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Congregation and VBS Supports Sleep in Heavenly Peace Mission Project

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

 VBS Mission Project – Sleep In Heavenly Peace – An Update Our mission project for VBS 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). As of July 18, the congregation had given $1098.00 while the VBS families provided an additional $353.60 for a total of $1451.60. A congregation […]

Vacation Bible School Was an Out-of-This-World Adventure

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

To Mars and Beyond: Explore Where God’s Power Can Take You Vacation Bible School Was An Out-of-This-World Adventure The rocket (made out of trash cans) was set in place, the backdrops were filled with stars and planets, the drama room had costumes and props ready for storytelling, and the science/discovery area was prepared for experiments […]

Vacation Bible School Mission Helping Make Sure No Child or Youth Is Without a Bed

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

VBS Mission Project – Sleep In Heavenly Peace Our mission project for VBS is in partnership with the Catherine McAuley Center (https://cmc-cr.org) and Sleep in Heavenly Peace (https://www.shpbeds.org/chapter/ia-cedar-rapidsmarion). The Catherine McAuley Center helps individuals and families through refugee resettlement here in the Cedar Rapids area, while Sleep in Heavenly Peace works to make beds for […]

Hope UCC Updates Protocols for Worship – July 2021

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Updates Regarding Protocols for Worship As the Council has done throughout these last nearly 16 months, they had conversation at their June 23 meeting about the best practices and protocols for worship in order to keep all who attend worship and use our building as safe as possible. With continued low positivity rates in Linn […]

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 […]