Life is not meant to be lived alone. You were created to experience life with God and other people. That’s why we at Santa Cruz Hope encourage you to join a Hangout! A Hangout is a small group of people who gather weekly, every other week, or monthly to hang out, study God's Word, pray, and do fun activities together. No matter where you are in life, there’s a Hangout for you! Here's a list of ones to choose from:
A hangout for Seekers (those who are curious about God, Jesus, the Bible, or Christianity), Starters (those who have just begun a relationship with Jesus Christ) and Returners (those who’ve had a connection with God in the past, but have been away for a while)
Sundays, 6:00 - 6:45 PM
New Life - 707 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
We all have hangups, but sometimes those hangups become addictions. You’re not alone and God wants to help you recover. Whether it’s drugs and/or alcohol, sexual, food related, relationships, or something else, you can be healed and you can be free. Come join us on the journey.
Paying it Forward
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM (will start in April)
This Hangout is all about experiencing your next growth steps in Jesus, then brainstorming and discussing how we can “pay it forward” by helping others grow as well in an authentic, natural way. Expect some fun and food mixed in with some great Bible stuff.
Mark & Giselle Peoples
Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 8:00 PM (1st class starts March 16th)
*8 week commitment - childcare provided for a recommended $5 donation per child. There is also a cost to the class.
You CAN take control of your money! When it comes to managing your money, this class will teach you how to:
Become Debt Free - Pay off your credit cards, car loans, mortgage, and student loans.
Prepare for the Future - Save for financial emergencies and confidently plan for retirement.
Get on a Plan - Create a budget that actually works for you (and your spouse if applicable).
Jackie Gollbach & Mark Martinez
Sundays during 10:30 AM service (after worship)
Great opportunity for 6th-8th graders to get to know each other and discuss the Sunday message with peers during Hope's 10:30 AM service.
Great opportunity for 9th-12th graders to get to know each other and discuss the Sunday message with peers during our 10:30 AM service.
Middle School Girls
Every other Thursday, 5:30 PM
A group for middle school girls to connect with each other and take part in various activities that will empower young women (building, baking, art, volunteering, etc.). We are also reading through and discussing the book “Love Does” by Bob Goff.
A group for middle school boys to hang out together, talk, and learn how to follow Jesus. Throughout the month we will do different fun activities and even join up with the middle school girls hangout to do some rad little adventures.
This group for high school girls is super flexible when deciding activities and a great way to connect with God and other girls. Some hangouts can include going out to the movies, getting creative with art/music, or going out for food and having a good time!
If you are a high school dude, come kick it with us. We’re on a journey together learning how to love God and people. We have a lot fun hanging so we hope you’ll join us!
Monday Evenings, 5:30 (1st - 5th Grade) & 7:00 PM (6th - 12th Grade)
A time for kids to come skate indoors, have pizza, hang with friends, and hear a brief message based from the Bible. (Helmet and waiver required to skate.)
We’re offering a cool place for middle and high school students to hang after school. Come skate our indoor ramps, work on homework, or just chill out with friends on our new bean bag chairs!
Sundays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
We are a community of young adults (18-30) who are on a journey together, building community and friendships as we learn to be loved by God, and love God and people as a result. Come and join us!
Regardless of your age, marital status, kids, no kids, and no matter where you are at on your faith journey, we’d love to have you join us as we dive deeper into the Sunday morning Bible teaching. It’s a time to develop friendships and support one another. Snacks are a bonus and occasionally we have a potluck. Hope you’ll join us!
Are you a young couple or married couple looking to connect with other couples at Hope? If so, you should visit our Hangout. Whether it’s bowling, seeing a movie, or getting some dinner together, our Hangout hopes to connect couples from the church as we learn more and more what the Lord has planned for all of us!
Start your weekend with friends, food and fellowship. Child care will be available.
Parenting - Tweens
Every other Tuesday afternoon
Parenting your tween (pre-adolescent) can be a very challenging time for kids as well as parents. Join us for discussions, support, and advice with the goal of having a healthy relationship with your child during this changing time in their life.
Parenting - Special Needs Children
Day & Time TBD
A Hangout for parents of special needs children to provide spiritual and practical resource support open to addressing a range of issues that come up with parenting and raising a special needs child.
Come hang out with other moms! A time for fresh air for our little ones (newborn to preschool) while we find friendship and community!
Every other Sunday, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Bree Bode’s House
A time to check in, be encouraged, and pray for one another as well as discuss Sunday’s message in more detail. “You use steel ton sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 MSG
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Come and pray with women of Hope! We will meet twice a month to pray for God's blessings, guidance, and protection over Hope church. We can make a big difference by joining together in prayer!
Prayer & Bible Study
Monthly, 4th Saturday, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
We will meet to share a bit of our personal journeys with Jesus and lift each other up in prayer.
Every other Wednesday, 6:00 PM
IHOP (41st & Capitola Rd.)
Be encouraged and make some new friends as we eat together and grow in our relationship with God. We’ll be discussing the Sunday morning teaching messages and supporting each other through prayer.
Every 2nd & 4th Saturday, 8:00 - 9:00 AM
Designed for guys who want to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus. Great conversation, illuminating Bible study, plus coffee and donuts!
Saturdays, 10:30 AM
Holy Yoga is the intentional practice of connecting our entire being, body, mind and spirit with God.
Jam Session (Music)
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Whether you play an instrument, sing, or do both - come jam with us! It’s a lot of fun making music together.
Tommy Lee Baker
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Free guitar lessons. Beginners only. Must have guitar and be 14 years of age or older. There will be 5 lessons with the first one starting on February 21st.
Since the waves always vary, so do the times we get together and surf. But when we do, it’s a lot of fun! We usually try to surf and then grab a cup of coffee or some food after. If you like surfing, come join us!
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
At Hope we have a lot of opportunities for kids and teens to skateboard. And we love that! But we also recognize that there a ton of 18+ skaters in Santa Cruz County and not many places to do it at night, and especially when it’s cold and wet. Until now!
Julie Keller’s House
Do you enjoy cooking and learning how to make new dishes? Then come join us! Each week you'll learn a new skill, cook a new dish, and eat what you've cooked. Please note there will be a small cost and a list of required equipment.
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