our worship services

Sign Up:   Parents sign in children at our foyer registration counter; each parent is given a pager

Costs:       Free

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​Kids in grades K - 3 are invited to join Hope Kids at each weekend service. Our goal is to connect the Bible to everyday life in fun and relational ways. Each service includes a warm welcome, energized worship, video clip to introduce the lesson and a main message. We follow up in smaller groups with activities that reinforce the message.

Dig-In, Life of Jesus

On the weekends, Hope Kids uses "Digging Into the Life of Jesus" curriculum which leads kids in walking in Jesus' footsteps from birth to resurrection to ascension. Kids don’t just learn about the historical Jesus; they get to know him personally. They’ll discover that Jesus is a real person—a real friend—who makes a difference in their lives today.

If you have questions on our Hope Kids programs on either of our campuses, please contact Deanna Rietgraf, Director of Elementary Ministries.

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About Bridge 45

4th & 5th Graders

Bridge 45 is our weekend gathering for 4th and 5th graders.  We offer this setting during our 3 Sunday morning worship services across both of our campuses. There is no Bridge45 at our Saturday night service. Class sizes vary from about 5-15 students. 


Fourth & Fifth grade students check-in through our Elementary Ministries kiosks, then have a completely unique worship and breakout in a separate room with their own teachers for about 45 minutes of Bible learning and conversation, designed specifically for these transitional years.

Bridge 45 Youth Group

See "Hope Wednesdays" below for more information about our Wednesday night youth group.

For more information on Bridge45, contact Deanna Rietgraf, Director of Elementary Ministries

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We've stacked our children's ministries all on the same night and are even providing dinner! You as parents can use the 2 hour Wednesdays nights to do life together in Lifegroups, have a date-night or to run errands.

Fall 2019 session:

Sep 18-Nov 20 (No Oct 30) ​| 5:45-7:45pm | Kennedy Campus

Winter 2020 session:

Jan 15-Mar 11 (No Feb 19) ​| 5:45-7:45pm | Kennedy Campus

Spring 2020 session:

Apr 1-May 27 (No April 8) ​| 5:45-7:45pm | Kennedy Campus


For Birth-3 years old, we have paid childcare available per our regular fee schedule. Payment is on-site, please also register below for head-count.

PreK-3rd grade will continue their exciting curriculum for KidsClub! $20 per child, includes dinner*.

4th & 5th Grade will have their popular Bridge45 Youth Group$20 per child, includes dinner*.

*If you choose not to have your child eat dinner with us, you may drop them off at 6:15pm for programming. Cost is still $20.

And our Middle School Youth Group meets Wednesdays at 6:15pm. Middle School Youth Group is FREE. But there is an optional dinner package that runs concurrent with the Hope Wednesday schedule. You can purchase a $20 dinner package and have your Middle Schooler eat at 5:45pm.

About the programming

Kids Club is a mid-week Bible program for children in Preschool through 3rd grade thatincludes worship, lessons in small group time with teachers dedicated to mentoring your kids, helping them build solid Christian friendships, and strengthening their relationship with Jesus Christ. We also incorporate games and fun activities within their grade-level small groups. New in 2019 we are using 252 Kids curriculum by Orange. We're excited about their engaging monthly themes, to keep kids excited and learning.

Bridge 45 Youth Group is a great night to invite your friends for some games and the Gospel! We will start the night with games, then have a Gospel lesson and lastly break up into smaller groups to discuss. We will have tons of fun celebrating Birthdays and Holidays along the way while spending sweet time with Jesus and friends! Bridge45 Youth Group is using 252 Kids Preteen curriculum by Orange. The "bridge" between children’s ministry and youth ministry is tricky,  and they have unique challenges facing them. This specialized curriculum keeps our preteens involved and engaged during this time time of transition.

If you have questions on our Bridge 45 Youth Group, please contact Deanna Rietgraf, Director of  Elementary Ministries.

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Hope Summer Fun 2020

Monday, July 27 - Thursday, July 30

Due to COVID-19, VBS is now "Hope Summer Fun" and plans will be altered accordingly. For more information and registration, see the Events Page.

Vacation Bible School 2019

Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2, 2019 | 9am-noon | Kennedy Campus

We had a blast! Join us next year!

This summer, we are going to power up the fruits of the spirit and learn how to raise our game. Join us for an action packed retro game theme as we explore love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The kids will enjoy games, crafts, snacks, bible story, singing and fun with friends.

God created us in His image, and He sent His Son to show us the way to live. He also knew we would need help; that’s why He sent us the Holy Spirit. With the power of the Spirit, we can produce fruit that points others to Jesus.

“The fruit the Holy Spirit produces is love, joy and peace. It is being patient, kind and good.

It is being faithful and gentle and having control of oneself.” Galatians 5:22-23a, NIrV 

VBS is for PreK-5th grade, based on the 2018-2019 school year. Your child must be at least 4 years old by January 1, 2019 to participate as a Preschooler. The cost is $15 per child (Family max of $45) and includes snacks and a free t-shirt.

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