Posts from February 2020

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Our Global Mission

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

UCC Disaster Ministries Sends Grants to Australia, Philippines, Syria UCC Disaster Ministries recently granted $5,000 for fire survivors in Australia, $10,000 for typhoon and earthquake survivors in the Philippines and $12,500 for winterization items for Syrians struggling to survive prolonged war, massive displacement and dire economic conditions. Here are details: Massive forest fires since September […]

Children and Youth Choir To Sing on Sunday, March 8

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Children and Youth Choir to Sing This Sunday, March 8 Our Children and Youth Choir will be offering a gift of special music this Sunday, March 8, as they sing, “May the Road Rise to Meet You,” as our closing chorus. This musical group is under the direction of Ellen Bloomquist and is accompanied by […]

Ash Wednesday Service – February 26 – 6:00 p.m.

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Ash Wednesday Service – February 26, 6:00 p.m. We will gather together on February 26 for our observance of Ash Wednesday. This year’s worship theme encourages us to embrace our humanness and our holiness. The service will feature prayers, scriptures and songs that will allow us to reflect on our hopes for this Lenten season […]

Sunday School Meeting – Monday, February 17

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

  Sunday School Teachers and Assistants’ Meeting Our Sunday School teachers and assistants will be meeting tomorrow, Monday, February 17, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Bring your favorite beverage. If you would like to be a part of one of our teachers or assistants in this important ministry and program, please contact Pastor Mary Beth, […]

Stump the Pastor Night

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Stump the Pastor Is Huge Success On Sunday, February 9, the Confirmation Class of 2020 hosted the Confirmation Class from First Congregational United Church of Christ, Cedar Rapids. Students came ready to ask challenging and thought-provoking questions of five clergy persons. Serving on the clergy panel were: Casey Guet, Member in Discernment; Greg Griffin, retired […]

Sunday, February 2 – Busy and Full Day at Hope UCC

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Tomorrow, Sunday, February 2, will be a busy and full day at Hope United Church of Christ, 150 9th Avenue, Hiawatha.   Our choir will meet for rehearsal prior to worship; our youth are meeting at 9:30 a.m. to begin making sub sandwiches that will be sold following worship with the proceeds helping our youth […]