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Pocahontas County Crop Walk – – the count down is on!!

So, it’s not too late to come join the crowd of people walking to help others…. and get great exercise, fellowship, and fun!  The details are:

Pocahontas County – CROP Hunger Walkcroplogo2010hires

  • Next Sunday, September 21st at 2:00 pm
  • Starts and Ends at Hope UMC
  • 306 2nd Ave. NW, Pocahontas, IA

There will be a choice of three (3) routes you can choose to walk:  1k, 3k or 5k!  Pick whichever route is best for you!

  • 25% of all money raised will be used in Pocahontas County.
  • 75% of all money raised will help provide food, water and sustainable agriculture in the US and world.

So, we need you and your feet!!   Talk about a win-win:  each step we take will help our fitness/health,  and will help feed a family in need.  Pretty simple math, don’t you think?  And if you aren’t available to walk, or simply aren’t up to it, you can still help!

You can simply donate ONLINE to our cause (of ending hunger one step at a time!) by clicking here:  POCAHONTAS COUNTY CROP WALK

Contact the church @ 712-335-3663 if you have any questions.

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So, grab a friend, grab your walking shoes, and grab/make some donations to help others…. it’s a perfect way to be the feet of Jesus, literally!!  🙂




Church Bulletin Bloopers….because laughter is good for the soul!

Oh, those wonderful Church Bulletin Bloopers!  They are not new, but they always make me laugh, because they show our human side! secretary_typist These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services.  Get ready to chuckle!


The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.


The sermon this morning: ‘Jesus Walks on the Water.’

        The sermon tonight: ‘Searching for Jesus.’


Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.  🙂


Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say ‘Hell’ to someone who doesn’t care much about you.


Don’t let worry kill you off – let the Church help.

Miss Charlene Mason sang ‘I will not pass this way again,’ giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.


question mark            For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs.



 Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir.  They need all the help they can get.


Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church.

So ends a friendship that began in their school days.


A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall.

Music will follow.


At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be ‘What Is Hell?’ choir

Come early and listen to our choir practice.


Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.


Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.


Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered..


The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment

and gracious hostility.


Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM – prayer and medication to follow.

The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.


This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.


Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM . All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. Is done.


The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.


                Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM.

Please use the back door.


The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM . The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.


Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church.

Please use large double door at the side entrance.

The Associate Minister unveiled the church’s new campaign slogan last Sunday:  

‘I Upped My Pledge – Up Yours.


These probably made me chuckle since I recently left a note for our son and his friend that stated,”Paul, you are always oopswelcome here even if Chris isn’t….”  Funny how omitting ONE LITTLE word  can drastically change the intended meaning!  Thank heavens our Father knows what we mean, even when we can’t accurately put it into words. He doesn’t require eloquence… He just wants us to have conversations with him.  He’s good at filling in the blanks!  🙂