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Signs of Hopefulness

By: Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein The leaves are beginning to show off their colors; the winds have shifted and come more briskly from the north; and the geese are making their way south as flocks fly across the blue sky.  The season of fall has come to Iowa. Recently as I was walking Sallie and Otis, […]

Friendship Committee Announces Upcoming Outing

When: Sunday, October 12, at 2:00 p.m. What: A Mighty Fortress Is Our Business Where: The Old Creamery Theater Company, Amana IA Ticket Price: $24.00 (if a group of 15 or more sign up to go, otherwise the price is $28.00) Deadline: Sign-up by September 27 A Mighty Fortress Is Our Business is a comedy about “The […]

Seeing is Believing

By: Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein Perhaps only the most die-hard fans knew his name or even the team he played for until just a few days ago and now the name, Ray Rice, has been plastered throughout the various forms of media at our disposal.  The twenty-seven year old running back, who played for the Baltimore Ravens […]

Make Room

By: Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein There is lots of activity happening at Hope United Church of Christ these days involving children and youth: students coming and going throughout the day as the preschool/daycare is in full swing, piano students coming and going for their lessons, and preparations for opening of Sunday school. Children and youth are […]

Taking Care of Our Neighbor

By: Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein Many of you reading this have seen and/or participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, featured in the left portion of the picture above, that has been sweeping the nation in hopes of raising money and bring awareness about ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” This illness is a progressive neurodegenerative […]

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The 3rd annual Hope UCC Trunk or Treat will take place this Friday from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in Hope's parking lot! Enjoy some cocoa and cider, huddle around one of our warm fires, check out all the cool trunks and get some candy! Wear your costume and bring your friends and neighbors. ... See MoreSee Less

Everyone had a blast this evening! Such a great turn out and creatively decorated vehicles. Thanks to everyone who came out, especially our friends and neighbors from the Hiawatha Fire Department.

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Hey Hope Kids, check out Reso in his undercover uniform! ... See MoreSee Less

Reso the Undercover Narcotics Agent.

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Upcoming Events

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Trunk-or-Treat 2014

October 24, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 pm

The 3rd annual Hope UCC Trunk or Treat will take place this Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in Hope’s parking lot! Enjoy some cocoa and cider, huddle around one of our warm fires, check out all the cool trunks and get some candy! Wear your costume and bring your friends and neighbors. We need […]

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Hope UCC Fall Beef Dinner

November 2, 2014
3:30 - 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the Hope Fall Beef Dinner on Sunday, November 2, from 3:30 – 7:00 pm.  Watch for more updates on how you can be involved!  We will need volunteers to set up and tear down, serve food, prepare carry-outs, and make desserts!  This is a whole church fundraiser that will partially replace […]

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