Posts by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

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Holiday Food Drive to Assist Olivet Neighborhood Mission

Fill the Turkey Food Drive to Support Olivet Neighborhood Mission Let’s fill the turkey (food cart) with items needed for a holiday meal that will help support individuals and families served by Olivet Neighborhood Mission, where Cathy Evers (member of Hope UCC) is their parish nurse. Items to consider donating include: Canned sweet potatoes Canned […]

Garage Sale Is Huge Success!

Garage Sale Is Huge Success After nearly 18 months of saving our stuff, Hope UCC hosted our garage sale. Thank you to everyone who donated items and supported our efforts by buying items as well. Lois Bennett, Bob and Faye Cislek, and Roger Frederick offered many hours of their time and their leadership to this […]

Hope UCC Featured on National UCC Website

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

 Hope UCC Featured on National UCC Website Hope United Church of Christ is featured in a news story on the national UCC website; the link is: https://www.ucc.org/iowa-church-builds-beds-for-refugee-children/. This story, written by Connie Larkman of the national UCC staff, highlights the generous giving that took place during our Vacation Bible School mission project to support the […]

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 […]