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Why READ?                because its fun and it keeps

                                    your mind sharp

What should I READ? Whatever you want!






(grandparents and parents encourage your family to participate)




Note: The Corned Beef Dinner Scheduled for this Sunday 3/15, has been postponed until further notice



Lenten Music Series

Note: The balance of Lenten Music Series, has been postponed until further notice


beginning Wed. March 4th through Wed. 4/1, 7—8 p.m., refreshments to follow; freewill offering. See additional info to the right ->


Easter flower sale begins 3/15; Easter flower sale ends 4/5


Palm Sunday, 4/5


Maundy Thursday, April 9th,

light dinner at 6 p.m. and service at 7 p.m.


Good Friday, April 10th, 1:00 p.m. Service of Tenebrae


Easter Sunday, April 12st;

Easter Breakfast 8:00 a.m.; Worship and Communion at 10 a.m.



Sunday School


.. is every Sunday but we kick off a new year each September. We are excited to be offering a one room Sunday school for children ages 3 thru 5th grade.  Please make sure you fill out an updated registration form for the 2019/2020 year.  The children will work together on some projects and some will be coordinated to be more age specific. This class will give the kids and opportunity to make friends and grow together as their own unique fellowship group!


Phusion/ Youth Sunday School

We are designing a new youth program for youth from 6th to 12th grade. Phusion will start in September with a variety of special programs from a group breakfast and mission projects.  We are accepting applications for a youth leader and hope to have that person within the next few months. The Board of Trustees prefers to hire individuals that are not church members for paid positions. We are always looking for volunteers that are committed and work well with youth. Once we hire our new staff person the group will include faith discussions along with special events. The youth of Hope Church are a committed and welcoming group of youth. Visitors are always welcomed!


THE SE Michigan

Deaf Community Ministry

 In 2020 we are pleased to announce the following dates for which Hope UCC will be welcoming the SE Deaf Community for ASL interpreted services.

March 1, 2020

June 7, 2020

September 6, 2020

December 6, 2020


Also, Hope UCC will host an Open House Holiday Welcome for Hope UCC, SE – Deaf Community, Family & Friends, Including:

  • Recognition of Ministry Ambassadors
  • Recognition of ITP Candidates



This online class is for individuals from beginners to more experienced ASL learners. The class is provided FREE of charge to you by ASL deafined. This curriculum is used by 100’s of ASL Teachers across the USA with students from the 7th grade thru College level using this unique program that makes learning Sign Language easy and fun! .


Sign up today with the following steps. Send email to Paul Fugate at info@asldeafined.com; Email must include: Your Name & Identify of your home Church. After receipt of your email you will in turn receive email instructions back from the Ministry team regarding a personal password and how to get set up online for the course on the website ASLdeafined.com




Any questions or concerns please contact;

Kevin Hogan



Video Phone 313-432-9366




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Upcoming Community Events

at Hope UCC


Lenten Music Series - Postponed

On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., light refreshments to follow, with a freewill offering.


MARCH 4TH ~ Baldwin Ensemble: String Duo, Melody Wootton and Andrew Wu; watch your bulletins for all the details.

MARCH 11TH ~ The Gentlemen Songsters began in 1931 as the Chevrolet Glee Club of Detroit. It was founded by Dave Redwood, a general foreman at the Chevrolet-Detroit Forge Plant who thought that men needed to do something more than work all day. We welcome this all-male chorus and their Director Peggy Bartz to Hope United Church of Christ on March 11.

MARCH 18TH ~ POSTPONED Our very own accomplished organist and pianist Patrick Baker will be providing an evening of music.  Once again, Patrick will be playing a variety of music to help lift our spirits and chase away the winter blues.

MARCH 25TH ~ POSTPONED The North Oakland Dixieland Band is a musical group specializing in both "Traditional Jazz" and Swing music from the years 1900 to 1960.  We are located in Lake Orion, Michigan and will travel throughout the state to perform.  The band is composed of a four-horn front line consisting of Clarinet, Cornet, Tenor Sax and Trombone.  Our rhythm Section includes Piano, Tuba, Banjo, Guitar and Drums.  This combination of instruments, plus our musicians’ ability to double on various instruments gives us the opportunity to perform various styles of music and vocals from the Traditional Jazz era.

April 1ST: Taize Service. POSTPONED This Taize service was created by and will be led by our Music Director Deborah Frontczak in conjunction with the music ministry here at Hope UCC.See our March Newsletter for additional information on Taize Services.


New Music and Movement Program!

Hope is starting a music and movement class for families with little ones. Open for Parents/ Grandparents with infants, toddlers and preschoolers!

 Starting Thursday, March 5th from 11am to noon. We will meet weekly from 11-12.

Come to Hope UCC and invite your friends for this hour of music and movement geared for parents and tots.

There is no cost, but a donation will gladly be received.




What: Bring a Board Game and find others to join in. A few ice breaker group games. Nachos and drinks provided. FUN FOR ALL AGES

When: Friday, March 27th

Where: Hope Church

Time: 7:00pm


Coffee House, Friday, April 24th


Mad Hatter Tea Party, Saturday, May 2nd


Pasta with a Purpose at Vintage House

~ new closer location ~ Wednesday, May 13th


If you would like to give a gift to support these events, please click here to be routed to our secure giving site.

Other on-going Activities




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



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.



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.



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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January 2020

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March 2020


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