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4 & 5th

PreK – 5th



Birth – 5th


​We welcome your little ones to our weekend Nursery & Preschool! We want them to feel safe and loved. 


During any of our weekend services, please come to the main check-in areas (to the left of the foyer) and we will get your child comfortably placed. 


We have three rooms to accommodate your child: Infants, Toddlers & Preschool. In our PreSchool room, we engage the kids in fun and meaningful bible activities from the Gospel Project Curriculum.


Our workers adhere to safety policies and have been background checked



We offer weekly paid childcare to support various ministries.


  • Tuesday 6:15pm-8:00pm

  • Wednesday from 9:10am-11:00am

  • Wednesday from 5:45pm-7:30pm


Some things to know:
  • Childcare is pre-paid on the MOPS page or Hope Wednesdays registration.

  • 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.

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

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


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



Kids in grades K-3rd grades are invited to join Hope Kids at each weekend service. At Hope Church we want all kids to become resilient disciples of Jesus Christ by coming to know Jesus and being known by a body of believers (Connect), to place their faith in Jesus and apply the Word of God (Grow), and to reproduce their own discipleship (Serve), so that another generation can lead and love like Jesus Christ.

AWANA - brite* curriculum

We are excited to begin a new curriculum this year called brite*! Built on the solid foundation of Scripture, brite* speaks to kids in a way that not only engages their minds, but helps foster understanding and life application. The brite* curriculum takes kids through the Bible cover-to-cover every year, starting in Genesis and ending in Revelation. Each week there are purpose-made “kid questions” that relate to the Bible passage that are phrased in kid-language to help them understand the value of what they are learning and apply it to their lives throughout the week!

JAM TIME: Twice a month our JAM Time Band leads kids in live worship where the children are taught songs and fun motions to engage them in a time of praising God together in a kid-friendly atmosphere.

If you have question about our Hope Kids programs, please contact Deanna Rietgraf, Director of Elementary Ministries.

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Hope 4-5 is our weekend gathering for 4th and 5th graders. We offer this setting in both of our Sunday morning worship services. Class sizes vary from 8 to 12 students.

Fearless faith is what we are sharing with our preteens. Be Bold curriculum gives preteens exactly what they need – validation of their faith questions and a place to connect as they explore those questions together. Teens and teachers explore the Bible and dive into bold discussions and bold action building a bold faith. Be Bold creates a community affirming one another and growing together in Jesus.

JAM TIME: Twice a month our JAM Time Band leads kids in live worship where the children are taught songs and fun motions to engage them in a time of praising God together in a kid-friendly atmosphere.

If you have questions about our programs, please contact Deanna Rietgraf, Director of Elementary Ministries.



On Wednesday nights at Hope Church, preschoolers through 5th graders gather together to sing worship songs, play games, hear a Bible story and then watch a video related to the story. The children then meet in graded small groups to learn applications of the Bible story and have a chance to connect through prayer together. Our teachers are dedicated to mentoring your children as they help them build solid Christian friendships, and strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ. We also work on a memory verse each month as we hide God’s Word in our hearts. We would love for your child to join us!

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Fall 2022: Sep 7 – Nov 16 (no Oct 26)

Winter 2023: Jan 11 – March 8 (no Feb 22)

Spring 2023: March 29 – May 24 (no April 5)

6pm-7:30pm | Pre-K through 5th grade | $20.00 to cover the cost of supplies and curriculum.

No dinner but snacks are included.

Birth through 3 year old childcare registration cost is based on our childcare fees.

Scholarships are available by contacting Deanna or Laurie.

Deanna Rietgraf, Elementary

Laurie Weinschenk, Early Family




Discovery on Adventure Island was our VBS theme for 2022. Over 200 children from preschool through 5th grade enjoyed a week of fun, laughter, Bible lessons, games and crafts. Our children raised almost $3000 to send children's Bibles to our sister church in Chica, Panama so that they can have the Bible in their own language! We are so thrilled to share God's Word with them in this way!

From a whimsical lighthouse on an enchanted island, Explorers were guided by a Lighthouse Keeper and Beacon the Puffin on an exciting quest to find five mysterious Infinity Lanterns to help light their way. Using map coordinates from the Reference Book (the Bible), children discovered clues to finding each Lantern while learning how God’s light shines in the lives of familiar biblical characters in Old and New Testament stories.

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