Camp Scholarships Available

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Iowa Conference Offers Campership Scholarships The Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ recognizes the importance of experiencing God in many ways and in many places. One of these opportunities is through attending Church Camp. The Iowa Conference also recognizes that there are many barriers that may limit an individual’s ability to attend Church […]

Time Change Coming Soon

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Day Light Savings Time Set to Begin It is that time of the year to “spring forward” and move to Day Light Savings Time. Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday, March 13.  

Family Promise of Linn County Set to Move into New Facilities

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Family Promise of Linn County Set to Move into New Facilities Recently KCRG TV9 featured a story about Family Promise of Linn County as they are set to move into their new facility in the very near future. (https://www.kcrg.com/2022/02/16/shelter-homeless-families-with-kids-will-soon-open-linn-county) Family Promise is leading a collaborative effort to bring our community together to help homeless families […]

Welcoming Transitional Specialist, The Rev. Fred Darboone

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

Welcoming Rev. Fred Darboone, Transitional Specialist Beginning March 1 the Rev. Fred Darbonne (who lives in the Des Moines area) will be Hope UCC’s Transition Specialist and will be with us through August.  During this time, he will lead us through a strategic ministry plan guided by three questions: (1) Who are we? (Our history […]

Super/Souper Bowl Update II – Sunday, February 13

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

The amazing members and friends of Hope United Church of Christ for the score! Our Confirmation Class of 2022 challenged the members and friends of Hope UCC to donate the following items on this 56th Super Bowl Sunday: 56 pairs of socks 56 under garments 56 cans of soup 56 boxes of cereal blue jeans […]

Super/Souper Bowl Challenge – An Update

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

One of the followers of Jesus, known as Paul, wrote letters to the early churches to encourage them to follow the ways of Jesus and to be passionate about caring for one another and others in their communities. As part of their Confirmation assignment recently, our three Confirmation students – Rihanna Baldwin, Natalie Lane and […]

Call to Prayer and Solidarity from the Iowa Board of Directors, Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ

by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein

From Our Iowa Conference Board of Directors – A Call to Prayer and Solidarity On Tuesday, February 1st, 2022, the first day of Black History Month, more than a dozen bomb threats were made to Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country. The Iowa Conference of the UCC Board of Directors condemns these threats […]