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Christmas Fund Offering Makes a Difference for Many Retired Pastors and Church Leaders

2021 Christmas Fund offering The Stewardship Committee thanks all who contributed to the 2021 Christmas Fund offering. Gifts to this offering totaled $1423, which is very close to last year’s gifts of $1440. Our Financial Secretary reports that gifts are still coming in so this total will change. Gifts to the Christmas Fund help many […]

Special Offering for Funding Future Leaders – Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ

Funding Future Leaders – A Special Offering for the Iowa Conference Training ordained clergy is an expensive proposition, leaving many pastors and seminary students/Members in Discernment deep in debt. You can help reduce the financial burden through scholarships. A special offering supported by the Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ will be taken […]

COVID-19 Protocols

COVID-19 Protocols Continue as Omicron Variant Causes Surge in Positivity Rates The most recent 14-day positivity rate for Linn County was reported at 34.6% due to the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. Thus a reminder for all persons that our protocols currently in place include: If you do not feel well, please stay home […]

Hope UCC Welcomes New Staff Member – Lora Wakefield

Welcome Lora Wakefield, Our Office Staff Person Lora Wakefield is no stranger to Hope United Church of Christ. She has walked her granddaughters, Kate and Jacey Walker, during Vacation Bible School and Christmas programs and worshiped with us from time-to-time. She has been serving as our custodial person since November 2020. Now, Lora is taking […]

When the Weather Outside Is Frightful

When the Weather Outside Is Frightful As the weather has turned colder, it is the season to be caution about driving on ice and snow or to be careful as you walk in the parking lot or on the sidewalk.  Always consider your own personal safety whenever you make your way to Hope UCC during […]

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Upcoming Events

Women’s Fellowship Meeting Set for Sunday, January 23

January 23, 2022
following worship

There will be a meeting of  Women’s Fellowship after church Sunday, January 23rd.  We will be discussion the future plans for the group, including our fundraising efforts.  All are welcome to join our discussion.

Valentine Creation Event – February 2

February 2, 2022
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Valentine Creation Event – Wednesday, February 2 ~ 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy a time of fun, art and fellowship as our all of our children and youth are invited to our Valentine Creation Event on Wednesday, February 2, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. We’ll enjoy pizza, drinks and dessert while making lots of […]

UCC National Youth Event Conference for Leaders – February 7 -8

February 7, 2022 – February 8, 2022

UCC National Youth Event Conference for Leaders On February 7-8, the national setting will offer a virtual conference for 100 youth ministers and leaders to reimagine youth ministry, National Youth Event, and other events for the future. Registration can be done through: Additionally, we are asking anyone who has regular contact with youth in […]

Community Blood Drive – Thursday, February 10

February 10, 2022
2:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Mark Your Calendar – Blood Drive – Thursday, February 10 We are hosting a blood drive, Thursday, February 10, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be bringing their mobile bus to our parking lot for this drive. There are protocols in place to keep all donors and workers as safe […]

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