Mission Committee Asks for Your Support

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Operation Backpack Makes a Difference in Stopping Food Insecurity in Our Community Operation Backpack is the HACAP school program that sends single-serve food for kids to take home in their backpacks over the weekend. They focus on non-perishable “child-friendly” food that kids can prepare on their own, if need be. The Hope Missions Team recently made a donation of $100 […]

Disaster Relief

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

    Dear Friends in Christ, Through generous donations from people like you, UCC Disaster Ministries is responding to the needs of people affected by 2018 hurricanes both within the United States and around the world. Recently Hurricane Florence roared ashore in the US Carolinas. Although downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, communities […]

World Peace Day – Friday, September 21

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

World Peace Day ~ Friday, September 21 “Peace begins with a smile.” ~ Mother Teresa The International Day of Peace, sometimes known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on September 21. First celebrated in 1982, this day is dedicated to world peace and specifically the absence of war and violence. This year, the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration […]

Fall Cleaning Can Add Support to Hope UCC

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Fall Cleaning If you are doing some fall cleaning remember that Hope UCC has an account with Stuff Etc. Simply take no more than two 20 gallon totes or two 13 gallon trash bags of your gently used items per day to the donation counter.  If you have furniture items, these can be taken in any quantity […]

Scouts Have Popcorn for Sale

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

It’s Popcorn Time! The Cub Scouts of Hope UCC are selling popcorn.  We will have a table set up for orders in the conference room on Sunday, September 23 and September 30.  We have all the popular items back and two new items this year – chocolate covered pretzels in a Hawkeye tin and trail mix.  […]

Fall Fest Is Here!

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

It is going to be a great day tomorrow, Sunday, September 9, as we start our Sunday School program year and fall worship schedule. Sunday School begins at 9:00 a.m. with opening time and practice our song, I Come to You, that will be sung on Sunday, September 16. Pancake Breakfast is from 9:15 – […]

Hope UCC Fun Fest

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Hope UCC Fun Fest: Food, Fun and Fireworks On Saturday, August 25, more than 50 individuals and families gathered for worship followed by a time of fellowship as we enjoyed delicious brats and hotdogs from the grill and a variety of side dishes and desserts. Several fun games of BINGO were enjoyed as our official […]

Women’s Fellowship – September 10

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Women’s Fellowship  Sets September Meeting Date Women’s Fellowship will have a potluck meeting on Monday, September 10th at 5:30 to plan our 2018/2019 year.   Please join us at our Fall planning meeting; bring a dish to share and ideas for projects including the Once Again Christmas sale and Spring Boutique.

Upcoming Hope UCC Book Club Event

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Hope’s Book Club will meet Thursday, September 6 at 5:30 p.m. For more information see Nancy Kotalik or Laura Ogreen. What we are reading: The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri “You can always start again,” Kate Robinson’s mother once told her, “all it takes is a new thread.” Overwhelmed by heartbreak and loss, […]