Hope United Church of Christ, in Hiawatha was born in 1960. The first services were held in members’ homes and later in the gym of the elementary across the street. The first unit of Hope was built in 1963 and served as the worship area, fellowship hall, kitchen, classrooms and offices. The sanctuary was built in 1991 and includes a stained glass window that has special meaning for us here at Hope. It was created by members of the church. The panels of the window use images of light, doves and clouds to suggest the power of God’s spirit at work in our lives.