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Tomorrow, Sunday, December 4, is the second Sunday of the season known as Advent.  Advent is a time of waiting as we anticipate the remembrance of Jesus’ birth.  Candles will be lit, prayers will be said, songs will be sung, and fellowship will be enjoyed.  We will celebrate the sacrament of communion, where simple elements […]

Happy Thanksgiving

On this day, may each of us take a moment to recognize the goodness and blessings in our lives.  Even as times might be difficult or challenges might seem to be surrounding us, God is present there.  Here at Hope United Church of Christ, we cannot promise that life will change or that problems will […]

Christmas Eve Worship Services

Christmas Eve Worship Schedule As family and friends gather to celebrate together this Christmas season, we will join in the remembrance of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth with worship services that feature music of the holiday and scriptures that recall the story of our faith that changed the world. On Saturday, December 24, at […]

Blessed to Be a Blessing

Thank You for Sharing Your Blessings Thank you to everyone who graciously put together a Blessing Basket for the holiday season.  We had 17 baskets filled with items for a holiday meal that will be distributed through the Olivet Neighborhood Mission, where Cathy Evers serves as a part-time staff person.  Thank you for making a […]

When the Weather Turns Frightful

When the Weather Outside Is Frightful As the weather has turned colder, it is the season to be caution about driving on ice and snow or to be careful as you walk in the parking lot or on the sidewalk.  Always consider your own personal safety whenever you make your way to Hope UCC during […]

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Thank you to everyone who graciously put together a Blessing Basket for the holiday season. We had 17 baskets filled with items for a holiday meal that will be distributed through the Olivet Neighborhood Mission. Thank you for making a difference this holiday season for individuals and families who are in need of assistance and care. ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

Lunch-Bunch

Lunch Bunch Outing

November 1, 2016 – December 8, 2016

Lunch Bunch Set to Celebrate the Holiday Season On Thursday, December 8, at 11:30 a.m., our next outing will be to enjoy lunch at the Longbranch Restaurant, 90 Twix Town Road NE, Cedar Rapids.  The buffet will offer a variety of items, along with a salad bar, that ought to have something for everyone.  A […]

Lunch-Bunch

Lunch Bunch ~ Ready for a Holiday Gathering

November 10, 2016 – December 5, 2016

Lunch Bunch Set to Celebrate the Holiday Season On Thursday, December 8, at 11:30 a.m., our next outing will be to enjoy lunch at the Longbranch Restaurant, 90 Twix Town Road NE, Cedar Rapids.  The buffet will offer a variety of items, along with a salad bar, that ought to have something for everyone.  A […]

Blue-Christmas

Upcoming Season of Advent

November 26, 2016 – December 26, 2016

Advent: A Season of Anticipation Sunday, November 27 – Sunday, December 18 Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term is a version of the Latin word meaning “coming”. Latin adventus is the translation of the Greek […]

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Iowa Conference Youth Event

December 1, 2016 – December 20, 2016

Plan a Winter Get Away ~ Pilgrim Heights Camp, Montour Iowa Winter Youth Retreat Ages 13 – 18 Join with other youth from across the Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ for this overnight retreat that begins on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 1:00 p.m. and continues through Thursday, Dec. 29, at 3:00 p.m. There will […]

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Curling Night Out ~ January 17, 2017

December 1, 2016 – January 5, 2017

Be brave.  Have fun.  Learn to curl.  What a great time it will be as we go and try out this sport.  Hope UCC is getting a group together to go on Tuesday, January 17, at 7:00 p.m.  The one hour session will cost each individual $10.  Learn to Curl is free for pre-registered students […]

Lunch-Bunch

Lunch Bunch Outing Set for January 2017

January 1, 2017 – January 18, 2017

Lunch Bunch ~ Warm Up with Food and Fellowship Although the cold winds of January may blow, we are going to warm up good food and great fellowship on Thursday, January 19, at Tanner’ Bar and Grill, located at 5200 Fountains Drive, Cedar Rapids.  We will meet at 11:30 a.m. The menu has something for […]

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