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Congratulations to Our Fall Athletes

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Congratulations to Our Fall Sport Athletes A number of our children and youth have been participating in fall sports these last several months. Their teams have placed in softball tournaments, won football championships, had undefeated seasons, as well as successful individuals achievements. Congratulations to all of our athletes!      

Stewardship Campaign – Be The Church: Together in Joy

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Stewardship Campaign ~ Be the Church: Together in Joy Our yearly Stewardship Campaign will soon begin at Hope UCC. This year’s theme is: “BE THE CHURCH: Together in Joy.” We find that theme to be particularly suitable this year since we’ve had to find new ways to BE THE CHURCH when we’ve not always been […]

Neighbors in Need Offerings Helps Those Near and Far

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Thank You for Supporting Our Neighbors in Need Offering Thank you to those who gave financial gifts to our Neighbors in Need Offering, one of the Five-for-Five Offerings of the United Church of Christ. Our total contribution to this gift was nearly $900.00 as 24 giving units shared their financial support towards this offering. Thank […]

Knitting Group – Thursday, October 22

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Knitting Group ~ Thursday, October 22 ~ 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 […]

Advent Devotional Available for Purchase

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Advent Devotional Available for Purchase Before we know it, the Advent season will be upon us, a time set aside for preparing and waiting as Christmas approaches.  A resource that can help us in our daily faith journey comes from the United Church of Christ and is titled, Draw Near, and promises us reflections for […]

Thank You for Your Support

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Thank You for Supporting Our Neighbors in Need Offering Thank you to those who gave financial gifts to our Neighbors in Need Offering, one of the Five-for-Five Offerings of the United Church of Christ. Our total contribution to this gift was more than $700.00. Thank you to the Stewardship Committee: Cathy Boeset, Jane Buck (Chairperson), […]

Family Promise Opportunity for Mission and Ministry

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Family Promise Hope United Church of Christ was scheduled to participate with Family Promise of Linn County this week.  Here is an update from our Family Promise Coordinator, Cathy Evers: We have a new family in the program! The family is a mother and six children.  Gordon Rey, Program Director for Family Promise, shared that […]

Stewardship Campaign – Be the Church: Together in Joy

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Stewardship Campaign – Be The Church: Together in Joy Our yearly Stewardship Campaign will soon begin at Hope UCC. This year’s theme is: “BE THE CHURCH: Together in Joy.” We find that theme to be particularly suitable this year since we’ve had to find new ways to BE THE CHURCH when we’ve not always been […]

Hope Cares – Extending Care and Condolences

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Hope Cares We extend our care and condolences to the family of Richard Morris who died on October 7, while at Hiawatha Care Center. Arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date. Cards can be sent to his wife, Lois, at 4600 Westchester Road NE, Unit B, Cedar Rapids, 52402.