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Mobile Food Pantry – Wednesday, May 24th

The Mobile Food Pantry will again be at the Pocahontas Expo Center at the Fair Grounds this Wednesday, May 24th.

Volunteers are needed to help unload the truck and set up, starting at 11:30 a.m.

Volunteers are again needed to help with the food distribution and carrying food to vehicles from 4:30 – 6:00.

Please make sure you share the word about this to your neighbors and friends, especially if they need to help stretch their food!  Otherwise, come on down and lend a helping hand!


Free Saturday Supper on May 20th from 5:00 – 6:30

Our next Free Saturday Supper will be this coming Saturday, May 20th.

Serving will be from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (note corrected time!)

Please pass the word, and bring a friend, neighbor and/or co-worker for a night of food, fun, and fellowship!

We “HOPE” to see you there!

Only One Worship Service on Sunday, May 14th

There will be only one worship service this Sunday, May 14th at 10:00 a.m. at the Pocahontas Center.

Stay tuned for upcoming schedule updates as we begin planning and transitioning for our change of pastors later this summer.

Congratulations New Members!

On April 30th, we welcomed 13 new members into our Hope United Methodist Church family.

The confirmation class had 12 youth who made their profession of faith.  Becky Ives also transferred her membership to Hope UMC.  Together with these youth, we all renewed our vows to faithfully participate in the ministries of the church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness.  May we all continue to encourage and support our new family members.

Hope UMC Confirmation Class – April 2017

Row one:  Ally Ersnt, Bobby Ernst, Sadie Anderson, & Kristen Davis

Row two:  Caleb Freeburg, Chase Cook, Jake Ferguson, & Josee Slama

Row three:  Christian Davidson, Rugar Bunda, Hannah Grothaus, Riley Hopkins & Pastor Jerry

A special thanks to Susan Oehlertz Photography for sharing the photo!


Join us for Supper tonight and Confirmation on Sunday

Tonight, April 29th, is our monthly Free Saturday Supper at Hope United Methodist Church in Pocahontas.

Supper is served from 5:00 – 6:30.

Grab a neighbor and friend, and come join us!


Then, tomorrow morning (Sunday, April 30th) please come and join us as we celebrate Confirmation Sunday during our regular worship service at 10:00 at the Pocahontas Center.  We have an awesome group of youth who will be officially becoming members of Hope UMC!  Come and join the celebration!

Come join us at the movie “LION” on Thursday, April 20th

The Adult Fellowship group has organized a night at the movies for this coming Thursday, April 20th to see the movie LION, which is based on a true story.

Please join us at the Rialto Theatre in Pocahontas for the 7:00 movie.  We would love to have you and your family, friends, and neighbors come watch this interesting story.  Lion is rated PG-13

The movie is LION is a story about five year old Saroo.  He gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

If you want to know a little more about the movie, please watch the trailer below:

                                                                                    We “HOPE” you will grab a friend and come join us for this night out at the movies!  All ages are welcome!!

He is Risen! Come join us for Easter Worship!

We invite you to come to join us as we celebrate Jesus, our risen Lord!  Worship services time are:

8:30 at Havelock and 10:00 at Pocahontas

Praying you and your family have a blessed Easter celebration.  Remember, Easter is not about the bunny…. it’s about the Lamb!  🙂

Alleluia and Amen!  Christ has risen indeed!

Holy Week Services

As we prepare for Easter,  please grab a friend/neighbor/co-worker and come join us for:


Maundy Thursday Services  – April 13th

 at the Pocahontas Center @ 7:00 in Fellowship Hall


Good Friday Service 

Pocahontas Center on Friday, April 14th at 7:00 pm.

This is a combined service for St. Peter Lutheran Church and Hope United Methodist Church.


And of course, come join us as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection

Easter Sunday, April 16th

8:30 a.m, @ Havelock & 10:00 a.m. at Pocahontas

Join us for Palm Sunday Worship – April 9th

Join us for Palm Sunday worship services as we finish the final series out of Creed;  The Resurrection of the Body.

Worship is at the Havelock Center @ 8:30 and the Pocahontas Center @ 10:00.  So, grab a friend, neighbor, family member, and come  join us tomorrow!

If you want to learn more about Palm Sunday, watch the Chuck Knows Church video below:

I believe in…. the forgiveness of sins

Do you ever sin?  If you are human, the answer is almost definitely yes!  Luckily, we have a big God who loves us and wants to forgive us!  Join us tomorrow to learn more about  this very human problem:

  1. Who needs forgiveness?  (who doesn’t??)
  2. Will God forgive my sins? (if we sincerely ask him!)
  3. Must I forgive others?  (yup, the tricky part!  🙂 )

So, do you still love your children/spouse/family when they make mistakes?  Of course we do!  And our God is an awesome God, and He will forgive us – – if only we can forgive ourselves!

Join us for worship tomorrow, Sunday, April 2nd at Havelock @ 8:30 or Pocahontas @ 10:00.

Perfection is not required!  Which is a good thing, because it would be a very small crowd!  So, please, invite a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker…. they are all welcome in God’s wonderful family!