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Supporting Our Local Fire Department

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Hiawatha Fire Department Annual Chili Supper Members of the Hiawatha Fire Department are gearing up for their annual Chili Supper to be held on Saturday, November 3, 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, […]

Iowa Conference Holds Events

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Iowa Conference Day of Sharpening and Annual Meeting The Iowa Conference hosted A Day of Sharpening – Telling Our Story that offered individuals an opportunity to participate in workshops that included topics such as: testimony through social media, telling our stories through art, and nurturing the stories of children and youth. Special guest speakers for […]

Save the Date – Annual Beef Dinner – November 4

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Beef Dinner ~ November 4 Thank you to Andrew and Kayla Buck for lending their leadership to the organizing of our annual beef dinner and to Cathy Boeset, who serves as our lead chef for the evening. Help is needed in a variety of ways: set-up, serving, clean-up and providing desserts. Sign-up sheets are in […]

October Mission Focus: Funding Future Leadership

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

October Mission Focus: Funding Future Leadership During this month, the Mission Committee invites the congregation to focus on the costs of seminary education, which is one of the steps toward ordained ministry in the United Church of Christ. On October 28, we will have a special offering for the Iowa Conference’s Funding Future Leadership effort.  Thank you in […]

World Communion Celebration – Sunday, October 7

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Celebration of World Communion Sunday ~ October 7 World Communion Sunday offers congregations a distinctive opportunity to experience the Sacrament of Communion in the context of the global community of faith. The first Sunday of October has become a time when Christians, in every culture, break bread and pour the cup to remember and affirm […]

Upcoming Dates for Your Calendar

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Be sure to mark your calendar for this upcoming events at Hope United Church of Christ: Sunday, October 21               The Rev. Wyatt Dagit preaching Sunday, October 28               Fall Stewardship Focus – Hope Happens Sunday, November 4             All Saints’ Sunday/Communion                                 […]

Lunch Bunch Has October Event Scheduled

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Lunch Bunch ~ October Outing Our October outing will have us at Emil’s Hideaway, 222 Glenbrook Drive, SE, Cedar Rapids (located behind Taco John’s on 1st Avenue). We will meet on Thursday, October 18, at 11:30 a.m. They have a variety of great menu items. A sign-up sheet for this event is available in the […]

News from Our Mission Committee

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Mission Committee Invites Us to Send Birthday Wishes Abroad Our global sponsor student, Santhosh Y, is turning 15 in October.  The Mission Committee is has a birthday card and would love you to send him best wishes.  We will have the card and information on Santhosh and the UCC mission in India in the main entryway.  Check it […]