Thanksgiving is just two weeks away and Christmas will be here before you know it so before we get swept away in all the holiday buzz, we’re taking a quick look back at all the fun had at The Hope Center at Halloween!
Wildside Youth Ministries had a huge turnout of kids ready to celebrate their annual Fall-O-Ween party. On October 23rd, 74 kids dressed up in their favorite costumes and partied all evening long with Halloween themed carnival games, group activity games, ate some delicious food, and learned all about God’s light replacing sin while using a jack-o-lantern as an illustration! It was a great night to be a kid in Hagerstown.
Then on Halloween we hosted a surprise party for our Soup Line guests. We had a full house who came for some great food and thanks to Jeannie in our kitchen they got a wonderful meal. And to keep it festive we had Halloween themed treats along with prizes for random, lucky guests. But in the spirit of Halloween all of our guests took home a bag of Halloween candy! We love hosting special holiday parties at Soup Line with our community guests. After thanking us for the celebration, one guest said, “it was nice to feel like a kid again!”
Now that Halloween is a thing of the past it’s time to look ahead at all the fun we’re having at The Hope Center in November. And of course the main thing we’re preparing for is our Great Hagerstown Thanksgiving Feast on Thanksgiving Day. Our buffet lunch begins at 11:30am in the Trinity Center with kids activities beginning at 11am. There’s plenty of parking located on our central lot off of Church Street between Walnut & Prospect Streets. And there’s always tons of food for our guests to enjoy so invite your whole family and all your neighbors!
And for the kids in your family don’t forget to bring them to Wildside’s Thanksgiving Party on November 13th from 5-7pm at the Trinity Center. And they’re also welcome to come at 11am on Thanksgiving Day for kids activities prior to our Thanksgiving buffet. All Wildside activities are free. Register your kids by calling 301.739.1165 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Wildside activities by visiting http://www.wildsideyouth.com.
Imagine one giant party to celebrate everyone’s birthday. Sounds kinda wild, doesn’t it? Well Wildside Youth Ministries likes to do things a little different so they kicked off their school year party season with a huge birthday party celebration!
All the kids who attended the Birthday Bash on September 25th were able to celebrate their birthday. Each month was given a celebration and no one was left out of the fun! 52 kids ages 5-12 attended the first Wildside party of the season where they played birthday themed carnival games, painted faces, made crafts and enjoyed some great food.
But the most important part of the evening was learning about having the most important birthday: a spiritual birthday. The kids in attendance learned all about the importance of being born again and following Jesus.
Wildside is the youth ministry at The Hope Center. In addition to monthly large event parties during the school year, Wildside hosts Sunday Night Wild on select Sunday evenings during the school year as well as The Crew which is the student leadership development program for older kids in the program. And each summer Wildside hosts Camp Wild, a free day camp for kids in July & August. All Wildside activities are free for kids ages 5-12. Learn more about Wildside and upcoming events by visiting http://www.wildsideyouth.com.
Your financial donations to The Hope Center help fund these important activities for kids in Hagerstown. We are able to keep Wildside and our other programs and services for free for our guests because of generous and faithful supporters in our community. Thank you for your support of The Hope Center as we continue to reach everyone in our community – even kids – for Christ!
Want to learn more about donating or volunteering at The Hope Center? Go to http://www.hagerstownhopecenter.com to get all the info you need on how to become a partner with us.
Who doesn’t like a great birthday party?? Wildside is kicking off their party season with a mega birthday party!!
Kids are invited to celebrate with Wildside on Tuesday, September 25th from 5-7pm at the Trinity Center at The Hope Center.
There will be plenty of fun for all party guests including carnival games, prizes, dodge ball, basketball, and food!
And did we mention this event is free??!!!! That’s right – it’s free for any kid ages 5-12. Please just call or email to register. Complimentary transportation is provided but limited so don’t delay registering especially if transportation is necessary.
Valentine’s Day is almost here and Wildside is ready to celebrate with a big party!
All kids ages 5-12 are invited to join all their friends at Wildside’s Valentine’s Party on Tuesday, February 10th, from 5-7pm in the Trinity Center.
Kids are gonna have a great time playing games, earning prizes, creating art projects, eating delicious food, and learning all about the love of Jesus! And there will be special prizes for the person who wears the most red!
This is a free activity for kids but we do ask that you call 301.739.1165 or email email@example.com to register your kids for this event.
Complimentary transportation is provided to select areas inside of Hagerstown but space is limited so please call or email Wildside immediately if your children need transportation to and from this event.
There are some great events coming up at The Hope Center over the next couple weeks. Activities for kids, women, couples, friends, and families. Check out some of the various events that are taking place.
Each year the Ladies’ Auxiliary hosts a Christmas party for our residents. On December 17, our men were treated to a night of great food and fine entertainment.
The dinner was partially catered by Leiters’ Catering. The ladies of the Auxiliary also brought food for the men. There was a ton of chicken, mashed potatoes, shrimp and much more including a wide variety of Christmas cookies and cakes!
Our Board of Directors were also invited to this special Christmas event, and five Board members were on hand to share the evening with our guys. After the delicious meal, everyone was entertained by the Heavner’s, a local singing group. The men thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
Thanks to all the ladies (and their husbands) of the Auxiliary for putting together such a wonderful event for our residents.
If you are interested in joining our Ladies’ Auxiliary, please email us or call us at 301.739.1165. The Auxiliary meets the first Monday of every month to plan various fundraisers for the Hope Center and special events for the residents. We’re always looking for new ladies who are excited about helping to make a difference in the community.