Jesus said  “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."





Collection for Open Door Pantry   



Our Hope Sunday School hunger project this year is focusing on the needs of people in our local community, through the

Freehold Area Open Door food pantry.


In Sunday School Class your child heard the story “Maddi’s Fridge” (PreK-2nd graders)

or participated in a poverty simulation (3rd grade & up).  See link below to watch video narration of this book!

Ask them about their activities, what they learned, and how they would like to help in our project.



Each week in March, we will be collecting a different, much-needed item for the food pantry (see below). We hope your family will participate. As much as possible, involve your children in choosing your donations, and talk about how these donations will help families. Then bring the items to Sunday School class. A message will be sent out each week to help us remember what’s being collected. At the end of March, we’ll have a celebration to thank you for your help!


  • Week of March 3rd –  Boxes of Facial Tissues
  • Week of March 10th – Juice Boxes or Bottles of Juice
  • Week of March 17th – Toothpaste & Toothbrushes (single or multi-packs)
  • Week of March 24th – Cooking Oil (small or medium bottles)
  • Week of March 31st – Complete Pancake Mix (the kind that you just add water to) & Pancake Syrup


Thanks so much for teaching our children to help our community!

 If you have questions please contact Cindy Lynch at or 732-780-5438

Please join us in our

collection of the following goods


Hope Sunday School students read"Maddi's Fridge" learning about poverty and hunger.  If you or your child missed this lesson in class... watch this YouTube narration.


Filled with colorful artwork, this storybook addresses issues of poverty with honesty and sensitivity while instilling important lessons in friendship, empathy, trust, and helping others.


Please note our new Sunday School hours!

7th/8th Grade Confirmation classes will be taught by Pastor Ed Sunday mornings during the 9:45AM SS hour (instead of Sunday evenings) 

We are excited to announce our new FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE  one Sunday & Wednesday per month -  from September – May.  There will be NO SS classes on these days and we encourage parents to bring their children to these services for Family Worship! 

Family Worship is planned with the youth of our church in mind.  We do not consider it a Sunday or Wednesday “OFF” from Sunday School, but a chance for families who cannot fit both SS class and worship into their weekly schedules an opportunity to experience both! 

Sundays  9:45 - 10:45am

All ages



Wednesdays 7pm-8pm

Ages 3yrs - 6th grade 



At-Home Devotions 

To help facilitate faith in the home, I am suggesting a daily practice for your family, based on Pastor Rich Melheim’s “Faith5”


Sharing Faith at Home:

1. Share your daily highs and lows with each other.

2. Talk about where you might have seen God’s presence in your day.

3. Pray for one another’s highs and lows, for your family, and the world.

4. Bless one another by tracing the sign of the cross on each other’s foreheads or palms.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Loretta Hart and John Black very much for their many years of teaching Sunday School and their devotion to Hope’s children, as they take a well-deserved break!


We would like to welcome Kate Raguseo and Matthew Sprunger to our staff as 5th/6th grade teachers!


Parents are their children's first and most important teachers, but God does not intend for us to be alone in this task of passing on our faith. A church community plays a central role in helping children learn about God.  


HOPE offers interactive Sunday School classes for children of all ages and meets weekly on Sunday mornings & Wednesday evenings from September through May between worship services.


Our classes are taught by adult volunteers from our congregation who truly enjoy working with and teaching children! Our Sunday School curriculum is based on weekly Bible stories. Through reading these stories, discussion & activities we help our children become closer to God and familiar with the Bible.  We also help them see how people in the stories are a lot like us, and how God works in our everyday lives too!



Members & non-members welcome!

Parents are invited, but not required to sit in on classes

There is no Sunday School fee - donations are welcome to help cover expenses



We are truly excited about our program here at HOPE

and invite you to join us in learning about God’s love!

Our Sunday School Goals


Help children learn about the God who created and loves them


Teach about God’s love for all people, and his past and current interaction in our world


Assist our students in developing a personal relationship with God


Help our children and their families find a place in the HOPE family of faith




Our Curriculum

3yrs -6th Grade:

Weekly bible stories with age appropriate discussion, music, related hands on activites and crafts and how the children can apply the story's lesson's to their own lives.

7th & 8th Grade:

Confirmation classes that cover more in-depth study and discussion of the Bible and foith for today's life.

High School:

Senior Highs meet each Sunday mornings to share their faith, work on service projects, and further their involment with the youth of the Lutheran NJ Synod & the National ELCA.