HOPE is the ministry for children PVK-4 to 2nd Grade. Since HOPE is a ministry, the orientation and implementation of the program should reflect the Orthodox Christian Faith, Tradition and Life.

The mission and goal of the HOPE ministry is to lead our children in to experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and becoming active sacramental members of the living church, our children will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation. By laying a foundation of faith at this age, the young people will have something that will guide and strengthen them through life.

Please check out our calendar below!

For more information please contact Alyssa Kyritsis at 904-396-5383 x12 or  pastoral.assistant@stjohnthedivine.com. Be sure to check out our calendar below!

August 10: HOPE/JOY Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Game vs. Mississippi and Family Faith Night with a Concert by Christian Musical Artist Jason Gray at 6:35 PM
August 18: Blessing of the Backpacks-Bring them to Church!

September 4: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
September 8: First Day of Sunday School!
September 11: Family Night Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
September 18: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
September 21: HOPE/JOY Welcome Back Pool Party at the Ticoras Home at 3 PM
September 25: No Family Night-Vespers for St. John the Divine

October 2: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
October 9: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
October 16: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
October 18: HOPE Spooktacular at the Jax Zoo at 6:30 PM
October 23: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
October 26: Fall Festival
October 30: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM

November 6: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
November 9: HOPE Breakfast, Service Projects at 10 AM followed by delivery at Ronald McDonald House
November 13: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
November 20: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
November 23: Serve Day at Church
November 27: No Program-Happy Thanksgiving!

December 4: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
December 11: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
December 15: Clothing Drive Sorting and Delivery
December 18: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
December 21: HOPE/JOY Christmas Mini Retreat and Santa Visit!
December 25: No Program-Merry Christmas!

January 1: No Family Night
January 3-5: HOPE/JOY Family Camping Trip
January 8: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
January 10-12: Family BeeTreat at SJTD
January 15: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
January 22: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
January 29: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM

February 1: HOPE/JOY Mother Son Skating Night at Sk8 City Jacksonville at 5 PM
February 5: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
February 7: HOPE/JOY Father Daughter Date Night and Talent Show at 6:30 PM
February 12: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
February 19: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
February 26: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM

March 4: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
March 8: Sunday of Orthodoxy-Bring icons to Church
March 11: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
March 14: HOPE Trip to the St. Photios Shrine
March 18: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
March 25: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
March 28: Serve Day at Church

April 1: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
April 8: No Family Night-Quiet Week
April 15: No Family Night-Holy Week
April 17-18: Holy Friday Decorating
April 22: No Family Night-Bright Week
April 26: HOPE Doing Dishes for Mother’s Day at 1 PM
April 29: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM

May 6: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
May 13: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
May 20: Family Night: Dinner 6 PM, Sessions 6:30 PM
May 23: HOPE Trip to St. Augustine Aquarium at 11 AM