Posts from April 2021

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry You may have noticed an addition to the Narthex, near the front door of the church. Hope UCC’s knitters have begun a Prayer Shawl Ministry. We’re grateful to the Rev. Dr. Glenn Hunt for his woodworking expertise in making a beautiful stand to hold the prayer shawls. If you find yourself in […]

Hearing Assist Devices Now Available for Use in Worship

New Hearing Assist Devices Available for Use in Worship With a gift from the Richard Penningroth bequest, Hope UCC purchased new hearing assist devices that are available to use during our worship service. Four devices are available in the main entryway. Please ask Pastor Mary Beth or the greeter/usher for assistance if needed.  

Chime Choir to Preform on Sunday, April 18

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Chime Choir to Preform ~ Sunday, April 18 The Hope United Church of Christ Chime Choir will be preforming, We Shall Overcome, arranged by Sandra Eithun, this Sunday, April 18, during the opening of worship. Members of the choir include: Julie Anderson, Ellen Bloomquist, Cathy Boeset, Cathy Evers, Dan Evers, Melinda Howerton, Cindi Ohrt, Stephanie […]

Landers Honored for Their Work with SCRIP Program

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Thank You, Bob Lander! Today, we give thanks to Bob Lander, and the late Kathy Lander, who served as coordinators of Hope UCC’s SCRIP program for more than 20 years. Through the purchase of SCRIP cards, this program was able to fund the purchase of items that were not part of our regular general fund […]

Knitting Group – April 8

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Knitting Group ~ Thursday, April 8 ~ 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 […]

Hope Happenings

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Hope Happenings Kendal Meier, daughter of Joan Tobin and Marvin Meier, recently helped the Illinois State University Redbirds win the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Tournament; the Redbirds defeated Loyola in four sets. Meier, a senior libero (defensive specialist player) ranks fifth in the MVC in digs per set (5.08) and seventh all-time at ISU in […]

Knitting Group

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Knitting Group ~ Thursday, April 15 ~ 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 […]

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

One Great Hour of Sharing is one of four special mission offerings of the United Church of Christ. This Lenten Offering supports the disaster, refugee, and development ministries of the United Church of Christ within Wider Church Ministries. Hope United Church of Christ celebrates that our grand total for this offering is now $2700.07. $500 […]