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Mission Kits = Mission minded!!

What a great project!!  Thanks to your help and many donations, Hope UMC ended up with approximately with the following:

  • 66 school kits
  • 1 sewing kit
  • 4 knitting kits
  • 27 health kits, and
  • 12 layettes

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In addition to the Ingathering kits, we also had 12 empty school bags ready to be filled, 10 baby sweaters and 146 (yes, that isn’t a typo!!) baby caps for Nigeria. More on the $$ amount for Church World Service blankets coming soon!

We ARE a mission-minded church!!  🙂



Parenting Workshops begin November 11th

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Positive Solutions For Families
Parenting Workshops

Children and Families of Iowa will be hosting a parenting workshop, consisting of six sessions, starting on November 11th at Hope UMC.  These workshops are designed to provide parents of young children, with methods and strategies to promote positive behavior. Strategies in this workshop align with the PBIS curriculum that is being used in child care, preschools and schools in your community.

Session 1
Hope United Methodist Church
306 2nd Ave NW Pocahontas, IA 50574
Downstairs (Sunday School Rooms)
November 11th, 18th & 25th
December 2nd & 9th
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Learn What Does Work:
• New methods to help your child follow directions.
• Effective ways to develop and teach household rules.
• Learn how to best foster your child’s emotional & social skills.
• New strategies to cope with problem behaviors.
• The importance of building relationships with your child.

 Linking families LogoEnroll in one of our FREE sessions today!
(You must attend all 6 sessions in a series)

      ** A light meal and childcare will be provided


For more information and to register, please contact:

Call 515-573-2193 or email:

These are open to any parents in the community, so please share this information with others that may be interested!  Registration is required for planning purposes, so please call or email Kelsey to reserve your spot!  Registration forms can be picked up at the church office or by printing it by clicking:  PARENTING WORKSHOP FORM

Great Crop Walk!!


The Pocahontas County CROP WALK was a great success!  God provided a pristinely perfect day, and approximately 90 people participated in the walk on Sunday, Sept. 21st, starting at Hope United Methodist Church.  Walkers could choose to walk either a 1K, 3K, or 5K route.  Churches from the county were well represented, and the Pocahontas County food pantries will receive 25% of the proceeds with the balance going to various projects both nation and world-wide.  Thanks to the help of many, Crop Walk will not only donate food, but will fund various methods to teach growing food, support safe water projects, and help hygiene training.  Total proceeds from the walk amounted to $4,400.

Some exuberant youth even carried buckets of water, to get a first-hand experience of what it would be like to have to walk a long distance simply to get water…. something we seldom even think about as we easily turn on our faucets to get a drink whenever we desire.


Check the photo tab for more Crop Walk pictures!

Thanks for literally being the feet of Jesus!