Youth

iHope is Living Hope’s ministry to students Preschool-Highschool. Our desire is to come alongside parents to support and encourage the growth of their kids into mature disciples of Jesus Christ. iHope is divided into three age groups, tailored to meet each students needs. iGrow is our Nursery and Preschool program. iGrow is all about nurturing our youngest kids in a loving, Godly environment and teaching them basic biblical truths. iKnow is our program for Kindergarten through 5th Grade. iKnow’s main purpose is to educate students about God and the Bible, and beginning meaningful relationships, all while having fun! And finally, iGo is for 6th through 12th graders. This group is meant to help students make their faith their own, and then spread God’s love to the world.

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Men’s Ministry

The Men’s Ministry at Living Hope exists to help men grow in their relationship with Jesus, understand the scripture, and get a handle on their mission in life.  In addition to an annual retreat, there are several groups that meet every other week. Please contact Tim MacGowan to get more details on these groups.  Life is better when it is done in community!  Tim@LivingHopeEPC.org

Women’s Ministry

The Women’s Ministry at Living Hope is a vibrant and active one!  There are usually several different bible studies and book studies ongoing at any given time that you may be involved with.  There is a weekly devotional email (written by various women in our church) and several retreats throughout the year.  There are opportunities for service and socializing as well.  Ann Popovich leads this ministry but prefers to think of herself as a “coordinator” since our goal is that each woman would be functioning in the gifts God has given her and so there will be many leaders!  We want to help each woman embrace God’s Word as their own as they corporately experience community at its best. Our prayer is that each of us would be dependent on Christ, and Him alone, to meet her needs and she then meets the needs of others as she is in contact.  Please contact Ann for more details  –  annpopovich@gmail.com

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

What is MOPS?

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, an international organization that is dedicated to empowering and inspiring women in their journey to be the best parents possible. At MOPS meetings throughout the world, moms of children ages birth through kindergarten gather in their communities to build friendships, encourage one another, and discover practical, proven strategies. It is a place where moms can share experiences, laugh together, and get refreshed. In addition, MOPS publishes a wide range of print and electronic material to further assist mothers in the monumental task of raising tomorrow’s leaders today. If you’d like more information about MOPS, contact Tiffany at tiffany@livinghopeepc.org for more information.

Is MOPS for you?

MOPS is for mothers from all walks of life. You do not have to be a “church-goer” or from a specific denomination to join us. If you are a mom who:

  • is pregnant or has a child newborn through kindergarten
  • desires to make new friends
  • wants to share the challenges and joys of motherhood
  • is looking for opportunities for personal growth through trusted resources

…then come just as you are to build friendships, be encouraged, and gain practical parenting strategies.

What does a MOPS meeting look like?

Our meetings begin with a few minutes to grab some coffee and dessert. A speaker or DVD segment presents a topic that is of interest to mothers with young children, then we spend time discussing it. Examples of past speaker topics include: women’s health, finances, relationships, discipline, and how to deal with sibling rivalry. Once a month we have a creative activity – something that you can take home with you that’s completed!

How much does MOPS cost?

The cost for the MOPS year is $80. This includes your MOPS International membership, which entitles you to a one-year subscription to MOMSense magazine, weekly MOM e-mail messages, and many other great benefits. The price also covers your meeting fees and dues for 16 meetings. At about $5 a meeting, it’s less than a dessert and coffee at Starbuck’s! MOPS understands that motherhood often demands a tight budget; therefore, if the $80 is more than you can do, please ask Tiffany about our “pay what you can” policy. We don’t want the cost to keep anyone from participating in MOPS! Your first meeting is FREE, so please come and check us out!

When is MOPS?

MOPS generally meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month from September to May from 7-9 p.m. at Living Hope EPC located at 14600 John Marshall Hwy. in Haymarket, VA (the old PACE West school, across from Greenhill Crossing).

2016-2017 Meeting Dates:

  • September 27
  • October 11 & 25
  • November 8 & 29
  • December 13
  • January 10 & 24
  • February 7 & 28
  • March 14 & 28
  • April 4 & 25
  • May 9 & 23

Do you offer childcare at the meetings?

Unfortunately, we don’t offer childcare at this time. However, some moms do bring their newborns with them.

Vacation Bible School

We are excited to announce this year’s cross cultural Vacation Bible School, “Expedition to Norway” June 27-30, 2016!  For more information and to register your child, click here.