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Life is not meant to be lived alone. You were created to experience life with God and other people. That’s why we at Santa Cruz Hope encourage you to join a Hangout!  A Hangout is a small group of people who gather weekly, every other week, or monthly to hang out, study God's Word, pray, and do fun activities together.  No matter where you are in life, there’s a Hangout for you! Here's a list of ones to choose from:

Growth Hangouts


Brian & Sue Sussman 

Sundays during 9:00 AM service

Hope Building


 A hangout for Seekers (those who are curious about God, Jesus, the Bible, or Christianity), Starters (those who have just begun a relationship with Jesus Christ) and Returners (those who’ve had a connection with God in the past, but have been away for a while) 

Facing Life’s Hardest Problems 

Steve Stiles  

Sundays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM 

Hope Building


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(When easy answers aren’t working!) On the table for discussion: addiction, co-dependency, sexual addiction, gambling addiction, food issues, life-style struggles

Pay it Forward

Bruce Jones 

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Location TBD



This Hangout is all about experiencing your next growth steps in Jesus, then brainstorming and discussing how we can “pay it forward” by helping others grow as well in an authentic, natural way.  Expect some fun and food mixed in with some great Bible stuff!

Anyone / Everyone Hangout

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Anyone / Everyone 

Peter Rich 

Every other Thursday, 7:00 PM 

Scotts Valley


Teen Hangouts

Middle School

Jackie Gollbach 

Sundays during 10:30 AM service (after worship) 

Hope Building


High School

Joe Gruber 

Sundays during 10:30 AM service (after worship)

Hope Building



Book Club

Jackie Gollbach

2nd & 4th Thursday, 5:30 PM 

Location rotates



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A group for middle and high school girls to connect with each other and take part in various activities that will empower young women (building, baking, art, volunteering, etc.). We are also reading through and discussing the book “Love Does” by Bob Goff.

Young Adults Hangout

Young Adults

Joe Gruber 

Every other Sunday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM 

Joe's house



Couples / Married

Young Couples

Ben & Hawley Davis

Monthly, Thursday night

Location TBD



Are you a young couple or married couple looking to connect with other couples at Hope? If so, you should visit our Hangout. Whether it’s bowling, seeing a movie, or getting some dinner together, our Hangout hopes to connect couples from the church as we learn more and more what the Lord has planned for all of us!

Family Hangout

Young Families 

Brian & Stacey Carroll

Monthly, 1st Friday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Hope Building



Start your weekend with friends, food and fellowship. Child care will be available. 


Women's Hangouts

Beth Moore Book Study

Tracy Erickson 

Every other Sunday, 6:00 - 8:00 PM 

Location TBD


Through God’s Word you will discover the transforming power of freedom. God intends for you to know and believe Him, glorify Him, experience HIs peace, and enjoy His presence.

Journeying Through the Scriptures

Colleen Ignaitis

2nd & 4th Tuesday, 6:00 PM 

Staff of Life


Studying the Bible on your own can be extremely challenging. Have you encountered passages that are difficult to understand and wish you could dialogue with others? Join us and together we’ll grow in our understanding of God’s Word. 

Mommy & Me

Jenny Bennett & Grace Gooch 

Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:30 AM 

Jade St. Park



Come hang out with other moms at the park ! A time for fresh air for our little ones (newborn to preschool) while we find friendship and community! 

Women’s Prayer & Bible Study

Pam Martinez 

1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9:00 AM 

Location rotates


Dress A Dude

Meghan Jenkins

Fridays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
(drop in any time!)

1055 Sir Frances Ave. Capitola, CA 95010



Help a local ministry (Dress A Dude) who lovingly hand makes shorts for boys and men in need, all over the world. These shorts are delivered by missionaries.

Men's Hangouts


Joe Gruber 

Every other Sunday, 6:00 - 7:30 PM 

IHOP (41st & Capitola Rd.)



Brian Sussman 

Every 2nd & 4th Saturday, 8:00 - 9:00 AM 

Hope Building





Holy Yoga  (Free Childcare)

Lachelle Dillon 

Monday, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Hope Building


Jam Session (Music) 

Jake Vernon 

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM 

Hope Building


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Mountain Biking 

Mike Silva

Days, times, & locations will vary


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Joe Gruber 

Days, times, & locations will vary


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Kayak Fishing

Danny Bennett 

Monthly, last Saturday 

Location TBD (conditions)


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Pat Early

Days, times, & locations will vary