2022 small groups

If you're interested in joining one or more, simply fill out the digital form at the bottom of this page. Leave us your name, best contact information, and what group(s) you're interested in, and we'll reply promptly. We'll put you in touch with the leader of the small group(s) you want to join! **If your group leader's email is listed, you may also contact them directly. 

FALL 2022 (Oct - nov) Small groups

Musicians Small Group

Leader: Pastor Hannah Stanford

Thursdays, 7pm at Hope La Grange, starting October 6th

Calling all musicians - instrumentalists and vocalists! The musicians' small group is taking on a new format! We will have music listening parties - Bring your song suggestions and we'll spin the tunes and discuss what we notice and appreciate about them. We'll also pray together!


Young At Heart

Leaders: Victor Burbulys & Doug Jamieson

Thursdays, 1pm at Hope La Grange, starting October 6th

Our group is open to all, and we’ll be reading The Forgotten God  -- Reversing our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, by Francis Chan.  Let's meet together to pursue the Spirit-filled life that God desires for us and we so need and hunger for also. Light refreshments will be served.  Victor at 630-469-2759 or roseandvic@sbcglobal.net, Doug at 708-482-8713 or jami73s@yahoo.com Study Guide required ($12), textbook recommended by optional ($13)


Women’s Tuesday Morning Small Group

Leaders: Carin Rodemoyer & Leigh Ann Anderson

Tuesdays, 7-8am at Hope LaGrange, starting October 4th

In connection with the sermon series, we will be reading and discussing the book Find Your People by Jennie Allen.  In her book, Jennie looks at the original community in Genesis and the creation of people to see what God had planned for us all along.  Jennie offers practical solutions for creating true community in a world that's both more connected and more isolating than ever before.


Single Women’s Study Group

Leader: McCassa Johnson

Mondays, 7-8pm at McCassa’s home in Westchester, starting October 3rd

This Single Women’s Group will meet on Monday evenings to discuss Christian dating/ Godly singleness. The small group will be reading The Christian Woman’s Guide to Dating by Selina Almodovar (available on Amazon)


Women’s Thursday Evening Small Group

Leader: Jeanette Rodriguez

Every Other Thursday, 7pm at Jeanette’s home in Indian Head Park, starting October 6th

This group will be going through the YouVersion reading plan Singing in the Dark and will also include worship at the bi-weekly in-person meetings. *Limit 12 women*


Single Women’s Prayer Group

Leader: Dianne Brown

Sundays immediately following service in the conference room, starting October 2nd

This single woman prayer gathering is for

Any woman who considers themselves single, divorced or widowed, doing life alone.  We will talk, share prayer needs, and pray together. 


Men’s Twilight (Evening) Golf Group

Leader: Tom Kidwell

Sunday Nights at Flagg Creek Golf Course

Our ongoing Men’s weekly golf group is open to men of all ages and skill levels.  The weekly tee-time changes slightly, but we always play for the twilight rate.  We’ll continue to play until the course shuts down for the winter.  Whether you can join every week, or just once in a while, it’s always a great time of fellowship!


Women’s Bi-Monthly Small Group

Leader: Roberta Vinyard

Next Meeting on Thursday, Nov 17th at 1pm at Roberta’s home in Willowbrook

We are a group of women who get together every other month at Roberta Vinyard’s home in Willowbrook to pray for each other and discuss issues of the day from a Jesus-centered perspective. We meet every other month from on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday November 17th at 1:00 pm-3:00 pm.  For more information, text or call Roberta Vinyard at (630) 217-0021.


Men’s Find Your People Group

Leader: Pastor Hal Kooistra

Thursdays, 7-8pm (10/25, 11/8, 11/22) at Pastor Hal’s home in Brookfield

The brand new book, Find Your People addresses massively important relationship and connection issues. Why do people quit on relationships? What is my responsibility if someone quit me? How do I find a sage friend, a fun friend, and a foxhole friend? Let’s “find your people!” This group for men will meet three times at Pastor Hal's house.  Our group will meet on the following three Thursday nights from 7-8pm: Oct. 25th, Nov. 8th and Nov. 22nd  (we'll be having delicious snacks at every meeting like wings, BBQ ribs, chips & salsa). Note, even though this small group is based on the book Find Your People  you do not need to buy or read the book to participate in this manly group.


