Upcoming Community Events

at Hope UCC

 

 

WELCOME BACK TO CHURCH OR

… GET YOUR BUNS TO CHURCH!

 

Pentecost Sunday is May 23rd, and it is an important day in church history, because we celebrate the birthday of Christianity. We want you to get up and get ready and come to the church. We will still have worship online. We will take all safety precautions! Masks will be worn, health information collected and social distance seating. To help remind you to come to church, we are calling all of you to get your buns to church! We will be collecting hot dog buns for our upcoming church picnics and for the food pantry.

 

BIBLE SUNDAY ON PENTECOST SUNDAY - MAY 23 RD We are looking for students in the third grade and above who have not received a Bible from the church. It is a long tradition to give young people a Bible as part of a worship service. Pastor Meg underlines a verse for each student to find. When the student locates the verse, they bring it to Pastor Meg and she gives them a prize. Please contact the church office if you have a child or grandchild who you would like to receive a bible. We will present them on Sunday, May 23rd .

 

Beginning May 30th following worship, you are invited to stay for a time of fellowship outside. Due to covid precautions, we want to begin slowly and carefully, which means we will be outside near the entrance. We will have lemonade and bottled water and maybe a cookie or two. We will have a few lawn chairs and a small canopy tent for shelter. You are welcome to bring your own lawn chair. We have certainly missed fellowshipping together, and outdoors in the spring and summer sounds like a safe way to begin. We all appreciate finding new ways to be a careful community! If you would be willing to help set up and put away, please contact the church office. Many hands make light work!

 

SUMMERTIME CHURCH PICNICS

Save the dates:

June 6th

July 11th

August 1st

Time: Beginning at 11:45

Serving: We will serve hot dogs and veggie dogs on the grill, with prepackaged condiments, packages of chips , bottled water and ice cream sandwiches. Bring: your own lawn chair, and if you feel more comfortable, your own lunch.

Where: We will eat outside We will have outdoor games and fun for kids and those young at heart!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MOTOWN SOUP  We are proud to announce that in mid April, the Board of Directors for Motown Soup chose Hope Food Pantry to receive $2,000 to further their mission and ministry outreach within our state. The Pantry was chosen for “what you do, for the incredible life-changing opportunities you provide through your outreach.”

 

Please consider

putting together a box of hygiene items, and place them in the brown box outside the church entrance. We thank you for your continued generosity to those in need.

 

CMWC is collecting fabric or poly recyclable type bags for our pantry clients. If you have any around the house from the store or an event that you went to in the last several years, and you’d like to donate, please bring to the church. Thank you! (Thank you to the folks who donated the paper and plastic bags ~ they’ll come in handy too.).

 

2021 Giving Envelopes are in.

Please call to arrange pick up in brown patio box

 

Memorial Services UPDATE

Pastor Meg is available to do memorial services for loved ones now that the pandemic numbers are going down.

 

We can have small numbers of worshippers in the church. We can also do services on Facebook live. Services can also be held at some funeral homes.

 

We aren’t ready to do receptions in Fellowship Hall, but we can use the sanctuary for the services. 

 

Grief is a difficult journey, and the church is here to provide you support at the time of your loss and for the long haul. Our faith is an important part of the grieving process..

 

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On-going Activities

postponed

 

 

AA - suspended

Mondays @ 7:30pm

Saturdays @ 8:00pm

 

Blood Pressure Screening-suspended

The 1st Sunday of Every Month; located in the "wiggle room" off of the main lobby.

 

Seniors Group - suspended

Third Monday of each month - 11:30am

Potluck, Games & Fellowship

 

PFLAG - suspended

Last Tuesday of each month

7-9:00pm

 

BOWLING - suspended

Bowling started in September - anyone wishing to join please contact Tim Cole, Donna Canu or Jerry Marr. It’s not too late to join.

 

EXERCISE CLASS - suspended

EVERY MONDAY and WEDNESDAY from 3 to 4 pm. Both men and women are welcome to join this on-going class. Cost is $1.00 per person per class. The instructor is from the Arthritis Foundation.

 

HELP WANTED—SOUND BOARD

We're always looking for help on the sound board; it would require some training. If this seems interesting to you, please talk to Jim on Sunday or call him.

 

CHOIR & BELLS

We are always looking for more singers to join the Choir and players to join the Bell Choir; we have a place for you. You are most welcome,

 

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