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Gospel of Luke invitation

Pastor K invited all of us to read a chapter each day in the Gospel of Luke as we prepare for the celebration of Jesus’s birth.

For those who have not started, it’s not too late!! You can easily read a couple of chapters each day until you catch up! So, to be on track, you would read Luke chapter 7 on December 7th, Luke chapter 8 on December 8th, and so on.

What a great way to prepare our hearts and minds on the true reason for this blessed season!

Hope UMC Worship 12-5-2021

If you were unable to join us for worship on Sunday, you can listen to the service below. Happy December, and keep the true reason for the season in your hearts! He wants your PRESENCE; not your PRESENTS!

Welcome to our new church family friends!

We were so blessed today to have many new people become part of our church family! It was such a great celebration! Then after church, many of us carpooled to Algona to see the POW Nativity scene and the museum. It was great to see such great history in our own back yard! If you have never taken time to see it, it is worth your drive!

Clifford the Big Red Dog movie night a success!

The movie outing to watch Clifford, the Big Red Dog at the Rialto Theatre was a huge success AND a lot of fun! There were 28 kids who attended this movie. Thanks to Emma and John for organizing this event for any youth who wanted to attend! Stay tuned for the next adventure! (HINT: next Saturday – birthday party for Jesus!)

5th Quarter Fun on Friday night

Thanks to everyone who came and/or helped with 5th Quarter Fun on Friday night. It was a great time with a great group of youth!

Join us for Jesus’ birthday party!

You are invited to a FREE, fun, family party celebrating the birth of our Savior on Saturday, December 11th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

There will be lots of fun crafts, caroling, cupcakes and cocoa for the whole family!

If you would like to bring a birthday gift, we will be collecting laundry detergent and dish soap for Upper Des Moines.

We “HOPE” you can join us for celebrating the true reason for the season!

Join us this Sunday, Dec. 5th to see the POW Nativity scene in Algona

This Sunday, December 5th, our church family is planning an outing to Algona to visit the nativity set and POW museum. The nativity was built by German POW’s during World War II.  We will also be visiting the Camp Algona museum. 

The nativity  is operated off of free will donations. Admission into the museum is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children.  The plan is to carpool from the Pocahontas church parking lot, leaving at 1:30.  We will congregate at the Pizza Ranch in Algona around 5:45-6:00. This  is not just an outing for adults as children would benefit from learning about this slice of Iowa history. 

Please spread the word. This is a great opportunity to see this unique piece of history in our own backyard!  

Come to the movie “Clifford the Big Red Dog” with us this Saturday, Dec. 4th

Calling all kids! Hope UMC will be providing FREE tickets to all children who want to attend Clifford the Big Red Dog this Saturday night, Dec. 4th. The movie begins at 7:00 pm, so please arrive by 6:45. The movie is one hour and 36 minutes long.

Please feel free to join us for this fun movie! The tickets for the kids will be provided, but if they want a snack or snack tray, parents will need to purchase that for them prior to the beginning of the movie.

We “HOPE” you will come and join us!

Fifth Quarter Fun this Friday

PAC High Schoolers: Join us for 5th Quarter Fun at Hope UMC following the basketball game tomorrow, Friday, December 3rd.

Hot dogs, chips and water provided. We promise no hymns will be sung, but great music will be played!!

So, grab your friends and join the fun! Please share this with others!

December edition of “Hope Happenings” newsletter

Happy December! Check out all the things happening at Hope UMC this month by clicking December edition of “Hope Happenings.”

Be sure to jot down all the important events you don’t want to miss! You can do a quick check of dates on the December Calendar under the CALENDAR TAB.

Just a couple of teasers…

  • Vespers tonight (Dec. 1st)
  • Sunday, Dec. 5th – – welcoming new members at worship
  • Sunday, Dec. 5th – Trip to Algona to see the POW Nativity and museum. See newsletter for times & ticket costs
  • Saturday, Dec. 11th – Jesus’s Birthday Party from 1:00 – 3:00, Bring your friends and families!
  • Sunday, Dec. 12th – Sunday School Christmas Program @ 10:30 worship
  • Sunday, Dec. 19th – Joy Bells play at 10:30 worship

We pray you enjoy the true spirit of the season – – the gift of God’s son to each of us!