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Knitting Group – April 8

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Knitting Group ~ Thursday, April 8 ~ 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Let us join together for conversation and to see how our projects are going as we meet here at Hope United Church of Christ. The Council has authorized small groups (10 persons or less) to be in the church building, with appropriate COVID 19 […]

Hope Happenings

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Hope Happenings Kendal Meier, daughter of Joan Tobin and Marvin Meier, recently helped the Illinois State University Redbirds win the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Tournament; the Redbirds defeated Loyola in four sets. Meier, a senior libero (defensive specialist player) ranks fifth in the MVC in digs per set (5.08) and seventh all-time at ISU in […]

Knitting Group

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Knitting Group ~ Thursday, April 15 ~ 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Let us join together for conversation and to see how our projects are going as we meet here at Hope United Church of Christ. The Council has authorized small groups (10 persons or less) to be in the church building, with appropriate COVID 19 […]

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

One Great Hour of Sharing is one of four special mission offerings of the United Church of Christ. This Lenten Offering supports the disaster, refugee, and development ministries of the United Church of Christ within Wider Church Ministries. Hope United Church of Christ celebrates that our grand total for this offering is now $2700.07. $500 […]

Sunday School Families Help Hiawatha Youth and Family

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Deeds for Derek: Helping a Hiawatha Elementary School Student I recently reached out to the school staff at Hiawatha Elementary and discovered that one of their students will be having a series of operations this spring that will keep him at home and that he will have limited physical ability to enjoy the warm weather […]

In-person, In-sanctuary Worship Taking Place, Addition of Responsive Prayers Being Added

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Responsive Prayers Return to Worship Beginning Sunday, April 11 In consultation with Cathy Evers (retired registered nurse) and Tod Walker (physician assistant with MercyCare), along with ever-evolving Center for Disease Control guidelines as more and more individuals are vaccinated, we are inviting the congregation to participate in our responsive prayers. We will continue to practice […]

Knitting Group Opportunities

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Knitting Group ~ Tuesday, April 6 ~ 6:30 p.m. Bring your projects to this evening event that offers fellowship and camaraderie. The group meets in the entryway with COVID 19 protocols in place and followed. Whether you are proficient at your craft or wishing to learn, all are welcome to this group.    Knitting Group […]

Angel Partners

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Angel Partners: Enhancing Our Relationships at Hope United Church of Christ A new program is starting at Hope UCC that will, hopefully, enhance the sense of “community” within our congregation.  It is called, “Angel Partners” and everyone in the congregation (members and friends) will have a council person assigned to them to keep in touch.  […]

Messy Easter Event Held at Hope UCC

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Messy Easter Has Hope UCC Youth Learning about Holy Week The classrooms, fellowship hall and sanctuary spaces were filled with the sounds of adults and youth as Hope UCC hosted our first Messy Easter event on Thursday, March 25. 13 youth and six adults gathered (with proper protocols being followed) to learn about our faith […]