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Congregation and VBS Supports Sleep in Heavenly Peace Mission Project

 VBS Mission Project – Sleep In Heavenly Peace – An Update Our mission project for VBS was in partnership with the Catherine McAuley Center ( and Sleep in Heavenly Peace ( As of July 18, the congregation had given $1098.00 while the VBS families provided an additional $353.60 for a total of $1451.60. A congregation […]

Sunday, July 25 Worship to Feature Guest Musician, Mandy Denny

Guest Musician – Mandy Denny Will Be Here on Sunday, July 25 Mandy Denny is providing special music throughout our worship service on Sunday, July 25. Be sure to be with us in-person or join us on-line through Facebook Live at 10:00 a.m.  

Vacation Bible School Was an Out-of-This-World Adventure

To Mars and Beyond: Explore Where God’s Power Can Take You Vacation Bible School Was An Out-of-This-World Adventure The rocket (made out of trash cans) was set in place, the backdrops were filled with stars and planets, the drama room had costumes and props ready for storytelling, and the science/discovery area was prepared for experiments […]

United Church of Christ Gathers for General Synod in a Special Way

 ‘Special Edition’ General Synod Recorded a Number of ‘Firsts’ by Connie Larkman July 11   The United Church of Christ “Special Edition” General Synod is a first-of-its-kind event. The biennial national meeting – the first-ever to be held entirely online – opened at 3:30 p.m. ET on a Sunday,July 11, first with youth and young adult […]

Vacation Bible School – To Mars and Beyond – July 12 – 15

Tonight’s the night! After not having Vacation Bible School here at Hope UCC in 2019 due to our renovation of our building and not having it here last year due to the pandemic, it is great to be hosting this program once again. Joining with Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, we are having four days […]

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Upcoming Events

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 […]

Outdoor Worship Planned throughout the Summer

June 13, 2021 – September 12, 2021

Worship and Music Committee Plans Outdoor Worship Services throughout the Summer Our Worship and Music Committee has planned for us to worship in the parking lot on the second Sunday of each month from June – September; those dates are: June 13, July 11, August 8, and September 12. Service begins at 10:00 a.m. Gathering […]

Lunch Bunch Event Scheduled for July

July 29, 2021
11:30 a.m.

Lunch Bunch ~ Time to Sign-up for Kava House Outing We are going to Kava House, 122 2nd Street SE, Swisher, on Thursday, July 29.  We will meet at the restaurant at 11:30 a.m. Kava House features delicious homemade soups, sandwiches and salads but save room for dessert because there is homemade pie, scones, and […]

Book Club Makes August Selection

August 18, 2021
6:00 p.m.

Hope UCC Book Club Bill Bryson’s, The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain will the group’s next selection for reading this summer. Goodreads describes it as, “The hilarious and loving sequel to a hilarious and loving classic of travel writing: Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson’s valentine to his adopted country of […]

31st Annual Especially for You Race – Sunday, October 3

October 3, 2021

31st Annual Especially for You Race – Sunday, October 3 EFY Race against Breast Cancer, held in Cedar Rapids, will take place on Sunday October 3. Nancy Lehman invites you to join her team, Hopes Angels of Courage, which she has organized with her family and members and friends of Hope UCC for many years. […]

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