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Brave Space Movement Announced by Iowa Conference of the UCC

The Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences of the United Church of Christ Announce New Inclusive, Welcoming and Seeking Justice Movement The three Board of Directors of the Tri-Conference Ministries: Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences announced a new movement in order to continue the work of extravagant welcome to the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender, […]

Showing Kindness

Jane and Mark Buck, along with their grandchildren – Callie and Jack, recently delivered hot lunches to the crews picking up debris in the Marion area; crews were from Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi and were very appreciative of the efforts to get them a hot lunch.

Outdoor Worship – Sunday, September 13

More than 50 individuals gathered together from First Congregational United Church of Christ and Hope United Church of Christ on Sunday, September 13, to celebrate with an outdoor worship service. The service featured special music shared by Julie Anderson and worship leadership by The Rev. Melanie Van Weelden and Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein. The Sacrament […]

World Communion Sunday – October 4

Celebration of World Communion Sunday ~ October 4 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 […]

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Upcoming Events

Worship Schedule – September 2020

September 1, 2020 – September 27, 2020
10:00 a.m.

It is vital that we keep the safety and well-being of our congregation and greater community in mind as we make a decision on returning to in-person worship in our sanctuary. With this goal, we have made an adjustment to our tentative schedule for the month of September. Here is our plan for worship services […]

Eastern Iowa Association Meeting – Sunday, September 20

September 20, 2020

Eastern Iowa Association Meeting Goes Virtual The Eastern Iowa Association Meeting will take place on Sunday, September 20. This year’s event will be held on-line. More information will be available soon.

Book Club – Wednesday, September 30 – 6:00 p.m.

September 30, 2020
6:00 p.m.

Hope United Church of Christ Book Club – September Offering The members of the Hope UCC Book Club decided the genre of the September book would be a little lighter in nature.  The offering for September is Fredrik Backman’s, Britt-Marie Was Here.  There are a number of copies available in the library system including an […]

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