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The Rev. Chuck West Honored

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Congratulations to The Rev. Chuck West ~ 65 Years of Ordained Ministry At last week’s Iowa Conference Annual Meeting, The Rev. Chuck West, who served Hope United Church of Christ  from 1979 – 1992, was recognized for the 65th anniversary of his ordination. Well wishes can be sent to him at 215 E. McGregor Street […]

United Church of Christ Celebrates Its Anniversary

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 was the 62nd 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” (John 17:21). […]

32nd General Synod

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

32nd General Synod of the United Church of Christ ~ June 21 – 25 Every two years, General Synod brings together thousands of faithful members of the United Church of Christ for formal church witness, inspirational worship, and fellowship with friends (new and old). The Moderator, Mr. Norman Williams, the Assistant Moderator, the Rev. Penny Lowes, […]

Tri-Conference Ministries Celebrate Together

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Tri-Conference Ministries: Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences Celebrate Together More than 200 delegates, vendors, guests and children were a part of the first Tri-Conference Ministry Gathering held at Countryside Community Church, Omaha, NE, on June 14 – 16. Each of the conferences that make up the Tri-Conference Ministries: Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, participated together […]

VBS Supplies Needed

Vacation Bible School Supplies Needed Our Vacation Bible School program is a shared venture with Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. Their volunteers are getting ready to welcome our children and youth to this great event, as we lend our support. Supplies can be donated for science and discovery projects, art and craft projects, and snack […]

Thank You, Howard James!

Congratulations to Howard James, postal carrier for parts of Hiawatha, including Hope United Church of Christ. After 26 years of carrying the mail in all kinds of weather, Howard retired on May 31. Thanks for all the deliveries and enjoy your retirement!

Honoring Our High School Graduates

Honoring Our High School Graduates ~ Class of 2019 Sunday, June 9 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 program to Vacation Bible School events to National Youth Events to helping with […]

Pentecost Sunday – June 9

Pentecost Sunday ~ June 9 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 […]

Latest Mission Project – Mats for the Homeless

Mission Mats for the Homeless The Mission Committee is excited to announce a new project, making sleeping mats for the homeless and we need your help.  We plan on crocheting or weaving sleeping mats using recycled plastic bags.  We will be collecting grocery bags (HyVee, Fairway, Walmart, Michael’s, etc.) from now through the summer.  We […]

Clergy Anniversaries to Celebrate

Hope UCC Clergy Celebrating Ordination Anniversaries Recently several clergy members of Hope United Church of Christ have had or will be having anniversaries of their ordination into Christian ministry. They include: The Reverend Bob Bromley               June 3, 1956               63 years The Reverend Mark Buck                  June 2, 1974               45 years The Reverend Glenn Hunt                 June 7, […]