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Hope Choir – Mini-Cantata Open to All

The choir is planning a “mini” cantata to be performed during worship on 12/21. We’d like to invite you to sing along with us! All are welcome to join in this musical celebration of Christmas. The rehearsals schedule is below. We only ask that you make “most of” the rehearsals. We understand that there will […]

A Prayer for Our Elected Officials

By: Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein The view from my window today has been one of much activity. No, it is not because the birds are at the feeder that hangs just a few short feet away, but because it is Election Day. Hope United Church of Christ serves as a polling place for the City of […]

A Church Alive with the Spirit of God

By: Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein I recently heard that there is some concern that there just might be too much going on at Hope United Church of Christ.  As a person who highlights my calendar to make sure I can keep track of events and appointments, my schedule is filled with color.  Special events for celebrating […]

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 […]

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Star of Wonder Christmas Program

December 14, 2014
10:30 am

Hope UCC Sunday School students will present, “Star of Wonder” Christmas program on December 14 during the 10:30 am worship service. “Star of Wonder,” tells the nativity story from the perspective of some stars with pretty cute personalities. Students will share fun and inspiring music throughout the program that will make you want to tap […]

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