The LENTEN Season at Hope:


Lenten Music Series, beginning Wed. 3/13 through Wed. 4/10, 7—8 p.m., Refreshments to follow.


3/13:  Eric Mackey ~ An evening of varied music with Eric;

3/20:  Brazilian Jazz Combo ~ Jazz combo from WSU;

3/27:  Cuttime Simfonica ~ Making classical music fun and accessible;

4/3:  Jason Didia Trio ~ Our group comes from the roots of bebop and swing reaching out to post modern jazz;

4/10:  Deborah Frontczak ~ Ballads of Broadway Babes.


Easter flower sale begins 3/24; Easter flower sale ends 4/14

Palm Sunday, 4/14 / Confirmation Sunday

• Sunday School Easter Egg Hunt and Pictures with the Easter

  Bunny, 4/14, after coffee hour

Maundy Thursday, April 18th, 6 p.m. service; communion and

  light dinner

Good Friday, April 19th, 1:00 p.m. Service of Tenebrae

Easter Sunday, April 21st; Communion and Easter Breakfast

Hope to see you!


ST. PATRICK’S DAY CORNED BEEF DINNER

Hope is going green! No, we’re not reducing our carbon footprint; we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with our annual Corned Beef Dinner! On Sunday, March 17th


We will be having a Corned Beef Dinner after worship service. There will be Corned Beef, Cabbage and Potatoes, along with other assorted delicious items. Mark your calendars and don your Green and come enjoy food, fellowship and fun! Invite your family and friends. There will be no charge, but free-will offerings will be accepted (and encouraged).


Volunteers make events like this possible, so watch for ways to pitch in on sign-up sheets in Fellowship Hall.


Special Lenten Offering "One Great Hour of Sharing", March 31, 2019


One Great Hour of Sharing® is the Lenten Offering of the United Church of Christ that supports disaster, refugee, and development activities.


We sometimes think that "imagination" means something escapist or illusory. Yet, imagination is not something unreal or fake. No, it is essential to God’s hope for creation. Hear how the Apostle Paul put it: "Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine…." (Ephesians 3:20-21). And God imagines a world where all are safe, all are loved, all are fed.


You see, when we use our imaginations in the way that God does, we can begin to envision – and work for! – a world where no child goes unfed, un-housed, or unloved; where no one ever fears abuse or violence; where clean water is not a dream but a reality for all; where small farmers do their work with dignity and are paid a fair wage for their labors; where agricultural practices enrich and renew the land rather than deplete it; where survivors of natural disasters have the resources they need, now and for years to come; where vulnerable immigrants are welcomed in Christ’s name.


Can YOU imagine these things? Through your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing what we can imagine becomes ever more a reality for more and more people. Please give gen-erously!






COFFEE HOUSE

OF HOPE


 Sponsored by the Youth of Hope (Phusion) for

 ALL generations .. Adults: Come join the kids for

 an evening of casual fun!


March 23, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Hope for... An evening of fun and entertainment

Hope for... Connecting with friends

Hope for... Making new friends in the community

Hope for... Helping those in need

Hope for... Beating the midwinter blues

Hope for... Sharing talents and gifts

Sign up to be in the coffee house line up...

(text or call Brooke 248-928-4571) ..sing, play an instrument, dance, read poetry/writing, poetry

slam, comedy or other skit, play/sing in the Hope worship band


PROVIDED FOR YOU...

*Light supper/snacks/beverages

*Games

*Entertainment

*Opportunity to help make blankets for warming center

*Space to drop off lightly used or new winter coats and canned

goods for donation to those in need

*FREE* (Optional donation to Phusion Youth Group)


March Blood Drive

Our next blood drive is Thurs-day, March 21, 2019. We are in need of volunteers to staff the registration table and the can-teen. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall if you are able to help out. Of course, we need donors too. Please mark your calendar and plan to donate if you are able. You may register to donate online at www.redcrossblood.org. If you do not have access to a computer, please call Susan Winters, and she will assist you in setting up an appoint-ment time.

Other on-going Activities


AA

Mondays @ 7:30pm

Saturdays @ 8:00pm


PFLAG

Last Tuesday of each month

7-9:00pm


BOWLING

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

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

Please join us in welcoming our new Choir Director, Deborah Frontczak.


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


Hope UCC Newsletter


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