Welcome to 5 & 6 Grade Ministry at Hope!
If you want to stay in the loop about all things 5-6th grade, please email Steve McCarthy at and pass along your cell phone number so I can add you to our text “Remind” group. I’m looking forward to meeting all the new 5th graders and for seeing the rising 6th graders again!
During the Coronavirus pandemic, Hope's services, Sunday school, and youth group have been cancelled. For updates and current online worship services, visit our Worship Resources page and check back often.
- March 22: 5-12 Grade Sunday School video from DCE's Wesley Spottiswood & Steve McCarthy
6-9 Grade Spring Camping Retreat
All 6-9 graders are invited for an awesome Camping trip! April 24-25, 2020 at Falls Lake. Second year confirmation students are expected to attend, all other 6-9 graders are encouraged to join. We’ll spend the night in the great outdoors at Falls Lake B.W. Wells Campground, play night games, roasting s’mores around the campfire, and more! This year we expanded to include 9 graders. The hope is to help make meaningful connections between the 6 & 7 graders as they get ready to hop up into 7-8 grade ministry this summer, and between 8 & 9 graders as they hop up into high school ministry together. Please join us for this adventure in nature, in friendships, and in faith. Early-bird registration with a reduced cost of $25 will be available through March 31, then the cost will increase to $30 in April. Register today. Questions? Contact DCE Steve McCarthy at or 919-554-8109.
The Confirmation Program at Hope
Confirmation is a time in a young person's faith life when they confirm the promise made at their baptism. Hope's program is two years during 5 & 6 grades. However, each year we have 7-9 graders who connect to Hope and go through the program as well. Students focus on a Lutheran understanding of the Bible and use the Catechism as a guide.