Posts from November 2020

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Advent Season ~ November 29 – December 20

Advent Season: A Time for Reflection, Preparation, Waiting and Wondering Advent Season: Draw Near November 29 – Sunday, December 20 Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus at Christmas. The term is a version of the Latin word meaning “coming”. Latin adventus is the […]

Knitting Group to Meet on Thursday, December 3

Knitting Group ~ Thursday, December 3 ~ 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Let us join together for conversation and to see how our projects are going as we meet here at Hope United Church of Christ. The Council has authorized small groups (10 persons or less) to be in the church building, with appropriate COVID 19 […]

Family Promise of Linn County – Update

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

An Update from Family Promise of Linn County Family Promise of Linn County held a Zoom meeting for their coordinators on Monday, November 2, with our own coordinator, Cathy Evers in attendance. News and announcements included: Family Promise’s office has moved to St. Stephens. A new employee has been hired recently to work specifically in […]

Knitting Group – Thursday, November 12

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Knitting Group ~ Thursday, November 12 ~ 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Let us join together for conversation and to see how our projects are going as we meet here at Hope United Church of Christ. The Council has authorized small groups (10 persons or less) to be in the church building, with appropriate COVID 19 […]

Knitting Group – Thursday, November 19

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Knitting Group ~ Thursday, November 19 ~ 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Let us join together for conversation and to see how our projects are going as we meet here at Hope United Church of Christ. The Council has authorized small groups (10 persons or less) to be in the church building, with appropriate COVID 19 […]

A Prayer for Our Time in the Pandemic

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

A Prayer for Putting on a Face Mask Creator God, as I prepare to go into the world, help me to see the sacramental nature of wearing this cloth. Let it be a tangible and visible way of living love for my neighbors, as I love myself. Lord, since my lips will be covered, uncover […]

Sunday, November 8, Was a Great Day at Hope UCC

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

What a great day at Hope United Church of Christ ~ Sunday, November 8 Last Sunday, November 8, we had delightful weather for our parking lot worship that featured music shared by Julie Anderson. We had an opportunity to have our blood pressure checked by a nursing student from Mt. Mercy, as the student works […]

Knitting Group – Thursday, November 5

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Knitting Group ~ Thursday, November 5 ~ 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Let us join together for conversation and to see how our projects are going as we meet here at Hope United Church of Christ. The Council has authorized small groups (10 persons or less) to be in the church building, with appropriate COVID 19 […]

Annual Trunk or Treat Held – Friday, November 30

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Trunk-or-Treat 2020 The north wind provided a chill in the air for our annual Trunk or Treat event that took place on Friday, October 30. We had nine decorated vehicles that had a variety of themes: sports teams, pumpkins and ghosts, and an original game board designed by one of our youth. Because of our […]