Posts from May 2014

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Graduations and Pentecost

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By: Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein It is that time of the year when graduations are happening, honoring students at every level of learning from preschool and kindergarten to high school and college to post graduate work.  It is a time of the year that is often filled with joy and hope and anticipation as individuals celebrate […]

Where do we start? What do we do? Does it really matter?

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By: Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein Today the world seems filled with all sorts of events and items that are worth my attention, our attention, and the church’s attention.  Some are as near as members of our congregation who are dealing with the challenges of their lives: a parent’s recent death after an illness, the grief of […]

Sunday School Update

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MAY 11 Another fun Sunday is planned for May 11 as students celebrate Hope’s past 50 years. We will meet for Opening Time in the Fellowship Hall, like Hope Sunday school students used to do! We will sing and then be dismissed to stations where kids will learn about Hope’s sanctuary window, the entryway crosses and […]

Mother’s Day and the Church

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By: Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day, a secular holiday that has seeped into the church.  Somehow there, on the part of many, that there ought to be an announcement, gifts and special attention given to this select group of women on that day.  For me, it is one thing that Hallmark, […]

Hope UCC 50th Anniversary T-Shirt Orders

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For the next several weeks, Hope’s 50th Anniversary Committee is taking orders for t-shirts with the 50th anniversary logo on them. Pick up an order form in the church office or order online using the form below. It would be nice for those working at Hog Wild Days and those joining us on the float […]