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Looking for the "Tools to Stay Connected" email we sent out with information on different videoconferencing tools? Click here to access it.

With the current “stay at home” order in Ohio, it’s more important than ever to be connecting to other followers of Jesus for relationship building, encouragement, and prayer. Here are ways for you to get connected at Hope right now:

Community Groups

Communities are groups of 10-50 people that meet on Sunday mornings for relationship-building, teaching, discussion, and prayer. They are now meeting online through Zoom, a video conferencing tool. If you are interested in joining a group, reach out to the contact person for that group. They will be happy to help. Communities, though they can be diverse in age, are primarily grouped by stage of life. The community groups are listed below, sorted by average age, from oldest to youngest.

Short-Term Small Groups

During this time of being physically apart, we are creating short-term groups intended to meet for about five weeks. Content includes questions that will help us get to know each other, share how we’re doing in the current crisis, discuss a couple of sermon questions, and close by asking how we can pray for each other.

Read more about how short-term small groups work, and find small group questions to help facilitate your group, by clicking here.

For more information, contact one of the people below:

Triads

For someone looking for a longer-term group, this is a great time to start a Triad, a group of three (or four) men or women who meet weekly for about a year to grow in their love for God, each other, and the world. The curriculum is Pastor Stephen’s Multiply book and an accompanying guide.

For Women Only

  • Bible Study – A women’s Bible study on 1 and 2 Kings called Trustworthy is starting the week of April 13. It’s not too late to jump in. Contact Margaret Kim for more information at mkim@hopemason.org.
  • Creative Bible Journaling – This group explores ways to connect with God and each other through creative reflection on Scripture. For more information contact Jenni Stanley at thefashioncottage@gmail.com
  • Women’s Prayer Group – Meets every Thursday morning for prayer from 8:45-9:45 AM, currently through Zoom. Contact Cindy Miller at cindymiller@fuse.net.
  • Short-Term Small Groups – See above

For Men Only

  • Bereans Bible Study – Meets every Saturday at 8:00 AM via Zoom to do a deeper dive into Scripture for that week’s readings (one day before Sunday's message).
  • Short-Term Small Groups – See above