Juneteenth – June 19 – Freedom Day

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Juneteenth – June 19th – Freedom Day Juneteenth (a combination of June and nineteenth)– also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day– is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on June 19 throughout the United States, with increasing official recognition. It is commemorated on the […]

Honoring Our 2021 Graduates

Honoring Our 2021 Graduates  Tristan Bohn Tristan is the son of Jennifer and Leon Bohn. His grandmother is Vicki Brendes and his great grandmother is Betty Venis. Leon writes: Tristan would surely cite a number of achievements and events when recounting the things that meant the most to him during his high school career. He […]

Congratulations to Clergy as They Celebrate Anniversaries of Their Ordinations

Hope UCC Clergy Celebrating Ordination Anniversaries The month of June holds anniversary of ordination dates for two clergy members of Hope United Church of Christ. They are: The Reverend Mark Buck                  June 2, 1974               47 years The Reverend Dr.  Glenn Hunt        June 7, 1970               51 years Please extend your wishes to these […]

VBS Coming to Hope UCC

Vacation Bible School To Mars and Beyond: Explore Where God’s Power Can Take You July 12 – 15 ~ 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Hope United Church of Christ Hope United Church of Christ and Lovely Lane United Methodist Church are partnering together to host Vacation Bible School (VBS) here at our church. To Mars and […]

Blood Drive Is a Huge Success

Hiawatha Community Blood Drive Is a Huge Success Hope UCC hosted a Hiawatha Community Blood Drive on Thursday, May 20. Megan Dee, Impact Life Donor Relations Consultant said of the event that it was “an EXCELLENT Day!” 20 total individuals registered: 18 whole blood, with just 1 deferral = 17 units 1 double red cell […]

Messy Pentecost Event – Thursday, May 13

Hope United Church of Christ hosted a Messy Pentecost event this evening for five children and youth. We read the sacred stories about Jesus’ ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit. There were activities, games and crafts centering on the Spirit as flame, as wind and as a dove. We finished our time together […]

New Plantings Added to Outdoor Space

Our outdoor space received an update recently as the overgrown bushes between the air condition units and the office entryway were removed and new shrubs and plantings were put in their place. This beautification project was made possible because a member of the congregation donated their stimulus check for this update to our outdoor space. Our […]

Volunteer Opportunity Available

Seeking Youth Group Leaders Do you have a passion for youth? Do you like organizing social events that youth would participate in? Do you have skills to plan some local mission opportunities for youth? If so, Hope United Church of Christ is seeking you as we desire to create a place and space for our […]