Posts from December 2017

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Children’s Christmas Program Brings Delight

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

The sights and sounds of the holiday season came to life this past Sunday as our children and youth presented the annual Christmas program. This year’s program, Christmas Windows, featured Dan and Cathy Evers as they reminisced about past Christmas holidays along with nearly 30 children and youth. Songs of the holiday and the retelling […]

Christmas Eve Offering Supports UCC Christmas Fund

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

  Annual Christmas Eve Offering Makes a Difference in the Lives of UCC Clergy On Christmas Eve, we will be collecting an offering known as the Christmas Fund (formerly known as Veterans of the Cross), which is one of the five offerings of the United Church of Christ that we support. We have the opportunity […]

Christmas In July Makes the Season Bright

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Adopt-A-Family Missions Update Through your generous Christmas in July donations, we were able to spread holiday cheer to two local families with HACAP’s Adopt-a-Family Holiday Assistance program. We gave Legos, a craft kit, a baby doll, pajamas, clothes, as well as household items for a family with a dad and 10-year old and 7-year old girls. We were also able […]

Children’s Program – Sunday, December 17

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Plan to join us at Hope United Church of Christ on Sunday, December 17, at 10:30 a.m. as our Sunday School students present their holiday program, Christmas Windows. This intergenerational program features the tale of a family as they look back on a Christmas from their past with fond memories.  Songs that will be featured […]

Hope UCC Welcomes New Staff Member

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

 We Welcome Anthony “Tony” Geinzer to Our Hope UCC Staff On Wednesday, November 8, Tony Geinzer began as our custodial staff team member, with responsibilities for cleaning our building. He comes to us through the job placement opportunities with Goodwill of the Heartland. Tony brings experience in this type of work from other settings and […]