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Poinsettia Orders Being Taken Now until December 19

Poinsettia Order for Christmas Eve To provide a festive atmosphere for our worship service on Christmas Eve, one can order a poinsettia in honor or in memory of someone as we decorate our sanctuary space.  Each plant is $11.  To place an order by Sunday, December 19, there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin […]

First Congregational United Church of Christ Hosting Sunday, December 26 Worship

December 26 Worship Service Offered at First Congregational United Church of Christ Worship service will not be held here at Hope United Church of Christ on Sunday, December 26. Members and friends of Hope UCC have been invited to attend worship at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 361 17th Street SE, Cedar Rapids, at […]

Santa for a Senior

December Mission: Santa for a Senior Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus … and we have the privilege of being “Santa” for a senior this holiday season! Home Instead, a source of in-home elderly care services with caregivers who provide assistance with Alzheimer’s and dementia care and other home care needs, has provided us […]

Annual Offering Makes a Difference in the Lives of UCC Clergy

Annual Christmas Eve Offering Makes a Difference in the Lives of UCC Clergy On Christmas Eve, we will be collecting an offering known as the Christmas Fund (formerly known as Veterans of the Cross), which is one of the five offerings of the United Church of Christ that we support. We have the opportunity to […]

Holiday Piano Recital to Take Place on Friday, December 10

Hope United Church of Christ Will Host Annual Holiday Piano Recital While Pastor Fritz Melberg was here at Hope United Church of Christ, 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 […]

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Worship Schedule for Advent and Christmas Eve

November 28, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Worship Schedule for Advent and Christmas Eve The seasons of Advent and Christmas are filled with lots of great opportunities to gather for worship and fellowship at Hope UCC. Please mark your calendars for the following dates and times: Sunday, December 5 – Second Sunday of Advent, Chime Choir Sunday, December 12 – Third Sunday […]

Community Blood Drive – December 7

December 7, 2021
3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Blood Drive – Tuesday, December 7 We are hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, December 7, 2:30 – 6:00 p.m. Impact Regional Blood Center will be bringing their mobile bus to our parking lot for this drive. There are protocols in place to keep all donors and workers as safe as possible while striving to […]

Lunch Bunch Sets Date for Fellowship in December

December 9, 2021
11:30 a.m.

Lunch Bunch Sets Date for Fellowship in December We will gather on Thursday, December 9, for a holiday outing to Biaggis, 320 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids. The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. to enjoy a wide variety of Italian selections from the menu offered at this establishment. A sign-up sheet for this event […]

Annual Meeting – Sunday, December 12

December 12, 2021

Notice of Annual Meeting – Sunday, December 12 Hope United Church of Christ will host its annual meeting on Sunday, December 12, immediately following worship.  Items on the agenda include, but are not limited to: election of persons to be part of our leadership teams, approval of 2022 budget, updates about our stained glass frame […]

Holiday Cookie Exchange – Saturday, December 18

December 18, 2021
9:00 a.m.

Holiday Cookie Exchange – Saturday, December 18 9:00 a.m. Please join us for a cookie exchange! On Saturday, December 18, we will gather in the beautiful church kitchen to bake and decorate our cookies and everyone will take home a variety of delicious treats. In addition, we will provide a treat to the Sunday School […]

Blue Christmas Service – Sunday, December 19

December 19, 2021
3:00 p.m.

Blue Christmas Service ~ Sunday, December 19 ~ 3:00 p.m. The Promise of Hope in the Midst of Winter’s Darkness For some the holiday season can be filled with many mixed emotions as grief and sadness are a part of life as the glitter and glow of Christmas is all around us. In a time […]

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