Posts from February 2021

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Knitting Group – Thursday, March 4

Knitting Group ~ Thursday, March 4 ~ 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 Letter from the United Church of Christ National Staff Regarding One Great Hour of Sharing

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

This correspondence was  sent by our national staff regarding our upcoming One Great Hour of Sharing Offering, which will be dedicated on Sunday, March 14.   Greetings, As the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) suggested offering Sunday (March 14) approaches, many of the materials found in the 2021 Planning and Resource Guide have been formatted to […]

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering – March 14

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

In your mail this week, you will receive information about and a giving envelope for the 2021 One Great Hour of Sharing offering. We did not include coin boxes in the mailing due to the cost of postage but they are available for pick-up at the church or we will be HAPPY to put one […]

March Madness for Missions: Making a Difference

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

March Madness for Missions: Making a Difference The Lenten season is underway. Giving up or giving away something has been a part of the practices associated with this liturgical time of the church calendar. Therefore, I am challenging us, as members and friends of Hope United Church of Christ, to make a difference this entire […]

Knitting Group – Thursday, February 25

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Knitting Group ~ Thursday, February 25 ~ 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 […]

Lenten Season

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Lent: A Season of Reflection Lent is a Christian religious observance in the liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later as we celebrate Easter Sunday. The purpose of Lent is the preparation, through prayer, repentance and self-denial, to consider the life and ministry of Jesus in the biblical stories. […]

Knitting Group – Thursday, February 18

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Knitting Group ~ Thursday, February 18 ~ 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 […]

Community Blood Drive a Success

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Community Blood Drive a Success On Thursday, February 11, we hosted a Hiawatha community blood drive with the assistance of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. 12 members and friends of Hope UCC signed-up for this drive, with an additional five others from the community also participating. Through the contributions of blood taken that day, […]