United Church of Christ Celebrates Its Anniversary

Monday, June 25, 2018 is the 61st Anniversary of the United Church of Christ. The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action. The UCC is a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where “…they may all be one” […]

Cedar Rapids Pride – July 7

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

“Come Out” for Cedar Rapids Pride! Can you believe that this is the fifth year that Hope United Church of Christ will be a part of the annual Cedar Rapids Pride Festival? Yes, you read that right—five years! (And this will be our second as an Open and Affirming Congregation too!) What a great thing […]

Worship – Sunday, June 10

Sunday, June 10, Hope United Church of Christ, 150 9th Avenue, will host worship at 9:30 a.m. The featured biblical story comes from the Gospel of Mark. Come hear what Sabbatical Pastor, Casey Guet, shares in her reflection on this story. Fellowship will follow worship. All are welcome.  

VBS Preparations Are Underway

VBS 2018 – ROLLING RIVER RAMPAGE: JULY 19 – 22 As we gear up for VBS 2018 we are preparing a list or items to donate for crafts, snacks, science projects and more.  Once we have those items noted, a signup list will be posted in the entryway. We are also planning on gathering items for […]

Singles Fellowship Starts with Sunday Lunch – June 10

NEW SINGLES FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: LUNCHEON AND GAMES A singles fellowship group is forming at Hope UCC. There will be a lunch held in Fellowship Hall on the second Sunday of each month starting June 10. Cathy Boeset will prepare the first meal. Discussion and suggestions will be taken on how to move forward for months to come. Join in […]

Book Club Being Formed

NEW VENTURE: HOPE Book Club There have been several requests to start a book club at Hope UCC for members & friends.  Nancy Kotalik and Laura Ogreen will spearhead this new endeavor and be your contact person(s) should you want to sign up.  Initially we will meet the 2nd Mon of the month at 5:00 pm.  The […]

Memorial Day 2018

We Celebrate the Brave Soldiers Who Sacrificed Their Lives to Keep Us Free  “Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate […]

Honoring Our 2018 High School Graduates

Honoring Our High School Graduates ~ Class of 2018 Some have watched these young people grow up through the years; others, we have just gotten to know as they have come to join us more recently.  From Sunday School programs to Vacation Bible School events to helping with sub sandwich sales and sharing their musical […]