Packing on the Pounds

Packing on the Pounds One of our on-going mission projects is to assist the Linn Community Food Bank by bringing in non-perishable food items. Recently, Lois Bennett took nearly 200 pounds of food there which will help make a difference in helping those who deal with food scarcity. Thank you for helping us pack on […]

Annual Chili Supper

Hiawatha Fire Department Annual Chili Supper Members of the Hiawatha Fire Department are gearing up for their annual Chili Super to be held on Saturday, November 4, from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the fire station, located at the corner of 10th Avenue and Emmons Street. They will be serving their secret recipe chili, […]

Gifts to Neighbors in Need Offering

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Thank You for Supporting Our Neighbors in Need Offering On Sunday, October 8, we had 28 individuals and/or families give financial gifts to our Neighbors in Need Offering, one of the Five-for-Five Offerings of the United Church of Christ. Our total contribution to this gift was 728.00. Thank you for supporting this donation and for […]

Advent Devotionals Available

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Advent Devotional Available for Purchase Before we know it, the Advent season will be upon us, a time set aside for preparing and waiting as Christmas approaches.  A resource that can help us in our daily faith journey comes from the Stillspeaking Writers’ Group and is titled, Watch: Advent 2017 Devotional , and promises us reflections […]

Thank You!

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Thank You to Our Lawn Mowing Crew As the lawn mowing season winds down, we are grateful to the following persons who helped to keep our lawn mowed and trimmed this past growing season: Andrew Buck Dan Evers Roger Fredrick Aaron Gruwell Mark Hartenstein Fran Henderson Mel Krause Doug Lane John Nus Tobey Slagenweit-Coffman Bill […]

Stewardship Campaign Set to Begin

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

The Stewardship Committee invites all of us at Hope United Church of Christ to be a part of our annual fall campaign that focuses our attention toward our financial goals in 2018.  But stewardship is not a seasonal duty or responsibility, it is a full-time privilege that we have as part of our Christian discipleship […]

Worship – Sunday, October 15

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Tomorrow at Hope United Church of Christ, 150 9th Avenue, Hiawatha, IA, we will have Sunday School for children, ages 3 – sixth grade. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. Our worship begins at 10:30 a.m. We will be focusing our attention on the text from Philippians 4 where the author invites us to think […]

National Coming Out Day – October 11

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Today is designated as National Coming Out Day for the LGBTQ community. Here at Hope United Church of Christ, we are an Open and Affirming Church, welcoming all people. We may not do this perfectly, but we strive to do so. Here is our Welcoming Covenant, which was adopted overwhelming by the congregation in 2016: […]

New Playground Equipment Ready for Use

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

New Playground Equipment Ready for Use Our playground area has not been in use for the last six months because the equipment was removed when the daycare/preschool moved from our facility.  This past Sunday, a new multi-swing, multi-function play set went up that will now be able to be used by our children and guests […]

Interested in Membership at Hope UCC?

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Interested in Joining Hope United Church of Christ? Are you interested in putting down some spiritual roots at Hope United Church of Christ? Are you considering becoming a member of the church? The next New Members Outing will be held on Thursday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Axel’s Sports Grill, 951 Blairs Ferry Road […]