More than 50 individuals gathered together from First Congregational United Church of Christ and Hope United Church of Christ on Sunday, September 13, to celebrate with an outdoor worship service.

The service featured special music shared by Julie Anderson and worship leadership by The Rev. Melanie Van Weelden and Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein. The Sacrament of Communion was celebrated with new COVID 19 protocols in place.

Two senior nursing students from Mt. Mercy, Cedar Rapids, were available following worship to provide blood pressure screenings to those in attendance. Thank you to the students and their supervisor, Cathy Evers, for their assistance with these screenings.