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January Mission Project

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Mission Committee Offers a Challenge for January’s Project: Blessing Bags for Olivet In one of the coldest months of the year, we’ll have the opportunity to help a local organization with their vision of providing basic necessities to people in need. During January, we’ll be collecting “Blessing Bags” to be given to Olivet Neighborhood Mission […]

Christmas In July Project Spreads Holiday Cheer

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Through your generous Christmas in July donations, we were able to spread holiday cheer to two local families with HACAP’s Adopt-a-Family Holiday Assistance program. We gave a Hot Wheels track, Avengers toy, clothes, ratchet and socket set, shoes, heated blanked, pajamas, and a sauce pan to a family with a dad, mom, and 6-year old son.  We were also able to give a Barbie and accessories, a Wii-U game, Legos, art […]

Be the Change – Making Noise for Missions

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Be the Change Do you hear the clinking in the offering plate on Sunday mornings?  That is the sound of our Mission Committee in action.  All loose change goes to this committee for ongoing projects that Hope United Church of Christ contributes to ministries beyond our walls.  Coins that are donated to the offering go directly to […]

Holiday Basket Auction Is a Success

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Holiday Basket Auction Raises Funds for Youth Scholarships “Another success!” These were the words shared by Melena Urbanowski, who oversaw this year’s Holiday Basket Auction. We had nine baskets and raised $455 for the youth scholarship fund, which helps to assist our children and youth going to camp and other UCC events. Here are the […]

Annual Holiday Piano Recital Held

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Hope United Church of Christ Hosts Annual Holiday Piano Recital While Pastor Fritz Melberg was here, he entered into a covenant with Amanda Denny who needed a place to have piano lessons. Over the years, Hope UCC has served as that place where students have learned the joys and challenges of playing piano. On Friday, […]