ABOUT US

Our worship service begins at 10am each Sunday.

We Offer Communion on the 1st Sunday of each month
All are welcomed, all the time

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR

Welcome to Hope United Church of Christ’s website.

We have put together some information to help you know a little more about us. Feel free to browse the website to learn more. We are trying to maneuver through Covid and so some of our practices are changing as we strive to give people a safe and welcoming worship experience


No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey you are welcomed here… God loves you!


If you would like to hear from our pastor, want additional information or have a question please contact the church office by email or by calling. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 


If you would like to join us for worship here’s a quick overview of what you can expect:


You will be welcomed by our members and friends. Don’t worry they just want to greet you and make you feel comfortable. Please let us know if we can help you in anyway.


Come as you are. You will see jeans, suits and dresses and everything in between. Casual clothes are welcomed; we want you to be comfortable. 


Bring your children into worship. The children begin worship in the sanctuary with a children’s message with the pastor.   Starting in September the young people will go to “kid friendly” Sunday school classes. We have groups for children ages 3 thru 12th grade. We also have a Wiggle Room, right outside the sanctuary for parents with little ones. You will be able to hear and see the service in this room while your child will have some room to stretch out. We have rocking chairs for your comfort. We love kids and kids are welcomed in worship.


Offerings are received in a donation box. We have envelopes if you would like a box.  Some of us give on- line or monthly. If you do give, it will be used for the various ministries of our church.


Our church music is a combination of traditional and contemporary.  Some weeks we have an organ and choir, other weeks the bells play and some weeks we have a band playing current Christian music.


Everyone is welcomed to take Communion. You don’t need to be a member of a church or our church. We believe that everyone is welcomed at God’s table. We are using individually packaged  grape juice and wafers. We also have gluten free wafers if you need them. We typically have Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month.


We hope to see you on Sunday. We worship at 10:00am and we are typically done in one hour, give or take a few minutes. We have a fellowship time with refreshments following service.

   You are welcome to join us on Facebook

   We also have our sermons on YouTube


Come check us out and see if we might be right for you!


Pastor Meg Wilson

WHO IS UCC

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).


The Church of Firsts

Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that effect change in our communities.  The UCC's many "firsts" mean that we have inherited a tradition of acting upon the demands of our faith.  When we read in Galatians: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus"—a demand is made upon us. And so we were the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. We were in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement.  Our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.


A Church of Extravagant Welcome

Today, we continue to change lives throughout the world. We work alongside more than 200 mission partners. We labor ceaselessly to fight injustice, in the United States and abroad. We instill our vision into our youth and young adults, forging leaders who will imagine new dreams. And we sustain and develop church leaders, pastors, and our local churches to live their faith in exciting new ways.  We believe in a God that is still speaking​, a God that is all-loving and inclusive.  We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul.


We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world.

MEET OUR STAFF

Staff

Rev. Meg Wilson (Pastor)

Sue Robinson (Administrative assistant)

Board of Trustess

Nancy Burnham (President)

Rick Cole (Vice President)

Donna Canu (Secretary)

Norm Nenninger (Treasurer)

Nancy Michelson

Kirk Schoenherr

Ida Eckert

Steve Nielson

Linda Parsons

Linda Rehm

Lori Sarnowski

Jim Wilson


Sunday School

Pam Flaherty (Superintendent)

Music Ministry

Deborah Frontczak (Music Director)

Denise Kildea (Accompanist)

Patrick Baker (Organist)


JOIN US THIS WEEK

WORSHIP SUNDAYS AT 10:00 am