Upcoming Community Events

at Hope UCC

 

WE ARE THE CHURCH!

 

Pastor Meg is inviting children and teens to read the Call to Worship. If you have a young person in your family who would like to participate in worship, please contact the church office. Pastor Meg will write the material at your child’s reading level. The children do not need to be church members.

 

We also need teens or adults to read the scripture each week. If you would be willing to serve in this capacity, please reach out to Pastor Meg or the church office. We are the church together!

 

FOOD PANTRY

On July 9th we held a drive-thru distribution day.  We served 261 individuals over 6,555 lbs of food, cleaning supplies and hygiene products!

 

Our next drive-thru pantry distribution will

be Saturday, August 13th from 10-12pm.

 

OPEN DOORS AND OPEN HEARTS 

Pastor Meg invites you to come by and say hello on Wednesday afternoons from 1-3. She is keeping this time open to meet with church members. You are welcome to have a cup of coffee and share some conversation.

 

If you would like to schedule a time to meet with Pastor Meg at a time that is more convenient for you, please call her cell phone.

 

During these challenging times, it is helpful to stay connected. Pastor Meg would love to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

What's News


 

Michigan UCC – United in Love

 

Bethel UCC and Michigan Conference UCC Prophetic Integrity Mission Area Team, has partnered with the organization RIP Medical Debt (RIP MD).

 

RIP MD acquires medical debt from secondary collection sources like collection agencies and, through the generosity of donors, TOTALLY ELIMINATES that debt at a 100:1 ratio. That means for every dollar we raise, $100 in medical debt is eliminated.

 

Right now, the total debt RIP MD has acquired for Michigan families is $4 million dollars. But, because RIP MD can eliminate that debt for pennies on the dollar, it will take $40,000 to REDUCE the WHOLE debt. That is our goal!

 

We are asking you, as a colleague in Christ in our Michigan Conference, to help us ERASE this debt for our neighbors in Michigan. So together, UNITED IN LOVE, we will relieve the crushing burden placed on already sick Michiganders who cannot afford the medical cost of their illness.

 

HOW?

By asking “FREELY,” asking “THREELY” and giving GENEROUSLY.

By asking freely, we follow Jesus’ directive to, “Ask (and keep on asking) and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” (John 16:34)

Asking….”Threely.” That is, after you donate, ASK THREE family members + friends + colleagues to donate too. It’s that simple.

 

WHERE?

To donate, CLICK HERE (* RIP Medical Debt is a 501(c)3 charitable organization).

 

LEARN MORE about RIP Medical Debt HERE

 

CAMP CARING ~ August 16

 

This is a summer program for children and preteens. The purpose of this program is to help kids grow in their faith and have fun while serving others. There are 2 all day events one in July and one in August. This will allow participation from families who have lots of other summer events. Kids are encouraged to come to both days as their schedule allows. We will have a half-day version of the program for younger kids in case the entire day is a bit too much.

 

Grandparents, let your grandchildren know the dates so they can mark them on the calendar. Kids are encouraged to invite their friends, cousins and neighbors. We did this program last year, and it was an action-packed day that the kids really enjoyed. We will not host a VBS, so Camp Caring is Hope Church’s summer event to help kids grow in their faith! We will need volunteers to help make this program a huge success! Mark your calendar for August 16!

 

 

Church Picnic at Fraser Park under a pavilion, Sun. August 21st. Save the date ~ bring a dish to pass.

 

CMWC ~ McRest project 9/11—9/17.

Reach out as to how you can help.

 

10 year anniversary celebration

On Saturday October 22 at 4 pm we will gather for a worship celebration followed by a dinner. We are inviting our congregation and friends along with members of the community, other churches and town officials. It is a wonderful opportunity to share what God is doing at Hope and through Hope Church.

 

Our theme for the celebration is “Spreading Hope”. Please mark your calendar and watch for more information in future publications.

 

 

 

 

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

Ongoing Activities

 

 

AA 

 

Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Tuesday   7-8:00 pm.

Saturday 7-8:30 pm.

in Fellowship Hall.  

 

Seniors Group 

 Third Monday of each month - 11:30am Potluck, Games & Fellowship

 

PFLAG

Reachout to PFLAG at plagct@gmail.com for more information and meeting times.

 

BOWLING

Every two weeks unless on a holiday.  Reach out to Donna Canu or Tim Cole if you’re interested.  They bowl at the AMF Rose Bowl Lanes on Martin Road. From September-April.

 

EXERCISE CLASS

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. The class meets:

Mondays 11a-12p

Wednesdays from from 1-2p

 

HELP WANTED—SOUND BOARD

We're always looking for help with our audio and video services. Its easier than it looks and its fun to learn. 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.