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Messy Pentecost Event – Thursday, May 13

Hope United Church of Christ hosted a Messy Pentecost event this evening for five children and youth. We read the sacred stories about Jesus’ ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit. There were activities, games and crafts centering on the Spirit as flame, as wind and as a dove. We finished our time together […]

New Plantings Added to Outdoor Space

Our outdoor space received an update recently as the overgrown bushes between the air condition units and the office entryway were removed and new shrubs and plantings were put in their place. This beautification project was made possible because a member of the congregation donated their stimulus check for this update to our outdoor space. Our […]

Volunteer Opportunity Available

Seeking Youth Group Leaders Do you have a passion for youth? Do you like organizing social events that youth would participate in? Do you have skills to plan some local mission opportunities for youth? If so, Hope United Church of Christ is seeking you as we desire to create a place and space for our […]

Pastor Mary Beth’s Office Hours

Pastor Mary Beth’s Office Hours Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Drop in at any time for support, prayer, connection, to say “hello!” Pastor Mary Beth strives to be in the office at the church during the above stated days and times. Since emergencies do happen, please call 393-2400 to make sure that […]

Chime Choir to Preform on Sunday, May 16

Chime Choir to Preform in Worship on Sunday, May 16 The Hope United Church of Christ Chime Choir is preforming Steal Away, an African American spiritual (arranged by Bill Ingram), as our Gathering Music this morning. Members of the choir include: Julie Anderson, Ellen Bloomquist, Cathy Boeset, Cathy Evers, Dan Evers, Melinda Howerton, Cindi Ohrt, Stephanie […]

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Upcoming Events

New Member Outing – Monday, May 17 – 6:00 p.m.

May 17, 2021
6:00 p.m.

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 Monday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Hope UCC, with a lite dinner served. […]

Community Blood Drive – Thursday, May 20

May 20, 2021
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Hiawatha Community Blood Drive – Thursday, May 20 We are hosting a blood drive, Thursday, May 20, 2:30 – 6:00 p.m. The Mississippi Valley 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 […]

Lunch Bunch to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

May 21, 2021
12:00 p.m.

Lunch Bunch Will Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in May It will be a little bit late, but still in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, that we will gather at Adelitas, Mexican Grill, 2833 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids on Friday, May 21, at 12:00 p.m. A sign-up sheet for this event is located […]

Summer Camp Options at Pilgrim Heights Camp and Retreat Center

June 1, 2021 – August 1, 2021

Time to Sign Up for Summer Camp Pilgrim Heights Camp and Retreat Center After canceling the camping season in the summer of 2020 because of the pandemic, Pilgrim Heights Camp and Retreat Center is ready to welcome back campers and groups to its site. There are lots of options to consider when choosing to participate […]

Book Club Makes Selection for May Reading

June 3, 2021
6:30 p.m.

Hope UCC Book Club The Hope UCC Book Club’s next selection is The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. Here is a little about the book: Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. […]

United Church of Christ – General Synod – July 11 -18, 2021

July 11, 2021 – July 18, 2021

UCC General Synod – Save the Date – July 11 – 18, 2021 – Online Since 1957, when the first “uniting” General Synod gathered in 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio, to the meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 2019, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ has faithfully convened a meeting every two years in […]

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