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Hero Central – Vacation Bible School – July 13-16

It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  It’s Hope United Church of Christ Vacation Bible School! It is almost here and we are getting ready for you to come and join us for our annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) program.  This year our theme is Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God!  We will have opportunities […]

Boldly Following Jesus!

Hope United Church of Christ is boldly following Jesus as we participate in the mission and ministry here in the Hiawatha/Cedar Rapids area. Come and join us on Sunday mornings, 9:30 a.m. for worship and fellowship, and experience God’s Spirit as we boldly where the Spirit leads.

July 2 Worship to Feature Guest Preacher, The Rev. Mark Buck

Join us at Hope United Church of Christ on Sunday, July 2, as The Rev. Mark Buck leads worship and offers the reflection for the morning.  Deb Strunk will be our accompanist for the morning, offering her gifts of music.  

United Church of Christ General Synod ~ June 30 – July 4

At the end of June, thousands from across the country (and abroad) will gather for General Synod 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.  Pastor Mary Beth is serving as a delegate for the Iowa Conference for this event.  Our former seminary student, Raven Rowe, is serving as a theological reflector during Synod. […]

Cedar Rapids Pride Event ~ Saturday, July 8

Pride Invitation ~ Saturday, July 8 Just over a year ago, Hope United Church of Christ (UCC) made a commitment to strive to become a more welcoming community to our neighbors and in particular to the LGBTQ community.  And it was great for those who helped work our booth at Cedar Rapids Pride to share […]

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Upcoming Events

Summer Worship Hours Begin Sunday, May 28

May 22, 2017 – September 3, 2017

Hope United Church of Christ will begin worshiping at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 28, followed by a time of fellowship.  We will follow this schedule for worship through Sunday, September 3. During the months of June, July and August, there will not be any Sunday School program.  Children and youth are encouraged to come […]

Summer Reading Event

June 1, 2017 – July 27, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Summer Reading Event Features Best Selling Author This summer we are invited to look at our humanness … the joys and challenges for being mortal.  Whether it is because of illness or disease or because of our aging process, New York Times bestselling author, Atul Gawande, writes about medicine and what matters in the end.  […]

Mission Opportunity – Christmas in July

July 6, 2017 – August 13, 2017

Annual Christmas in July Campaign Is Underway! Wrap those presents and deck the halls – IT’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Once again we take the opportunity in July to raise money for our Christmas families! Instead of hitting you up during the holiday season when budgets are tight, the Missions Committee is asking for your help […]

Summer Fun Events Planned for July!

July 6, 2017 – July 27, 2017

  Summer Fun with Pastor Mary Beth! Come and enjoy summer with Pastor Mary Beth as she hosts two dates this month for some time of food, fellowship and fun. Friday, June 21 ~ Play Date with Pastor Mary Beth 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Children and youth, along with their adult, are invited to […]

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