Posts from May 2017

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Prayers for Peace

As news of the attack in Manchester, England, continues to be released, may we pause and offer prayers for comfort to those who now mourn the loss of loved ones and prayers for peace was violence continues to unfold in places near and far.  May the words attributed to St. Francis be a model for […]

Celebrating One Year of Welcoming All People

Today, May 22, Hope United Church of Christ is celebrating its one-year anniversary of becoming an official Open and Affirming church of the United Church of Christ! On Sunday, May 22, 2016, the congregation of Hope UCC overwhelmingly voted to become a church that practices radical hospitality, welcoming all people to worship and fellowship together, […]

Choir To Perform – Sunday, May 21

Choir to Perform ~ Sunday, May 21 Hope United Church of Christ’s Choir will be performing two songs this coming Sunday, May 21: Follow Me to Jordan and You Raise Me Up.  Mitch Bloomquist will be featured as soloist. Thank you to all who have participated in the choir this past program year.  Thank you […]

Pentecost Sunday – June 4

In the Christian tradition, the celebration of Pentecost Sunday happens 50 days after Easter.  It is a day set aside to remember and recall the coming of God’s Spirit to the early followers of Jesus.  For some, it represents the birth of the church, a coming together of community for mission, fellowship and ministry. On […]

Strengthen the Church Offering – June 4

Strengthen the Church: A Five for Five Offering of the United Church of Christ On Sunday, June 4, we will recall the story of the Holy Spirit coming in a different way to the earliest of Jesus’ followers.  It is celebrated as Pentecost and for many it is the birth of the early church. In […]

Lunch Bunch to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in May

Lunch Bunch Outing Scheduled for Thursday, May 25 It is never too late to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and so we are going to enjoy the delights of La Cantina Bar and Grill, 3217 7th Avenue, Marion, on Thursday, May 25, at 11:30 a.m.  Sign-up sheet is available on the bulletin board in the main […]