Posts from September 2021

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Eastern Iowa Association Clergy Gathering

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Eastern Iowa Association Clergy Gathering On Tuesday, September 28, Hope United Church of Christ hosted the Eastern Iowa Association Clergy Gathering. 15 clergy and two guests were able to enjoy delicious food and wonderful fellowship as they gathered around tables in our fellowship hall. Thank you to Jane and Mark Buck who served as hosts […]

Global Ministries Offers Virtual Worship Service

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Global Ministries Offers Virtual Worship Service Global Ministries invites you to join staff and friends as they celebrate communion and worship together virtually on Sept 29, the Wednesday before World Communion Sunday, from 1:00– 2:00 p.m. (CST) The first Sunday of October has become a time when Christians in every culture break bread and pour the […]

Check Presented to Sleep in Heavenly Peace

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Check Presented on Sunday, September 19 Our mission project for Vacation Bible School was in partnership with the Catherine McAuley Center (https://cmc-cr.org) and Sleep in Heavenly Peace (https://www.shpbeds.org/chapter/ia-cedar-rapidsmarion). Our VBS families provided $353.60 along with dozens of sheets sets and blankets. Members and friends of the congregation provided an additional $1816.40 […]

Neighbors in Need Offering Taking Place on October 3

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

NEIGHBORS IN NEED The Neighbors in Need offering will be collected this year on World Communion Sunday, October 3.  Envelopes can be found in the pew pockets and in a direct mailing to each household mailed out this week. Neighbors in Need helps to fund a wide array of local and national United Church of […]

In-person Sunday School Begins September 19

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Sunday School Class Begin Sunday, September 19 Sunday School class for those in preschool through eighth grade will take place on Sunday morning, during worship. Children and youth will worship with their families, participate in Discovery Time, and then be dismissed to the classroom. Parents will be able to get their child/ren directly from the […]

21 Day Iowa Equity Challenge

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

21 Day Iowa Equity Challenge It is not too late to consider participating in the 21 Day Iowa Equity Challenge sponsored by United Way, from September 1 – 30, 2021.The 21-Day Equity Challenge is a self-guided, online journey designed for Iowans to discover, learn, and grow together. Even though it is after September 1, you […]