Hopegateway kids

We’re excited about our interactive children’s ministry, coordinated by our Children and Family ministries coordinator, Erica Lovejoy, along with an enthusiastic team of kid-loving members of the HopeGateWay community. 

What’s the age group for HopeGateWay Kids?

All kids grades K-5 are invited!

What happens on a typical Sunday morning? 

Typically, kids gather for an engaging, multi-sensory, interactive time exploring the Bible and concepts of faith through story-telling, music, and movement. 

Where does all of this happen, typically?

Normally, HopeGateWay Kids meets in our children's rooms at our 509 Forest Avenue site, just steps from the worship space. Currently, we are online for worship due to the pandemic.

What about Covid-19?

While we are engaging in online worship due to the pandemic, our Children and Family Coordinator, Erica Lovejoy, presents a dynamic children's time during worship on Zoom.

Do you have any programs for younger children?

We offer loving childcare for preschool-age children during worship when we are meeting in person at 509 Forest Avenue. Currently we are worshipping on Zoom due to Covid


In collaboration with four partnering congregations — Woodfords Congregational Church, State Street UCC, St. Luke's Episcopal Cathedral and Williston Immanuel United Church — we offer a dynamic Youth Group for youth grades 6-12. 

Gathering twice a month, we spend our time in formation, fellowship, and service to both the local and global community. Youth contribute to planning, making this a Youth Group that is deeply influenced by its current participants.

Interested in learning more about Youth Group or getting connected? 

Contact Daniel Katyl, Youth Group Coordinator: daniel@hopegateway.com

Find out What's Happening!

In both the sacred and secular communities, there are few meaningful “rites of passage” in today’s world, and American culture in particular. One of the few opportunities we still honor that celebrates the “evolving” self is the Confirmation journey. 


Every other year, young people in 7th grade and above from Woodfords Congregational Church and HopeGateWay are invited to participate in a Confirmation Journey that takes place September – June. 


The Confirmation journey typically includes two weekend retreats, Sunday meetings roughly once (sometimes twice) a month, a trip to Boston to see a performance of The Black Nativity, several opportunities to attend other worship services and/or meet with people from different faith traditions to discover the similarities and differences of our faith journeys, opportunities to meet with a mentor including the completion of a service or mission project, attendance at Sunday morning worship. All youth are confirmed together during a joint worship celebration, usually in late May or early June.

To learn more, download this year's Confirmation packet here.