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 […]

World Communion Sunday – October 3

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Celebration of World Communion Sunday ~ October 3 World Communion Sunday offers congregations a distinctive opportunity to experience the Sacrament of Communion in the context of the global community of faith. The first Sunday of October has become a time when Christians, in every culture, break bread and pour the cup to remember and affirm […]

Parish Relations Committee Helps Congregation and Pastor Navigate Ministry and Relationship

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Parish Relations Committee Meeting Regularly Hope UCC’s Parish Relations Committee (PRC) has been meeting monthly since April 2021. The committee members are: Cathy Boeset, Dan Evers, Gwen Klima, and Melena Urbanowski. Boeset and Evers bring with them previous experience being part of a PRC in Burlington and here at Hope UCC.   The committee serves […]

Registration Opens for In-person Sunday School Class

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Register Your Child/ren for Sunday School 2021 – 2022 Registration is currently open for any child, preschool through eighth grade, for our Sunday School program, which will begin on Sunday, September 19. Registration forms are available in the main entryway and can be emailed to you. Contact Pastor Mary Beth, mbhartenstein@gmail.com or 393-2400 with questions, […]

Kernels Game Enjoyed by All Despite the 6 – 2 Loss

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Outing to Veterans Memorial Stadium Has Group Cheering for CR Kernels The sunshine was bright; the skies were blue. The teams were ready for an afternoon of baseball. The sound of the bat echoed in the stadium and the cheers went up from the crowd. Fifteen individuals enjoyed the Cedar Rapids Kernels versus Wisconsin Timber […]