Our Small Groups


Life was never meant to be a “lone ranger” journey. God has made us all with a relational need to know and to be known. We believe that the best way to go deeper in these relationships is through our small groups. All of our small groups meet in people’s homes or via the Zoom App. Please join us for one or more of them throughout the week!



Home Groups

  • Clements’ Home GroupMeets Mondays 7-8:30pm at the Clements’.  We enjoy and encourage one another in conversation and prayer. We also discover God's Word together through overview and verse-by-verse study of books of the Bible. We are currently studying the Old Testament book of Isaiah. Feel free to jump in anytime! For more info contact Brian or Karen Clements (brian@go2hope.org).
  • Family Home GroupMeets 1st and 3rd Fridays at 6pm at various locations.  This is a home group for young families.  Sometimes we share a potluck dinner together, have a kid-friendly devotional, enjoy a family game, and end with some sharing and prayer.  It's a great way to connect with other families whose lives are busy with their children!  For more info contact Wayne or Ollie Okamoto (wayne@go2hope.org).
  • Griffin's Home Group—Currently meeting every Thursday from 7-9pm on ZOOM.  We are currently studying "The Meaning of Marriage" by Tim and Kathy Keller.  This study is open to anyone, married or single.  For more info contact Kelly Griffin (b.kgriffin@yahoo.com) or Randy Martin.
  • Stewart's Book Study—Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month on ZOOM from 7:00-8:30pm.  We are currently going through the book "Experiencing God" by Henry Blackaby.  For more info contact Jim Stewart (jimathope@aol.com).


Men's Groups

Saturday Morning Men’s Breakfast—Meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 8-10 am at the church and is a combination of breakfast, conversation, and teaching.  Our teaching time consists of a verse by verse study in a book of the Bible, with discussion aimed to build our faith. We are currently working our way through I Peter. If you're looking for something to build faith and understand Scripture, this is it!  Come check us out and see if it's a good fit. For more info contact Jim Stewart (jimathope@aol.com) or Gary Grant (gary@go2hope.org)

Women's Groups

  • Discovery Women's StudyA great study for women who are seeking or wanting to go deeper into their faith.  Currently they are going through "Practical Christian Living".  They meet every Wednesday on Zoom from 7 to 8:30 pm.  For more information, contact Beth Griffin or email us at "info@go2hope.org".

  • Coffee Connection We meet every Tuesday at 9:30 am at Daisy's Artish Cafe in Lake Villa. (216 N. Milwaukee Ave.).  We get together to have coffee, smoothies, lattes, tea, a choice of some great breakfast pastries, and just have a great time!  Invite a friend! It's a great way to connect with other women!  For more info please contact Dawn Roitblat (info@go2hope.org).

  • Girls' Night OUT—  We gather periodically for a time to connect with each other in a casual, fun setting! Please come to meet, eat & enjoy the company of other women of Hope 6-8pm.  The location varies.  Please see our website calendar or our Sunday morning worship program for our next time together and location. For more info please contact Karen Clements (info@go2hope.org).