We were very excited that King's Kids, an amazing after school program for youth at Hope United Methodist Church is starting again on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. King’s Kids theme this year is “Snacks for the Soul.”
Hope UMC is committed to work together to serve both the church and our community! On Saturday, June 6th, a work crew met to do some clean-up projects around the church. Rock border was put...Read more
During Advent, we prepare for and anticipate the coming of Christ. We remember the longing of Jews for a Messiah and our own longing for and need of forgiveness, salvation and a new beginning. Even...Read more
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!
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!
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!
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!)
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!
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.
A simple way to be sure to include God in our day is by using this simple method. Say a short phrase as you breathe in, and complete it as you breathe out. Some examples:
Breathe in (Lord Jesus Christ); Breathe out (have mercy on me).......
Breathe in (The Lord is my shepherd); Breathe out (I shall not want).......
Breathe in (Oh holy spirit); Breathe out (please guide me today).......
It's an easy way to include God in everything that we do!