Posts from October 2016

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Super Hero Sunday

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Super Hero Sunday Is … Well … Super! This past Sunday was a great morning at Hope United Church of Christ! The young, and young at heart, came to worship dressed as favorite super heroes, and the Sunday School youth treated our congregation to special music. Thank you to Janelle Solberg for leading this group […]

Trunk-or-Treat Event a Huge Success

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

 Trunk-or-Treat Was Incredible! With the temperature in the 60’s and the use of social media, our annual Trunk-or-Treat event had 300-400 individuals come and enjoy the delights of those who set-up their vehicles in our parking lot and shared goodies and treats with all who ventured out that evening.  Within 45 minutes, we served 175 […]

Witches Night Out

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Here’s some of the pictures from our Witches Night Out Event held this past Sunday, October 23. This is just one example of the fun and fellowship experienced here at Hope United Church of Christ.  Come and join us on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. to discover more ways that we are the church.

Time Change

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Time Change Is Coming ~ Sunday, November 6 Do not forget to set your clocks back one hour before going to be on Saturday, November 5, as Daylight Saving Times ends.

Spirit Day 2016

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

No one ought to be hurt by words or actions.  Here at Hope United Church of Christ we are an Open and Affirming congregation that strives to practice extravagant hospitality to all people.  No matter who you are or where you are in your life’s journey, you are welcome here.  Join us on Sunday mornings […]

Super Hero Sunday ~ October 30

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Super Hero Sunday ~ October 30 It is not often that our Sunday service falls so close to Halloween, so we are going to take advantage of the date and time and have some fun! On Sunday, October 30, young and young at-heart, everyone is invited to wear a super hero costume or T-shirt to […]

Preparations are Underway for Annual Sunday School Christmas Program

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Yes, it is time for Christmas program planning! Parents of Sunday school students, preschool to high school, need to contact Janelle Solberg ( or at 319-210-3977) by November 1, if your child/children are available to participate in the program on December 11 during our worship service. Please indicate if your child/children are willing to do a reading/speaking […]

Clergy Appreciation Sunday ~ October 16, 2016

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Clergy Appreciation Sunday October is designated Clergy Appreciation Month and today we honor those individuals who are ordained ministers, along with their spouses, for their years of ministry with God’s people.  Here at Hope United Church of Christ we are blessed to have so many individuals among us, including: The Reverend Robert “Bob” Bromley, his […]

National Coming Out Day

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Hope United Church of Christ is an official Open and Affirming church of the United Church of Christ.  We are a place where all of God’s people are welcomed and affirmed.  We are a safe place to be who you are.  We are a place that tries to practice radical hospitality so that everyone can […]

Sunday School – Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament)

by Administrator

Currently our Sunday School students are learning the stories of our faith that are from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament).  Recently students learned about the story of Joseph and his amazing coat of many colors. Pictured here are the students from our preschool class as they work on their project related to this story.