One of Our Own Completes RAGBRAI Event

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Congratulations to Aaron Butikofer! Aaron Butikofer completed the entire 2017 RAGBRAI course across the northern part of Iowa, traveling 468 miles during the event.  The longest day featured a ride of nearly 74 miles and the last day had more than 3200 feet of hills to conquer.  Aaron was the youngest participant, to complete the […]

August Mission Project to Help School Children

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

  Pick a Peck of School Supplies! Our August Missions focus will be school supplies for Hiawatha Elementary and Harrison Elementary as we gather the top 7 most needed school supplies at these schools are: Crayons Wide-ruled spiral notebooks Glue sticks 2-pocket folders Markers Tissues Dry-erase markers Maybe you’ll see some great sale prices on some […]

Employment Opportunity ~ Nursery Supervisor

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Staff Opening: Nursery Supervisor Hope United Church of Christ is seeking an individual to join our staff team beginning September 10, 2017, as our Nursery Supervisor. Please contact Pastor Mary Beth, 319-393-2400 or mbhartenstein@gmail.com, for more information or to apply for this position.

Advanced Directives Information Session ~ August 3 ~ 6:30 p.m.

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Advanced Directives Informational Session – August 3 – 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Wyatt Dagit will be sharing information about Advanced Directives on Thursday, August 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room here at Hope UCC. An Advanced Directive is a written statement of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment, often including a living will, made […]

Faith in Action Sunday ~ July 30

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Faith in Action Sunday ~ July 30 “Faith in action is love – and love in action is service,” wrote Mother Teresa in her book, Love: A Fruit Always in Season. On Sunday, July 30, those who gather here at Hope United Church of Christ will once again dedicate part of our morning to actually […]

Hero Central – Vacation Bible School – July 13-16

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

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!

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

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.

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

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

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. […]