Posts from May 2018

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Book Club Being Formed

NEW VENTURE: HOPE Book Club There have been several requests to start a book club at Hope UCC for members & friends.  Nancy Kotalik and Laura Ogreen will spearhead this new endeavor and be your contact person(s) should you want to sign up.  Initially we will meet the 2nd Mon of the month at 5:00 pm.  The […]

Memorial Day 2018

We Celebrate the Brave Soldiers Who Sacrificed Their Lives to Keep Us Free  “Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate […]

Honoring Our 2018 High School Graduates

Honoring Our High School Graduates ~ Class of 2018 Some have watched these young people grow up through the years; others, we have just gotten to know as they have come to join us more recently.  From Sunday School programs to Vacation Bible School events to helping with sub sandwich sales and sharing their musical […]

Lunch Bunch Sets June Fellowship Date

June Lunch Bunch Date and Place Set for an Adventure June 21st will find the Lunch Bunch on the road to North Liberty to experience the Tin Roost restaurant. Join us for homegrown American food with a Southern twist at a fair price. Drinks are available as well. The Tin Roost is new to North […]

Sunday School Celebrates with Pancakes and More

Sunday, May 20 Our Sunday School students, parents and teachers celebrated the end to our program year with pancakes, family activities, singing, and more. Thank you to our Christian Education Coordinator, Laura Ogreen, and her dedicated group of Sunday School teachers and volunteers: Regan Bloomquist Kayla Buck Jane Buck Amy Evans Zayna Evans Zoey Evans […]

Welcoming and Affirming All People

Hope United Church of Christ is committed to welcoming and affirming all people. In 2016, Hope UCC voted overwhelming to become an official Open and Affirming Church of the United Church of Christ. If you are searching for a faith community that strives to practice extravagant hospitality, to welcome all of God’s people no matter […]

Pentecost Sunday – The Day the Church Is on Fire

PENTECOST SUNDAY – MAY 20 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. Everyone […]

Help Children and Families with Food Scarcity

OPERATION: BACKPACK UPDATE FROM THE MISSIONS COMMITTEE Operation Backpack is the HACAP program that sends single-serve food for kids to take home in their backpacks over the weekend. They focus on non-perishable child-friendly food that kids can prepare on their own. Just a few ideas: – Applesauce or fruit cups – Individual boxes of cereal – Mac and cheese bowls […]

Last Hope Animal Rescue Receives Funds from Sunday School

On Sunday, May 13, our Sunday school students and teachers welcomed two very special guests to Hope UCC. Amanda and Noble from Last Hope Animal Rescue came to visit, and to receive a donation from our Sunday School program in the amount of $356.00. The money donated was raised during our Annual Valentine’s Sale. All the kids were very […]