Kingdom Man Men’s Group

Leader: Brad Rodemoyer

Tuesday Nights at 7pm at Brad’s home in Western Springs (w/ monthly events on Thursdays and Saturdays)

This group began over three years ago as a small group studying KIngdom Man by Pastor Dr. Tony Evans. We are focused on building up men to seek their purpose as men in God's kingdom in a troubled world. This fall, we will study 1 & 2 Timothy, and Titus to learn and apply life lessons Paul provides for us today. If you can’t attend in-person you can also join via Zoom. This study will begin October 25 and will conclude on December 6.  Brad sends out the meeting info and Zoom link every week. If a weekly commitment is not an option for you, our group also hosts a Monthly Breakfast at JC Georges in Countryside for Fellowship, Prayer, and a brief Devotional on the last Saturday each month, as well as a Monthly Fellowship Night at Panera in LaGrange Park. We also plan to serve on occasion at Hope Dinner Church 

throughout the year and seize all other opportunities to serve the Lord!  As you can see we offer several different options for bible study, prayer and fellowship!  We invite men of Hope Church and their friends to join us as we grow in Christ and our faith together!  For details, or more information, contact Brad Rodemoyer at BCBTRODY@COMCAST.NET OR 708-268-0928.


Young Mom’s Find Your People Group

Leader: Pastor Rachel Kloes

Every other Saturday at Hope La Grange starting on October 15th at 8am

This group for young mothers will be a great time of discussion, prayer, and going through the book Find Your People by Jennie Allen. 


College & Early Career Monthly Group

Leaders: Pastors Josh & Rachel Kloes

Last Friday of Every Month, locations vary

If you are a young adult (college, early career), we invite you to join us once a month for a time of food, hangouts, games, bonfires, and general fun!  We take time to pray together and dig into scripture and have thoughtful discussions that are relevant to your season of life.  Josh and Rachel send out the info for the next meeting a week or two in advance, and the location and activity can change from month to month.


Dinner Church Small Group

Leaders: Ben & Jordan Arias

Fridays starting October 7th, 6:30-8:30pm at the Arias’ home                                       

Our small group is open to EVERYBODY, much like the table of Jesus. If you love to eat and you love Jesus, this group is for you! We will dive deeper into the theology and practicality of doing Church in a community dinner setting using the “READ-WATCH-DISCUSS” style. We encourage all to join this group, whether you serve at one of our dinners consistently, or you have never heard of a dinner church. Also, what kind of a small group would we be if we didn’t eat a meal together?! We will serve a potluck style dinner every week. Come hungry. Leave filled and inspired. Books are available for purchase: $10 each




2035 Find Your People Event

Friday October 28th at 6:30pm at Pastor Hal & Dawn’s home in Brookfield

Calling all young adults, ages 20-35!  You’re invited to Pastor Hal & Dawn’s home for a night of great food, fun and fellowship.  It doesn’t matter if you’re single, dating, married, in college, working...you’re invited to “find your people”!  This event has a maximum capacity of 20 people.  


New Attendee Lunch

Sunday, October 30th at 11:30 at Hope LaGrange

If you are new to Hope Church within the last 8 months, our Pastoral Team would like to treat you to a great lunch after service on Sunday, October 30th.  We’ll cater in from a local restaurant, enjoy getting to know each other around the lunch table, and take some time to introduce each member of our team, tell you more about our church & ministries, and what being a part of Hope Church is all about!  If you require childcare, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

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more info on small groups at hope church

Growing together and getting connected through small groups is a major part of our church's DNA.  Our Small Groups ministry offers a wide variety of groups catering to all ages and walks of life.  These groups meet in 4-8 week sessions that occur three times per year; 

  • Winter session generally runs from late January/early February until just before Easter.
  • Spring session runs for about 4-6 weeks after Easter and before summer break.
  • Fall session runs from about September till mid November.

TO REGISTER FOR A SMALL GROUP - fill out the digital form above, OR contact us at smallgroupshope@gmail.com,  and just tell us which small group you're interested in - we'll reply promptly and put you in contact with the small group leader!