Earth Day Is Celebrated by Hope UCC Sunday School Students

Our students learned about creation, painted flower pots to take home, cleaned up our church property by picking up sticks and litter as they celebrated Earth Day this morning as part of our Sunday School program. Thank you to our Christian Education team and the Missions Committee for their work putting this special event together. […]

Earth Day 2018

It is a beautiful day in the Cedar Rapids area to celebrate Earth Day 2018. Come to Hope United Church of Christ, 150 9th Avenue, Hiawatha, at 9:00 a.m. for our Sunday School program where our children will be participating in all sorts of activities related to caring for the earth. At 10:00 a.m. our […]

Thank You Sunday School Teachers and Volunteers

I want to extend added appreciation and many thanks to our dedicated teachers and our great volunteers. The time and talents of our teachers is something to be proud of and I am truly grateful they share these with our children and youth. I am very happy to work with them each week, and feel our HOPE […]

Sunday School Year End Celebration and Family Brunch

Family Brunch and End-of-Year celebration ~ May 20, 2018 Please RSVP to Laura Ogreen by email (lauraogreen@yahoo.com ) by Saturday, May 5, at 1:00 p.m. Be sure to let me know if you will be joining us-and how many in your family will attend. Thank You. Please note the date change as our Sunday School Family Brunch has […]

Welcoming Sunday ~ April 29

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Welcoming Sunday: Confirmation Class of 2018 Our Confirmation Class of 2018 will be welcomed more fully into the life of the church on Sunday, April 29. Students have been meetings regularly since late August 2017 for class and have worked to complete service and worship events. This year’s class includes: Melia Bohn, Tristan Bohn, Zoey […]

Earth Day 2018

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

On Sunday, April 22, Hope United Church of Christ will be celebrating God’s creation. Our Sunday School Students will have the opportunity to take a walk around our property (weather permitting) to pick up trash and debris, will learn about God’s creation through story and crafts, and so much more. During our time of worship, […]

Pentecost Sunday – May 20

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Pentecost Sunday ~ May 20 In the Christian tradition, the celebration of Pentecost Sunday happens 50 days after Easter.  It is a day set aside to remember and recall the coming of God’s Spirit to the early followers of Jesus.  For some, it represents the birth of the church, a coming together of community for […]

Annual Garage Sale This Week

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Come one; come all to the annual Hope United Church of Christ garage sale. Thursday, April 12     8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 13           8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14       8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There will be lots of great items for sale. You don’t […]

Missions Committee Makes Plans for Upcoming Opportunities

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Missions Committee Has Plans Outlined for Congregational Participation and Support Our Missions Committee is a small group of passionate and committed individuals who work to invite and encourage our congregation to support mission opportunities, with gifts of money and time, within our own congregation and beyond. Here is a snapshot of the upcoming mission projects we […]